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Jorgen Hviid

Born 1 September 1916 in Moscow. Jorgen Hviid was a well rounded athlete but it was his skating abilities which really stood out. He started to play ice hockey in the 1931  32 season, and became a Latvian Champion with the Unions club in 1932 and 1933. He and his family returned to Denmark in 1934 and would prove to have a significant impact on the development of Danish ice hockey during the latter part of the 1930s and the 1940s. He and his brothers helped make Kjobenhavns SF a powerhouse Danish club becoming a Danish champion on two occasions  1956 and 1961. Hviid had the same success in later years during the 1960s as coach of that same team from Copenhagen, leading the club to several national titles during his reign. Hviids international career was historic in that while representing Denmark at the 1949 World Championship in Stockholm, he recorded all four of Denmarks four tournament goals, clearly establishing himself as the most superior player on his side. His impact was still be felt when a generation later, his son Jesper starred in the Danish ice hockey scene during the 1970s. Hviids commitment to the game landed him a position as a member of the Danish Ice Hockey Union from 1982  1988. For these and many more reasons, it is easy to see why Hviid has been dubbed the Father of Danish Ice Hockey.

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