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Cebrian, Fernando (- )
International Career : Played for Spain (Junior) in 1982.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) silver in 1982.
Honours : Won European Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award in 1982 (Pool C).
Cech, Martin (1976-2007)
Born in Havlikuv Brod, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia. Defenceman. Died in a car crash shortly before the start of the 2007-08 season in which he was due to continue his career with HC Pardubice.
Club Career : Played for HC Plzen 1996-01, JYP 2001-02, Pelicans Lahti & HC Kladno 2002-03, Pelicans Lahti & Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2003-04, Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2004-05, Sibir Novosibirsk & Salavat Yulayev Ufa 2005-06 and HC Pardubice 2006-07.
Cechmanek, Roman (1971- )
Born in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia. Netminder. Philadelphia Flyers 3rd pick (171st overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Czech Republic in the 1996, 1999 & 2000 World Championships, the 1998 & 2002 Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for HC Petra Vsetin 1995-00, Philadelphia Flyers & Philadelphia Phantoms 2000-01 and Philadelphia Flyers 2001- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1996, 1999 & 2000.
Won Olympic gold in 1998.
Won World Cup of Hockey bronze in 2004.
Honours : Won the William M Jennings Trophy 2002-03 ( tied with Martin Brodeur/Robert Esche
NHL All-Star Second Team
goalie 2000-01.
NHL World All-Stars Roster 2001.
Cecil, Brittanie (1988-2002)
Born in Ohio, USA. A thirteen year old fan who was tragically killed after being hit by the puck at a Columbus Blue Jackets v Calgary Flames game, on 16th March 2002, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Her death on the 18th March 2002, led to the NHL mandating the use of netting at the end of rinks from the 2002-03.
Ceder, Susanne (- )
International Career : Played for Sweden (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Cellular One Ice Den
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Known as the America West Arena.
Home ice for : Phoenix Coyotes
Capacity :
Ice pad size : 
Ceman, Dan (- )
Club Career : Played for Sheffield Steelers 1999-00 and Bracknell Bees 2000- .
Medals : Won the Challenge Cup in 2000.
Centennial Civic Centre
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. 
Home ice for : Swift Current Broncos
Capacity : 
Ice pad size : 
Centennial Cup
Following the designation of Major Junior and Junior 'A' hockey by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, Junior 'A' clubs were no longer eligible to compete for the Memorial Cup - so a new trophy, the Centennial Cup, was created for Canada's Junior 'A' National Champion. It was first awarded at the end of the 1970-71 season and was awarded annually until the end of the 1994-95 season, when it was replaced by the Royal Bank Cup.

1970-71 : Red Deer Rustlers 
1971-72 : Guelph CMCs 
1972-73 : Portage Terriers 
1973-74 : Selkirk Steelers 
1974-75 : Spruce Grove Mets 
1975-76 : Rockland Nationals 
1976-77 : Prince Albert Raiders 
1977-78 : Guelph Holoday Platers 
1978-79 : Prince Albert Raiders 
1979-80 : Red Deer Rustlers 
1980-81 : Prince Albert Raiders 
1981-82 : Prince Albert Raiders
1982-83 : North York Rangers 
1983-84 : Weyburn Red Wings 
1984-85 : Orillia Travelways
1985-86 : Penticton Knights 
1986-87 : Richmond Sockeyes 
1987-88 : Notre Dame Hounds 
1988-89 : Thunder Bay Flyers 
1989-90 : Vernon Lakers 
1990-91 : Vernon Lakers 
1991-92 : Thunder Bay Flyers
1992-93 : Kelowna Spartans
1993-94 : Olds Grizzlys
1994-95 : Calgary Canucks
See Centre
Central Alberta Hockey League
Operated 1955-64. Referred to as the CAHL.
Central Canada Senior Hockey League
Operated 1977-78. Referred to as the CCSHL.
Central Coast Cyclones [web site]
Logo © Central Coast Cyclones
Erina, New South Wales, Australia. In house hockey club.
Home ice : Erina Ice Arena
Team colours : blue & yellow
Central Coast Rhinos [web site]
Logo © Central Coast Rhinos
Erina, New South Wales, Australia. Founded in 2005. Played in the Australian Ice Hockey League 2005- . 
Home ice : Erina Ice Arena
Team colours : red, white, grey & black
General manager : Jeff Taylor
Head coach : Graham Homann
Central Collegiate Hockey Association
Referred to as the CCHA.
Central Division
i. One of the divisions of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.  Teams in this division in 1998-99 were Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators and St Louis Blues.
One of the divisions of the Eastern Conference of the International Hockey League. Teams in this division in 1997-98 were Cincinnati Cyclones, Cleveland Lumberjacks, Fort Wayne Komets, Indianapolis Ice and Michigan K-Wings.
A division of the Western Professional Hockey League.  In 1998-99 the teams in the division were the Austin Ice Bats, the Corpus Christi Ice Rays, the Central Texas Stampede, the Fort Worth Brahmas and the Waco Wizards.
iv. One of three divisions of the Western Hockey League. It comprised five teams in the 1998-99 season - Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Ice, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Medicine Hat Tigers and Red Deer Rebels.
v. A division of the Russian First League. In 1999-2000 the teams in the division were Izhorets St Petersburg, MGU Moscow, Olimpia Kirovo-Chepetsk, Polyot Rybinsk, Technolog Uchta and the reserve teams : Dizelist-2 Penza, HC Lipetsk-2, Severstal-2 Cherepovets, SKA-2 St Petersburg, Torpedo-2 Nizhni Novgorod, HC Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl and HC Voronezh-2
Central Hockey League (1925-41)

Referred to as the CHL. Minor league professional hockey in the USA. Founded in 1925. This first version of the Central Hockey League operated between 1925 and 1941.
Central Hockey League (1951-60)
A senior amateur league 1951-1960.
Central Hockey League (1963-84)

Referred to as the CHL. Minor league professional hockey in the USA.  Founded in 1963. The league was known as the Central Professional Hockey League (CPHL) between 1963-69 and simply as the Central Hockey League from the 1969-70 season. The first president of the league was Jack Adams. The original members of the league were the Omaha Knights, Minneapolis Bruins, St Paul Rangers, St Louis Braves and Cincinnati Wings (the Cincinnati franchise started in Indianapolis and moved to Cincinnati following an explosion in the Indianapolis stadium three weeks into the first season). By the 1972-73 season the league only had four teams and played an inter-locking schedule with the Western Hockey League. From that low point, the league grew to 10 teams in the 1979-80 season but ceased operations after the 1983-84 season.
Presidents : 
Jack Adams 1963-68
Joseph C Kane
Emory D Jones
Max McNab
Norman 'Bud' Poile 1976-83
Ray Miron
Ray Compton
Central Hockey League (1992- )
Logo © Central Hockey League

Referred to as the CHL. Minor league professional hockey in the USA. Headquarters originally Indianapolis, Indiana but moved in 2001 to Phoenix, Arizona. Founded for the 1992-93 season. Players who are successful in the Central Hockey League could move up to play in the American Hockey League and eventually the National Hockey League. The league merged, under the Central Hockey League title, with the Western Professional Hockey League after the 2000-01 season. The regular season winners are awarded the Adams Cup and the play-off champions are awarded the Ray Miron Cup (from 1993 to 1999 the play-off winners were awarded the William Levins Trophy).

The league started with six teams in one division. Prior to the merger of the CHL & WPHL, the CHL had 11 teams and the WPHL had 13 teams. The first combined season, 2001-02, saw the league operate four divisions in two conferences, with a total of 16 teams.
Presidents : 
N Thomas Berry Jr
Brad Treliving
Central Hockey League Defenceman of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the best defenceman in the Central Hockey League (1992- ). The winner of the trophy is selected by the CHL coaches.  First presented in the 1992-93 season.
Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the goaltender with the lowest goals-against average over the course of the Central Hockey League (1992- ) regular season. First presented in the 1992-93 season.
Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the rookie of the year in the Central Hockey League (1992- ). Selected by the players. First presented in the 1992-93 season.
Central Junior A Hockey League (CJHL)
Central Maine Youth Center
Lewiston, Maine, USA.  
Home ice for : Maine Nordiques
Capacity : 2,801
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Central Professional Hockey League
The name given to the Central Hockey League between 1963-69.
Central Senior Hockey League
Referred to as the CSrHL.
Central Scotland Ice Rink
Perth, Scotland. 
Home ice for : Perth Panthers & Perth Blackhawks
Capacity :
Ice pad size : 175 feet x 97 feet
Central States Hockey League (CSHL) [web site]
Logo © Central States Hockey League
Lorain, Ohio, USA. Junior B league. 

2004-05 : Chicago Force, Cincinnati Cobras, Cleveland Junior Lumberjacks, Columbus Junior B Blue Jackets, Flint Junior Generals, Grand Rapids Junior Owls, Metro Jets, Michigan Ice Dogs, Motor City Chiefs, Peoria Mustangs, Quad City Express, St Louis Junior Blues and Toledo Cherokee.
Central Texas Stampede [web site]
Logo © Central Texas Stampede
Belton, Texas, USA. Founded in 1996 as a founder member of the Western Professional Hockey League. Played in the Western Professional Hockey League 1996-01. The team folded on the 7th January 2001.
Home ice : Bell County Exposition Center
Team colours : 
Head coach :
Bob Bourne 1996-97, Lee Norwood 1997-98, Glen Williamson 1998-99, Todd Lalonde 1999-01
Honours : Won the Governor's Cup in 1999-00.
Teams normally play with three forwards - two wing men and a centre man, known as the Centre. He takes face-offs and is regarded as the play maker. 
Centre 200
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Home ice for : Cape Breton
Capacity :
Ice pad size :
Centre Face-off Circle
The circle in the centre of the ice which is used for the opening face-off of each period of play, every face-off after a goal and if the officials make an incorrect call.
Centre Line
A red line runs across the rink to divide the surface into two equal parts.
Centre Man
 See Centre
Centre Molson
Montreal, Québec, Canada. Built in 1996.
Home ice for : Montreal Canadiens
Capacity : 21,273 seats
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Centrum Arena
Ayr, Strathclyde, Scotland. Opened 25th August 1996.
Home ice for : Ayr Scottish Eagles
Capacity : 2,745 seats
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 103 feet
Century Arena
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Home ice for : Winnipeg South Blues
Capacity : 750
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
CenturyTel Center
Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. 
Home ice for : Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Capacity : 12,307
Ice pad size :  
Cerar, Matevz (1974- )
International Career : Played for Slovenia in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Cercle des Patineurs de Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 1905.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
Cercle des Patineurs Ličgois
Cercle des Patineurs Unis
Home ice : 
Team colours :
Honours :
Won the Belgian Championship in 1946.
Cercle des Sports d'Hiver de Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 1934.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
Honours :
Won the Belgian Championship in 1937 & 1939.
Cergy-Pontoise (HC Cergy-Pontoise) [web site
Cergy-Pontoise, Ile-de-France, France. Play in Nationale 1 of the French league.  Known as Les Jokers.
Home ice : 
Team colours : Green, Red and White
Cernik, Frantisek (- )
International Career : General Manager of Czech Republic at the 2001 World Championships.
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 2001 (general manager).
Cerný, Frantisek (- )
Club Career : Played for Skoda Plzen.
Ceska Pojistovna Cup
Annual tournament in the Czech Republic. Formerly known as the Pragobanka Cup. Formed part of the 1998-99 Euro Hockey Tour. The Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden contested the cup in the Czech Republic during September 1998.
Ceské Budejovice (HC Ceské Budejovice)
Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic. Founded in 1928 as AC Stadion.  Name changed in 1948 to Sokol Stadion, in 1949 to ZSJ OD, in 1950 to SKP, in 1952 to Slavoj, in 1965 to Motor Ceské Budejovice and in 1992 to HC Ceské Budejovice. Played in the European Hockey League in 1996-97.
Home ice : Zimni Stadion
Team colours : White, blue and red.
Honours : Won the Czechoslovakian Championship in 1951.

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