HC Sparta Praha

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HC Sparta Praha
HC Sparta Praha logo.svg
City Prague, Czech Republic
League Czech Extraliga
Founded6 December 1903 (1903-12-06)
Home arena O2 Arena
ColoursBlue, yellow, burgundy [1]
   
Owner(s)Kaprain Group
General managerBarbora Snopková Haberová
Head coach Miloslav Hořava
Captain Michal Řepík
Website http://www.hcsparta.cz/
Franchise history
1903–1948AC Sparta Praha
1948–1949Sokol Sparta Bubeneč
1949–1951ZSJ Bratrství Sparta Praha
1951–1953ZSJ Sparta ČKD Sokolovo Praha
1953–1965TJ Spartak Praha Sokolovo
1965–1990TJ Sparta ČKD Praha
1990–presentHC Sparta Praha

Hockey Club Sparta Praha, commonly known as HC Sparta Prague, is a Prague-based Czech ice hockey team playing in the Czech Extraliga. The club has won four Czech championships (most recently in 2007) and four Czechoslovak championships, as well as two Spengler Cups, making it one of the most successful hockey clubs in Czech history. The team HC Sparta Praha plays its home games at O2 Arena, the largest arena in the country.

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Players in HC Sparta Praha jerseys CHL, HC Sparta Praha vs. Geneve-Servette HC, 5th September 2015 07.JPG
Players in HC Sparta Praha jerseys
Since 2015, the home stadium of the team is O2 arena Liben O2 arena 4.jpg
Since 2015, the home stadium of the team is O2 arena

Milestones

Highest national league participation: From the league foundation in 1936 to 1950 and from 1951 up to this day.

History

The HC Sparta Praha hockey club is one of the oldest hockey clubs in the world and one of the most successful and famous clubs in Czechoslovakian and later Czech ice hockey history.

Sparta's great successes were reached in the years following World War II as it won two national titles in a row—1952–53 and 1953–54—under the name Spartak Sokolovo. The next highly successful period came much more recently when Sparta won the national league in 1989–90 and again in 1992–93. Another recent achievement (along with two third-place finishes in 1995–96 and 1996–97) was Sparta's participation in the final group of the European League (EHL) in 1996–97.

After a few years of bad luck and less success, Sparta returned to the top of the Czech Extraliga in 1999/00 when they were crowned league champions. That victory was the first of four championships they would win over seven seasons, adding Extraliga titles in 2002, 2006 and 2007. In addition to those achievements, Sparta managed to be part of the Top Four in the European League (EHL) again in 1999–2000 and achieved the greatest result in Czech hockey history: second place.

Present

HC Sparta Praha has regularly been one of the best teams in the Czech Extraliga, making the playoffs almost every year. HC Sparta Praha's home games are played at O2 Arena which is the largest hockey arena in the Czech Republic with a capacity of over 17,300 spectators. They moved there from the Tipsport Arena in 2015.

Honours

Domestic

Czech Extraliga

Czechoslovak Extraliga

Bohemian-Moravian League

International

Spengler Cup

Tatra Cup

IIHF European Champions Cup

European Hockey League

Champions Hockey League

Pre-season

Tipsport Hockey Cup

Players

Current roster

Source: hcsparta.cz [2] Source: eliteprospects.com [3] As of February 23, 2021.

# Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplace
35 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Matěj Machovský G L27 2018 Opava, Czech Republic
63 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Jandus D R23 2016 Prague, Czech Republic
24 Flag of Slovakia.svg Matúš Sukeľ C L25 2019 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ladislav Zikmund LW L25 2020 Sokolov, Czech Republic
31 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jakub Neužil G L26 2020 Prague, Czech Republic
20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Dvořák D L25 2017 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Rousek LW L21 2017 Ostrov nad Ohří, Czech Republic
29 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Kalina D L23 2015 Roudnice, Czech Republic
96 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Tomášek RW R25 2019 Prague, Czech Republic
53 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Alexander Salák G L34 2020 Strakonice, Czechoslovakia
33 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Košťálek D R26 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
88 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Forman RW L30 2010 Mělník, Czechoslovakia
19 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Pavelka D L27 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic
47 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Buchtele LW L30 2017 Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
75 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Piskáček  ( A ) D L31 2013 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
18 Flag of Slovakia.svg Andrej Kudrna RW L29 2015 Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia
23 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Pech  ( A ) C L37 2013 Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
16 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Polášek D L29 2020 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
11 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Dvořáček LW L28 2019 Brno, Czechoslovakia
74 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Daniel Přibyl   Injury icon 2.svg C R28 2018 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
72 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Jeřábek D L22 2020 Prague, Czech Republic
62 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Robert Říčka RW R31 2017 Havířov, Czechoslovakia
84 Flag of Slovakia.svg Milan Jurčina D R37 2019 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
14 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Vitouch LW L19 2019 Neratovice, Czech Republic
36 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Oldřich Cichoň G R19 2020 Prague, Czech Republic
77 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Němeček D L25 2020 Plzeň, Czech Republic
26 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Řepík  ( C ) RW R32 2019 Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
51 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Horák C L29 2020 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
28 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ondřej Němec D R37 2020 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
55 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmerha LW R23 2020 Prague, Czech Republic
71 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vladimír Sobotka C L33 2020 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia

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References

  1. "Historie HC Sparta Praha". sparta.cz. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. "Team Roster / HC Sparta Praha". www.hcsparta.cz. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. "Team Roster / HC Sparta Praha". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 22 September 2020.