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
(2018-19)
TV partner(s) ČT Sport, O2 TV
Official website www.hokej.cz

The Tipsport Extraliga (Czech: Tipsport extraliga ledního hokeje, TELH) is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic.

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 | edit source]

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 format[edit | edit source]

14 teams play four times with each other in the regular season. Every team plays 52 games.

After the regular season, top 10 teams advance into the play-offs. Teams on 7th - 10th place after the regular season play 1st round of the play-off (best-of-five, 7th vs. 10th, 8th vs. 9th). Winners of the 1st rounds advance into the quarterfinals where they join the best 6 teams after the regular season, so in the quarterfinals (best-of-seven, 1st vs. 8th, 2nd vs. 7th and so on) play 8 teams. After the semifinals (best-of-seven, 1st vs. 4th, 2nd vs. 3rd) comes the final (best-of-seven). The winner of the final is named the champion of the Tipsport Extraliga.

Since 2020-21 season, Tipsport Extraliga is unrelegatious for two seasons. Into the Tipsport Extraliga proceeds the best team of the Chance Liga.

Since the 2006-07 season, three points are 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 5-minute 3 on 3 overtime in the regular season. In the first 3 games of the 1st rounds of the play-offs and first 4 games of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final, 20-minute 5 on 5 overtime is used. If there is not scored any goal in the overtime, penalty shots are used. In the game 4 and 5 of the 1st rounds of the play-offs and in the game 5, 6 and 7 of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final, continuous 20-minute 5 on 5 overtime is used. The game is over when the goal is scored.


2020-21 teams[edit | edit source]

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 champions[edit | edit source]

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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

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