Dynamo Riga, 1973-74
Those who followed this blog for a wile might know that the author was a die-hard fan of the Dynamo Riga team.
The picture above was included in the “Saga of Dynamo Riga” article. It shows the team lineup for the 1973-74 season. It was the team that did a magnificent jump from minor leagues of the secondary level to the elite Soviet hockey league.
To me, it was The Dream Team.
Viktor Afonin, Viktor Veixhnikov, Vyacheslav Nazarov, Edgar Rozenberg (coach), Mikhail Beskashnov, Viktor Tikhonov (head coach), Andris Hendelis (captain), Igor Kobzev, Mikhail Denisov, Mikhail Vasilenok;
Janis Kveps (doctor), Helmut Balderis, Valery Odintsov, Vladimir Sernyaev, Juris Liberts, Boris V. Ponomarev, Edmund Vasiliev, Teets Lambins, Alfons Egers (GM);
Third row: Vladimir Sorokin, Valery Gushchin, Viktor Hatulevs, Alexander Sokolovsky, Petr Vorobiev, Alexander Klinshov, Harald Vasiliev, Nikolay Vakurov.