17 May 1931|
Moscow, Russian SFSR,
|Died||May 15, 2000
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Krylya Sovetov Moscow|
|National team||Soviet Union|
Alfred Iosifovich Kuchevsky (Russian: Альфред Иосифович Кучевский; 17 May 1931 – 15 May 2000) was a Soviet professional ice hockey defenseman. He played for the HC Krylya Sovetov Moscow of the Soviet Championship League and represented the Soviet Union national ice hockey team in international competitions. Olympic champion 1956, bronze 1960. World champion 1954, silver in 1955 and 1958.
He attended Moscow School No. 429.
While playing for the Krylya Sovetov Moscow in 1949–61, he won the USSR Cup in 1951, was a runner-up twice (1952, 1954), and became the national ice hockey champion in 1957, earning silver three times (1955, 1956, 1958), and bronze five times (1950, 1951, 1954, 1959, 1960). He played 240 matches at the USSR championships, scored 37 goals.
After finishing his career as player, he worked at the Krylya Sovetov Moscow until 1972, starting as an assistant coach at his hockey club for four seasons, then managing a sports school. At one time, he served as a hockey referee and sports journalist. Following his complete retirement from hockey, he was responsible for organizing the first sports lotteries in the Soviet Union.
In 1954, he was awarded the title Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in ice hockey, which holders are unofficially known as inductees of the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame.
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