The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia was a protectorate which Nazi Germany established in the central parts of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia in what is today the Czech Republic. The state existed from 1939 until the end of World War II in 1945.
History of hockey in Bohemia and MoraviaEdit
The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia played its first game in January 1940 against Germany during an exhibition game being held in Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The team won the game 5–1. The following month the team competed in five exhibition matches with three held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and the other two in Prague. Bohemia and Moravia's first game in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was against Slovakia which they won 12–0. This was recorded as Bohemia and Moravia's largest win in their short international participation. The other two games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen were against Italy and Hungary which the they won 5–0 and 6–0 respectively. After their three games in Germany, the team returned to Prague to compete in a two game series against Hungary. The first game ended in a one-all draw while Bohemia and Moravia won the second 2–1.
After playing their last game on 7 February 1940 the team was succeeded by the reformed Czechoslovakia men's national ice hockey team after the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia was dissolved and became part of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.
The Bohemian Championship was held during the 1938-39 season. Eight teams participated, and it was won by LTC Prague. The Bohemia and Moravia Hockey League existed for five seasons between 1939-40 and 1943-44. LTC Prague won it four times, and CLTK Prague won it once.
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