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Belarus to play Finland in IIHF WM 2017 opener

The Belarusian hockey team on May 5 will hold its debut match at the IIHF WM 2017 in France. 

Dave Lewis' team encounter Finland, who are silver medalists of the 2016 WM. 

Back then, in Russia, Belarus also met with the Finns in the opener to lose 2:6.

The national team of Belarus has managed to beat Finland only once in its history - at the IIHF WM 2009. However, the Finns lost only in the shootout.

Belarus to play Finland in IIHF WM 2017 opener