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Miroslav Sláma

Full name: Miroslav Sláma
Other name(s): Michael Slama
Gender: Male
Born: February 17, 1917 in Třebíč, Vysočina, Czech Republic
Died: November 30, 2008 in Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Affiliations: ČLTK Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Miroslav Sláma played for Charles University (Prague) while a law student, and joined ČLTK during World War II. Initially a forward, he switched to defense, but remained a frequent scorer. After trying to help a friend's mother, Sláma was briefly imprisoned in the concentration camp at Terezin (Theresienstadt), but returned to ice hockey after the camp was liberated by the Soviets in May 1945. ČLTK was one of the top Czechoslovakian teams in that era, finishing second in the championships from 1946 through 1948. As a member of the Czechoslovakian national team, Sláma won the country's first World Championship title in 1947, without Canada competing, however. At the 1948 Olympics, Canada did play, and they defeated Sláma and Czechoslovakia only on goal difference. After the Soviets rose to power later that year, Sláma and his teammate Oldřich Zábrodský defected to Switzerland during a tournament in Davos. Sláma stayed there as a coach and player, before moving on to the United States in 1953, where he worked as a library administrator.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 2 1948-01-30 5 0 2
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #3 1 1948-01-30 TCH 22, ITA 3 3 0
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #6 1 1948-01-31 TCH 6, SWE 3 0 0
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #25 1T 1948-02-06 TCH 0, CAN 0 0 0 2
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Round-Robin Match #30 1 1948-02-07 TCH 7, SUI 1 0 0
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