Holger Nurmela

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Holger Nurmela
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Personal information
Born28 October 1920
Stockholm, Sweden
Died1 March 2005 (aged 84)
Uttran, Sweden
Sport
SportIce hockey
ClubHammarby IF (1938–50, 1955–56)
AIK (1950–52)
Saltsjöbadens IF (1952–55)

Holger Nurmela "Hogge" (28 October 1920 – 1 March 2005) was a Swedish ice hockey left winger. Between 1938 and 1956 he played 112 international games and scored 84 goals. He competed at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1952, finishing fourth in 1948 and 1956. He also won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the world championships.[1][2]

Nurmela won three Swedish titles with Hammarby IF (1942, 1943, 1945) and was the best Swedish scorer in 1949 and 1950. After retiring from competitions he worked as a coach with Hammarby IF.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holger Nurmela. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Holger Nurmela. Swedish Olympic Committee