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Józef Kurek

Full name: Józef Franciszek Kurek
Nickname(s): Długopis
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: January 2, 1933 in Krynica-Zdrój, Małopolskie, Poland
Died: February 15, 2015
Affiliations: Legia Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Ice Hockey

Biography

One of the all-time top scoring players in the history of the Polish hockey league, winger Józef Kurek was active in the top tier of Polish hockey for 18 seasons. He played for three teams\: KTH/Union Krynica (1948-1954), Gwardia Bydgoszcz (1954-55) and finally Legia Warszawa (1955-1969). With the latter team he won all of his seven championships, while placing runner-up five more times. Kurek was a fixture on the Polish national team, playing in two Olympics as well as four A-level World Championships. After his playing career, he took up coaching, initially as the assistant coach of the national team, and from 1975-77 as the head coach. He also coached numerous club teams, mostly in Poland, but also in Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Poland POL 8
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Poland POL 9

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Poland POL Final Standings 8 1956-01-26 3 0 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Poland POL Consolation Round Match #3 1 1956-02-01 POL 6, SUI 2 0 1 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Poland POL Consolation Round Match #5 1 1956-02-02 POL 4, AUT 3 2 0 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Poland POL Consolation Round Match #6 2 1956-02-03 ITA 5, POL 2 1 0 0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Poland POL Group B Match #3 2 1956-01-29 TCH 8, POL 3 0 0 2
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Poland POL Group B Match #2 2 1956-01-28 USA 4, POL 0 0 0 0
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Poland POL Final Standings 9 1964-01-27 1 0 0
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Poland POL Consolation Round Match #1 1 1964-01-30 POL 6, ROU 1 1 0 0
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Poland POL Consolation Round Match #11 1 1964-02-03 POL 6, HUN 2 0
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Poland POL Consolation Round Match #19 2 1964-02-06 JPN 4, POL 3 0
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Poland POL Qualifying Round Match #7 2 1964-01-28 GER 2, POL 1 0
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