Famous ice-hockey defenseman, three-time world champion Oldřich Macháč dies at age 65

The famous Czech ice-hockey defenseman Oldřich Macháč died at the age of 65 on Wednesday morning. The three-time World Champion had been suffering from heart disease for a period of time.

Oldřich Macháč, who was most of the time paired with his friend and team mate František Pospíšil, played in nearly 300 national team games for Czechoslovakia and scored a total of 37 goals. He represented the country at 11 IHF Championships and three Olympic tournaments and was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999.

Author: Sarah Borufka