March 18, 1944 |
Prague, Bohemia and Moravia, Nazi Germany
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||HC Košice
HC Sparta Praha
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
Jiří Holeček (born March 18, 1944) is a Czech professional ice hockey coach and former player. Holeček played in the Czechoslovak Elite League from 1964 to 1979, and on the Czechoslovak national team for many years.
After beginning his career on the Košice team in 1964–65, Holecek played for Sparta Prague from 1965 to 1976 (except 1969–71, when he played for Jihlava). From 1976 to 1979 he played for České Budějovice. Holecek played 488 league games and won six championships, as well as the Czechoslovak Golden Hockey Stick award for the best player in 1974.
He played 164 games for the national team, including ten World Championships (leading the team to gold in 1972, 1976, and 1977), being named the best goaltender five times. He played at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and the 1976 Canada Cup.
- Jiří Holeček profile at Eurohockey.com
- HC Sparta Praha Klub Historie (Czech)
- GOALIE ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL (Czech)
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