(Beroun, Czechoslovakia; April 2, 1988)
(West Germany; April 9, 1989)
(West Germany; April 4, 1989)
|IIHF European Women Championships|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1989 )|
|Best result||7th (in 1989)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
The Czechoslovakia women's national ice hockey team was the women's national ice hockey team of Czechoslovakia. The team was succeeded by the national women's teams of the Czech Republic and Slovakia following the split of Czechoslovakia in 1992.
Czechoslovakia played its first game in 1988 in an exhibition game against Switzerland, held in Beroun, Czechoslovakia, which they lost 8–1.The following year Czechoslovakia competed in a two-game qualification event against France in order to participate in the 1989 Women's European Ice Hockey Championships. Czechoslovakia defeated France 5–2 on aggregate, winning a spot in Group B for the 1989 tournament. During the group stage of the European Championships lost all three of their games, including a loss of 31–0 to Finland, which was recorded as Czechoslovakia's worst ever defeat. After finishing last in their group the team was drawn against Switzerland in a placement game for positions five to eight, with the other game being played between Denmark and the Netherlands. After losing to Switzerland, Czechoslovakia played the Netherlands for seventh place who had lost their game against Denmark. Czechoslovakia won the game 7–1 taking seventh in the rankings.
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