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Vaclav Rozinak

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    -
  • Weight
    -
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
  • Highlights
    2-time World Championship Gold Medal 2
    1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
    2-time Czechoslovak Extraliga Champion 2

Political prisoner and member of the golden generation of czechoslovak players, that won World Championship in 1947 and 1949 and silver medal at Olympic games in 1948. Along with Vladimir Zabrodsky and Stanislav Konopasek formed the elite formation of LTC Praha and Czechoslovak national team. Great skater with skilled technique. Kind and honest person. His career and life was crushed by communists when he was only 27 years old. His wife with little baby was chased from their flat right after his inprisonement. Soon before the departure to London for the World championship in 1950, Rozinak 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. Vaclav Rozinak 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. He met with his fellow teammates and prisoners Augustin Bubnik, Vladimir Zabrodsky and Stanislav Konopasek in Sparta Praha, but the things were not the same. In 1968 he managed to emigrate to Switzerland soon after Czechoslovakia was once again occupied by Soviets. In 1965 emigratd Vladimir Zabrodsky and in 1969 Vladimir Kobranov. He was living in Switzerland for more than 25 years. He died in Zürich March 1, 1997. (Jan Jech)

Team Staff profile of Vaclav Rozinak also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1939-40 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
1940-41 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
1941-42 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
1942-43 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
1943-44 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
1944-45 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
1945-46 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 1 0 - - - |
1946-47 HC Podoli Czech - - - - - |
Czechoslovakia WC 2 1 0 1 - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 9 9 - - - |
1947-48 LTC Praha Czech - - - - - |
Czechoslovakia OG 7 8 0 8 - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 11 10 - - - |
1948-49 LTC Praha Czech - 10 - - - |
Czechoslovakia WC 6 3 0 3 - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 21 19 - - - |
1949-50 LTC Praha Czech - 15 - - - |
Czechoslovakia (all) International 2 1 - - - |
1955-56 HC Kometa Brno Czech - - - - - |
1956-57 HC Sparta Praha Czech - 10 0 10 - |
1957-58 HC Sparta Praha Czech - 11 0 11 - |
1958-59 HC Sparta Praha Czech - 6 0 6 - |
1959-60 HC Sparta Praha Czech - 5 0 5 - |
1960-61 HC Sparta Praha Czech - 10 0 10 - |
1961-62 HC Sparta Praha Czech 32 4 11 15 - |
1962-63 HC Sparta Praha Czech 20 6 6 12 - |
1963-64 HC Sparta Praha Czech 9 1 0 1 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1970-71 Rapperswil SwissDiv1 Head Coach
1972-73 EHC Bassersdorf SwissDiv2 Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Czech 61 78 17 70 1.15 0 0 |
International 44 39 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
OG 7 8 0 8 1.14 0 |
WC 8 4 0 4 0.50 0 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Czech Republic

Cult/Star player for HC Kometa Brno

Cult/Star player for HC Sparta Praha

Cult/Star player for LTC Praha

International goal statistics:
39 goals in 44 matches

Czechoslovak league goal statistics:
105 goals in 202 matches

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