The 2014-15 Czech 1. liga season was the 21st season of the Czech 1. liga, the second level of ice hockey in the Czech Republic. 14 teams participated in the league.
The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants; its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen. The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU), NATO, the OECD, the United Nations, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe.
Piráti Chomutov and ČEZ Motor České Budějovice have won this season of the league, with Chomutov later succeeding in the Extraliga qualification, thus being promoted to the league for the following season. They have been replaced by HC Slavia Praha, who have been relegated to the 1. Liga after 20 straight seasons in the Extraliga.
Piráti Chomutov is a Czech ice hockey team from Chomutov, Czech Republic. Established as ČSK Chomutov in 1945, the team has played in Chomutov through numerous team name changes and elevations/relegations in the Czechoslovak and Czech hockey leagues. As of the 2015–16 season, Piráti Chomutov plays in the top-level Czech Extraliga. Their home arena is the SD aréna located in Chomutov, Czech Republic
ČEZ Motor České Budějovice is a professional men's ice hockey club, based in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. It is a member of the Czech 1.liga after reforming when the original club, now known as Mountfield HK, moved to Hradec Králové over a sponsorship dispute.
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 features 14 teams. It is considered as the fifth best ice hockey league in the world.
HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod was relegated to the Czech 2. liga after almost 9 years in the league, having been plagued by financial difficulties during the entirety of the season. They have been replaced by HC ZUBR Přerov, who have been promoted from the 2. Liga.
HC ZUBR Přerov is an ice hockey team currently playing in the Czech Second National Hockey League. The club is based in Přerov and their home arena is Zimní stadion Přerov. The team is sponsored by the Zubr brewery.
14 teams compete in the league, with the top 6 teams at the end of the regular season play qualifying for the playoffs. The teams that finish 7th through 10th play a play-in series (best-of-five) to determine who will join the top six into the playoff quarter-finals (best-of-seven). No final is played. Instead, two teams which win the semifinals are declared co-champions and both advance to the qualifying group against two worst placed teams at the end of the Extraliga regular season.
The four lowest ranked teams (11–14) after the regular season play in a play-out group (12 games, all regular-season matches are counted into the ranking). The worst team after 12 rounds is relegated to the Czech 2. Liga.
|2.||ČEZ Motor České Budějovice||52||26||7||3||16||185:134||95|
|3.||SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč||52||28||2||6||16||145:127||94|
|4.||HC Dukla Jihlava||52||24||8||5||15||169:140||93|
|6.||AZ Havířov 2010||52||23||4||5||20||147:147||82|
|8.||HC Stadion Litoměřice||52||24||3||3||22||151:131||81|
|9.||HC Benátky nad Jizerou||52||20||8||2||22||131:126||78|
|10.||HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi||52||22||2||5||23||159:165||75|
|13.||LHK Jestřábi Prostějov||52||9||5||3||35||116:207||40|
|14.||HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod||52||8||6||4||34||115:183||40|
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi||2|
|HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi||3|
|HC Dukla Jihlava||1|
|HC Dukla Jihlava|
|HC Dukla Jihlava||4|
|ČEZ Motor České Budějovice|
|ČEZ Motor České Budějovice||4|
|HC Benátky nad Jizerou||2|
|HC Stadion Litoměřice||0|
|HC Benátky nad Jizerou||3|
|ČEZ Motor České Budějovice||4|
|SK Horácká Slávia Třebíč||1||Third place|
|SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč|
|SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč||4||not played|
|3.||HC Slavia Praha||12||4||3||1||4||25:23||19|
|4.||ČEZ Motor České Budějovice||12||2||0||3||7||22:45||9|
Piráti Chomutov have been promoted to the Extraliga for the 2015-16 season.
HC Olomouc have qualified for the 2015-16 Czech Extraliga season
HC Slavia Praha have been relegated to the Czech 1. Liga for the 2015-16 season, after 21 straight seasons in the Extraliga.
ČEZ Motor České Budějovice failed to qualify for the 2015-16 Czech Extraliga season. They will resume playing in the Czech 1. Liga.
|3.||LHK Jestřábi Prostějov||58||13||5||3||37||140:222||52|
|4.||HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod||57*||10||6||5||36||129:202||47|
*- the final game between HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod and HC Most was cancelled.
HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod was relegated.
Jan Novák is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He has spent nine seasons with HC Slavia Prague in the Czech Extraliga between 1997 and 2006 and won the championship in 2003. Novák moved to the Russian Super League in 2006 and played one season for Aq Bars Kazan. He has since then also played for Skellefteå AIK of Elitserien in Sweden, but left them early in the 2007-08 season and moved to HC Slavia Praha, before on 12 January 2009 loaned to BK Mladá Boleslav. He currently plays with HC České Budějovice in the Czech Extraliga.
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