Jaroslav Pitner

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Jaroslav Pitner (c. 1926–2009) was a Czech ice hockey coach nicknamed the "General of Ice Hockey".[1]

Pitner led the Czechoslovakian national team to key victories over the Soviet team in 1969, a year after the Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Under his leadership, the team also won the world title in 1972, as well as a silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics and a bronze at the 1972 games.