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The Czech Extraliga
Czech Extraliga
(Czech: Extraliga ledního hokeje, ELH) is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. It was created by the 1993 split of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League following the breakup of Czechoslovakia. The league features 14 teams. It is considered as the sixth best ice hockey league in the world.[1]

Contents

1 Naming and sponsorship 2 League format 3 History 4 Current teams 5 Past champions

5.1 by Year 5.2 by Club

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Naming and sponsorship[edit] The name of the league is leased to a general sponsor and changes frequently.

1999–2000 – Staropramen Extraliga 2001–2002 – Český Telecom Extraliga 2003–2006 – Tipsport Extraliga 2007–2010 – O2 Extraliga 2010–current – Tipsport Extraliga

League format[edit]

A Czech Extraliga
Czech Extraliga
game in O2 Arena

14 teams compete in the league, with the top 10 teams at the end of the season qualifying for post-season play to determine the national champion. The top six teams qualify directly to the best-of-seven quarterfinals, while the teams that finish seventh through 10th play a play-in series (best-of-five) to determine who will join them. The four lowest ranked teams (11–14) after the regular season play in a play-out group (12 games, all regular-season games are counted into the ranking). The two worst-placed teams after the play-out group play with the two semi-final winners of the First League in a qualifying group, where each team will play 12 games (twice home and twice away against every team in group), with the first- and second-placed teams of that group qualifying for the Extraliga the following season while the third and fourth teams play in the First League. During the 2011–12 season, the association of Czech Extraliga managers attempted to close the league to prevent any relegations to or promoting from the second tier national league and also set a maximum salary cap similar to the NHL system.[2] However, after some legal difficulties and strong opposition by the public, the whole proposition was scratched. History[edit] The league was founded in 1993, after the separation of Czechoslovakia put an end to the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League. The first season was won by HC Olomouc, who won the title after defeating HC Pardubice
Pardubice
3 games to 1. HC Slavia Praha and HC Dadák Vsetín were promoted from the First League after beating HC Stadion Hradec Králové and HC Vajgar Jindřichův Hradec in the qualifying series. The 1993-94 season was the only season Vajgar ever participated in the Extraliga, while Hradec Králové
Hradec Králové
would return to the league some twenty years later as Mountfield HK. The 1994–95 season marked the beginning of the Vsetín dynasty. In its first year in the league, HC Dadák Vsetín finished first in the regular season and later won the playoffs, beating AC ZPS Zlín
Zlín
3 to 1. Vsetín would go on to win the next four installments of the Extraliga, with the team usually finishing first in the regular season as well. No team ever even came close to matching the feat of dominance that was shown by Vsetín throughout the second half of the 1990s. In the 1995–96 season, the league expanded from 12 to 14 teams. This was the final expansion made to the league and 14 teams have been playing in the league ever since. The 1998–99 season would be the last for one of the league's most traditional participants, HC Dukla Jihlava. The team lost the qualification series against HC Znojemsti Orli. Dukla later appeared in the 2004–05 installment of the Czech Extraliga, putting up a non-impressive 6-0-5-40 record and were relegated that same season. In the 1999–2000 season, HC Sparta Praha
HC Sparta Praha
broke Vsetín's five year long winning streak, defeating them in the finals. This was the only time Vsetín was defeated in the finals, as they would get their revenge and beat Sparta in the finals a season later. The 2000-01 season was the last time Vsetín managed to advance to the finals, and the team began falling further down in the standings every season since. Sparta won their second title in the 2001–02 season. The title would stay in Prague
Prague
the next season as well, however, this time Sparta's main rival, Slavia, won the title. The title would then be won by Hamé Zlín
Zlín
(2003–04 season) and HC Moeller Pardubice
Pardubice
(2004–05 season) before one of the Prague
Prague
teams captured it again. For the first and only time, Sparta and Slavia would appear in the finals in the 2005–06 season. Sparta was the more successful team out of the pair, triumphing over Slavia 4 games to 2. Sparta would win the cup in the next season as well, this time defeating the 2004-05 champion Pardubice
Pardubice
in 6 games. Vsetín's run in the Extraliga would come to an end after the 2006–07 season. The Czech Ice Hockey Association
Czech Ice Hockey Association
would revoke the club's Extraliga license due to the team's enormous debt, forcing them to fold. As a result, no other teams were relegated that season and the First League champions, HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi, were automatically promoted to the Extraliga. The 2007–08 season was the only season Slovan ever appeared in the Extraliga, as they were relegated back to the First League at the end of the season. Since the 2006–07 season, 3 points have been awarded for a regulation win and 2 points for an overtime/shootout victory, while the defeated team in overtime/shootout gets 1 point. If necessary, penalty shots are used to decide games after overtime. Also from the 2006–07 season through the 2007–08 season there was only one assist credited for each goal instead of the standard two that other leagues credit. This rule change affected league statistics in a negative manner, and so the rule was changed back to the standard two assists starting in the 2008–09 season. Slavia Prague
Prague
would defeat HC Energie Karlovy Vary in the finals in the 2007–08 season. The same teams appeared in the finals a year later, this time with the opposite outcome. Pardubice
Pardubice
then captured its second and third title in the 2009–10 and 2011–12 seasons, respectively. HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Oceláři Třinec
won their first title in the 2010–11 season. The first open-air hockey game since the 1960s took place during the 2010-11 season in Pardubice. The attendance for this game was record breaking, with 17,140 people in the crowd. The home team squared off against HC Kometa Brno, for whom this was their first season back in the Extraliga since 1995. Pardubice
Pardubice
won this game 4-2. HC Mountfield České Budějovice was forced to sell its license after the 2012–13 season, due to an interesting dispute. At the end of the season, Extraliga announced that Radegast would be the new beer sponsor for the league. However, Mountfield had a naming rights agreement with Budweiser Budvar Brewery
Budweiser Budvar Brewery
at the time, and would therefore be unable to sell any other kind of beer at their stadium. As a result of Extraliga and the club not being able to reach an agreement, the team sold its license to Hradec Králové, thus forming Mountfield HK. Current teams[edit]

Kometa Brno

Piráti Chomutov

Mountfield HK

Dukla Jihlava

Bílí Tygři Liberec

Verva Litvínov

BK Mladá Boleslav

Olomouc

ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice

Škoda Plzeň

Sparta Praha

Oceláři Třinec

Vítkovice Ridera

Aukro Berani Zlín

Extraliga teams for the 2017–18 season.

Team City Arena Capacity Titles

Kometa Brno Brno DRFG Arena 7,700 1

HC Olomouc Olomouc Zimní stadion Olomouc 5,500 1

Mountfield HK Hradec Králové Zimní stadion Hradec Králové 7,700 0

Dukla Jihlava Jihlava Horácký Stadion 7,504 0

BK Mladá Boleslav Mladá Boleslav Ško-Energo Aréna 4,200 0

Bílí Tygři Liberec Liberec Tipsport Arena 7,250 1

Verva Litvínov Litvínov Ivan Hlinka Stadion 7,000 1

Dynamo Pardubice Pardubice Tipsport arena (Pardubice) 10,194 3

HC Škoda Plzeň Plzeň Home Monitoring Aréna 8,236 1

Piráti Chomutov Chomutov SD aréna 5,250 0

Sparta Praha Prague O2 Arena 17,383 4

Oceláři Třinec Třinec Werk Arena 5,200 1

Vítkovice Ridera Ostrava Ostravar Aréna 9,568 0

Aukro Berani Zlín Zlín Zimní stadion Luďka Čajky 7,000 2

Past champions[edit] by Year[edit]

Year Winner 2nd place 3rd place

1994 HC Olomouc HC Pardubice Poldi SONP Kladno

1995 HC Dadák Vsetín AC ZPS Zlín HC České Budějovice

1996 HC Petra Vsetín HC Chemopetrol Litvínov HC Sparta Praha

1997 HC Petra Vsetín HC Vítkovice Steel HC Sparta Praha

1998 HC Slovnaft Vsetín HC Železárny Třinec HC Vítkovice Steel

1999 HC Slovnaft Vsetín HC ZPS Barum Zlín HC Železárny Třinec

2000 HC Sparta Praha HC Slovnaft Vsetín HC Keramika Plzen

2001 VHK Vsetín HC Sparta Praha HC Vítkovice Steel

2002 HC Sparta Praha HC Vítkovice Steel HC Hamé Zlín

2003 HC Slavia Praha HC Pardubice HC Sparta Praha

2004 HC Hamé Zlín HC Slavia Praha HC Sparta Praha

2005 HC Moeller Pardubice HC Hamé Zlín HC Bílí Tygři Liberec

2006 HC Sparta Praha HC Slavia Praha HC Znojmo

2007 HC Sparta Praha HC Moeller Pardubice HC Liberec

2008 HC Slavia Praha Energie Karlovy Vary HC Mountfield České Budějovice

2009 Energie Karlovy Vary HC Slavia Praha HC Sparta Praha

2010 HC Eaton Pardubice HC Vítkovice Steel HC Slavia Praha

2011 HC Oceláři Třinec HC Vítkovice Steel HC Eaton Pardubice

2012 HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice HC Kometa Brno HC Škoda Plzeň

2013 HC Škoda Plzeň PSG Zlín HC Slavia Praha

2014 PSG Zlín HC Kometa Brno HC Sparta Praha

2015 HC Verva Litvínov HC Oceláři Třinec HC Kometa Brno

2016 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec HC Sparta Praha HC Škoda Plzeň

2017 HC Kometa Brno HC Bílí Tygři Liberec Mountfield HK

by Club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Winning Years

VHK Vsetín

6

1

0

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001

HC Sparta Praha

4

2

6

2000, 2002, 2006, 2007

HC Pardubice

3

3

1

2005, 2010, 2012

HC Slavia Praha

2

3

2

2003, 2008

HC Zlín

2

4

1

2004, 2014

HC Kometa Brno

1

2

1

2017

HC Oceláři Třinec

1

2

1

2011

Energie Karlovy Vary

1

1

0

2009

HC Verva Litvínov

1

1

0

2015

HC Liberec

1

1

2

2016

HC Olomouc

1

0

0

1994

HC Škoda Plzeň

1

0

3

2013

HC Vítkovice Steel

0

4

2

-

HC Kladno

0

0

1

-

HC České Budějovice

0

0

1

-

HC Znojmo

0

0

1

-

Mountfield HK

0

0

1

-

See also[edit]

Czech 1.liga Czech 2.liga Czech Ice Hockey Association

References[edit]

^ "Ranking the Top Ten Hockey Leagues". The Hockey Writers. 10 January 2015.  ^ " Czech Extraliga
Czech Extraliga
Managers Want to Close the League". eurohockey.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Czech Extraliga.

Czech Extraliga
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2017–18 teams

HC Kometa Brno BK Mladá Boleslav Dukla Jihlava HC Olomouc Bílí Tygři Liberec HC Litvínov Mountfield HK HC Pardubice Piráti Chomutov HC Plzeň HC Sparta Praha HC Oceláři Třinec HC Vítkovice Steel Aukro Berani Zlín

Seasons

1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

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