Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League

Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1936
Ceased 1993 (reorganized as
Czech Extraliga and
Slovak Extraliga)
No. of teams 8–24
Country  Czechoslovakia
HC Sparta Praha
Most titles HC Dukla Jihlava (12 titles)

The Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League was the elite ice hockey league in Czechoslovakia from 1936 until 1993, when the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.[1] The Slovak Extraliga and Czech Extraliga formed from the split.


The most successful team in the number of titles was HC Dukla Jihlava with 12 titles. HC Sparta Praha won the last season 1992–93, when they defeated HC Vítkovice 4–0 in the final for matches.[2]


Notable officials

Paul Loicq Award recipient Juraj Okoličány worked 15 seasons in the league, and made his officiating debut at age 19.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Šimůnková, Karolína (2015). "Analysis of Ice Hockey League in the Czech Republic" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  2. ^ "History of HC Sparta Praha". (in Czech).
  3. ^ Holko, Ján (2013). Príbeh hokejového rodu Okoličány (PDF) (in Slovak). Slovak Olympic Museum. p. 33. ISBN 978-80-970816-4-5.

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