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10-30-2013, 09:03 AM
History Of Hockey
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The Blackwood Bullies are proud to select:
Center Alexei Guryshev

USSR Awards:
Best Scorer ( Goals)

All Stars:

International Games ( Team USSR):
71 Goals in 92 Games
IIHF World Championships Gold Medal in 1954

USSR/Russian Elite League:
379 Goals in 300 Games
3rd highest Goal scorer in league history

Olympic Gold Medal 1956

Awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1957

Described as the "Phil Esposito of the early decades Russian hockey," Guryshev is the third highest scorer in Soviet hockey history with 379 career goals, trailing only Boris Mikhailov and Vyacheslav Starshinov. He was a scoring machine, adding 35 goals in 41 Olympic/World championship games. Like Esposito, Guryshev often scored on rebounds and in the slot. His shot was reportedly extremely heavy, despite next to no wind up.

He teamed expertly on a line with Pyotr Kotov and Sergi Mitin, and later with Nikolai Khlystov and Mikhail Bychkov. Wings coach Vladimir Yegorov wisely built his lines around Guryshev's sharpshooter abilities. He made sure Guryshev's wingers were speed demons who could draw defenses to them, and then place a perfect pass to the lurking Guryshev. He would elegantly slide undetected into position and in a split second fire the puck on net.

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