Czech Tipsport Extraliga
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1993
No. of teams 14
Country(ies) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Most recent champion(s) HC Oceláři Třinec
TV partner(s) ČT Sport, O2 TV
Official website
The Czech Tipsport Extraliga (Czech: Tipsport extraliga ledního hokeje, TELH) is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. As of 2009, it is ranked by the IIHF as the third strongest league in Europe.

The Czech Extraliga is rooted in the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League. The Czech Extraliga was spun off in 1993 following the administrative break-up of Czechoslovakia. A lot of Extraliga players leave every year on transfers to the North American NHL and Eurasian league, the KHL.

Name Edit

The name of the league is leased to a general sponsor and changes frequently.

  • In 1999-2000 season - Staropramen Extraliga
  • In 2001-2002 season - Český Telecom Extraliga
  • From 2003 to 2006 - Tipsport Extraliga
  • From 2007 to 2010 - O2 Extraliga
  • From 2010 - Tipsport Extraliga

League formatEdit

14 teams compete in the league. The top 10 teams at the end of the regular season advance to the final play-offs. After the 52-game regular season, the teams that finished 7th to 10th play a pre-quarter-final playoff series (best-of-five) to determine who will join the top six into the quarter-finals (best-of-seven).

Since the 2006-07 season, three points have been be awarded for a win in regular time and two points for an overtime victory, while the defeated team in overtime gets one point. If necessary, penalty shots are used to decide games after overtime.

There is also only one assist credited for each goal instead of two since 2006-07, which affected the league statistics, so the rule was cancelled in the 2008-09 season. Two assists are counted now.

The last team after the end of the regular season goes into the Chance Liga (second-level hockey league) for the next season.

2020-21 teamsEdit

Team 2019-20 position after the regular season Arena and capacity
Bílí Tygři Liberec 1st Home Credit Arena (7,500)
HC Oceláři Třinec 2nd WERK ARENA (5,400)
HC Sparta Praha 3rd O2 arena (17,037)
BK Mladá Boleslav 4th ŠKOENERGO Aréna (4,200)
HC Škoda Plzeň 5th LOGSPEED CZ Aréna (7,536)
HC Kometa Brno 6th DRFG arena (7,700)
HC Olomouc 7th Zimní stadión Olomouc (5,500)
Mountfield HK 8th ČPP Aréna (6,890)
HC Energie Karlovy Vary 9th KV Arena (6,000)
PSG Berani Zlín 10th Stadion Luďka Čajky (7,000)
HC Dynamo Pardubice 11th enteria arena (10,088)
HC Verva Litvínov 12th Zimní Stadion Ivana Hlinky (6,011)
HC Vítkovice Ridera 13th OSTRAVAR ARÉNA (9,833)
ČEZ Motor České Budějovice Promotion from Chance Liga Budvar aréna (6,421)

Past championsEdit

Extraliga winners
Season Winner
1993-94 HC Olomouc
1994-95 HC Dadák Vsetín
1995-96 HC Petra Vsetín
1996-97 HC Petra Vsetín
1997-98 HC Slovnaft Vsetín
1998-99 HC Slovnaft Vsetín
1999-00 HC Sparta Praha
2000-01 HC Vsetín
2001-02 HC Sparta Praha
2002-03 HC Slavia Praha
2003-04 HC Hamé Zlín
2004-05 HC Moeller Pardubice
2005-06 HC Sparta Praha
2006-07 HC Sparta Praha
2007-08 HC Slavia Praha
2008-09 HC Energie Karlovy Vary
2009-10 HC Pardubice
2010-11 HC Oceláři Třinec
2011-12 HC Pardubice
2012-13 HC Škoda Plzeň
2013-14 PSG Zlín
2014-15 HC Verva Litvínov
2015-16 Bílí Tygři Liberec
2016-17 HC Kometa Brno
2017-18 HC Kometa Brno
2018-19 HC Oceláři Třinec
2019-20 none due to COVID-19 pandemic

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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