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Aleksander Kowalski

Full name: Aleksander Marek Kowalski
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 7, 1902 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: April 3, 1940 in Katyn, Smolensk, Russia
Affiliations: AZS Warszawa, Warszawa (POL)
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Ice Hockey

Biography

Aleksander Kowalski competed as a defender at the 1928 and 1932 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournaments. With AZS Warszawa he won five Polish Championships (1927-1931). In his 31 appearances for the national team, Kowalski scored six goals. He competed in two World (1930, 1931) and three separately held European Championships (1926, 1927, 1929). In 1929, he was second with the Polish team and in 1928 won a World Students’ Championship. In 1930 Kowalski played in a European selection against Canada. After his active career, he stayed involved with ice hockey as an official and referee.

Kowalski completed bank training at the School of Economics. Professionally, he then worked as a clerk for the Ministry of Railways and subsequently for the Municipal Savings Bank of Warzsawa. As a lieutenant of the Polish Army Kowalski was taken prisoner by the Russians on 25 September 1939 and was executed in April 1940 as one of about 4,400 Polish officers by the Soviet People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs NKVD in a forest near Katyn. The exact date of his death is not known; the one we use is from the lists of the NKVD. This war crime is known as the Katyn massacre.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Poland POL 8T
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Poland POL 4

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Poland POL Final Standings 8T 1928-02-11 0 0 0
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Poland POL Group B Match #2 1T 1928-02-12 SWE 2, POL 2 0
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Ice Hockey Poland POL Group B Match #3 2 1928-02-13 TCH 3, POL 2 0
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Final Standings 4 1932-02-04 2 0 4
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Round-Robin Match #2 2 1932-02-04 GER 2, POL 1 1 2
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Round-Robin Match #3 2 1932-02-05 USA 4, POL 1 0 2
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Round-Robin Match #5 2 1932-02-07 CAN 9, POL 0 0 0 0
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Round-Robin Match #7 2 1932-02-08 USA 5, POL 0 0 0
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Round-Robin Match #9 2 1932-02-09 CAN 10, POL 0 0 0 0
1932 Winter 29 Lake Placid Ice Hockey Poland POL Round-Robin Match #11 2 1932-02-13 GER 4, POL 1 1 0
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