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Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

 

Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team

Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
The coat of arms of the Czech Republic is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Association Czech Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Slavomír Lener
Head coach Vladimír Vůjtek
Captain Jakub Voráček[1]
Most games David Výborný (218)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (147)
Home stadium O2 Arena
IIHF code CZE
IIHF ranking 6 1
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (2015)
Team colors               
First international
 Czech Republic 6–1 Russia 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 1993)
Biggest win
 Czech Republic 11–0 Italy 
(Hanover, Germany; 6 May 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Finland 7–0 Czech Republic 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 11 February 2012)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 22 (first in 1993)
Best result (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 2 – (1996, 2004)
Best result 3rd (2004)
Olympics
Appearances 5 (first in 1994)
Medals Gold (1998)
Bronze (2006)
International record (W–L–T)
310–208–46
Medal record
Olympic Games
1998 Nagano Team
2006 Turin Team
World Championship
1996 Austria Team
1999 Norway Team
2000 Russia Team
2001 Germany Team
2005 Austria Team
2010 Germany Team
2006 Latvia Team
1993 Germany Team
1997 Finland Team
1998 Switzerland Team
2011 Slovakia Team
2012 Helsinki/Stockholm Team

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] It is controlled by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. The Czech Republic has 72,075 players officially enrolled in organized hockey (0.7% of its population).

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. 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 won silver, falling to Sweden in the final. Czech Republic won the 2010 World Championships in Germany.

Contents

  • Tournament record 1
    • Olympic Games 1.1
    • World Championship 1.2
    • World Cup 1.3
  • Team 2
    • Current roster 2.1
    • Coaching history 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Tournament record

Olympic Games

Year Result
1920-1992 As part of  Czechoslovakia
1994 5th place
1998  Gold
2002 7th place
2006  Bronze
2010 7th place
2014 6th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 1 0 1 2

World Championship

  • 1993 Bronze
  • 1994 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1996 Gold
  • 1997 Bronze
  • 1998 Bronze
  • 1999 Gold
  • 2000 Gold
  • 2001 Gold
  • 2002 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 Gold
  • 2006 Silver
  • 2007 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 5th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 6th place
  • 2010 Gold
  • 2011 Bronze
  • 2012 Bronze
  • 2013 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup

  • 1996 – Did not qualify for playoffs – 8th
  • 2004 – Lost in semi-finals – 3rd

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Vladimír Růžička

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Kovář, JakubJakub Kovář 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1988-07-19) 19 July 1988 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
8 D Hejda, JanJan HejdaA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1978-06-18) 18 June 1978 Colorado Avalanche
10 F Červenka, RomanRoman Červenka 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 SKA Sankt Petersburg
12 F Novotný, JiříJiří Novotný 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1983-08-12) 12 August 1983 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
14 F Plekanec, TomášTomáš Plekanec 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 Montreal Canadiens
17 F Sobotka, VladimírVladimír Sobotka 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-07-02) 2 July 1987 Avangard Omsk
20 F Klepiš, JakubJakub Klepiš 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1984-06-05) 5 June 1984 Oceláři Třinec
23 D Němec, OndřejOndřej Němec 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 CSKA Moscow
24 F Zaťovič, MartinMartin Zaťovič 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 Lada Togliatti
29 D Kolář, JanJan Kolář 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-22) 22 November 1986 Admiral Vladivostok
30 D Krejčík, JakubJakub Krejčík 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 Örebro
31 G Pavelec, OndřejOndřej Pavelec 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 Winnipeg Jets
36 D Čáslava, PetrPetr Čáslava 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1979-09-03) 3 September 1979 Pardubice
42 F Koukal, PetrPetr Koukal 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1982-08-16) 16 August 1982 Jokerit
43 F Kovář, JanJan Kovář 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 Metallurg Magnitogorsk
47 D Jordán, MichalMichal Jordán 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 Carolina Hurricanes
48 F Hertl, TomášTomáš Hertl 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 San Jose Sharks
53 G Salák, AlexanderAlexander Salák 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 Sibir Novosibirsk
68 F Jágr, JaromírJaromír JágrA 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1972-02-15) 15 February 1972 Florida Panthers
70 F Smoleňák, RadekRadek Smoleňák 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1986-12-03) 3 December 1986 Modo Hockey
82 F Vondrka, MichalMichal Vondrka 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1982-05-17) 17 May 1982 HC Sparta Praha
87 D Nakládal, JakubJakub Nakládal 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1987-12-30) 30 December 1987 TPS
91 F Erat, MartinMartin Erat 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1981-08-29) 29 August 1981 Arizona Coyotes
93 F Voráček, JakubJakub VoráčekC 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 Philadelphia Flyers
94 F Simon, DominikDominik Simon 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 Plzeň

Coaching history

Olympics
World Championships

See also

References

  1. ^ "Růžička zavelel: Jsi kapitán! Tak jo, řekl jen Voráček". iDnes.cz. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016".  
  3. ^ 2015 Roster

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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