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Vladimír Dzurilla
Position Goalie
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams HC Slovan Bratislava
HC Plzeň
Kometa Brno
Augsburger Panther
SC Riessersee
Born August 2, 1942(1942-08-02),
Bratislava, SVK
Died July 25 1995 (aged 52),
Düsseldorf, GER
Pro Career 1959 – 1982
Olympic medal record
Competitor for Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Men’s Ice hockey
Bronze 1964 Innsbruck Ice hockey
Silver 1968 Grenoble Ice hockey
Bronze 1972 Sapporo Ice hockey

Vladimír Dzurilla (August 2, 1942 in Bratislava, Slovakia - July 25, 1995 in Düsseldorf, Germany) was a Slovak ice hockey goalkeeper playing for Czechoslovakia.

Dzurilla, a refrigerator repairman by profession, was goalie for the Czechoslovakian national team for over 16 years, winning three gold, three silver and four bronze medals at world championships as well as one silver and two bronze Olympic medals. However, in most of these tournaments Dzurilla and Jiri Holecek were battling to be Czechoslovakia's top goalkeeper and each were given their share of caps.

For North American fans, he is mostly known for stopping 29 shots in a 1-0 win over Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup (where the Czechoslovaks finished second).[1]


  1. Vladimir Dzurilla Biography. Retrieved on November 9, 2010.

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