2015–16 Czech 1. Liga season

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The 2015-16 Czech 1. liga season was the 22nd season of the Czech 1. liga, the second level of ice hockey in the Czech Republic. 14 teams participated in the league.

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HC Slavia Praha and HC Dukla Jihlava have won this season of the league, neither succeeded in the Extraliga qualification.

HC Slavia Praha ice hockey team

HC Slavia Praha is a Czech ice hockey team located in Prague playing the Czech 1st National Hockey League, the second-highest league in the country. Slavia played in the Extraliga from 1994 until 2015, winning the national championship in 2003 and 2008. The club plays its home games at Zimní stadion Eden in Prague. From 2004 until 2015, it played at O2 Arena.

HC Dukla Jihlava ice hockey team

HC Dukla Jihlava, founded in 1956, is an ice hockey team in the Czech Republic. It won the Czechoslovak Extraliga title 12 times: six consecutive championships beginning in 1967, then in 1974, four consecutive championships beginning in 1982, and again in 1991. As of 2017, HC Dukla Jihlava plays in the Czech Extraliga after being promoted from the Czech 1. liga in 2016-17.

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 features 14 teams. It is considered as the fifth best ice hockey league in the world.

HC Sumperk was relegated to the Czech 2. liga after 5 years in the Czech 1. Liga. They have been replaced by HC Frýdek-Místek, who have been promoted from the 2. Liga.

Format

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.

Regular season

Pl. GP W OTW OTL L Goals Pts
1. Rytíři Kladno 52 29 5 7 11 201:151 104
2. HC Dukla Jihlava 52 29 4 3 16 163:124 98
3. ČEZ Motor České Budějovice 52 28 6 1 17 185:142 97
4. HC Slavia Praha 52 24 8 6 14 172:135 94
5. LHK Jestřábi Prostějov 52 22 4 10 16 148:156 84
6. HC ZUBR Přerov 52 23 6 3 20 161:149 84
7. AZ Havířov 2010 52 24 2 3 23 157:154 79
8. HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi 52 21 3 6 22 176:178 75
9. Sportovní Klub Kadaň 52 18 6 5 23 146:159 71
10. HC Stadion Litoměřice 52 15 10 6 21 149:177 71
11. SK Horacka Slavia Trebic 52 17 6 7 22 129:147 70
12. HC Benátky nad Jizerou 52 16 5 3 28 129:144 61
13. HC Most 52 13 4 5 30 133:184 52
14. Salith Šumperk 52 11 5 9 27 132:181 52

Playoffs

Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
              
      
  Rytíři Kladno  
   
 Rytíři Kladno 2
  HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi 4 
  SK Kadaň  1
  HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi  3 
 HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi 1
  HC Dukla Jihlava 4 
  HC Dukla Jihlava  
   
 HC Dukla Jihlava 4
  AZ Havířov 2010 1 
  HC Stadion Litoměřice  0
  AZ Havířov 2010  3 
 not played 
   
  HC Slavia Praha  
   
 HC Slavia Praha 4
  LHK Jestřábi Prostějov 0 
  LHK Jestřábi Prostějov  
   
 HC Slavia Praha 4
  ČEZ Motor České Budějovice 0 Third place
  ČEZ Motor České Budějovice  
   
 ČEZ Motor České Budějovice 4  not played
  HC ZUBR Přerov 1    
  HC ZUBR Přerov  
   

2016-17 Extraliga qualification

Pl. GP W OTW OTL L Goals Pts
1. HC Litvinov 12 7 2 1 2 42:27 25
2. HC Karlovy Vary 12 6 1 0 5 42:34 20
3. HC Slavia Praha 12 3 3 2 4 34:36 17
3. HC Dukla Jihlava 12 2 1 2 7 25:23 10

HC Litvinov have qualified to the Extraliga for the 2016-17 season.

HC Karlovy Vary have qualified to the Extraliga for the 2016-17 season.

HC Slavia Praha failed to qualify for the 2016-17 Czech Extraliga season. They will resume playing in the Czech 1. Liga.

HC Dukla Jihlava failed to qualify for the 2016-17 Czech Extraliga season. They will resume playing in the Czech 1. Liga.

Play-out

Pl. GP W OTW OTL L Goals Pts
1. SK Horacka Slavia Trebic 58 17 6 8 27 137:172 71
2. HC Benátky nad Jizerou 58 18 6 4 30 144:159 70
3. HC Most 58 17 4 6 31 151:195 65
4. Salith Šumperk 58 14 7 9 28 156:195 65

Salith Šumperk was relegated.

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