New Slovak Stamp on Vladimír Dzurilla

slovakia hockey player stampSlovakia is releasing today  a stamp to commemorate a legendary sportsman – Vladimír Dzurilla. Vladimír Dzurilla is a legendary goalkeeper of the world in the discipline of Czechoslovak and Slovak ice hockey. He represented Czechoslovakia in 139 games. He is a three-time world champion (1972, 1976, 1977), a participant in three Winter Olympics (1964 – bronze medallist, 1968 – silver, 1972 – bronze), and in eight world championships, winning three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. He defended the net of the Czechoslovak national team at the memorable victory 8:0 over Canada at the 1965 World Championship in Tampere, as well as at an even more memorable victory 1:0 over the cradle of ice hockey at the first Canada Cup in 1976.He became the first Slovak hockey player to enter the Hall of Fame of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1998 and earned a victory in the inquiry “Slovak Hockey Player of the 20th Century”.

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