Augustin Bubník
Member of the Chamber of Nations
In office
Constituency Prague
Personal details
Born November 21, 1928 (1928-11-21) (age 89)
Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
Political party Republican Party

Augustin "Gustav" Bubník (born 21 November 1928 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a retired ice hockey player for the Czechoslovak national team, ice hockey coach and politician.

Playing career

Augustin Bubník
Born November 21, 1928 (1928-11-21) (age 89)
Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
Position Forward
Played for 1. hokejová liga
LTC Prague (1938–1958)
HC Slovan Bratislava (1958–1962)
National team Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Playing career 1945–1962
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Silver medal Olympics 1948 St. Moritz
Bronze medal Olympics 1952 Oslo
Gold medal Olympics 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
IIHF World Championships
Gold medal blank 1947 Czechoslovakia
Gold medal blank 1949 Sweden
Gold medal blank 1950 Great Britain
Silver medal blank 1951 France
Silver medal blank 1953 Switzerland
Bronze medal blank 1955 West Germany

Gustav Bubník started with ice hockey in LTC Prague in 1945, the then dominant club in the Czechoslovakia. In 1950 he was the best scorer in the league. In 1956 he began playing for HC Slovan Bratislava, where he remained until his retirement in 1962.

As a player he was a part of the "Golden Generation", when Czechoslovakia became one of the best national team in the world in the years following World War II: with the team he won gold medal at the 1947, 1949 and 1950 World Championships, bronze at the 1952 Winter Olympics, silver in the 1948 Olympics (only losing to Canada on goal differential) and gold medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics. He also won the silver medal at the 1951 and the 1953 World Championships, and bronze medal at the 1955 World Championship. He retired from the national team after winning Olympic gold in 1955.

Coaching career

Between 1962 and 1985 he He worked as ice hockey coach of the Finnish National Team from 1966 to 1969, where he had a major impact on development of ice hockey in Finland. at the 1967 World Championship he led Finland to their first sensational 3–1 victory over his native Czechoslovakia. One year later at the Olympic Games in Grenoble Finland defeated Canada for the first time by 5–2. He was later inducted to the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.

Political career

In 1987 he was elected as an Member of the Chamber of Nations (the upper chamber of the Federal Assembly) from Prague, representing the Republican Party. He was re-elected in 1991, and retired in 1997.

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