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    The First Winter Olympian of Lithuania, was shot dead by the Soviets

    The First Winter Olympian of Lithuania, was shot dead by the Soviet Russians

    Engineer Kęstutis Bulota who was playing for Hertha BSC in Berlin (1929-1931) was very importand figure in the history...
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    Here is the place in Kaunas, Lithuania, where the...

    Here is the place in Kaunas, Lithuania, where the true history of Soviet (Russian) ice hockey really started.

    https://s18.postimg.org/dtjo6v61l/20170627_144049-001.jpg...
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    Thank You for Your possible help, but...

    Thank You for Your possible help, but unfortunately I've no other names of ice hockey players that were involved in these projects detected yet. Those better known to me, who left the country in...
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    Actually the oldest Lithuanian sportsman ice...

    Actually the oldest Lithuanian sportsman ice hockey player Jonas Murauskas was 3 times Lithuanian Champion: in 1935, 1936 and 1937 (with LGSF), and once was the Champion of occupied Lithuania in 1948...
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    An Oldest Lithuanian sports veteran Jonas...

    An Oldest Lithuanian sports veteran Jonas Murauskas (deffender from LGSF Kaunas, born in 11th of August 1913) during his Official Tribute by the Lithuanian Sports Museum in Kaunas, yesterday (18th of...
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    Evaldas Burokas made a mistate in his book...

    Evaldas Burokas made a mistate in his book "Pūtėme prieš vėją" identifying Kazys Brazauskas-"Kiza".

    I've visited Kiza's daughter, living in Kaunas. After the second Lithuanian occupation by the...
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    "Sweden smashed KSS 20:0 (7:0, 4:0, 9:0)" ...

    "Sweden smashed KSS 20:0 (7:0, 4:0, 9:0)"

    Popular military magazine "Karys" (1937 No.5, page 145) also placed a short report from the same - the first Lithuanian-Swedish hockey match. And also...
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    The day after the revue about match with Swedish...

    The day after the revue about match with Swedish team appear on "Vakarai" 1937, 21th January, page #4.

    It is named: "Swedish students - KSS combination 20:0 (7:0, 4:0, 9:0)"

    "On January the...
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    I was wrong about the gollie Brazauskas first...

    I was wrong about the gollie Brazauskas first name. He was not the same football player Jonas Brazauskas, but Antanas Brazauskas . Previously played in Kaunas LGSF team. Noted from year 1932, 1933,...
  10. Lithuania was lucky today. Thanks for support!...

    Lithuania was lucky today. Thanks for support! :c032:
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    Swedish team in Lithuania 1937

    And finally we've got the day 20th of January 1937 - the sheduled day of the very important international match for Klaipėda - some team from Sweden versus Lithuanian team KSS Klaipėda. On this day...
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    Swedish team in Lithuania 1937

    In 19th of January issue on page #6 there is another message called:

    Swedish ice hockey players in Klaipėda

    Few days ago Swedish ice hockey team traveled through Klaipėda. KSS invited...
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    Swwedish team in Lithuania 1937

    In the other issue (1937 01 14, page #4) of the same paper "Vakarai" ("The West"). There are another two interesting messages concerning the same match. The first one is called: "Finally we've got...
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    Here is some interesting fragment from the...

    Here is some interesting fragment from the Lithuanian ice hockey history. In January of 1937 some ice hockey team from Sweden went on tour to Poland but their route went through Klaipėda port then....
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    Steponas Darius was American Lithuanian. As...

    Steponas Darius was American Lithuanian. As Steponas Darašius he emigrated to the USA with his family in 1907 and lived there till 1917, when he joined the United States Army and went to war..
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    Tak. No, I don't know yet about any Lithuanians...

    Tak. No, I don't know yet about any Lithuanians being even as spectators in St. Moritz 1922. It is only known that the key persons which started ice hockey in Lithuania were two, and both died...
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    Lithuania versus Poland 1938

    I've tried to indentify Lithuanian players in this picture:

    Jurgis Grigalauskas - captain (from "Tauras"), he played with No.4 on the back of his yellow jersey;
    (1912 04 20 - 1998 08 06). ...
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    LGSF- Ice Hockey Champions of Lithuania 1932

    Champions of Lithuania in 1932 were LGSF (but Kaunas only teams were participated)

    Kazys Brazauskas (3rd from the right), Vladas Danilevičius, Judickas, Juozas Klimas (3rd from the left), Juozas...
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    Ice hockey Champions of Lithuania 1937 - LGSF

    LGSF team - Champions of Lithuania 1937:

    from the left: chairman of LGSF club professor B. Vitkus, P. Apuokas, V. Dornas, J. Zumeris, J. Klimas, Čergelis, S. Kupcikevičius, K. Brazauskas and...
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    Picture from one of Kaunas Ice hockey league...

    Picture from one of Kaunas Ice hockey league matches on LFLS club ice. Kaunas, 1932. (photo from "Mūsų sportas" 1932, No.4, page 1). It looks like LFLS (yellow jerseys) versus KJK (white jersey)...
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    I did not looking for specially for such. But...

    I did not looking for specially for such. But when I get them scaned, I'll share.
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    Picture from Vilnius-Tallinn friendly match which...

    Picture from Vilnius-Tallinn friendly match which was on 11th of February 1940 in Vilnius and won by Estonians 1:0 (0:0, 1:0, 0:0). Scored by Savo. Picture from Lithuanian magazine "Fiziškas...
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    On 10th and 11th of February 1934 Lithuanian ice...

    On 10th and 11th of February 1934 Lithuanian ice hockey players from Kaunas visited Rīga, Latvia. The first day match Rīga-Kaunas 0:0.

    Kaunas: Jurdickas, Kuzmickas, Zumeris; Brazauskas - Klimas,...
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    Ice Hockey of Republic of Lithuania at L.I.H.G....

    Ice Hockey of Republic of Lithuania at L.I.H.G. (Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace) 1938 year congress in Prague was represented by Mr. Jonas Kalvaitis - chairman of Lietuvos vandens ir žiemos...
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    Sorry, but I'm not very interested in Lithuania's...

    Sorry, but I'm not very interested in Lithuania's sports activities during it's Socialists occupations. So you have to wait until I get and scan also the page from A. Bertašius "Lietuvos sporto...
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    Back to the 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships...

    Back to the 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Zimní stadion Štvanice. (1938 02 12)

    Lithuania-Poland was held on 12th of February 1938 (9:30) – Prague (Zimní stadion Štvanice)...
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    I don't know if there ever was or is another...

    I don't know if there ever was or is another banknote in the world with the National Champion in Ice Hockey on it, but Lithuania still has such, before the Euros will change it soon, unfortunately......
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    Here is another photo (like the first one that...

    Here is another photo (like the first one that I've posted on the start of this thread) from one of the very first ice hockey matches in Lithuania - two Lithuanian teams LFLS and "Aviacija", Kaunas...
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    Here is the better scan from the original of the...

    Here is the better scan from the original of the same photo. Official opening of The International Ice Hockey Federation Congress by the Mayor of Prague (Primator) PhD Petr Zenkl in Town Hall at...
  30. Ice Hockey exercises at St. Moritz before WW2

    I don't know the precise date, but this original RIBA photo (that somehow survived in Lithuania) probably was published in many papers and magazines all around the world in that year when it was...
  31. Austria-Germany in 1934 World Championships

    Original Associated Press photo Austria-Germany 1934, Milan, Italy.

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    Vytautas Ilgūnas after that broken left...

    Vytautas Ilgūnas after that broken left collarbone match with Poland, the next two Lithuania's matches was forced to watch from the bench.

    In this picture below he (first from the right) with...
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    In 1943 Kazys Brazauskas was arrested by Gestapo...

    In 1943 Kazys Brazauskas was arrested by Gestapo and sent to the Kaunas prison first and later to the Dachau.
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    There were Championships in 1934, 1935, 1936,...

    There were Championships in 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, and in 1939. Only "nebaigtas" - means not finished. This was due to the weather conditions off course. I'll send also the results during the...
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    Another picture of Lithuanian leading player in...

    Another picture of Lithuanian leading player in 1938 World Championships Vytautas Ilgūnas sitting with broken left collarbone bandaged in some place (guess - hospital) in Prague.

    12th of February...
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    I guess that stronger and much more experienced...

    I guess that stronger and much more experienced Polish team at the end of second period have learned that the key figure in Lithuanian team is forward Vytautas Ilgūnas. At the same time Lithuanian...
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    Back to the 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships...

    Back to the 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Zimní stadion Štvanice.

    Fatal to the forward Vytautas Ilgūnas, because of his injury and later to the all Lithuanian team match with...
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    Lithuanian national ice hockey team in Riga not...

    Lithuanian national ice hockey team in Riga not only played their first international match, but I guess also started a kind of tradition for the uniforms of Lithuania's national team (yellow...
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    I think you and Latvian newspapers are absolutely...

    I think you and Latvian newspapers are absolutely right. Algimantas Bertašius made a mistake in his book. Thank You for the correction!

    I've just checked Lithuanian press from the same period. The...
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    If someone will need for sharing here is a direct...

    If someone will need for sharing here is a direct link to the last 86 page (forgot to add above):

    http://s13.postimg.org/elbyw0kbr/A_Berta_ius_Lietuvos_sporto_inynas_I_psl_86.jpg
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    Here are all the tables from the same book, that...

    Here are all the tables from the same book, that I've mentioned before (Algimantas Bertašius "Lietuvos sporto žinynas". – I tomas 1919-1940 – Vilnius: Lietuvos sporto informacijos centras, 1999. –...
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    By the way, one of the players from that...

    By the way, one of the players from that Lithuania's 1932 team - Kazys Brazauskas,
    (picture from the book about resistance in occupied Lithuania: Evaldas Burokas "Pūtėme prieš vėją")...
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    Thanks Cpt. Chief! Very interesting additions to...

    Thanks Cpt. Chief! Very interesting additions to my previous post.
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    As in basketball, our first international match...

    As in basketball, our first international match and international visit was to our closest brother nation - Latvia.

    Lithuania - Latvia 0:3 (0:2, 0:1, 0:0). 1932 03 06, Riga, Latvia.

    I don't...
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    Here is probably one of the very first...

    Here is probably one of the very first documentations about ice hockey fans presence in Lithuania - the post card sent on 15th of Fabruary 1938 from Kaunas to Praha II, Nám Petra Osvoboditele Čp. 486...
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    Here is another two pictures of opening ceremony...

    Here is another two pictures of opening ceremony of 1938 World Championships in Prague. 11th of February 1938 – Zimní stadion Štvanice.

    From the right: the host country - Czechoslovakia,...
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    Another interesting picture (I've found only two...

    Another interesting picture (I've found only two so far) from the last Lithuania's match with Switzerland (0:15).

    Lithuanian team have played with yellow jerseys and green pants in Prague. Those...
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    It's interesting to note that the only pictures...

    It's interesting to note that the only pictures from the Lithuania's matches in Prague in our sports press from year 1938 are only from the last match with the strongest team in the group A -...
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    Lithuanian team (without the injured leading...

    Lithuanian team (without the injured leading forward Vytautas Ilgūnas) singing National Anthem of Lithuania just before their last match in 1938 World Championships.

    Switzerland – Lithuania 15:0...
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    To better understand what kind of men represented...

    To better understand what kind of men represented Lithuanian Ice Hockey in Prague then, in 1938, lets take a short look at the background.

    Mr. Ričardas (Richardas) Racevičius (1904-1990) was not...
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