Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

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The new logo of the Czech Ice Hockey Federation, adopted in August 2018, has replaced the Greater coat of arms of the Czech Republic that had been used on the player jerseys since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
Association Czech Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Petr Nedvěd
Head coach Filip Pešán
AssistantsZdeněk Orct
Jaroslav Špaček
Martin Straka
Captain Jan Kovář
Most games David Výborný (218)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (147)
Home stadium O2 Arena
Team colors   
IIHF codeCZE
Czech Republic national ice hockey team jerseys 2019 IHWC.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 5 Steady2.svg(24 April 2020) [1]
Highest IIHF2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF6 (first in 2015)
First international
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 6–1 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 1993)
Biggest win
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 11–0 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
(Hanover, Germany; 6 May 2001)
Biggest defeat
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg 7–0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 2012)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances28 (first in 1993 )
Best result Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup of Hockey
Appearances3
Best result Simple bronze cup.svg 3rd: (2004)
Olympics
Appearances7 (first in 1994 )
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: (1998)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: (2006)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2006 Turin Team
World Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1996 Austria
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Norway
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2000 Russia
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Germany
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Austria
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Germany
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2006 Latvia
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1993 Germany
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1997 Finland
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1998 Switzerland
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2011 Slovakia
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2012 Finland/Sweden

The Czech men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of the Czech Republic. It is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States. [2] [3] It is governed by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 72,075 players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.7% of its population).

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The Czechs won the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and won three straight gold medals at the world championships from 1999 to 2001. [4] [5] In the next three years, the team did not get a medal at the world championships—not even home at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships held in Prague and Ostrava, thus keeping the "world championship home ice curse" alive. But the following year, the Czechs won gold at the 2005 tournament, the only world championship where, due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, all NHL players were available to participate.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, the Czechs won a bronze medal, defeating Russia 3–0 (roster) in the bronze medal game. At the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the Czechs earned silver, falling to Sweden in the final, the only time the Czechs have lost the final game of the tournament. Czech Republic won the 2010 World Championships in Germany. After 2012 the Czechs have not won medals from IIHF tournaments, making it their longest medal drought in history.

Tournament record

Olympic Games

GamesGPWOWTOLLGFGACoachCaptainFinishRank
1920–1992As part of Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of Norway.svg 1994 Lillehammer 8500033018 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 5th place match5th
Flag of Japan.svg 1998 Nagano 650001196 Ivan Hlinka Vladimír Růžička ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Salt Lake City 410102128 Josef Augusta Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Italy.svg 2006 Turin 8400042320 Alois Hadamczik Robert Lang Bronze Medal GameBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2010 Vancouver 421021311 Vladimír Růžička Patrik Eliáš Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Russia.svg 2014 Sochi 520031315 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals6th
Flag of South Korea.svg 2018 Pyeongchang 622021615 Josef Jandač Martin Erat Bronze Medal Game4th

World Championship

ChampionshipGPWOWTOLLGFGACoachCaptainFinishRank
19201992 As part of Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of Germany.svg 1993 Munich, Dortmund 861103310 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký 3rd Place GameBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Italy.svg 1994 Bolzano, Canazei and Milan 61231720 Ivan Hlinka Otakar Janecký Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Stockholm, Gävle 84041716 Luděk Bukač Jiří Kučera 3rd Place Game4th
Flag of Austria.svg 1996 Vienna 87104215 Luděk Bukač Robert Reichel ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Finland.svg 1997 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 96033020 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel 3rd Place GameBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1998 Basel, Zürich 96213316 Ivan Hlinka Robert Reichel 3rd Place GameBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Norway.svg 1999 Oslo, Hamar, Lillehammer 129034624 Ivan Hlinka Pavel Patera ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Russia.svg 2000 St. Petersburg 9800014119 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Nuremberg, Cologne, Hanover 9621003713 Josef Augusta Robert Reichel ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Sweden.svg 2002 Gothenburg, Karlstad, Jönköping 7600013117 Josef Augusta Jaromír Jágr Quarter-finals5th
Flag of Finland.svg 2003 Helsinki, Tampere, Turku 9601023621 Slavomír Lener Robert Reichel 3rd Place Game4th
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2004 Prague, Ostrava 760010288 Slavomír Lener Martin Straka Quarter-finals5th
Flag of Austria.svg 2005 Vienna, Innsbruck 980001259 Vladimír Růžička David Výborný ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Latvia.svg 2006 Riga 9412022624 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný FinalSilver medal icon.svg
Flag of Russia.svg 2007 Moscow 730132319 Alois Hadamczik David Výborný Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2008 Quebec City, Halifax 731212919 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Kaberle Quarter-finals5th
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2009 Bern, Kloten 740032614 Vladimír Růžička Marek Židlický Quarter-finals6th
Flag of Germany.svg 2010 Cologne, Mannheim, Gelsenkirchen 952022516 Vladimír Růžička Tomáš Rolinek ChampionsGold medal icon.svg
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2011 Bratislava, Košice 980013618 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Rolinek 3rd Place GameBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Finland.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 2012 Helsinki, Stockholm 1061033219 Alois Hadamczik Tomáš Plekanec 3rd Place GameBronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of Finland.svg 2013 Stockholm, Helsinki 831042014 Alois Hadamczik Jiří Novotný Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Belarus.svg 2014 Minsk 1032232427 Vladimír Růžička Tomáš Rolinek 3rd Place Game4th
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2015 Prague, Ostrava 1051133226 Vladimír Růžička Jakub Voráček 3rd Place Game4th
Flag of Russia.svg 2016 Moscow, St. Petersburg 751102712 Vladimír Vůjtek Tomáš Plekanec Quarter-finals5th
Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg 2017 Paris, Cologne 832032317 Josef Jandač Jakub Voráček Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Denmark.svg 2018 Copenhagen, Herning 833022918 Josef Jandač Roman Červenka Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Slovakia.svg 2019 Bratislava, Košice 1070124723 Miloš Říha Jakub Voráček 3rd Place Game4th
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2020 Zürich, Lausanne Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic [6]
Flag of Latvia.svg 2021 Riga 832032719 Filip Pešán Jan Kovář Quarter-finals7th
Flag of Finland.svg 2022 Helsinki, Tampere

World Cup of Hockey

YearGPWOWTOLLGFGACoachCaptainFinishRank
1996 3003417 Luděk Bukač Jaromír Jágr Round 18th
2004 5200121915 Vladimír Růžička Robert Reichel Semi-finalsBronze medal icon.svg
2016 31011612 Josef Jandač Tomáš Plekanec Group stage6th

Euro Hockey Tour

YearGPWOWTOLLGFGARank
1996–97 902715364th
1997–98 127234729Gold medal icon.svg
1998–99 123542827Bronze medal icon.svg
1999–00 127143120Silver medal icon.svg
2000–01 12313527294th
2001–02 12321634364th
2002–03 1241343333Bronze medal icon.svg
2003–04 1224332428Bronze medal icon.svg
2004–05 112213328334th
2005–06 13112929464th
2006–07 1422283342Bronze medal icon.svg
2007–08 1241163344Bronze medal icon.svg
2008–09 12312636434th
2009–10 123231331274th
2010–11 12311727394th
2011–12 1252143129Gold medal icon.svg
2012–13 1260061624Silver medal icon.svg
2013–14 1241161631Bronze medal icon.svg
2014–15 1241253331Bronze medal icon.svg
2015–16 1242063237Bronze medal icon.svg
2016–17 1260154339Silver medal icon.svg
2017–18 1261053231Silver medal icon.svg
2018–19 12410730344th
2019–20 933122519Gold medal icon.svg
2020–21 1251243029Silver medal icon.svg

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship. [7]

Head coach: Filip Pešán [8]

No.Pos.NameHeightWeightBirthdateTeam
3D Libor Hájek 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)84 kg (185 lb)4 February 1998 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg New York Rangers
6D David Musil 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)92 kg (203 lb)9 April 1993 (age 28) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Oceláři Třinec
9D David Sklenička 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)82 kg (181 lb)8 September 1996 (age 24) Flag of Finland.svg Jokerit
11F Filip Zadina 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)86 kg (190 lb)27 November 1999 (age 21) Flag of the United States.svg Detroit Red Wings
13F Jakub Vrána 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)80 kg (180 lb)28 February 1996 (age 25) Flag of the United States.svg Detroit Red Wings
14F Adam Musil 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)92 kg (203 lb)26 March 1997 (age 24) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bílí Tygři Liberec
17D Filip Hronek A 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)75 kg (165 lb)2 November 1997 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg Detroit Red Wings
18F Dominik Kubalík 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)86 kg (190 lb)21 August 1995 (age 25) Flag of the United States.svg Chicago Blackhawks
19F Jakub Flek 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)74 kg (163 lb)24 December 1992 (age 28) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karlovy Vary
25F Radan Lenc 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)79 kg (174 lb)30 July 1991 (age 29) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bílí Tygři Liberec
30G Šimon Hrubec 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)83 kg (183 lb)30 June 1991 (age 29) Flag of Russia.svg Avangard Omsk
31D Lukáš Klok 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)85 kg (187 lb)7 June 1995 (age 25) Flag of Finland.svg Lukko
35G Roman Will 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)85 kg (187 lb)22 May 1992 (age 29) Flag of Russia.svg Traktor Chelyabinsk
43F Jan Kovář C 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)98 kg (216 lb)20 March 1990 (age 31) Flag of Switzerland.svg EV Zug
44F Matěj Stránský 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)93 kg (205 lb)11 July 1993 (age 27) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Oceláři Třinec
52F Michael Špaček 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)85 kg (187 lb)9 April 1997 (age 24) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Oceláři Třinec
60D Michal Moravčík 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)96 kg (212 lb)7 December 1994 (age 26) Flag of Finland.svg Tappara
61G Petr Kváča 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)79 kg (174 lb)12 September 1997 (age 23) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bílí Tygři Liberec
62D Andrej Šustr 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)84 kg (185 lb)29 November 1990 (age 30) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Kunlun Red Star
67F Jiří Smejkal 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)83 kg (183 lb)5 November 1996 (age 24) Flag of Finland.svg Tappara
69F Lukáš Radil 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)91 kg (201 lb)5 August 1990 (age 30) Flag of Russia.svg Spartak Moscow
72F Filip Chytil 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)81 kg (179 lb)5 September 1999 (age 21) Flag of the United States.svg New York Rangers
74D Ondřej Vitásek 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)103 kg (227 lb)4 September 1990 (age 30) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bílí Tygři Liberec
78F Robin Hanzl 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)78 kg (172 lb)10 January 1989 (age 32) Flag of Russia.svg Spartak Moscow
79F Tomáš Zohorna A 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)95 kg (209 lb)3 January 1988 (age 33) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dynamo Pardubice
88D Libor Šulák 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)86 kg (190 lb)4 March 1994 (age 27) Flag of Finland.svg Oulun Kärpät
92F Jiří Sekáč 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)84 kg (185 lb)10 June 1992 (age 28) Flag of Russia.svg Avangard Omsk
95F Matěj Blümel 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)81 kg (179 lb)31 May 2000 (age 21) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dynamo Pardubice

Coaching history

Olympics
World Championships

See also

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