2009–10 Czech Extraliga season

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2009–10 Czech Extraliga
League Czech Extraliga
Sport Ice hockey
DurationSeptember 2009 April 2010
Number of teams14
TV partner(s) Česká televize
Regular season
Presidential Cup Plzeň 1929
Top scorer Roman Červenka (Slavia Prague)
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Pardubice
  Runners-up Vítkovice
Czech Extraliga seasons

The 2009–10 Czech Extraliga season was the 17th season of the Czech Extraliga since its creation after the breakup of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League in 1993. In the regular season, Plzeň 1929 finished atop the league, Roman Červenka led the league in points and assists, and Petr Ton led the league in goals.

Czech Extraliga highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic

The Czech Extraliga is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. It was created by the 1993 split of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League following the breakup of Czechoslovakia. The league usually takes place between September and April and features 14 teams. It is considered as the fifth best ice hockey league in the world.

The Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League was the elite ice hockey league in Czechoslovakia from 1930 until 1993, when the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Slovak Extraliga and Czech Extraliga formed from the split.

Roman Červenka Czech ice hockey player

Roman Červenka is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the National League (NL). He formerly played with Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga, Avangard Omsk and Lev Praha both of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was the leading goal scorer in the KHL in 2010–11 and was named to the All-Star team in 2011–12 before moving to North America after signing a contract with the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Calgary Flames.

Contents

Team overview

TeamCityArenaHead coach(es)Captain
Bílí Tygři Liberec Liberec Tipsport Arena Jiří Kalous Petr Nedvěd
České Budějovice České Budějovice Budvar Arena František Výborný Ondřej Veselý
Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary KV Arena Josef Paleček Václav Skuhravý
Kladno Kladno Zimní stadion Zdeněk Müller Pavel Patera
Kometa Brno Brno Hala Rondo Vladimír Jeřábek Kamil Brabenec
Litvínov Litvínov Ivan Hlinka Stadion Jaroslav Hübl, Sr.
Petr Rosol
Robert Reichel
Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Metrostav Aréna Vladimír Čermák Richard Král
Oceláři Třinec Třinec Werk Arena Břetislav Kopřiva Jan Peterek
Pardubice Pardubice ČEZ Arena Václav Sýkora Petr Koukal
Plzeň 1929 Plzeň ČEZ Aréna Marian Jelínek
Milan Razým
Martin Straka
Slavia Prague Prague O2 Arena Vladimír Růžička Josef Beránek
Sparta Prague Prague Tesla Arena David Volek
Miloš Holaň
David Výborný
Vítkovice Steel Ostrava ČEZ Aréna Alois Hadamczik Jiří Burger
Zlín Zlín Zimní stadion Luďka Čajky Zdeněk Venera Jaroslav Balaštík

Regular season

Standings

Regular season standings [1]
TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGAPNotes
Plzeň 1929 (Q)52296710162128106Qualified to
first round
of playoffs
Zlín (Q)5225931515412996
Pardubice (Q)5227471417913196
Vítkovice Steel (Q)5221971516113688
Sparta Prague (Q)5221961615713287
Oceláři Třinec (Q)5220871715314883
Slavia Prague (Q)5220622414215174Qualified to
preliminary round
of playoffs
Bílí Tygři Liberec (Q)5221252414115172
České Budějovice (Q)52157121813015171
Litvínov (Q)5219452415219370
Karlovy Vary (RP) (O)5217392313515266Entered into
relegation round
Kometa Brno (RP) (O)5216552612315063
Mladá Boleslav (RP) (R)52121062413514862
Kladno (RP) (O)5215452813315758

Key

(C) = Playoff champions; (Q) = Qualified to playoffs; (RP) = Relegation playoff; (O) = Relegation playoff winner; (R) = Relegated.

Season summary

The regular season consisted of 52 games for each team. Every team plays each of the other 13 teams four times, twice at home and twice on the road. Each game is worth three points in the standings. A game won in regulation nets the victor three points and the loser none. A game the ends in a tie at the end of regulation goes into overtime and, if necessary, a shootout. In an overtime or shootout game, the winner earns two points while the loser is awarded one point.

Playoffs

Bracket

The playoff bracket is not a fixed bracket. Like the intraconference bracket in the NHL, the matchups are adjusted in each successive round in order to place the top-ranked team against the bottom-ranked team.

National Hockey League North American professional ice hockey league

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

 First round
March 814
Quarterfinals
March 1629
Semifinals
April 19
Finals
April 1722
                   
1 Plzeň 2 
 
 8 Liberec 4 
8 Liberec 3 
9 České Budějovice 2
 8 Liberec 0 
 3 Pardubice 4 
 3 Pardubice 4
 6 Třinec 1 
 3 Pardubice 4
 4 Vítkovice 0
4 Vítkovice 4
 
5 Sparta 3 
 4 Vítkovice 4
 7 Slavia 1 
7 Slavia 3 
10 Litvínov 2 
 2 Zlín 2
7 Slavia 4 

Playoff summary

At the end of the regular season, the seventh through tenth-placed teams played in a best-of-five, preliminary playoff round. In the preliminary round Bílí Tygři Liberec defeated České Budějovice and Slavia Prague defeated Litvínov, both series going the 5-game distance. Liberec was then paired against Plzeň, and Slavia were paired against Zlín. Other first round matchups included Vítkovice Sparta and Pardubice Třinec.

HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ice hockey team

Bílí Tygři Liberec are a professional ice hockey club based in Liberec, Czech Republic. The team competes in the Czech Extraliga, the highest level of play in professional Czech ice hockey.

HC Litvínov ice hockey team

HC Litvinov, called HC VERVA Litvínov for sponsorship reasons is an ice hockey team in the Czech Extraliga. Their home arena is Ivan Hlinka Stadion in Litvínov.

HC Oceláři Třinec ice hockey team

HC Oceláři Třinec is an ice hockey team from Teschen Silesia who play in the Czech Extraliga, the top tier of Czech ice hockey. Their home arena is Werk Arena in Třinec. The team's main sponsors are the local Třinec Iron and Steel Works.

The quarterfinal round saw two major upsets as the preliminary round winners knocked off the two highest-seeded teams from the regular season. Eighth-seeded Liberec knocked off top seed Plzeň in six games, 42, capped off by a 72 victory in game 6. The other first round upset saw Slavia knock off Zlín, also in six games and in front of their home crowd. Third-seeded Pardubice, after dropping the first game at home, ran off four straight victories to defeat Třinec 41. The only first round series to go the seven-game distance saw Vitkovice win at home to hold off Sparta.

In the semifinal round, Pardubice, the highest-remaining seed, were placed against Liberec, and Vitkovice were paired against Slavia.

Relegation

Play-out round

The bottom four teams from the regular season Karlovy Vary, Kometa Brno, Mladá Boleslav, Kladno were placed in a "play-out" relegation group. [2] The group is structured like a mini-season in which each of the four teams played each of the other four times, twice at home and twice on the road, the same as the regular season format. The results from the regular season standings are retained, and the additional relegation round match results are added to the table in order to determine which team is relegated to the Czech First League. Mladá Boleslav won only two of their twelve relegation round games, one in regulation and one in a shootout, and faced the 1. národní hokejová liga winner KLH Chomutov in best-of-seven series.

HC Kometa Brno ice hockey team

HC Kometa Brno is a professional ice hockey team based in Brno, Czech Republic. They play in the Czech Extraliga. Kometa is the most successful ice hockey club in the Czech Republic with 13 Czechoslovak league championship titles. Holding three European Cup titles, Kometa ranks as the most successful Czech club in international ice hockey. The team has won the past 2 Czech championships seasons, capturing the title in both 2016-2017 and in 2017-2018.

BK Mladá Boleslav ice hockey team

BK Mladá Boleslav is a Czech ice hockey team, which plays in the Czech Extraliga, the country's highest level. They were promoted into the league on 18 April 2014 after a two-year absence. They play their home games at Ško-Energo Aréna.

HC Kladno Ice hockey team

Rytíři Kladno is a Czech professional ice hockey team based in the city of Kladno. They are currently a member of the Czech Extraliga. The team president and owner is Jaromír Jágr, a famous former NHL player, who is currently playing for the team in addition to his ownership and administrative roles.

Relegation round standings
TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGAP
Kometa Brno (O)6422862815917888
Kladno (O)6422573016918683
Karlovy Vary (O)6420511281608181
Mladá Boleslav (RP)64131183215818469

Key

(C) = Playoff champions; (Q) = Qualified to playoffs; (RP) = Relegation playoff; (O) = Relegation playoff winner; (R) = Relegated.

Play-off round

Mladá Boleslav were paired against KLH Chomutov, playoff winners of the 2009-10 playoffs of the 1. národní hokejová liga, with the winner of the best of seven series earning a place in the 2010–11 Czech Extraliga season. [3] Mladá Boleslav won the series 41 and retained their position in the Extraliga.

The 2010–11 Czech Extraliga season was the 18th season of the Czech Extraliga since its creation after the breakup of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League in 1993. In the regular season, HC Oceláři Třinec finished atop the league.

DateHomeScoreAway
April 10Mladá Boleslav5 3Chomutov
April 11Mladá Boleslav1 2Chomutov
April 14Chomutov2 4Mladá Boleslav
April 15Chomutov3 4Mladá Boleslav
April 18Mladá Boleslav5 1Chomutov

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