Leif Holmqvist
Position Goalie
Catches Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
171 lb (78 kg)
Teams Strömsbro IF
London Lions
Indianapolis Racers
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born November 22 1942 (1942-11-22) (age 77),
Gävle, SWE
Pro Career 1963 – 1978

Medal record
Bronze 1975 Team
Bronze 1972 Team
Silver 1969 Team
Silver 1967 Team
Bronze 1965 Team
Silver 1963 Team

Leif "Honken" Holmqvist (born November 22, 1942 in Gävle, Sweden) is a retired Swedish ice hockey goaltender. He is one of only three players to win the Golden Puck as Swedish Player of the Year twice, which he did playing for AIK.

Holmqvist was named best goaltender at the 1969 IIHF World Championships. He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999.

Holmqvist played a season in England for the London Lions and one in the World Hockey Association for the Indianapolis Racers.

He played for Sweden in the following:


A to Z Encyclopedia of Ice Hockey

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Preceded by
Lars-Erik Sjöberg
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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bert-Ola Nordlander
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