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Steve Tikal

Full name: Zdeněk "Steve" Tikal
Gender: Male
Born: April 3, 1929 in Včelná, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: November 20, 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Affiliations: Hakoah IHC, Melbourne (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Ice Hockey

Related Olympians: Twin brother of František Tikal.

Biography

The 1960 Olympics were special for Steve Tikal, as it was the first time in 12 years that he met his brother [František]. In 1948, Zdeněk had fled to Australia with their father after the Communists rose to power in Czechoslovakia. Zdeněk, now calling himself "Steve", was on the Australian team that was trounced by František's team, 18-1. The 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics were Steve's only major international, and it did not last long as he either broke his collarbone or separated his shoulder (reports unclear) in the only game he played. A forward, he played for Melbourne Demons IHC from 1950-53, then was with Melbourne Pirates IHC in 1956-57, and played with Melbourne Hakoah IHC from 1959-63.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Australia AUS 9

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Australia AUS Final Standings 9 1960-02-19 0 0 0
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Australia AUS Group C Match #2 2 1960-02-20 TCH 18, AUS 1 0 0 0
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