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    Another picture by ČTK of Official opening ceremony of 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Zimní stadion Štvanice.

    (source: http://www.kverulant.org/stvanice.html)


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    This is the moment when representetives of all 14 nations with their flags are skating the circle of Honour in the opening of 1938 Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Zimní stadion Štvanice. 11th of February 1938.


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    3 players from each country with their flag lined up by the French alphabet (from the right):

    Germany, Austria, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and the host country - Czechoslovakia. Prague, Zimní stadion Štvanice. 11th of February 1938.

    (picture from: http://praha.idnes.cz/pred-80-lety-s...aha-zpravy_sfo)


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    On 11th of February 1938 all the members of delegations to the L.I.H.G. (Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace) together with journalists:

    1) at 10:30 officially met with the Czechoslovakia's Minister of Industry and Commerce (Rudolf Mlčoch suppose)
    2) at 12:00 was official reception with the Mayor of Prague (Primator) PhD Petr Zenkl in Town Hall (see picture from "Fiziškas auklėjimas", 1938, No.2, page 41)

    Ice Hockey of Republic of Lithuania in both meetings was represented by Mr. Jonas Kalvaitis - chairman of Water and Winter sports Union of Lithuania and Mr. Ričardas Racevičius (1904-1990) / he was probably the same Richardas Racevičius - Champion of Lithuania 1928 (LFLS) in Ice Hockey (and also outstanding football player) http://forums.internationalhockey.ne...l=1#post259636 /

    At the end of the meeting each delegation received a gift from the mayor of Prague Mr. Petr Zenkl - a book "Československé umění" (I guess this book is in someone's hand on the photo). Do Czech colleagues know what kind of book it was?

    At the end there was ceremonial wreath at the Grave of Unknown Soldier and the official opening of L.I.H.G. Congress in the same Town Hall of Prague.


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    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 only Champion of Lithuania in Ice Hockey in 1928, as left defender for LFLS team (take a look at my previous posts), but he together with other two, who represented Lithuanian Ice Hockey in World Championships 1938, as active players - Vytautas Ilgūnas (1912-1999) and Antanas Kuzmickas, was the Champion of Lithuania of 1932 in soccer also, playing for the same LFLS Kaunas football club:


    LFLS Kaunas - the Football Champions of Lithuania 1932

    In the same 1932 Champions' LFLS Kaunas soccer club another very known Lithuanian Air Force pilot was playing. His name was Romualdas Marcinkus (1907-1944) and he, as Kęstutis Bulota (1896-1942) (Champion of Lithuania in 1931 as L.F.L.S. Kaunas ice hockey player - see my previous posts), was shot by the guards after attempt to escape from another Socialist Concentration Camp. Only not in Socialist Russia, but Socialist Nazi Germany (Stalag Luft III).

    Romualdas Marcinkus - team friend of Vytautas Ilgūnas, Antanas Kuzmickas and Ričardas Racevičius from LFLS Kaunas football Lithuania's Champions 1932 team - was one of the the true heroes from well known movie "The Great Escape"

    Captain Romualdas Marcinkus (Air Force Lithuania, LFLS Kaunas)

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    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 (9:0, 2:0, 4:0)

    14th of February 1938 (9:00) – Praha
    (Zimní stadion Štvanice)

    Goals: 1. a 3. H. Cattini, 3. P. Cattini, 6. a 7. H. Kessler, 10. a 11. Toriani, 12. H. Cattini, 13. P. Cattini, 18. P. Cattini, 27. Lohrer, 32. a 35. P. Cattini, 36. Lohrer, 37. Geromini.
    Referee: Sachs (POL), Saue (EST)
    2 minutes penalties: 0:2

    Switzerland: Hirtz – Badrutt, Geromini – Ferdinand Cattini, Hans Cattini, Torriani – Charly Kessler, Lohrer, Herbert Kessler.

    Lithuania: Mačius – Kuzmickas A., Grigalauskas – Klimas, Jocius, Dornas – Bučinskas, Karalius, Hofmanas – B. Kuzmickas.

    (picture from "Fiziškas auklėjimas", 1938, No.2, page 45)


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    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 - Switzerland.

    Here is a photo from the cover of "Lietuvos sportas", 1938 No.8: "one of the Switzerland's massive attacks"


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    Hello Ledo!

    Excellent presentations, thank you!

    I have been interested about the Lithuanian international debut team for a long time!

    All the best
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    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 lovely white berets are not the official part of Lithuania's Ice Hockey team uniforms. Those are the gifts from organizers of 1938 World Championships. Such white berets were given to the players of all teams, I guess, at the opening ceremony on the 11th of February (take a look at the pictures above).

    But it looks like "Lithuanian students" (as Czech press named them) liked it the most. Some Lithuanian players use to wear it later in Prague. And not only during the matches. I wonder if at least one of such berets survived to these days. Would be very valuable exchibit to Lithuanian Sports Museum in Kaunas.

    14th of February 1938 – Praha (Zimní stadion Štvanice)

    (picture from "Fiziškas auklėjimas", 1938, No.2, page 45)


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    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, Switzerland, Sweden, Romania, Poland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania,..


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    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 (Štefánikova domu) with contratulations of the first Lithuania's win against Romania to the author of the very first Lithuania's winning goal - forward Vytautas Ilgūnas from Algirtas Gustaitis, who later, in 1944, retreated to the West, and became a well known Lithuanian writer, journalist and cartographer.


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    The picture of obverse is black and white reproduction of well known Jan Styka's (1858–1925) painting "The Oath of Vytautas the Great, King of Lithuania, by ruined Kaunas Castle in 1362"

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    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 nkow yet who played for Latvia, but for Lithuania (brighter jerseys): Antanas Kuzmickas, J. Zumeris, Kęstutis Bulota, Jurgis Grigalauskas, S. Volodka, A. Hofmanas, Juozas Klimas, Vladas Danilevičius, Kazys Brazauskas.

    Picture from: Algimantas Bertašius "Lietuvos sporto žinynas". – I tomas 1919-1940 – Vilnius: Lietuvos sporto informacijos centras, 1999. – ISBN 9986-574-29-3


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    1932.02.28 Latvijas Kareivis - Sports http://s10.postimg.org/qwer7hyx5/Clipboard02.jpg

    1932.03.06 Pasaules Pasts - Kā mēs uzvarējām lietuvjus hokejā http://s28.postimg.org/sta57aqpp/Clipboard01.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt Chief View Post
    1932.02.28 Latvijas Kareivis - Sports http://s10.postimg.org/qwer7hyx5/Clipboard02.jpg

    1932.03.06 Pasaules Pasts - Kā mēs uzvarējām lietuvjus hokejā http://s28.postimg.org/sta57aqpp/Clipboard01.jpg
    Thanks Cpt. Chief! Very interesting additions to my previous post.

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    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")


    was also a good soccer player for LGSF and during the Socialist occupations was active in Lithuanian ressistance movement, helping to issue underground paper "Laisvės kovotojas" ("Freedom Fighter") in Kaunas.. Survived the war, emigrated to USA from DP camps in West Germany and died in the free country.

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    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. – ISBN 9986-574-29-3)

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    Page 86

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    The picture from Prague 1938 that is on page No.86 is probably taken from the same source that I did (low quality). There is another same on page No.82 with minor info about 1938 Championships in Prague. So I didn't scaned it.

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

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    According to the Latvian newspapers the match between Latvia and Lithuania has taken place not 06.03.1932, but 27.02.1932 !!!

    Next day, 28.02.1932, the match Riga - Kaunas has taken place

    1932.03.01 Latvijas Kareivis - http://s11.postimg.org/ahm16bl6b/Clipboard03.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt Chief View Post
    According to the Latvian newspapers the match between Latvia and Lithuania has taken place not 06.03.1932, but 27.02.1932 !!!

    Next day, 28.02.1932, the match Riga - Kaunas has taken place

    1932.03.01 Latvijas Kareivis - http://s11.postimg.org/ahm16bl6b/Clipboard03.jpg
    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 first official relation-criticism of Lithuanian/Kaunas team I've found was in the dayly "Lietuvos aidas", from 1st of March, 1932, page 6.

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    The dear Ledo Ripka! I search for data from newspapers (in the Lithuanian language) about participation of commands from Kaunas in first two championships of the USSR. Whether you can help to find them, having visited library of Kaunas or Vilnius?
    Please, answer me, having sent the private message.

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    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 jerseys, green pants and red socks): Antanas Kuzmickas, J. Zumeris, Kęstutis Bulota, Jurgis Grigalauskas, S. Volodka, A. Hofmanas, Juozas Klimas, Vladas Danilevičius, Kazys Brazauskas.

    1932 02 27 Riga, Latvia.

    (the picture and article "Our National ice hockey team in Riga" from "Mūsų sportas", 1932, No.5, page 7)


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    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 Poland was held on 12th of February 1938 (9:30) – Prague (Zimní stadion Štvanice)

    Lithuania-Poland 8:1 (3:0, 0:0, 5:1)

    Goals: 2. Kasprczak, 3.a 8. Wolkowski, 32. Król, 33. Burda, 34. Wolkowski, 40. Marchewczyk, 44. Król – 39. Jocius.
    Referee: Kladrubský, Krásl (TCH)

    Poland: Stogowski – Ludwiczak, Kasprczak – Marchewczyk, Wolkowski, Kowalski – Burda, Zielinski, Król – Michalík.

    Lithuania: Mačius – B. Kuzmickas, A. Kuzmickas – Klimas, Ilgūnas, Grigalauskas – Bačinskas, Jocius, Karalius.

    I think that picture is documented one of Poland's attacks and Lithuanian goalie A. Mačius in action.

    It's still hard to identify other Lithuanian players, but I hope it will be don later on.

    Picture is from Poland's State digital archives. Source: http://www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl/obraz/193735/h:631/


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    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 team learned that Polish team is not so strong opponent for them as was predicted.

    According to the Lithuanian correspondent in Prague, even in the first period after 2:0 for Poland, public of Zimní stadion Štvanice started to think that there will be no more goals because the game has leveled off. The third goal for Poland was just "kind of exception" for everybody then. In the second part Lithuanians already felt their strength even better (0:0).

    I think Polish players have noticed that Lithuanians are playing without any body protections, with gloves only. This was because the managers of Lithuanian national team planned to buy all new necessary equipment in Prague. So everyone left theirs old hockey things at home.

    But in Prague they've found that body protections are too expensive for the team budget (250 Litas for one set, as V. Ilgūnas remembers in one interview). So Lithuanian players were left unprotected.

    Experienced Polish team took full advantage of this Lithuanias' weakness and at the end of second period made a heavy body checking on Vytautas Ilgūnas. The result appear to be too painful for all the Lithuanian team, and especially for Vytautas Ilgūnas. His left clavicle (collarbone) was broken and he was eliminated from the rest of Championships.

    After this fatal loss the third period appeared to became a disaster for Lithuania (5:1) and the same was with the rest of the games left.

    Here is the picture probably after Vytautas Ilgūnas was bandaged in some hospital in Prague. I think Vladas Matulevičius is sitting in the back. 12th of February 1938. Prague, Czechoslovakia. Picture from the personal archives of Vytautas Ilgūnas.


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    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 1938, Prague, Czechoslovakia. Picture from the personal archives of Vytautas Ilgūnas.


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    For reference, these are the exact years for which I'm searching for final tables:

    1931
    1932
    1934
    There was no championship in 1935 and 1936
    1937
    1938
    1939
    1940
    1941
    1942

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    Oh never mind my above post! I completely overlooked Ledo Ripka's post number 67! Thank you for sharing that awesome information LR!

    Only 1941 and 1942 weren't featured in the publication shown above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Maple Leaf View Post
    For reference, these are the exact years for which I'm searching for final tables:

    1931
    1932
    1934
    There was no championship in 1935 and 1936
    1937
    1938
    1939
    1940
    1941
    1942
    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 German occupation, later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledo Ripka View Post
    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")


    was also a good soccer player for LGSF and during the Socialist occupations was active in Lithuanian ressistance movement, helping to issue underground paper "Laisvės kovotojas" ("Freedom Fighter") in Kaunas.. Survived the war, emigrated to USA from DP camps in West Germany and died in the free country.
    In 1943 Kazys Brazauskas was arrested by Gestapo and sent to the Kaunas prison first and later to the Dachau.

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    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 Vladas Matulevičius (in the center), probably is watching the last match Lithuania-Switzerland. 14th of February 1938 (9:00) – Prague (Zimní stadion Štvanice) The third one is not recognized yet but I hope it'll be don in the nearest future.

    Please take a note that Vytautas Ilgūnas and that third still unknown man on the lapels of their coats are wearing special metal badges which enabled them to enter Zimní stadion Štvanice free, as participants of the 1938 World Championships in Ice Hockey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledo Ripka View Post
    On 11th of February 1938 all the members of delegations to the L.I.H.G. (Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace) together with journalists:

    1) at 10:30 officially met with the Czechoslovakia's Minister of Industry and Commerce (Rudolf Mlčoch suppose)
    2) at 12:00 was official reception with the Mayor of Prague (Primator) PhD Petr Zenkl in Town Hall (see picture from "Fiziškas auklėjimas", 1938, No.2, page 41)

    Ice Hockey of Republic of Lithuania in both meetings was represented by Mr. Jonas Kalvaitis - chairman of Water and Winter sports Union of Lithuania and Mr. Ričardas Racevičius (1904-1990) / he was probably the same Richardas Racevičius - Champion of Lithuania 1928 (LFLS) in Ice Hockey (and also outstanding football player) http://forums.internationalhockey.ne...l=1#post259636 /

    At the end of the meeting each delegation received a gift from the mayor of Prague Mr. Petr Zenkl - a book "Československé umění" (I guess this book is in someone's hand on the photo). Do Czech colleagues know what kind of book it was?

    At the end there was ceremonial wreath at the Grave of Unknown Soldier and the official opening of L.I.H.G. Congress in the same Town Hall of Prague.


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    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 12:00-13:00 on 11th of February 1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where Lithuanian Ice Hockey Federation became a true member of IIHF.

    In this official reception ice hockey of Lithuania was represented by Mr. Jonas Kalvaitis - chairman of Water and Winter Sports Union of Lithuania and Mr. Ričardas Racevičius (first from the left) - Champion of Lithuania in football (soccer) from year 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932 and in 1928 in ice hockey.


    I hope that other members of this forum will recognize more historical figures.

    It would be really interesting for Lithuanians to know with whom Mr. Ričardas Racevičius (he is on the left) is talking here.

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    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 1923/1924

    The result of the first mach (1923 12 25) was 2:2.
    The result of the second one: LFLS-Aviacija (1923 12 30) 11:2 (5:0).
    The 3rd was in 1924 01 06 12:1 (6:1)
    The 4th was in 1924 01 13 6:2 (3:1)

    There are names of players of the 4th mach:

    LFLS: Vladas Matulevičius, Bankauskas, Strazdas, Vladas Baltuška, Dagilis, Domeika, Albinas Bulvičius.

    Aviacija (Lithuanian Air Force pilots): Steponas Darius (7th from the left), Juozas Liutkus, Kraucevičius, Stasys Tumas, Jeronimas Garolis, Leonardas Peseckis.

    The most outstanding personality (not only in sports) in this picture is Steponas Darius



    Picture from the brochure "Lietuvos ledo rituliui 75" (75 years of Lithuanian Ice Hockey), Vilnius, 1997.


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    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...

    10 LITAS with two legendary Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius ir Stasys Girėnas

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    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)
    Lietuva-Lenkija
    Litwa-Polska

    Lithuania-Poland 8:1 (3:0, 0:0, 5:1)

    Goals: 2. Kasprczak, 3.a 8. Wolkowski, 32. Król, 33. Burda, 34. Wolkowski, 40. Marchewczyk, 44. Król – 39. Jocius.
    Referee: Kladrubský, Krásl (TCH)

    Poland: Stogowski – Ludwiczak, Kasprczak – Marchewczyk, Wolkowski, Kowalski – Burda, Zielinski, Król – Michalík.

    Lithuania: A. Mačius – Bronius Kuzmickas, Antanas Kuzmickas – Juozas Klimas, Vytautas Ilgūnas, Jurgis Grigalauskas – E. Bačinskas, Jocius, Vladas Karalius.

    One of Poland's attacks and Lithuanian goalie A. Mačius in action.

    Picture from the brochure "Lietuvos ledo rituliui 75" (75 years of Lithuanian Ice Hockey), Vilnius, 1997.


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    Have you found any final tables from 1940-1942 yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Maple Leaf View Post
    Have you found any final tables from 1940-1942 yet?
    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 žinynas" II volume.

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    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 sporto sąjunga (Water and Winter sports Union of Lithuania).

    Picture from "Fiziškas auklėjimas", 1938, No.2, page 6.


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    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, Grigalauskas; relay - Brigikas - Vaitkevičius - Danilevičius.
    Riga: Lapainis (Universitātes sports - U.S.), Vedējs (U.S.), Reinbahs (Union), Groblis (L.S.B.) - Skadiņš (Union) - Hrüd (Union); relay - Auziņš and Bluķis (both from U.S.)

    The match was on the very bad ice. Just in water and ice porridge. There was no possibility for normal playing. So it was hard to define the strength and class of the teams. The first two periods were with the minor advantage of Kaunas, but the third one - with Rīgas. Both teams has a chances for score, more chances - Kaunas team.

    On the next day (Sunday) there was match Universitātes sports Rīga-Kaunas LGSF 5:2 (1:1, 3:0,1:1).
    The ice conditions were the same. So both teams were not able to show their true skils. Rīgas students were just more lucky that day. ("Kūno kultūra ir sveikata", 1934, No.7, page 98)

    In the picture Latvian and Lithuanian ice hockey players in Rīga ("Kūno kultūra ir sveikata", 1934, No.7, page 90)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledo Ripka View Post
    Lithuania - Latvia 0:3 (0:2, 0:1, 0:0). 1932 03 06, Riga, Latvia.

    I don't nkow yet who played for Latvia, but for Lithuania (brighter jerseys): Antanas Kuzmickas, J. Zumeris, Kęstutis Bulota, Jurgis Grigalauskas, S. Volodka, A. Hofmanas, Juozas Klimas, Vladas Danilevičius, Kazys Brazauskas.
    Here you go. A great thread! :)

    Latvian roster:
    G Herberts Kušķis - Unions Rīga
    D Herberts Keslers - Unions Rīga
    D Indriķis Reinbahs - Unions Rīga
    F Roberts Bluķis - US Rīga
    F Ādolfs Petrovskis - US Rīga
    F Johans Skadiņš - Unions Rīga
    F Leonīds Vedējs - US Rīga
    F Alfrēds Verners - Unions Rīga
    F Valentīns Volframs - US Rīga

    First goal was scored by Alfrēds Verners, the other two by Indriķis Reinbahs.

    P.S. The game was played on February 27th, not March 6th

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    Hello GX!

    Great, I still like the rosters of these first-ever-teams. Meaning: do you know, how many latvians of this team played in the EC in Berlin that year?

    All the best
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    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 auklėjimas", 1940, No.2, page 61. (Estonians are with brighter uniforms).


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    Hi Ledo Ripka,

    Did you ever find final tables for the Lithuanian Championship from 1940-1942? Also curious if tables exist from the Lithuanian SSR time frame. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukka ruskeeahde View Post
    Hello GX!

    Great, I still like the rosters of these first-ever-teams. Meaning: do you know, how many latvians of this team played in the EC in Berlin that year?

    All the best
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    Of course.

    In early March all six Riga teams organized a fundraiser tournament so that the national team could go to the EC. So the federation decided that the roster will have at least a single player from each team. Two teams backed out from sending a player to the EC, though. Anyhow, without the idea of having player from all the teams, the EC roster would have probably looked even more similar to the vs. Lithuania roster.

    The eventual roster -
    G Herberts Kušķis
    G Pēteris Skuja
    D Indriķis Reinbahs
    D Leonīds Vedējs
    F Andrejs Jessens
    F Arvīds Jurgens
    F Herberts Keslers
    F Jūlijs Lindenbergs
    F Ādolfs Petrovskis
    F Ēriks Pētersons
    F Johans Skadiņš
    F Valentīns Volframs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Maple Leaf View Post
    Hi Ledo Ripka,

    Did you ever find final tables for the Lithuanian Championship from 1940-1942? Also curious if tables exist from the Lithuanian SSR time frame. Thanks.
    I did not looking for specially for such. But when I get them scaned, I'll share.

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    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) match with LFLS forward Jurgis Grigalauskas (first from the left).


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    Lithuania 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 goalkeeper A. Mačius at the front. (picture from the cover of "Lietuvos sportas", 1937 No.10)


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    The picture is taken from the courtyard side of this house (No.87) on Vytautas str. in downtown Kaunas:

    https://www.google.lt/maps/@54.89628...7GbLlxkX2w!2e0

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    Lithuania 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 Znamenskas, J. Zumeris (2nd from the right).


    (Picture from "Mūsų sportas", 1932, No.5, page 8)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledo Ripka View Post
    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 Poland was held on 12th of February 1938 (9:30) – Prague (Zimní stadion Štvanice)

    Lithuania-Poland 8:1 (3:0, 0:0, 5:1)

    Goals: 2. Kasprczak, 3.a 8. Wolkowski, 32. Król, 33. Burda, 34. Wolkowski, 40. Marchewczyk, 44. Król – 39. Jocius.
    Referee: Kladrubský, Krásl (TCH)

    Poland: Stogowski – Ludwiczak, Kasprczak – Marchewczyk, Wolkowski, Kowalski – Burda, Zielinski, Król – Michalík.

    Lithuania: Mačius – B. Kuzmickas, A. Kuzmickas – Klimas, Ilgūnas, Grigalauskas – Bačinskas, Jocius, Karalius.

    I think that picture is documented one of Poland's attacks and Lithuanian goalie A. Mačius in action.

    It's still hard to identify other Lithuanian players, but I hope it will be don later on.

    Picture is from Poland's State digital archives. Source: http://www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl/obraz/193735/h:631/


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    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).
    Jurgis Grigalauskas was lucky to escape in 1944 from Russian occupation and terror and died in the free country - USA, Cook, Ill.

    A. Mačius (or A. Mačys) - goalkeeper (from LGSF)
    Still can't trace his first name and other main biographical data. The main goalkeeper of Lithuanian ice hockey team in the World Championships of 1938 was not so lucky. After Russians reocupied Lithuania in 1944, our best goalkeeper was arrested by them and killed (or was tortured to death) in 1944-45, somewhere near Jurbarkas, in one of many so called "filtration camps" established in occupied Baltic states. No trace about his existance was left by Russian occupants, even in KGB archives.
    Big part of important KGB archives from Vilnius was secretly brought to Russia after 1991. So there is possibility, that Putin's regime is still keeping in secret all data also about the last days of Lithuanian goalkeeper A. Mačius.

    Antanas Kuzmickas - defender (from "Tauras"), played with No.5 on his back; was also known as the goalkeeper of Lithuanian football team.
    (1912 02 10 - 1979 11)
    Antanas lived and died in Kaunas. Nothing more yet I can say about his life after the Russian occupation.

    Bronius Kuzmickas - defender (from LFLS) played with No.2 on the back of his jersey; he was older brother of Antanas Kuzmickas. He was also Lithuanian Air Force Pilot, rank - captain.
    (1910 12 02 -1966 01 17)
    Bronius Kuzmickas at the beginning of German-Russian war in 1941 was forced to fly his ANBO-41 (former Lithuanian Air Force plane) to Russia, because then Lithuanian army was already incorporated in the Red Army. But due to his own will and lucky circumstances he returned his plane back to Lithuania and landed with minor damages of the plane; and later even took part in 1941 June uprising (as some sources say). In 1944 B. Kuzmickas voluntarely joined Lithuanian Homeland defence unit TAR (Tėvynės Apsaugos Rinktinė) as an air force pilot, willing to defend Lithuania from advancing Red Army. After this TAR was disbanded, he retreated to the Germany. And after the war organized sport activities in some Lithuanian DP camp in Bavaria. Later he emigrated to New Zealand and died there from the stroke.

    I sill can't recognize the 4th Lithuanian player in this picture. He could be Stasys Vasaitis, but I'm not sure.
    It would be interesting to know the names and fates of other players in this photo.

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    Fantastically interesting thread. Bravo!!!
    Do you know if any Lithuanians participated as spectators in the European Icehockey Championship in St. Moritz in 1922?
    Maybe that was the inspiration for starting their league back home from 1926?

    3 Danish bandy players (Vilhelm Wolfhagen, Einar Middelboe and Ove Schlichtkrull) also went there and wanted to start ice hockey in Denmark, but was halted by warm winters (only got to play in 1924 and 1929 until Jřrgen Hviid started it up again in 1937).
    They apparently played some exhibition bandy games as well, so perhaps some bandy teams were made up off players from different countries that didn't have enough present to make a while team?

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    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 tragically - trans Atlantic pilot Steponas Darius (who was one of the main starters also for basketball and baseball in Lithuania)


    and engineer Kęstutis Bulota.

    Kęstutis Bulota was very importand figure in that sence because he actually persuaded all the rest in Lithuania to better play Canadian hockey, because in all Baltic states, especially in Latvia and Estonia bandy was still more dominated.

    (Pictures from www.plienosparnai.lt and Wikipedia)

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