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Yevgeny Yorkin

Full name: Yevgeny Mikhaylovich Yorkin
Original name: Евгений Михайлович Ёркин
Gender: Male
Born: August 23, 1932 in Noginsk, Moskva, Russia
Died: 1994
Affiliations: Krylya Sovetov Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Throughout his career with the Soviet national team, from 1957-60, Yevgeny Yorkin was never considered the top Soviet goaltender, but was always a back-up to Nikolay Puchkov. When Puchkov decided to retire from the Soviet national team after the 1960 Winter Olympics, Yorkin followed him. Although Yorkin played only 22 games with the Soviet national team, he was always allowed to play one match in every major tournament and so, besides his Olympic bronze, Yorkin won three silvers (1957-59) and one bronze (1960) at the World Championships and three golds (1958-60) and one silver (1957) at the European Championships.

Domestically Yorkin began to play hockey in 1949 in Elektrostal, where he played with three local clubs Khimik, Dvorets Kultury imeny Karl Marksa, and Elektrostal until he switched to Krylya Sovetov Moskva in 1957. He played with Krylya Sovetov until 1964 and then played with Torpedo Podolsk until his retirement from hockey in 1972. Yorkin never won a Soviet title, but was once a runner-up (1958) and won two bronzes (1959, 1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM S S%
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 1960-02-19 0 0 0 40 90.9%
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #7 1 1960-02-25 URS 7, GER 1 0 0 0 12 92.3%
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Group B Match #1 1 1960-02-19 URS 8, GER 0 0 0 0 18 100.0%
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Group B Match #2 1 1960-02-20 URS 8, FIN 4 0 0 0 10 76.9%