Will Belarus' coach call Platt and Bailen for IIHF WM 2018?


Will Belarus' coach call Platt and Bailen for IIHF WM 2018?

Head coach of the Belarusian national ice hockey team Dave Lewis spoke about the preparation of the team for the 2018 WM.

- We have a large list of candidates for the WM, but we must choose the best. Through friendly matches we are studying candidates.

- Is there someone who played vs Kazakhstan who have already deserved a place at the WM?

- Of course, Lisovets, Kovyrshin will be on the team. Probably Kitarov.

- Who do you consider your main discovery in Belarus?

- The main discovery is Yegor Sharangovich. He played very well last year at the World Championships. I hope now we will find such players too.

- In late January, Belarus will take part in a tournament in Russia. Will the team have Platt and Bailen?

- I talked to both Platt and Bailen. We still have not decided whom we will call. By that time I would like to have a highly qualified and experienced staff.

- Will you again say that the team will go to the WM for medals?

- I never said that we would bring a medal, I said that this is our goal. Now our task is to make sure that we play at our limit to the final siren," Lewis told the TV channel ONT.