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Miroslav Kluc

Full name: Miroslav Kluc
Gender: Male
Born: December 1, 1922 in Nešuchyně, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: December 4, 2012 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Affiliations: KLH Chomutov, Chomutov (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Ice Hockey

Biography

Already he began playing in the late thirties it was not until the resumption of Czechoslovakian ice hockey following World War 2 that Miroslav Kluc made his league debut ,by which time he was already 26. He spent a decade at the Chomutov club and was reported to have scored over 1100 goals for them with 226 coming in the 1949-50 season alone. Kluc was the league’s top scorer in 4 seasons between 1951 and 1956. Despite this goalscoring record he only appeared in two major tournaments, the 1953 World Championships and the 1956 Winter Olympics, and failed to win a medal at either. He certainly would have won a medal, possible gold, in 1953 but Czechoslovakia withdrew halfway through the tournament due to the death of their President. He rounded off his playing career as player-coach with CHZ Litvinov before concentrating solely on coaching, firstly by returning to Chomutov then in Switzerland and Yugoslavia. He won three titles in a row with Olimpija Ljubljana in Yugoslavia whilst simultaneously managing the Yugoslav national team. Kluc was elected to the Czech hockey hall of fame in 2011.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 5

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 5 1956-01-26 2 0 0
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #7 2 1956-02-02 URS 7, TCH 4 0 0 0
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #12 1 1956-02-03 TCH 9, GER 3 2 1 0
1956 Winter 33 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group B Match #3 1 1956-01-29 TCH 8, POL 3 0 0 2
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