Through its regional associations, The CIHA is also the organizer of the U16 Extraliga and liga and other senior, junior, midget and youth competitions. This list … Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ice hockey players from the Czech Republic: Subcategories.
 However, after some legal difficulties and strong opposition by the public, the whole proposition was scrapped and a system that allows promotions and relegations between divisions continues. The two worst-placed teams after the play-out group play with the two semi-final winners of the First League in a qualifying group, where each team will play 12 games (twice home and twice away against every team in group), with the first- and second-placed teams of that group qualifying for the Extraliga the following season while the third and fourth teams play in the First League. Vsetín's run in the Extraliga would come to an end after the 2006–07 season. In its first year in the league, HC Dadák Vsetín finished first in the regular season and later won the playoffs, beating AC ZPS Zlín 3 to 1. No team ever even came close to matching the feat of dominance that was shown by Vsetín throughout the second half of the 1990s.
This was the final expansion made to the league and 14 teams have been playing in the league ever since. It is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.
The title would stay in Prague the next season as well, however, this time Sparta's main rival, Slavia, won the title.
It is governed by the Czech Ice Hockey Association.
The same teams appeared in the finals a year later, this time with the opposite outcome. In the 1999–2000 season, HC Sparta Praha broke Vsetín's five year long winning streak, defeating them in the finals. However, Mountfield had a naming rights agreement with Budweiser Budvar Brewery at the time, and would therefore be unable to sell any other kind of beer at their stadium. These ice hockey players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known ice hockey player from Czech Republic is included when available. There are around 2 600 registered women. The highest body of the CIHA is so called conference, which takes part every second year. It was created by the 1993 split of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League following the breakup of Czechoslovakia. Sparta was the more successful team out of the pair, triumphing over Slavia 4 games to 2. At the top of this list, there is the unranked position of Stan Mikita. The 1998–99 season would be the last for one of the league's most traditional participants, HC Dukla Jihlava. The first season was won by HC Olomouc, who won the title after defeating HC Pardubice 3 games to 1.
The 2000-01 season was the last time Vsetín managed to advance to the finals, and the team began falling further down in the standings every season since. The title would then be won by Hamé Zlín (2003–04 season) and HC Moeller Pardubice (2004–05 season) before one of the Prague teams captured it again.