The former Polish representative has died. He was only 33 years old
Szymon Urbańczyk – a former hockey player, coach and hockey referee, as well as a five-time representative of Poland, has died. On Saturday, the Re-Plast Unia Oświęcim team announced his death. Years ago, he won the only Polish championship medal in his career. Just a day before his death, Urbańczyk was present at Unia’s match against Zagłębie Sosnowiec. He was only 33 years old.
Szymon Urbańczyk is dead. He died on Saturday at the age of only 33. He was a hockey player, playing as a defender, bronze medalist of the Polish Championships in the 2011/12 season. Even during his playing career, he also started working as a coach. He left professional sport after the 2014/15 season. Later he worked as a hockey coach and referee.
Szymon Urbańczyk, the Polish national hockey representative, has died. “Sincerest condolences”
The Re-Plast Unia Oświęcim club informed about Urbańczyk’s death. – It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Szymon Urbańczyk, our former player and member of the bronze team from the 2011/2012 season. We express our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones. Honor his memory! – he wrote on Facebook.
“The news was a shock for the Oświęcim hockey community. The 33-year-old was on Friday (November 17, 2023) at the Re-Plast Unia Oświęcim hockey match against Zagłębie Sosnowiec,” she wrote “Gazeta Krakowska” . As he informed “Sports Review” the former hockey player’s health deteriorated last year after he unexpectedly suffered a stroke.
Szymon Urbańczyk started his playing career in Unia Oświęcim. Later he played, among others, in GKS Katowice, Naprzod Janów and Zagłębie Sosnowiec. In the 2011/12 season, together with Unia, he won the bronze medal in the Polish Championships. In 2012, he took part in the Junior World Championships of Division I, held in Krynica-Zdrój, in which the Poles took second place. He played five matches for the senior Polish national team. As a trainer, he led, among others, Hornets Oświęcim and Hockey Team Oświęcim.