|Current season or competition:
2012–13 Czech Extraliga season
|No. of teams||14|
|Most recent champion(s)||HC Škoda Plzeň|
|Most titles||VHK Vsetín (6)|
|TV partner(s)||Česká televize|
|Related competitions||Czech 1.liga
The Czech Extraliga (Czech: Extraliga ledního hokeje, ELH) was created by the 1993 split of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League following the breakup of Czechoslovakia, and is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. In 2012 the IIHF ranked Extraliga sixth among the top 7 European teams .1 Many Extraliga players leave every year on transfers to the North American NHL and Eurasian KHL.
The name of the league is leased to a general sponsor and changes frequently.
- 1999-2000 – Staropramen Extraliga
- 2001-2002 – Český Telecom Extraliga
- 2003-2006 – Tipsport Extraliga
- 2007-2010 – O2 Extraliga
- 2010-current – Tipsport Extraliga
14 teams compete in the league, with the top 6 teams at the end of the regular season play qualifying for the playoffs to determine the league champion, known as the Česká pojišťovna play-off Tipsport extraligy. The teams that finish 7th through 10th play a play-in series (best-of-five) to determine who will join the top six into the playoff quarter-finals (best-of-seven). 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), with the winner of that series being qualified to play in Extraliga the following season while the losing team plays in the First League.
Since the 2006-07 season, 3 points have been awarded for a regulation win and 2 points for an overtime victory, while the defeated team in overtime gets 1 point. If necessary, penalty shots are used to decide games after overtime.
From the 2006-07 season through the 2007-08 season there was only one assist credited for each goal instead of the standard two that other leagues credit. This rule change affected league statistics in a negative manner, and so the rule was changed back to the standard two assists starting in the 2008-09 season.
During the 2011-12 season the association of Czech Extraliga managers attempted to close the league to prevent any relegations to or promoting from the second tier national league and also set a maximum salary cap similarly to the NHL system. 2 However, after some legal difficulties and strong opposition by the public the whole proposition was scratched.
|Kometa Brno||Brno||Kajot Arena||7,200|
|Mountfield České Budějovice||České Budějovice||Budvar Arena||6,421|
|Piráti Chomutov||Chomutov||ČEZ Stadion Chomutov||5,050|
|Energie Karlovy Vary||Karlovy Vary||KV Arena||6,000|
|Rytíři Kladno||Kladno||Zimní Kladno Stadion||8,600|
|Bílí Tygři Liberec||Liberec||Tipsport Arena||7,500|
|Verva Litvínov||Litvínov||Ivan Hlinka Stadion||7,000|
|ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice||Pardubice||ČEZ Aréna (Pardubice)||10,194|
|HC Škoda Plzeň||Plzeň||ČEZ Aréna (Plzeň)||8,420|
|Slavia Praha||Prague||O2 Arena||17,360|
|Sparta Praha||Prague||Tipsport Arena||13,995|
|Oceláři Třinec||Třinec||Werk Arena||5,200|
|Vítkovice Steel||Ostrava||ČEZ Aréna (Ostrava)||9,551|
|PSG Zlín||Zlín||Zimní stadion Luďka Čajky||7,500|
- 1994 HC Olomouc
- 1995 HC Dadák Vsetín
- 1996 HC Petra Vsetín
- 1997 HC Petra Vsetín
- 1998 HC Slovnaft Vsetín
- 1999 HC Slovnaft Vsetín
- 2000 HC Sparta Praha
- 2001 HC Vsetín
- 2002 HC Sparta Praha
- 2003 HC Slavia Praha
- 2004 HC Hamé Zlín
- 2005 HC Moeller Pardubice
- 2006 HC Sparta Praha
- 2007 HC Sparta Praha
- 2008 HC Slavia Praha
- 2009 Energie Karlovy Vary
- 2010 HC Pardubice
- 2011 HC Oceláři Třinec
- 2012 HC Pardubice
- 2013 HC Škoda Plzeň
||1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001|
|HC Sparta Praha||
||2000, 2002, 2006, 2007|
||2005, 2010, 2012|
|HC Slavia Praha||
|Energie Karlovy Vary||
|HC Oceláři Třinec||
|HC Škoda Plzeň||
||VHK Vsetín (6), PSG Zlín (1)|
||HC Sparta Praha (4), HC Slavia Praha (2)|
||HC Pardubice (3)|
||HC Olomouc (1)|
|Karlovy Vary Region||
||Energie Karlovy Vary (1)|
||HC Oceláři Třinec (1)|
||HC Škoda Plzeň (1)|
- "Russian league tops first CHL ranking". Retrieved 2009-11-03.
- "Czech Extraliga Managers Want to Close the League". eurohockey.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
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