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Josef "Pepa, Pepi, Joe" Maleček (June 18, 1903 – September 26, 1982) was a very successful Czechoslovak ice hockey player during the period between World Wars.

He was born in Prague and died in Bayport, New York, United States. In 1924 he participated with the Czechoslovak team in the first Winter Olympics ice hockey tournament. Four years later he was a member of the Czechoslovak team which participated in the 1928 Olympics ice hockey tournament. In 1936 he finished fourth with the Czechoslovak team in the Olympic ice hockey tournament. After the communist takeover in Czechoslovakia (1948) he emigrated from the country.

He also played for Czechoslovakia in several Ice Hockey European Championships including the 1925 tournament where he was the leading scorer.

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