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The Czech Extraliga (Template:Lang-cs) is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. As of 2009, it is ranked by the IIHF as the third strongest league in Europe.[1]

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. There are currently 57 Czech ice hockey players based in the National Hockey League, making Czechs the third largest nationality represented in the league, after Canadians and Americans.

Name Edit

The name of the league is leased 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

FormatEdit

14 teams compete in the league. The top 10 teams at the end of the regular season advance to the final play-offs. After the 52-game regular season, the teams that finished 7th to 10th play a pre-quarter-final playoff series (best-of-five) to determine who will join the top six into the quarter-finals (best-of-seven).

Since the 2006-07 season, three points have been be 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 overtime.

There is also only one assist credited for each goal instead of two since 2006-07, which affected the league statistics, so the rule was cancelled in the 2008-09 season. Two assists are counted now.

The four lowest ranked teams (11 - 14) after the regular season play in a play-out group (12 games, all regular-season matches are counted into the ranking). The last-place team after the play-out group plays with the winner of the First League playoff series (best-of-seven). The winner of this series will play in the Extraliga the following season. The loser will play in the First League.

2010-11 teamsEdit

Note: The names of most teams are leased to general sponsors and change frequently.

Team 2009-10 league position
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec 4th
HC Mountfield (České Budějovice) 9th
HC Energie Karlovy Vary 12th
HC Eaton Pardubice 1st
HC Plzeň 1929 5th
PSG Zlín 6th
HC Benzina Litvínov 10th
HC GEUS Okna Kladno 13th
HC Slavia Praha 3rd
HC Sparta Praha 7th
HC Oceláři Třinec 8th
HC Vítkovice Steel 2nd
BK Mladá Boleslav 14th
HC Kometa Brno 11th

2009-10 Interim positionsEdit

updated monthly

Pos. Team GP Pts
1st HC Plzeň 1929 52 106
2nd PSG Zlín 52 96
3rd HC Eaton Pardubice 52 96
4th HC Vítkovice Steel 52 88
5th HC Sparta Praha 52 87
6th HC Oceláři Třinec 52 83
7th HC Slavia Praha 52 74
8th HC Bílí Tygři Liberec 52 72
9th HC Mountfield (České Budějovice) 52 71
10th HC Benzina Litvínov 52 70
11th HC Energie Karlovy Vary 52 66
12th HC Kometa Brno 52 63
13th BK Mladá Boleslav 52 62
14th HC GEUS Okna Kladno 52 58

The playoffsEdit

The top 10 teams at the end of the regular season play in the final play-offs.

Starting from the 2003-04 season, the play-offs has its own general sponsor, with the play-offs' official name being Česká pojišťovna play-off Tipsport extraligy. The play-offs determine the league championship.

ChampionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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