Czech Republic
Association Czech Hockey
GM Flag of the Czech Republic Petr Nedvěd
Head coach Flag of the Czech Republic Filip Pešán
Assistants Flag of the Czech Republic Martin Straka
Flag of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Špaček
Captain Michal Moravčík
Most games David Výborný (222)
Top scorer Martin Procházka (61)
Most points David Výborný (101)
IIHF code CZE
IIHF ranking 5
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6 (2009-2010 (O), 2015-2017, 2018)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 6–1 Russia Flag of Russia.png
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 11, 1993)
Biggest win
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 11–0 Italy Flag of Italy.png
(Hanover, Germany; May 6, 2001)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Finland.png Finland 7–0 Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 11, 2012)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 27 (first in 1993)
Best result Med 1.png Gold: 6 - 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010
World Cup of Hockey
Appearances 3 (first in 1996)
Best result Med 3.png Bronze: 1 - 2004
Olympics
Appearances 7 (first in 1994)
Medals Gold medal.png Gold: 1 – 1998
Bronze medal.png Bronze: 1 – 2006
International record (W-L-T)
316-208-48
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1998 Nagano Ice hockey
Bronze 2006 Turin Ice hockey
World Championships medal record
World Championship
Bronze 1993 Germany Czech Republic
Gold 1996 Austria Czech Republic
Bronze 1997 Finland Czech Republic
Bronze 1998 Switzerland Czech Republic
Gold 1999 Norway Czech Republic
Gold 2000 Russia Czech Republic
Gold 2001 Germany Czech Republic
Gold 2005 Austria Czech Republic
Silver 2006 Latvia Czech Republic
Gold 2010 Germany Czech Republic
Bronze 2011 Slovakia Czech Republic
Bronze 2012 Finland, Sweden Czech Republic

The Czech men's national ice hockey team is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world, currently ranked fifth by the IIHF. It it the successor of the Czechoslovak National Team. It is controlled by the Czech Ice Hockey Association. 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 3 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 in the Czech Republic, thus keeping the "world championship home ice curse" alive. But the following year the Czechs won gold at the the 2005 tournament, the only world championship where, due to the 2004-2005 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, and becoming one of only three nations (along with Russia and Finland) to medal twice in ice hockey at the Olympic games since the NHL allowed its players to participate in this event. At the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships the Czechs won silver, falling to Sweden in the final. A last gold medal comes from 2010 and last medal from 2012. Since 2012 Czech Republic did not won any medal on World Championship, Olympics or World Cup. In last ten years, the Czech Republic team is probably the team which claimed most 4th places (2014, 2015, 2019 World Championships and 2018 Olympics). The Czech Republic has 121,613 players (1.1% of its population).

Coaching History[edit | edit source]

Olympics[edit | edit source]

World Championships[edit | edit source]

  • 1993 – Ivan Hlinka
  • 1994 – Ivan Hlinka
  • 1995 – Luděk Bukač
  • 1996 – Luděk Bukač
  • 1997 – Ivan Hlinka and Slavomír Lener
  • 1998 – Ivan Hlinka and Slavomír Lener
  • 1999 – Ivan Hlinka
  • 2000 – Josef Augusta
  • 2001 – Josef Augusta
  • 2002 – Josef Augusta
  • 2003 – Slavomír Lener
  • 2004 – Slavomír Lener
  • 2005 – Vladimír Růžička
  • 2006 – Alois Hadamczik
  • 2007 – Alois Hadamczik
  • 2008 - Alois Hadamczik
  • 2009 - Vladimír Růžička
  • 2010 - Vladimír Růžička
  • 2011 - Alois Hadamczik
  • 2012 - Alois Hadamczik
  • 2013 - Alois Hadamczik
  • 2014 - Vladimír Růžička
  • 2015 - Vladimír Růžička
  • 2016 - Vladimír Vůjtek
  • 2017 - Josef Jandač
  • 2018 - Josef Jandač
  • 2019 - Miloš Říha

Olympic Record[edit | edit source]

The men's team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1994 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1998 - 11 Gold
  • 2002 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2006 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2010 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 4th place

World Cup of Hockey Record[edit | edit source]

  • 1996 - Did not qualify for playoffs
  • 2004 - Lost in semi-finals
  • 2016 - Did not qualify for playoffs

World Championship Record[edit | edit source]

  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1993 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 1994 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1996 - 11 Gold
  • 1997 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 1998 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 1999 - 11 Gold
  • 2000 - 11 Gold
  • 2001 - 11 Gold
  • 2002 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2003 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2005 - 11 Gold
  • 2006 - 2Silver medal icon.svg Silver
  • 2007 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2008 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2010 - 11 Gold
  • 2011 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2012 - 3Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
  • 2013 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2015 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2016 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2017 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2019 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Retired Numbers[edit | edit source]

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #37 Patrik Bartošák March 29, 1993 6ft 1in (185cm) 194lb (88kg) L
G #49 Dominik Hrachovina August 29, 1994 5ft 10in (179cm) 187lb (85kg) L
G #1 Nick Malík April 26, 2002 6ft 2in (189cm) 174lb (79kg) L
D #8 Daniel Gazda August 13, 1997 6ft 1in (185cm) 201lb (91kg) R
D #31 Lukáš Klok June 7, 1995 6ft 1in (185cm) 187lb (85kg) L
D #18 Filip Král October 20, 1999 6ft 1in (185cm) 185lb (84kg) L
D #60 Michal Moravčík December 7, 1994 6ft 4in (194cm) 212lb (96kg) L
D #6 David Musil April 9, 1993 6ft 4in (193cm) 207lb (94kg) L
D #7 David Němeček June 29, 1995 6ft 4in (194cm) 205lb (93kg) L
D #88 Libor Šulák March 4, 1994 6ft 2in (189cm) 190lb (86kg) L
D #74 Ondřej Vitásek September 4, 1990 6ft 4in (192cm) 209lb (95kg) L
F #16 Michal Birner March 2, 1986 6ft 0in (183cm) 198lb (90kg) L
F #30 Matěj Blümel May 31, 2000 6ft 0in (183cm) 198lb (90kg) L
F #9 Jakub Flek December 24, 1992 5ft 8in (172cm) 163lb (74kg) L
F #56 Oscar Flynn April 19, 1999 5ft 9in (174cm) 157lb (71kg) R
F #29 Radek Koblížek October 20, 1997 5ft 9in (175cm) 161lb (73kg) R
F #19 Petr Kodýtek August 17, 1998 5ft 6in (168cm) 154lb (70kg) L
F #65 Dominik Lakatoš April 8, 1997 6ft 0in (184cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #25 Radan Lenc July 30, 1991 5ft 11in (180cm) 174lb (79kg) L
F #54 Jan Ordoš September 18, 1996 5ft 11in (181cm) 179lb (81kg) R
F #23 Ondřej Roman February 8, 1989 6ft 0in (182cm) 183lb (83kg) L
F #67 Jiří Smejkal November 5, 1996 6ft 4in (192cm) 205lb (93kg) L
F #53 Michael Špaček April 9, 1997 5ft 11in (180cm) 187lb (85kg) R
F #44 Matěj Stránský July 11, 1993 6ft 3in (191cm) 205lb (93kg) R
F #92 Filip Suchý December 16, 1997 5ft 8in (173cm) 174lb (79kg) L
F #27 David Tomášek February 10, 1996 6ft 2in (187cm) 187lb (85kg) R

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
Head coach Filip Pešán January 4, 1978
General manager Petr Nedvěd December 9, 1971
Assistant coach Martin Straka September 3, 1972
Assistant coach Jaroslav Špaček February 11, 1974
Goalie coach Zdeněk Orct April 28, 1970
Manager Jan Černý May 5, 1975
Video coach Aleš Vladyka December 8, 1979
Doctor MUDr. Roman Mizera
Physiotherapist Radovan Sakaláš
Conditioning coach Dominik Kodras
Equipment manager Zdeněk Šmíd April 5, 1979
Equipment manager Oldřich Kopecký April 27, 1975
Equipment manager Petr Šulan March 29, 1982
Media manager Zdeněk Zikmund 1964

See also[edit | edit source]

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