List of Olympic men's ice hockey players for Poland

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Eleven men, dressed in sweaters and skates while holding ice hockey sticks, stand on ice outdoors, with a large building in the background.
The Polish national team at the 1928 Winter Olympics; this marked their Olympic debut.

Men's ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920. The men's tournament was introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1920 Summer Olympics, and made a permanent sport when the Winter Olympics began in 1924.[1] The Polish national team has participated in thirteen tournaments, first in 1928 and most recently in 1992. A total of 18 goaltenders and 136 skaters have represented Poland at the Olympics.

Poland has never finished higher than fourth at the Olympics, which they achieved at the 1932 Winter Olympics, when only four teams participated. Their lowest finish was eleventh, of twelve teams, in 1992. Since 1992, Poland has not participated in the Olympics, though the team has played in Olympic qualifying tournaments.[2][3][4]

The Olympic Games were originally intended for amateur athletes, so the players of the National Hockey League (NHL) and other professional leagues were not allowed to compete.[5] The countries that benefited most were the Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe, where top athletes were state-sponsored while retaining their status as amateurs.[6] In 1986, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to allow all athletes to compete in Olympic Games, starting in 1988.[7]

Hilary Skarżyński has scored the most goals, with nine, while Andrzej Fonfara and Andrzej Zabawa have had the most assists, with seven each. Zabawa and Wiesław Jobczyk have each recorded fourteen points, the most of any Polish player. Henryk Gruth and Jerzy Potz have competed in the most Olympics, having taken part in four tournaments, while Gruth has played the most games of any skater, with twenty-four. Władysław Pabisz has won the most games for Poland, with five, while Gabriel Samolej and Józef Stogowski have each played in ten games, the most of any goaltender. Gruth is the only Polish player to be inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.[8]

Key[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Goaltenders
Player Olympics Tournament(s) GP W L T Min SO GA GAA Ref(s)
Marek Batkiewicz 1 1992 4 0 1 0 181 0 13 4.30 [9]
Jan Hampel 1 1952 3 0 2 0 70 0 15 12.86 [10]
Andrzej Hanisz 1 1988 2 0 1 1 80 0 5 3.75 [10]
Mariusz Kieca 1 1992 3 0 3 0 160 0 13 4.87 [11]
Edward Kocząb 1 1956 4 1 3 0 240 0 19 4.75 [11]
Walery Kosyl 2 1972, 1976 8 0 7 0 420 0 47 6.71 [12]
Franciszek Kukla 1 1988 1 0 1 0 40 0 3 4.50 [12]
Paweł Łukaszka 1 1980 2 0 2 0 66 0 7 6.33 [13]
Jan Maciejko 1 1948 3 0 2 0 140 0 35 15.02 [13]
Włodzimierz Olszewski 1 1984 6 1 4 0 280 0 32 6.86 [14]
Władysław Pabisz 2 1956, 1964 6 5 1 0 360 1 17 2.83 [14]
Henryk Przeździecki 2 1936, 1948 6 3 3 0 325 0 42 7.75 [15]
Gabriel Samolej 3 1984, 1988, 1992 10 1 4 1 398 0 32 4.83 [16]
Józef Stogowski 3 1928, 1932, 1936 10 0 9 1 450 0 49 6.53 [17]
Stanisław Szlendak 1 1952 8 2 3 1 410 0 41 6.00 [18]
Andrzej Tkacz 2 1972, 1976 3 0 2 0 120 0 29 14.50 [18]
Józef Wiśniewski 1 1964 2 2 0 0 120 0 3 1.50 [19]
Henryk Wojtynek 1 1980 5 2 1 0 234 0 16 4.10 [19]

Skaters[edit]

A profile shot of a young man, from the shoulders up.
Tadeusz Adamowski captained Poland at the 1928 Winter Olympics, Poland's first Olympic tournament.
A man stands outside in skates, wearing a sweater with a team logo on it, and wears gloves and holds an ice hockey stick.
Michał Antuszewicz played two games at the 1952 Winter Olympics.
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Mariusz Czerkawski recorded one assist at the 1992 Winter Olympics, the most recent Olympic tournament for Poland.
A profile shot of a young man from the shoulders up, wearing a suit and tie.
Aleksander Kowalski played in the 1928 and 1932 Winter Olympics, scoring two goals in eight games.
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Władysław Król played three games at the 1936 Winter Olympics.
A young man visible from the chest up, looking to his left, and wearing a suit and tie
Witalis Ludwiczak represented Poland at both the 1932 and 1936 Winter Olympics.
A photo of a young man wearing a sweater with the Polish eagle on the chest
Roman Sabiński played in all six games at the 1932 Winter Olympics.
A male ice hockey player poses for a photo, visible from the knees up. He is dressed in ice hockey gear, wearing the national jersey of Poland, and while his helmet is on, he holds his gloves.
Andrzej Świątek scored one goal at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
A young man wears the Polish national ice hockey team jersey while posing casually outside for a photo.
Wojciech Tkacz recorded one assist in seven games at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Skaters
Player Olympics Tournament(s) GP G A P PIM Notes Ref(s)
Janusz Adamiec 3 1984, 1988, 1992 19 2 1 3 0 [20]
Tadeusz Adamowski 1 1928 2 1 0 1 0 Team captain (1928)[2] [20]
Michał Antuszewicz 1 1952 2 0 0 0 0 [21]
Józef Batkiewicz 1 1972 5 0 1 1 2 [22]
Krzysztof Birula-Białynicki 1 1972 4 0 1 1 0 [23]
Henryk Bromowicz 3 1948, 1952, 1956 20 1 0 1 0 [24]
Kazimierz Bryniarski 1 1956 5 3 0 3 0 [25]
Krzysztof Bujar 1 1992 7 0 1 1 2 [25]
Mieczysław Burda 1 1948 8 0 0 0 0 [25]
Mieczysław Chmura 1 1956 5 1 0 1 14 [26]
Kazimierz Chodakowski 2 1952, 1956 13 3 0 3 6 [26]
Marek Cholewa 3 1984, 1988, 1992 19 0 3 3 8 [26]
Andrzej Chowaniec 1 1984 6 1 0 1 2 [27]
Stefan Chowaniec 3 1972, 1976, 1980 11 1 3 4 6 Team captain (1980)[2] [27]
Jerzy Christ 2 1984, 1988 12 7 3 10 2 [27]
Mirosław Copija 1 1988 5 0 1 1 4 [28]
Stefan Csorich 2 1948, 1952 15 6 4 10 0 [29]
Ludwik Czachowski 1 1972 5 0 0 0 2 Team captain (1972)[2] [29]
Rudolf Czech 2 1952, 1956 12 0 0 0 0 [30]
Mariusz Czerkawski 1 1992 5 0 1 1 4 [30]
Bogdan Dziubiński 1 1980 5 1 1 2 0 [31]
Marian Feter 1 1972 2 0 0 0 16 [32]
Andrzej Fonfara 1 1964 7 5 7 12 4 [33]
Stanisław Fryźlewicz 1 1972 5 0 0 0 0 [34]
Alfred Gansiniec 2 1948, 1952 13 7 0 7 0 [35]
Dariusz Garbocz 1 1992 7 0 1 1 6 [35]
Zygmunt Ginter 1 1948 2 0 0 0 0 [36]
Feliks Góralczyk 1 1972 5 2 0 2 0 [37]
Robert Góralczyk 2 1972, 1976 7 0 0 0 0 Team captain (1976)[2] [37]
Bronisław Gosztyła 2 1956, 1964 12 7 6 13 4 [37]
Henryk Gruth 4 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 24 0 5 5 6 Team captain (1984, 1988, 1992)[2]
IIHFHOF (2006)[8]
[38]
Andrzej Hachuła 1 1984 6 0 2 2 0 [39]
Janusz Hajnos 1 1992 6 2 1 3 0 [39]
Henryk Handy 1 1964 6 1 0 1 0 [40]
Marian Herda 1 1956 2 0 0 0 2 [41]
Andrzej Iskrzycki 1 1976 4 0 0 0 2 [42]
Leszek Jachna 3 1980, 1984, 1988 17 0 0 0 10 [43]
Kordian Jajszczok 1 1976 4 0 1 1 2 [43]
Andrzej Jańczy 1 1980 5 0 0 0 2 [43]
Szymon Janiczko 1 1956 5 1 0 1 2 [43]
Henryk Janiszewski 1 1980 5 1 2 3 2 [43]
Tomasz Jasiński 1 1948 6 0 0 0 0 [44]
Mieczysław Jaskierski 1 1976 3 0 0 0 4 [44]
Marian Jeżak 1 1952 8 3 1 4 0 [45]
Wiesław Jobczyk 3 1976, 1980, 1984 15 8 6 14 10 [45]
Kazimierz Jurek 1 1992 7 1 1 2 2 [46]
Tadeusz Kacik 1 1972 5 1 1 2 2 [46]
Andrzej Kądziołka 2 1988, 1992 13 1 2 3 8 [47]
Marian Kajzerek 1 1972 4 0 0 0 0 [47]
Mieczysław Kasprzycki 2 1936, 1948 7 0 0 0 0 [48]
Tadeusz Kilanowicz 1 1964 7 4 2 6 2 [49]
Waldemar Klisiak 1 1992 6 1 0 1 12 [50]
Stanisław Klocek 2 1980, 1984 11 2 2 4 6 [50]
Leszek Kokoszka 2 1976, 1980 9 5 2 7 4 [51]
Bolesław Kolasa 1 1948 4 2 0 2 2 [52]
Adam Kopczyński 1 1972 5 0 1 1 0 [53]
Adam Kowalski 3 1932, 1936, 1948 16 6 0 6 0 [54]
Aleksander Kowalski 2 1928, 1932 8 2 0 2 6 [54]
Władysław Król 1 1936 3 0 0 0 0 [55]
Włodzimierz Krygier 2 1928, 1932 7 0 0 0 2 [55]
Lucjan Kulej 1 1928 2 0 0 0 0 [56]
Józef Kurek 2 1956, 1964 9 4 1 5 2 Team captain (1956, 1964)[2] [57]
Krzysztof Kuźniecow 1 1992 7 0 0 0 4 [58]
Piotr Kwasigroch 1 1988 6 0 0 0 2 [58]
Gerard Langner 1 1964 7 0 0 0 2 [59]
Eugeniusz Lewacki 2 1948, 1952 14 8 2 10 0 [60]
Witalis Ludwiczak 2 1932, 1936 9 0 0 0 2 [61]
Andrzej Małysiak 1 1980 5 2 6 8 0 [62]
Józef Manowski 1 1964 7 7 1 8 2 [63]
Czesław Marchewczyk 3 1932, 1936, 1948 14 3 0 3 2 [63]
Marek Marcińczak 2 1976, 1980 9 0 3 3 2 [63]
Kazimierz Materski 1 1932 6 0 0 0 2 [64]
Albert Mauer 1 1932 1 0 0 0 0 [65]
Jarosław Morawiecki 1 1988 3 2 1 3 0 [66]
Andrzej Nowak 1 1984 6 1 1 2 2 [67]
Zdzisław Nowak 1 1956 4 0 0 0 0 [67]
Tadeusz Obłój 3 1972, 1976, 1980 14 4 2 6 0 [68]
Jerzy Ogórczyk 1 1964 7 1 0 1 2 [68]
Stanisław Olczyk 2 1956, 1964 12 1 1 2 4 [69]
Ireneusz Pacula 1 1988 5 1 0 1 2 [70]
Mieczysław Palus 1 1948 6 5 0 5 0 [70]
Roman Penczek 1 1952 7 0 0 0 0 [71]
Jan Piecko 1 1984 5 1 3 4 0 [72]
Dariusz Płatek 1 1992 6 0 0 0 0 [73]
Krzysztof Podsiadło 1 1988 6 0 1 1 2 [74]
Jerzy Potz 4 1972, 1976, 1980, 1988 20 0 2 2 13 [75]
Mariusz Puzio 1 1992 7 2 0 2 4 [76]
Henryk Pytel 3 1976, 1980, 1984 15 2 4 6 16 [76]
Roman Sabiński 1 1932 6 0 0 0 6 [77]
Dariusz Sikora 1 1980 5 0 0 0 0 [78]
Krystian Sikorski 2 1984, 1988 12 3 1 4 2 [78]
Hubert Sitko 1 1964 7 0 3 3 8 [79]
Hilary Skarżyński 3 1948, 1952, 1956 19 9 0 9 2 [79]
Augustyn Skórski 1 1964 7 2 0 2 0 [79]
Andrzej Słowakiewicz 1 1976 4 0 0 0 6 [80]
Józef Słowakiewicz 1 1972 5 2 0 2 0 [80]
Aleksander Słuczanowski 1 1928 1 0 0 0 0 [80]
Jerzy Sobera 1 1992 7 0 0 0 0 [81]
Kazimierz Sokołowski 2 1932, 1936 9 0 0 0 12 [82]
Rafał Sroka 1 1992 7 0 1 1 14 [83]
Roman Steblecki 1 1988 6 1 0 1 2 [84]
Marek Stebnicki 1 1988 6 1 2 3 0 [84]
Józef Stefaniak 1 1964 7 5 2 7 4 [84]
Jan Stopczyk 2 1984, 1988 10 2 1 3 8 [85]
Roman Stupnicki 1 1936 1 1 0 1 0 [86]
Andrzej Świątek 1 1988 6 1 0 1 9 [87]
Tadeusz Świcarz 1 1952 8 0 0 0 0 [88]
Andrzej Świstak 1 1992 7 0 1 1 0 [88]
Ludwik Synowiec 2 1980, 1984 11 0 0 0 6 [88]
Andrzej Szal 1 1964 6 3 2 5 14 [88]
Andrzej Szczepaniec 1 1972 5 0 0 0 6 [88]
Karol Szenajch 1 1928 2 0 0 0 0 [88]
Jacek Szopiński 1 1988 6 0 1 1 4 [88]
Robert Szopiński 3 1984, 1988, 1992 19 1 2 3 8 [88]
Wojciech Tkacz 1 1992 7 0 1 1 2 [89]
Leszek Tokarz 1 1972 5 3 0 3 6 [90]
Wiesław Tokarz 1 1972 3 0 0 0 0 [90]
Mirosław Tomasik 1 1992 7 1 3 4 2 [90]
Zdzisław Trojanowski 1 1952 6 1 0 1 0 [91]
Aleksander Tupalski 1 1928 2 3 0 3 0 [92]
Andrzej Ujwary 2 1980, 1984 9 0 1 1 4 [92]
Maksymilian Więcek 1 1948 3 0 0 0 0 [93]
Sławomir Wieloch 1 1992 7 0 0 0 2 [93]
Sylwester Wilczek 1 1964 7 2 4 6 2 [93]
Andrzej Wołkowski 1 1936 3 3 0 3 0 [94]
Adolf Wróbel 1 1956 5 0 0 0 2 [95]
Alfred Wróbel 2 1952, 1956 12 2 0 2 2 [95]
Antoni Wróbel 1 1952 6 2 0 2 0 [95]
Andrzej Zabawa 3 1976, 1980, 1984 15 7 7 14 4 [96]
Janusz Zawadzki 1 1956 1 0 0 0 4 [97]
Kazimierz Żebrowski 1 1928 1 0 0 0 0 [97]
Ernest Ziaja 1 1948 1 0 0 0 0 [98]
Edmund Zieliński 1 1936 3 2 0 2 0 [98]
Walenty Ziętara 2 1972, 1976 9 0 1 1 6 [98]
Andrzej Żurawski 1 1964 7 1 3 4 6 [99]
Karol Żurek 1 1976 4 0 0 0 2 [99]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation 2008b
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Podnieks 2010, p. 96
  3. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation 2012
  4. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation 2016
  5. ^ Podnieks 1997, pp. 147–158
  6. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation 2008a
  7. ^ Podnieks 1997, p. 161
  8. ^ a b International Ice Hockey Federation
  9. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 547
  10. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 552
  11. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 554
  12. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 555
  13. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 556
  14. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 559
  15. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 560
  16. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 561
  17. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 562
  18. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 563
  19. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 565
  20. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 367
  21. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 371
  22. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 374
  23. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 378
  24. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 383
  25. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 384
  26. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 388
  27. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 389
  28. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 391
  29. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 392
  30. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 393
  31. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 399
  32. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 404
  33. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 406
  34. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 407
  35. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 409
  36. ^ Polish Olympic Committee 2013
  37. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 412
  38. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 414
  39. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 416
  40. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 417
  41. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 421
  42. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 428
  43. ^ a b c d e Podnieks 2010, p. 429
  44. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 430
  45. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 431
  46. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 434
  47. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 435
  48. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 437
  49. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 440
  50. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 441
  51. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 442
  52. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 443
  53. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 444
  54. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 445
  55. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 447
  56. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 448
  57. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 449
  58. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 450
  59. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 451
  60. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 455
  61. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 459
  62. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 462
  63. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 463
  64. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 464
  65. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 465
  66. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 472
  67. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 479
  68. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 480
  69. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 481
  70. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 483
  71. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 486
  72. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 488
  73. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 489
  74. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 490
  75. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 491
  76. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 493
  77. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 502
  78. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 511
  79. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 512
  80. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 513
  81. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 514
  82. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 515
  83. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 516
  84. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 517
  85. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 518
  86. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 519
  87. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 521
  88. ^ a b c d e f g h Podnieks 2010, p. 522
  89. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 525
  90. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 526
  91. ^ Podnieks 2010, p. 527
  92. ^ a b Podnieks 2010, p. 529
  93. ^ a b c Podnieks 2010, p. 538
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