Full name: FrantiÅ¡ek ÄernÃk
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: June 3, 1953 in NovÃ½ JicÃn, MoravskoslezskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: HC VÃtkovice Steel, Ostrava (CZE)
Sport: Ice Hockey
Related Olympians: Father-in-law of Pavel Kubina.
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com
FrantiÅ¡ek ÄernÃk was a right winger who played for 18 years in European leagues, mostly in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, but with brief forays to Germany and Austria, and one year in the National Hockey League (NHL). In Czechoslovakia he played for various teams â starting with VZKG Ostrava, but later playing with HC Dukla Jihlava and VÃtkovice TJ, with whom he played from 1979-84. In 1984-85 he played 49 games with the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL. He had first been signed as a free agent by the QuÃ©bec Nordiques in 1979, but never played for them, and Detroit signed him again as a free agent in 1983. After his NHL season, ÄernÃk returned to Europe and played one season with ESV Kaufbeuren in Germany, and then two seasons in Austria, one each with VEU Feldkirch and EC Graz, retiring after the 1987-88 season. ÄernÃk later became a hockey manager, being named general manager of VÃtkovice in 2007.
ÄernÃkâs international playing career began at the 1977 European Junior Championships. In addition to his one Olympic appearance, he played for Czechoslovakia at the World Championships in 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, and 1983, winning a gold medal in 1976, silver medals in 1978, 1982, and 1983, and a bronze medal in 1981. He was on two Canada Cup teams, helping Czechoslovakia to a runner-up finish in 1976 and also playing in 1981. ÄernÃk also played at the 1981 Spengler Cup with VÃtkovice TJ.
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Men's Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||2||Silver|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Final Standings||2||1984-02-07||3||0||4|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Final Round||Match #1||1||1984-02-17||TCH 2, SWE 0||0||0||0|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Final Round||Match #4||2||1984-02-19||URS 2, TCH 0||0||0||0|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #3||1||1984-02-07||TCH 10, NOR 4||0||0||0|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #5||1||1984-02-09||TCH 4, USA 1||0||0||0|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #7||1||1984-02-11||TCH 13, AUT 0||1||0||0|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #12||1||1984-02-13||TCH 7, FIN 2||2||0||2|
|1984 Winter||30||Sarajevo||Ice Hockey||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Group B||Match #15||1||1984-02-15||TCH 4, CAN 0||0||0||2|