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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on February 4th, 2014

Mieczysław Kasprzycki
Born 13 December 1910 in Ostrawie Śląskiej, Died October 21 2001 in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland
A Polish Ice Hockey Defenceman and National Team Coach

Mieczysław Kasprzycki began his career as a Hockey player in Czechoslovakia in KS Vitkovice and Slavia Prague . He then played in the years 1936 and 1937 in Poland for the Śląskiego Klubu Hokejowego Katowice and then for Dąb Katowice, in the season 1938/39, where he won his first Polish Championship title.

During the Polish campaign in World War II, he fell into German captivity and was in Switzerland where he played some games for Grasshopper Club Zurich. After the end of World War II, he returned to his native Poland, played from 1946 to 1949 for KS Cracovia . With the team he was in the years 1946, 1947 and 1949 respectively Polish Champion. He spent the following three years at KTH Krynica , with whom he 1950 for the fifth and final time in his career won the Polish championship.

Kasprzycki worked as coach of the Polish national team from 1952 to 1955 and during the Olympic Winter Games 1952 in Oslo .

Kasprzycki participated in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and 1948 in St. Moritz and at the World Championships in 1939 and 1947.
Between 1936 and 1952, he played a total of 35 caps for Poland.

1939 Polish Champion with Dąb Katowice
1946 Polish Champion with KS Cracovia
1947 Polish Champion with KS Cracovia
1949 Polish Champion with KS Cracovia
1950 Polish Champion with KTH Krynica

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