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Vladimir Kobranov

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    -
  • Weight
    -
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    -
  • Highlights
    1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
    1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
    1-time Czechoslovak Extraliga Champion 1

Political prisoner and member of the golden generation of czechoslovak players, that won World Championship in 1949 and silver medal at Olympic games in 1948. Very good skater, who combined speed and tough playing. His career and life was crushed by communists when he was only 23 years old. Soon before the departure to London for the World championship in 1950, Kobranov and his 12 teammates from national hockey team were arrested by communists. In mendacious political trial they were accused of treason against communism (they thought they want to emigrate), physically tortured and then sentenced from 8 months to 15 years of inprisonment. Vladimir Kobranov was sentenced to 10 years in uranium prisoner camps in Jachymov. After 5 years of torture and humiliation in the "camps of death" he was released. However his health was severely damaged. Although he said he would never play hockey again, few years later he moved from Prague to the more tranquil town of Pardubice. In 1969 he managed to emigrate to Switzerland soon after Czechoslovakia was once again occupied by Soviets. In Switzerland he found a new home and he is still living there. After the fall of Berlin wall, he was inducted to the Czech Hall of Fame. (Jan Jech)

Team Staff profile of Vladimir Kobranov also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1943-44 SK Cernosice Czech2 - - - - - |
1945-46 1. CLTK Praha Czech - 10 - - - |
1946-47 1. CLTK Praha Czech - - - - - |
1947-48 1. CLTK Praha Czech - 20 - - - |
Czechoslovakia OG 1 0 0 0 - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 5 0 - - - |
1948-49 1. CLTK Praha Czech - - - - - |
Czechoslovakia WC 7 6 0 6 - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 22 18 - - - |
1949-50 ATK Praha Czech - 19 - - - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 2 0 - - - |
1950-51 Did not play |
1951-52 Did not play |
1952-53 Did not play |
1953-54 Did not play |
1954-55 Did not play |
1955-56 Did not play |
1956-57 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1957-58 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1958-59 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1959-60 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1960-61 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1961-62 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1962-63 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
1963-64 HC Pardubice Czech - - - - - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1960-61 HC Pardubice Czech Head Coach
1961-62 HC Pardubice Czech Head Coach
1962-63 HC Pardubice Czech Head Coach
1964-65 HC Pardubice Czech Asst. Coach
1965-66 HC Zlin Czech Head Coach
1966-67 HC Zlin Czech Head Coach
1967-68 HC Zlin Czech Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Czech 0 49 0 0 - 0 0 |
Czech2 0 0 0 0 - 0 |
International 29 18 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
OG 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 |
WC 7 6 0 6 0.86 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Czech Republic

Cult/Star player for HC Dynamo Pardubice

Cult/Star player for LTC Praha

International goal statistics:
18 goals in 29 matches

Czechoslovak league goal statistics:
93 goals in 173 matches

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