Belarus defeat Poland in Winter Olympics 2018 qualifier, has to defeat Slovenia to progress

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Belarus defeat Poland in Winter Olympics 2018 qualifier, has to defeat Slovenia to progress

Belarus won the second game in the Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018. Belarus defeated Poland (5:3).

The day before, Belarus defeated Denmark scoring 5:2, Denmark also lost to Slovenia 3:0.

Thus, the game between Belarus and Slovenia that will take place in Minsk on September 4 will determine who will compete at the 2018 Olympics.

As many as 12 ice hockey teams will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

Nine places are already taken by South Korea, Canada, the USA, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Three more teams will be chosen after the qualifying rounds that are held in Minsk, Riga (Latvia, Germany, Austria, Japan), and Oslo (Norway, Kazakhstan, France, Italy).