|Czech Tipsport Extraliga|
|No. of teams||14|
|Most recent champion(s)|| HC Kometa Brno|
|TV partner(s)||ČT Sport, O2 TV|
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. There are currently 36 Czech ice hockey players based in the National Hockey League, making Czechs the fourth largest nationality represented in the league, after Canadians, Americans and Swedes.
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
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 four lowest ranked teams (11 - 14) after the regular season play in a play-out group (12 games, all regular-season matches are counted into the ranking). The two last-place teams after the play-out group plays with the winners of the Chance Liga semifinals in the group, where two best teams will play in the Extraliga for the next season and two worst teams will play in the Chance Liga.
Note: The names of most teams are leased to general sponsors and change frequently.
|Team||2017-18 league position||Arena and capacity|
|Bílí Tygři Liberec||7th||Home Credit Arena (7,500)|
|Mountfield HK||4th||ČPP Aréna (6,890)|
|HC Energie Karlovy Vary||progress from the Chance Liga||KV Arena (6,000)|
|HC Dynamo Pardubice||6th||ČSOB Pojišťovna ARENA (10,194)|
|HC Škoda Plzeň||3rd||Home Monitoring Aréna (7,536)|
|PSG Berani Zlín||9th||Zimní Stadion Luďka Čajky (7,000)|
|HC Verva Litvínov||14th||Zimní Stadion Ivana Hlinky (6,011)|
|HC Olomouc||8th||Zimní stadión Olomouc (5,500)|
|Piráti Chomutov||12th||ROCKNET ARÉNA (5,250)|
|HC Sparta Praha||10th||O2 arena (17,037)|
|HC Oceláři Třinec||2nd||WERK ARENA (5,400)|
|HC Vítkovice Ridera||5th||OSTRAVAR ARÉNA (9,833)|
|BK Mladá Boleslav||11th||ŠKOENERGO Aréna (4,200)|
|HC Kometa Brno||1st||DRFG arena (7,700)|
- Czech Chance Liga
- Czech 2.Liga
- Czech Extraliga players
- Czech Extraliga coaches
- Czech Extraliga seasons