Viktor Zinger

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Viktor Aleksandrovich Zinger (October 29, 1941 — September 24, 2013)[1] was an ice hockey player who played goaltender in the Soviet Ice Hockey League. He played for HC Spartak Moscow. He also played for the Soviet National team, often as a backup to Victor Konovalenko. In 1969 he was the main goalkeeper of the Soviet National team which won the World Championship in Sweden. He also toured Canada on numerous occasions as a member of a Moscow Selects team that played the Canadian National team and various club teams. Zinger was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967.

Zinger was a member of the Soviet team which won the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. He was also five-time world champion and three-time USSR champion with his club Spartak Moscow (1967,1969,1976). In 1971 he was a member of HC Spartak Moscow which won the Cup of the Soviet Union, it was his brilliant play in the final against Dinamo Moscow that brought this win.

He died, aged 71, in Moscow, Russia


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