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Arkady Chernyshev

Born March 16, 1914 in Moscow, Russia. As an athlete, Arkady Chernyshev played ice hockey, bandy and soccer for the Dynamo Moscow Sportsclub. After his playing days, Chernyshev became one of the most successful ice hockey coaches of all time. He was the head coach of Dynamo Moscow for 27 years and was also either head coach or assistant coach for the Soviet Union National Team for twelve seasons between 1954 and 1972. During that time, the team managed to capture four Olympic titles in 1956, 1964, 1968 and 1972 and 11 IIHF World Championship titles. Arkady Chernyshev is considered the Father of Soviet Ice Hockey. He passed away in February 1992 in Moscow.

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