Nikolay Epshtein

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Nikolay Epshtein
Born Nikolay Semenovich Epshtein
December 27, 1919
Kolomna, Russia
Died August 27, 2005
Selyatino, Russia
Ethnicity Jewish
Citizenship Russian
Occupation Ice hockey coach

Nikolay Semenovich Epshtein (December 27, 1919 – August 27, 2005) was a Soviet ice hockey coach.

Early life[edit]

Epshtein, who was Jewish, was born in Kolomna, Russia.[1][2]

Ice hockey coaching career[edit]

He coached from 1953 to 1975 in the Soviet National League, he was head coach of “Chimik” in Voskresensk, Russia.[1][3][4]

He was also head coach of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and the Soviet Junior National Team that won a European Championship.[1][5][6]

He died from Alzheimers.[4]

Halls of Fame[edit]

He was an inaugural inductees to the Russian Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.[1] He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Nikolay Epshtein". Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hiring Kuperman Paying Off for Jets". The Jewish Post & News. February 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2011.  |author=n
  3. ^ "The Soviets Have Their Stars, Too". The Windsor Star. May 13, 1975. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "2005 Hockey Deaths". Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Universal Game". The Leader-Post. October 23, 1969. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The U.S. National Hockey Team didn't score many goals". January 16, 1961. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 

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