Miroslav Hlinka

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Miroslav Hlinka
Born (1972-08-31)31 August 1972
Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
Died 14 September 2014(2014-09-14) (aged 42)
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Position Forward
National team  Slovakia
Playing career 1990–2014

Miroslav Hlinka (31 August 1972[1] – 14 September 2014) was a Slovak professional ice hockey player and assistant coach.

He played both for Czech and Slovak national ice hockey team. He won the 2002 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships with Slovak national ice hockey team.[2]

Personal life and death[edit]

He was the cousin of Czech national team player Jaroslav Hlinka and the son of former player Miroslav Hlinka sr.[3]

On 14 September 2014 he committed suicide[4][2] in a hotel in Banská Bystrica. He is survived by his wife, his son Michal and his daughter Vanesa.[3]


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