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2. liga (CZE)
- League status: Active
- Administered by: CSLH
- Head manager: Vladimir Schiefner
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|23 Jul 2017 |||Jiří Vašíček (D)||HC Kosice||BK Havlíčkův Brod|
|21 Jul 2017 |||Miroslav Hylena (F)||Kingsville Kings||HC Dvůr Králové nad Labem|
|21 Jul 2017 |||Matěj Klust (D)||London Lakers||HC Dvůr Králové nad Labem|
|21 Jul 2017 |||Jakub Kmosek (F)||HC Vitkovice Steel||HC Dvůr Králové nad Labem|
The competing teams are divided into three geographical groups, playing matches only against teams from the same group. Participants in groups Zapad and Stred play each other four times, in Vychod only two times. The Vychod group is then divided into three separate parts - teams placed 1st - 6th form Group A, teams 7th - 12th form Group B and teams 13th - 15th form Group C. Top two teams from Group B then join all members of Group A for a play offs. In other groups, top eight teams from each group advance to the play offs.
The three winners of each group advance to the promotion round, where top two teams are promoted to 1.liga.
The bottom teams from each group go to the relegation round against winners of regional leagues.
Beroun faces problems
Traditional participant of the Czech 1.liga (2nd-level competition) Medvědi Beroun struggles with financial issues which could lead to closing down the organization as whole. According to information from the Czech Ice Hockey Association (CIHA), Beroun owes the total amount of app. € 18,000 to players on wages and it seems to be unable to even out its liabilities by September 5, which has been stated as the final deadline by CIHA. The club, which finished in the last spot of the 1.liga last year and was relegated to 2.liga (3rd-level competition), is now threatened even by losing of its 2.liga license and by total extinction.(04 Sep 2014)
Žďár nad Sázavou hires Cihal as coach
Czech Second League team SKLH Žďár nad Sázavou has fired coach Petr Kuchyňa and hired former Kometa Brno, Varese (ITA), and Ambri Piotta (SUI) head coach Svatopluk Cihal.
Cihal, 64, was an assistant coach with Kometa Brno, his former club as player, last season.(11 Jan 2012)
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