HC Yunost wins Belarusian ice hockey championship 2016-2017


HC Yunost wins Belarusian ice hockey championship 2016-2017

HC Yunost Minsk has outperformed its opponents in the Belarus Ice Hockey Championship. After Sunday’s victory HC Yunost got 1st place in the regular championship, a place in the Continental Cup and the right to start the play-off series at home.

The Sunday match with Shakhtyor was surprisingly rough (a total of 73 minutes of penalty time proves it). Both teams scored once in power play in the first period and also HC Yunost scored in the end of the period in the 5-on-5 play.

Later on, the Minsk hockey players were only ahead. In the middle of the second period Parfeevec scored in the power play. The best sharpshooter of Yunost Mikhnov netted at the end of the match for the final score of 4:1.

HC Yunost thus won the regular championship. HC Neman is in second place and Gomel is third. All the pairs of the play-off are known. The most interesting match will be between HC Shakhtyor and HC Dinamo Molodechno, and now it’s unclear who will play the first match at home. The situation will be clear after the final match of the tour in Salihorsk.