Coaches

Petr Přikryl - Goalie Coach

Petr Přikryl was born on February 17, 1978 in Litoměřice. The local hockey player moved to Kladno in the junior age rfom where he commuted to Sparta, with which he spent the most prominent part of his career. His first extraligue start was during the 1998/99 season with the Prague club and for most of his Spartan era he was a reliable teammate to Petr Bříza. He also had a very significant share in two championship titles in 2000 and 2002.

Albeit he was a favorite of the Spartan fans, in 2003, he took upon the role of a stable number one when he left for Slovakian Trenčín, and helped the team to win the championship title. In the following seasons, he alternated teams more frequently, and returned to Sparta during the 2006/2007 season, taking part in his third Spartan title. The goalkeeper, nicknamed "Bingo," then worked alternately in the extra-league and the first league, and also attempted a brief engagement in Nuremberg, Germany. During the 2011/2012 season he only started in the first league and after four seasons in Litoměřice, he put an end to his career in 2015.

The former successful goalkeeper remained active in his field of work and became a Goalkeeper Coach. After his first experience in North Bohemia, where he also worked as a General Manager of the club, he returned to Sparta, but this time as a coach. Petr Přikryl eventually worked his way up to the national team training its goalkeepers during the World Championship in Denmark in 2018 and as of the upcoming 2018/2019 extra-league season he is part of Uwe Krupp’s team.


František Ptáček - Fitness Coach

František Ptáček was born on April 4, 1975 in Prague, where he also started his very successful hockey career. The former excellent defense has spent his youth with Sparta, where he eventually experienced the most distinctive and most successful part of his career. The Spartan at heart joined his first team during the 1993/1994 season and has since become a stable member of the A-team. He also played a significant part in the successful Millennium Era when he fought for the gold during the 2000 and 2002 championships. One year later, his first short break with Sparta came as he headed for Karlovy Vary where he was captain and continued to receive an invitation to represent the Czech Republic.

He did not take part of the big tournament, but he did not have to mourn, as he became very successful on the club level. When he returned to Holešovice during the 2005/2006 season, he held the championship title once again at the end of the season. A year later, he led Sparta to the defense of the cup as its captain. During the 2008/2009 season, the journey of František Ptáček and his beloved club parted again as "Ferry" headed to České Budějovice. It was not surprising that he became a leader in southern Bohemia and, just as in Sparta, he even took the role of captain. After the club’s move, he played one season in Hradec Králové and then went to Kometa Brno, where he finished his extra-league career.

During the spring of 2017, after almost two years with the first-league team Kladno, he hung his skates forever, yet he took a last skate with Sparta in January 2018 in his farewell during an extra-league game against Kometa Brno where he appeared for just a few seconds. This rounded his extra-league balance to 1.210 starts, of which 711 were played with Sparta. František Ptáček became one of the extra-league’s legends and remained part of the Prague team after the end of his active career as he first started as a youth coach and leads the A-team as a Fitness Coach in the 2018/2019 pre-season.

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