Alena Polenska
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
155 lb (70 kg)
ECAC Team Brown
Born June 9, 1990,
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Pro Career 2009 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
IIHF U18 Womens Worlds
Bronze 2008 Germany 2008 Tournament
Women's World Championship Div. II Medals
Gold 2011 France Tournament]]

Alena Polenska is a women's ice hockey player that competes for the Brown Bears of the ECAC. In addition, Polenska is the captain of the Czech Republic women's national ice hockey team.

Playing careerEdit

She won a bronze medal for the Czech Republic at the 2008 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship. In the bronze medal game, Polenska scored two goals.[1] At the 2008 Roller Hockey World Championships, she won a gold medal. It marked the first time that a European team had won the event. On August 12, 2010, she was named captain of the Czech Republic Olympic Development Team.[2]


Polenska joined the Brown Bears in the autumn of 2009 and appeared in 28 games during her freshman campaign. Her five goals tied for first on the squad.[3] Her 96 shots on goal led all Bears skaters. On January 31, 2010 versus Yale, she registered two assists. In an exhibtion game versus the Etobicoke Dolphins on October 17, 2010, Polenska scored two goals in a 5-2 victory.[4]

Czech RepublicEdit

2011IIHFDivisionII Czech Republic

With their 2011 IIHF Division II World Championships team trophy and gold medals, (from left): Lucie Povova, Nikola Tomigova and Alena Polenska.

She was member of the Czech women's national team that won the gold medal at the 2011 IIHF Division II World Championships in Caen, France. She was fourth in scoring with two goals and three assists. Two of her teammates on the Czech Republic gold medal winning team also attended Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania. Lucie Popova and Nikola Tomigova, were both former graduates of the school. Polenska had eight assists in the tournament. All three ladies played on the same line, called the "American line."[5]

Polenska was the team captain for the Czech contingent which competed at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships. It had marked the first time that the Czech Republic participated in the Women’s Worlds.

Career statsEdit

Polenska HHOFjersey

Polenska's jersey from the 2008 IIHF Under 18 Women's World Championships was displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Czech RepublicEdit

2008IIHF U18 Worlds 56 28 0 400


2009-1028 5 5 1012 0 00
2010-1126 10 7 17 16 2 00

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player for the Czech Republic, 2008 U-18 World Championships
  • Most Valuable, Princeton Tiger Lilies, 2009[8]


She had her Czech Republic jersey on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.[9]


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