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Czechoslovakia
Coat of arms of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic (MGS)
Association Czechoslovak Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Czechoslovakia Martin Ručinský
Czechoslovakia Miroslav Šatan
Head coach Czechoslovakia Josef Jandač
Assistants Czechoslovakia Jiří Kalous
Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Špaček
Czechoslovakia Zdeno Cíger
Captain Tomáš Plekanec
Most games Jiří Holík (319)
Top scorer Josef Maleček (216)
Most points Josef Maleček (285)
Home stadium O2 Arena
IIHF code CZE
IIHF ranking 6
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 6
Team colors               
Czechoslovakia ice hockey jerseys 2016 (WFAC)
First international
Canada Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 15–0 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
(Antwerp, Belgium; 24 April 1920)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 45 (first in 1930)
Best result Gold medal blank Gold: 6 (1947, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1974, 2000)
Silver medal blank Silver: 8 (1948, 1951, 1953, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1978)
Bronze medal blank Bronze: 15 ()
IIHF European Championship
Appearances 30 (first in 1921)
Best result Gold medal blank Gold: 17 (1922, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1979, 1999, 2001, 2005)
Silver medal blank Silver: 15 (1921, 1926, 1936, 1938, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1977, 1985, 2009)
Bronze medal blank Bronze: 17 (1923, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1973, 1983, 1991, 1995, 2015)
Olympic Rings Olympics
Appearances 22 (first in 1920)
Medals Gold medal Olympics Gold: 2 (1976, 1998)
Silver medal Olympics Silver: 2 (1948, 1968, 1984)
Bronze medal Olympics Bronze: 7 (1920, 1952, 1964, 1972, 1992, 2006, 2014)

The Czechoslovak men's national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Czechoslovakia. It is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of six of the strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, Finland, the Soviet Union, Sweden and the United States. It is controlled by the Czechoslovak Ice Hockey Association.

The successor to the Bohemian national ice hockey team, which was a European power prior to World War I, the Czechoslovak national team first appeared at the 1920 Summer Olympics, two years after the creation of the state. In the 1940s, they established themselves as the best team in Europe, becoming the first team from the continent to win three World Championships (1947, 1949 and 1950). After the arrival of the Soviet Union on the international hockey scene in the 1950s, the Czechoslovaks regularly fought Sweden and Canada for silver and bronze medals, but sometimes beat the Soviets, especially in the 1970s where they won their first Olympic gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics. In the 1990s and early 2000s the Czechoslovaks dominated international hockey, winning the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, the gold medal at the 2000 World Championship and won two straight gold medals at the European championships in 1999 and 2001. In total the Czechoslovak national team has won 2 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals at the Winter Olympics, 6 gold, 9 silver and 17 bronze medals at the Ice Hockey World Championships as well as 16 gold, 16 silver and 17 bronze medals at the Ice Hockey European Championships.

Results

Olympic record

Year Result
1920 Antwerp Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
1924 Chamonix 6th place
1928 St. Moritz 7th place
1932 Lake Placid did not participate
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 4th place
1948 St. Moritz Silver medal Olympics Silver
1952 Oslo Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 5th place
1960 Squaw Valley 4th place
1964 Innsbruck Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
1968 Grenoble Silver medal Olympics Silver
1972 Sapporo Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
1976 Innsbruck Gold medal Olympics Gold
1980 Lake Placid Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
1984 Sarajevo Silver medal Olympics Silver
1988 Calgary 6th place
1992 Albertville Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
1994 Lillehammer 5th place
1998 Nagano Gold medal Olympics Gold
2002 Salt Lake City 7th place
2006 Torino Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
2010 Vancouver Bronze medal Olympics Bronze
2014 Sochi 6th place
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
22 2 3 8 13

Canada Cup / World Cup of Hockey record

  • 1976 – Finished in second place
  • 1981 – Champions
  • 1984 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1987 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1991 – Finished in sixth place
  • 1996 – Finished in sixth place
  • 2004 – Finished in third place

World Championship record

European Championship record

  • 1910–1914 – Did not participate (participated as Bohemia).
  • 1921 – Won silver medal
  • 1922 – Won gold medal
  • 1923 – Won bronze medal
  • 1924 – Did not participate
  • 1925 – Won gold medal
  • 1926 – Won silver medal
  • 1927 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1929 – Won gold medal
  • 1932 – Finished in fifth place

Staff

Coaching history

Years Name
1920 Czechoslovakia Adolf Dušek
1924 Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Řezáč
1928 Czechoslovakia František Lorenz
1934 Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 Howie Grant
1936 Czechoslovakia Antonín Porges
1936–1938, 1945–1956 Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 Mike Buckna
1956–1959 Czechoslovakia Vladimír Bouzek
Czechoslovakia Jiří Anton
1959–1960 Czechoslovakia Eduard Farda
1960–1962 Czechoslovakia Jiří Anton
1962–1966 Czechoslovakia Vladimír Bouzek
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Kostka
1966–1973 Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Pitner
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Kostka
1973–1979 Czechoslovakia Karel Gut
Czechoslovakia Ján Starší
1979–1980 Czechoslovakia Karel Gut
Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač
1980–1986 Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač
1986–1990 Czechoslovakia Ján Starší
1990–1994 Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka
1994–1996 Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač
1996–2000 Czechoslovakia Ivan Hlinka
Czechoslovakia Peter Šťastný
2000–2002 Czechoslovakia Josef Augusta
2002–2006 Czechoslovakia František Hossa
2006–2009 Czechoslovakia Ján Filc
2009–2012 Czechoslovakia Alois Hadamczik
2012–2016 Czechoslovakia Vladimír Růžička
2016– Czechoslovakia Josef Jandač

Team

Retired jerseys

Retired jerseys
No. Name Position Playing career
7 František Pospíšil Defender 1966–1977
14 Václav Nedomanský Forward 1965–1982
21 Ivan Hlinka Forward 1970–1982
26 Peter Šťastný Forward 1975–1994
39 Dominik Hašek Goaltender 1983–2006

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