Belarus learns Group A rivals at 2018 IIHF WM


Belarus learns Group A rivals at 2018 IIHF WM

The full set of rivals of Belarus national team at the 2018 ice hockey world championship has been unveiled. The IIHF WM 2018 will take place in Denmark.

Belarus will perform in group A together with the current holders of the title Swedes, as well as Russia, Czechia, Switzerland, Slovakia, France and newcomers Austria. All matches of this group will take place in Copenhagen at Royal Arena.

Belarus has managed to save itself from relegation at the 2017 IIHF WM having lost the starting five games and getting six points from the last two encounters, against Slovenia and Norway.

Italy and Slovenia were relegated to Division I, while Sweden won the title after a 2:1 shootout triumph against title holders Canada.