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Miroslav Vlach

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMiroslav•Vlach
Used nameMiroslav•Vlach
Born19 October 1935 in Český Těšín (CZE)
Died8 December 2001 in Ostrava (CZE)
Measurements170 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsTJ Vítkovice, Ostrava (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Miroslav Vlach was a left wing who spent most of his high-level career with HC Vítkovice in the Czechoslovakian league, playing with them from 1956-67, before finishing his career with two seasons with Innsbrucker EV in Austria, retiring in 1970. He later was head coach of Vítkovice TJ from 1972-74. Internationally Vlach played at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1964. He played at four World Championships, winning a silver medal in 1961 and bronze medals in 1957, 1959, and 1963. In both 1961 and 1963 Vlach was named to the All-Star team at the Worlds. His cousin, Rostislav Vlach, had a long career in the Czech leagues, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, but never played in North America.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Miroslav Vlach
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 4
1964 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Miroslav Vlach
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

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