Ivan Hlinka

Ivan Hlinka

Birth
Most, Okres Most, Ústecký (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic
Death 16 Aug 2004 (aged 54)
Karlovy Vary, Okres Karlovy Vary, Karlovarský (Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic
Burial Litvinov, Okres Most, Ústecký (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic
Memorial ID 9327595 · View Source
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Renowned Hockey Player and Coach. As a player, he won the Hockey World Championships with Czechoslovakia in 1972, 1976 and 1977. He is concidered one of the greatest players in the Czech hockey history, and was appointed "Hockey Legend of the Czech Republic". He also played for Vancouver canucks 1981-1983. After his successful hockey career, he started a new one, as a coach. He became the first European to coach a NHL-team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He led the Czech Republic Team to win the Olympics in Nagano 1998.

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
  • Added: 16 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9327595
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ivan Hlinka (26 Jan 1950–16 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9327595, citing Hřbitov Litvínov, Litvinov, Okres Most, Ústecký (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .