September 24, 2013

Viktor Zinger Dies At 71

The Russian press is reporting that 71 year old Viktor Zinger has passed away.

Zinger may be best known to Canadian audiences as one of two goalies (Alexander Sidelnikov was the other) to back up Vladislav Tretiak at the 1972 Summit Series, though neither play a minute of action.

He was better known to Russian audiences as Viktor Konovalenko's national team back up in the 1960s. The duo backstopped the Soviet Union to the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics as well as at five world championships.

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