The Czech Republic is well known for beautiful architecture, high-quality beer, and stunning weekend breaks. For true sports fans, you can also add top class ice hockey to the list. One of world ice hockey's traditional 'big six' the Czech Republic is a nation teeming with professional ice hockey players and immensely passionate fans. Grab your chance to share a piece of the action and get your Czech Republic ice hockey tickets on StubHub!
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The Czech Republic ice hockey history
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The Czech Republic is one of the world's most successful national ice hockey teams and regularly competes against the top nations of men's ice hockey. Going up against Canada, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States in all the major tournaments. The local population are fervent hockey fans with over 70,000 players officially registered in organised hockey teams.
Ice hockey in the region goes back all the way to the early 20th century, with the Czechoslovak national team appearing at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The men's national side went on to establish themselves as the number one team in Europe during the 1940s. Two wins at the end of the decade in 1947 and 1949 made the Czech side the first European team to pick up two World Championships. A new challenge faced the national side with the reorganisation of the country at the beginning of the 1990's.
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The Czech Republic ice hockey success
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The Czech Republic national side debuted in 1993 with an emphatic victory over Russia, racking up a 6–1 victory. The 1990's proved to be a highly successful decade for the Czech Republic with victories at the 1996 and 1999 World Championships. These victories came either side of a Winter Olympics gold medal picked up at the 1998 games in Nagano. Since then the men's national side has gone on to secure further World Championship titles, securing their reputation as one of Europe's best exponents of top-class ice hockey.
The talent of display in the region has seen a number of Czech players grace the MLS, with Jakub Je?ábek, Petr Mrázek, David Pastr?ák, and Jakub Vorá?ek making a name for themselves in North America's top league. Make sure you don't miss out and grab your chance to see some of Europe's top ice hockey players in the flesh with Czech Republic ice hockey tickets on StubHub.