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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on January 25th, 2018

Евгений Бабич / Yevgeni Babich
VVS MVO Moscow / ВВС МВО Москва (Air Force Team)
1953 Кубка СССР Чемпионы
1953 USSR Cup / Soviet Cup - Soviet Hockey Champions

Yevgeni Makarovich Babich - Born January 7, 1921 in Moscow, Soviet Union – Died June 11, 1972 in Moscow, Soviet Union was a Soviet ice Hockey right winger.

Mostly known as an ice Hockey player, Yevgeni Babich also excelled in football and bandy. He won the Soviet Cup in bandy in 1945-46 (as a member of CSKA Moskva) and was Soviet Champion in football in 1946 and 1947 and was runner-up in 1949 (also with CSKA Moskva).

In ice Hockey, Babich played with CSKA Moskva from 1944-50, then had a brief career with VVS Moskva from 1950-53, ending his career again with CSKA Moskva from 1953-57. He won eight Soviet titles (1948-53 and 1955-56).

Babich was selected for the Soviet national ice Hockey team from 1954-57. Besides his Olympic gold, he won World Championships in 1954 and 1956, and was second in 1955 and 1957. He also won European Championships in 1954-56 and won gold in 1953 at the World Student Winter Games.

After his playing career, Babich had a long career as an ice Hockey coach. In his last active playing season (1952-53), he was a head player-coach of VVS Moskva and led his team to the Soviet title. Later he worked as a head coach of CSKA Moskva (1961-62), SKA Leningrad (1962-63), ASK Vorwärts Crimmitschau (GDR) (1964-68) and Kauchuk Omsk (1969-70).

Yevgeni Babic was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1953.

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