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Leif Holmqvist

Born on November 12, 1942 in Gävle, Sweden; goaltender Leif Holmqvist started his playing career with Strömsbro IF, and later went on to play with two other Swedish clubs - AIK Stockholm and HV-71. Holmqvist also suited up for the London Lions in Great Britain and the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA. He represented Sweden in 237 National Team games. "Honken" won three silver medals at the 1967, 1969 and 1970 IIHF World Senior Pool A Championships and four bronze medals in 1965, 1971, 1972 and 1975. Holmqvist took part in the Olympic Winter Games in 1968 in Grenoble and 1972 in Sapporo. He won the IIHF Directorate Best Goalkeeper Award in the 1969 IIHF World Championship. After his active playing career Leif Holmqvist coached Viking Stavanger in Norwegian National League. To the benefit of many, he has prolonged his career in ice hockey by helping out the Swedish Ice Hockey Association and its supporter club, Hockey Pool.

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