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Czechoslovak national ice hockey team

 

Czechoslovak national ice hockey team

Czechoslovakia
Most games Jiří Holík (319)
Top scorer Josef Maleček (216)
Most points Josef Maleček (285)
First international
 Canada 15–0 Czechoslovakia 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 24 April 1920)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 42 (first in 1930)
Best result Olympics
Appearances 16 (first in 1920)
Medals Bronze: 4 (1920, 1964, 1972, 1992)
Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team
Medal record

The Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team was one of the world's premiere teams for the duration of its existence.

The successor to the Bohemian national ice hockey team, which was a European power prior to World War I, the Czechoslovakian 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 two World Championships (1947 and 1949). 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. In total, they won the gold medal six times.

Due to the split of the country Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the team was disbanded and replaced with the Czech and the Slovak national teams. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) recognized the Czech national team as a successor of Czechoslovakia national team and kept it in the top group, and the Slovak national team was demoted to Pool C.

Notable events

Notable players

Olympic record

Year Result
1920  Bronze
1924 6th place
1928 7th place
1932 did not participate
1936 4th place
1948  Silver
1952 4th place
1956 5th place
1960 4th place
1964  Bronze
1968  Silver
1972  Bronze
1976  Silver
1980 5th place
1984  Silver
1988 6th place
1992  Bronze
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 4 4 8

Canada Cup record

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

European Championship record

  • 1910–1914 – Did not participate. See Bohemia national ice hockey team.
  • 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

World Championship record

  • 1930 – Finished tied in sixth place
  • 1931 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1933 – Won bronze medal
  • 1934 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1935 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1937 – Finished in sixth place
  • 1938 – Won bronze medal
  • 1939 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1947 – Won gold medal
  • 1949 – Won gold medal
  • 1950 – Did not participate
  • 1951 – Did not participate
  • 1953 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1954 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1955 – Won bronze medal
  • 1957 – Won bronze medal
  • 1958 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1959 – Won bronze medal
  • 1961 – Won silver medal
  • 1962 – Did not participate
  • 1963 – Won bronze medal
  • 1965 – Won silver medal
  • 1966 – Won silver medal
  • 1967 – Finished in fourth place
  • 1969 – Won bronze medal
  • 1970 – Won bronze medal
  • 1971 – Won silver medal
  • 1972 – Won gold medal
  • 1973 – Won bronze medal
  • 1974 – Won silver medal
  • 1975 – Won silver medal
  • 1976 – Won gold medal
  • 1977 – Won gold medal
  • 1978 – Won silver medal
  • 1979 – Won silver medal
  • 1981 – Won bronze medal
  • 1982 – Won silver medal
  • 1983 – Won silver medal
  • 1985 – Won gold medal
  • 1986 – Finished in fifth place
  • 1987 – Won bronze medal
  • 1989 – Won bronze medal
  • 1990 – Won bronze medal
  • 1991 – Finished in sixth place
  • 1992 – Won bronze medal

See also

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