Bohemia men's national ice hockey team

Not to be confused with the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia men's national ice hockey team.
The coat of arms of Bohemia was used on the players jerseys.
IIHF code BOH
Team colours          
First international
 France 8–1 Bohemia Bohemia
(Chamonix, France; 23 January 1909)
Biggest win
Bohemia Bohemia 13–0 Switzerland  
(Berlin, German Empire; 15 February 1911)
Biggest defeat
 England 11–0 Bohemia Bohemia
(Chamonix, France; 24 January 1909)
European Championships
Appearances 4
Best result [I] 1914)
International record (W–L–T)
8–5–2

The Bohemia national ice hockey team was the national ice hockey team of the Kingdom of Bohemia, a kingdom within Austria-Hungary. The team competed between 1909 and 1914 playing in four European Championships. Playing its last game in 1914 the team was succeeded by the Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team after the Kingdom of Bohemia was dissolved and became part of the First Czechoslovak Republic.

History

Bohemia played its first game in 1909 against France during the Chamonix Cup which was being held in Chamonix, France.[1] Bohemia lost the game 1–8 and lost all of their three other games at the tournament against Belgium, England and Switzerland. During the tournament the teams 0–11 loss against England would be recorded as the teams largest ever loss in international participation.[1] The following year Bohemia announced their intention to participate in the inaugural European Championships being held in Les Avants, Switzerland however withdrew due to a lack of training.[2] In 1911 Bohemia participated in 1911 European Championship being held in Berlin, German Empire.[1] Bohemia won the tournament after winning all three of their games and finishing on top of the standings. During the tournament they also achieved their largest ever win in international participation when they beat Switzerland 13–0.[1] The following year Bohemia, this time being represented by the club team HC Slavia Praha, again won gold at the European Championships however the tournament was annulled by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG) congress due to Austria not being affiliated with the LIHG at the time of the tournament.[2] During the 1913 European Championship Bohemia finished second behind Belgium who won their first title.[2] In 1914 Bohemia competed in an exhibition game against Germany in Montreaux, Switzerland. Germany won the game 4–2 and recorded their first and only win over Bohemia.[1] A month later Bohemia competed in their last European Championship. Being represented again by HC Slavia Praha Bohemia went on to win their third Championship in four years after winning both of their games and finishing on top the standings.[2]

After playing their last game in 1914 the Bohemian national team was succeeded by the Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team after the Kingdom of Bohemia was dissolved and became part of the First Czechoslovak Republic

International competitions

  • 1909 Chamonix Cup; Chamonix, France. Finish: 4th
  • 1911 European Championship; Berlin, German Empire. Finish: Won gold medal
  • 1912 European Championship; Prague, Austria-Hungary. Finish: Won gold medal[I]
  • 1913 European Championship; Munich, German Empire. Finish: Won silver medal
  • 1914 European Championship; Berlin, German Empire. Finish: Won gold medal

All-time Record against other nations

Source[1]

Team GP W T L GF GA
Austrian Empire Austria 2 2 0 0 12 0
 Belgium 4 2 1 1 17 10
 England 1 0 0 1 0 11
 France 1 0 0 1 1 8
German Empire Germany 5 3 1 1 14 9
  Switzerland 2 1 0 1 15 8

Notes

^ Result was annulled due to Austria not being a member of the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace at the time.[2]

References

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