Domestic ice hockey league to celebrate 80 years of existence

The Czech ice hockey Extraliga is to mark the 80th anniversary of its foundation in a series of events over the coming weeks. They will begin with a game between Sparta Prague and Vítkovice on Sunday and conclude with a clash between Zlín and Hradec Králové on January 13. During the celebrations large-scale fan polls will be conducted to decide on the greatest event in the league’s history and the best five players. The first ever Extraliga game took place on 3 January 1937.