Ladislav Čambal presents the award for lifetime work and life anniversary. Left Vladimír Šťastný Source: TASR/Pavel Neubauer BRATISLAVA – At the age of 77, former coach Vladimír Šťastný, who holds a complete medal collection in the position of assistant coach of the Slovak national team, left this world forever. The family of the deceased confirmed the information. The eldest of the brothers with the famous hockey surname has worked as an assistant in the Slovak national team since 1993, when he was Július Šupler’s assistant in creating nominations for tournaments in which Slovakia fought for promotion to the elite A-category. With his younger brother Peter Šťastný, he graduated from the 1994 Olympic tournament in Lillehammer, where Slovakia reached the quarterfinals. After a 5-year break, he returned to the national team alongside coach Ján Filc. Under his leadership, in 2002 we recorded the only gold in the history of independence. Vladimír Šťastný was a member of the implementation team at the silver WC 2000 and at the WC 2003, where Slovak representatives won bronze.