In memory of Nikolai Puchkov
Today is the 89th anniversary of Nikolai Puchkov's birthday, the legendary ice hockey goalkeeper and coach. He became an Olympic champion of 1956, and as a coach in 1971 he took SKA to the bronze medals of the USSR championship for the first time ever. With Nikolai, SKA made the USSR Cup final and twice won the Spengler Cup. He died in August 2005 in Saint Petersburg.
The Russian Ice Hockey Federation remembers Nikolai's achievements, and Nikolai is a true Soviet hockey legend.
Russian Ice Hockey Federation