number 21 on Czech jerseys

number 21 on Czech jerseys

Post by Fan » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 22:51:16


In the Canada-Czech Rep game on Saturday, the Czech players had a black
circle with number 21 on their jerseys.

Anybody knows the meaning of that?

F

 
 
 

number 21 on Czech jerseys

Post by Jyrki Lahtone » Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:09:18

Quote:

> In the Canada-Czech Rep game on Saturday, the Czech players had a black
> circle with number 21 on their jerseys.

> Anybody knows the meaning of that?

> F

They honor the memory of the former star forward Ivan Hlinka, who also
coached their national team for the last couple of years. He died after
a car crash a couple weeks ago. You guessed it, in the national team
(1970s me thinks) Ivan Hlinka always wore #21.

I wish they had had a moment of silence in his honor at the beginning
of all the games that Team Czech played. May be they did, I missed the
Finland vs. Czech match?

Cheers,

Jyrki Lahtonen, Turku, Finland

 
 
 

number 21 on Czech jerseys

Post by Fan » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 02:23:38

Quote:


>>In the Canada-Czech Rep game on Saturday, the Czech players had a black
>>circle with number 21 on their jerseys.

>>Anybody knows the meaning of that?

>>F

>They honor the memory of the former star forward Ivan Hlinka, who also
>coached their national team for the last couple of years. He died after
>a car crash a couple weeks ago. You guessed it, in the national team
>(1970s me thinks) Ivan Hlinka always wore #21.

>I wish they had had a moment of silence in his honor at the beginning
>of all the games that Team Czech played. May be they did, I missed the
>Finland vs. Czech match?

>Cheers,

>Jyrki Lahtonen, Turku, Finland

Thank you for the response. I knew about Ivan Hlinka, but I didn't know
21 was his number.