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Karel Hromádka

Full name: Karel František Jiří Hromádka
Other name(s): Charles Hromadka
Gender: Male
Born: May 23, 1905 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: March 30, 1978 in Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Affiliations: LTC Praha, Praha (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Ice Hockey

Biography

Karel Hromádka started his ice hockey career playing for HOVS Praha. He had his first appearance in the senior team of the club in 1924. Three years later he moved to the top club LTC Praha. Together with [Josef Maleček] and [Jirí Tožicka], Hromádka formed the legendary line that led the club to five consecutive national titles from 1931-35. With him, LTC won the prestigious Spengler Cup three times, in 1929, 1930 and 1932. In 1941 he joined SK Podolí, where he finished his career in the following year, but he stayed with the club as a coach until 1948. Internationally, the 1928 Olympic Winter Games marked his first appearance. He competed in two European Championships (1929, 1932), winning the title in 1929. He also took part in five World Championships (1930-31, 1933-35), with his best result a bronze medal in 1933. The 1936 Olympic Winter Games were his last international tournament. He played a total of 54 international matches scoring 16 goals. When the Communists took over in Czechoslovakia in 1948, Hromádka emigrated to the United States. He was also an excellent football (soccer) player.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 5T
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 4

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 5T 1928-02-11 1 0 0
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group B Match #1 2 1928-02-11 SWE 3, TCH 0 0
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group B Match #3 1 1928-02-13 TCH 3, POL 2 1
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 4 1936-02-06 0 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group B Match #1 2 1936-02-11 USA 2, TCH 0 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group B Match #3 1 1936-02-12 TCH 4, SWE 1 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #3 1 1936-02-07 TCH 5, BEL 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #5 1 1936-02-08 TCH 3, HUN 0 0
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Group C Match #6 1 1936-02-09 TCH 2, FRA 0 0
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