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Ice hockey in Belarus

28.04.2017

HC Dinamo Minsk becomes UNICEF official partner
HC Dinamo Minsk becomes UNICEF official partner The ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk has become an official partner of UNICEF. This is the first sports club in Belarus to have signed such a memorandum of cooperation with this organization. Now during matches involving The Bison fans can not only enjoy the play of their favorite team, but also learn about the current issues of children's rights in Belarus. The agreement was signed within the framework of the republican campaign Playroom Without Violence designed to resist violence in the family.

20.04.2017

Andrei Stas to captain Belarus at IIHF WM 2017
Andrei Stas to captain Belarus at IIHF WM 2017 Andrei Stas will be captain of the Belarus national ice hockey team at the upcoming World Ice Hockey Championship. Alexander Pavlovich and Vladimir Denisov have been chosen as his assistants. This is the choice of the Belarus coaching staff. The IIHF WM 2017 in Germany and France will start on May 5th. Belarusians are going to hold two more friendlies ahead of the championship. At the EuroChallenge, Belarus will meet Sweden twice.

10.04.2017

Belarus President's team wins national competition among ice hockey amateurs
Belarus President's team wins national competition among ice hockey amateurs The team of the President of Belarus on April 9 won in the republican competition among ice hockey amateurs. The CTV channel also followed the events at Chizhovka Arena. Participants of the amateur hockey tournament compete for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club. The score in the match was opened by the team of the Minsk region, in the fifth minute thanks to Aleksandr Babak's effort. The opponents were not going to give up and soon, at end of the first period, the President's team levelled the score.

03.04.2017

Belarus President's team into final of national amateur ice hockey competition
Belarus President's team into final of national amateur ice hockey competition The Belarus President's team will meet the Minsk region team in the final of the 10th national competition among fans. In the semifinal, Alexander Lukashenko's team defeated the Brest team 10:3. The President's team's Pavel Bely was the top scorer, while the President himself made three assists.

30.03.2017

Belarus begins preparations for IIHF WM 2017
Belarus begins preparations for IIHF WM 2017 The Belarus national ice hockey team have begun preparations for the May world championship. On March 29, the team gathered for a training camp in Minsk. Dave Lewis called up 31 players. The lion's share are from Dinamo Minsk, but there are also representatives of national Extraliga, the Belarusian national ice hockey championship. Three goalies have been called up, including unofficial number one Mikhail Karnaukhov.

17.03.2017

Hopes and dreams of young Belarusian ice hockey players
Hopes and dreams of young Belarusian ice hockey players Sport helps children to develop healthy both physically and mentally. Belarus pays special attention to it. There is a great variety of different sport clubs, and among them are those teaching ice hockey. The final games of the national hockey competition among children and teenagers Golden Puck were held in March 2017. Eight teams from all over the country took part in the finals. On the first day, the team of Vitebsk Region crushed the Minsk team Medvedi. The result shows that this sport is gaining popularity.

13.03.2017

HC Griffony of Nikolai Lukashenko win Golden Puck ice hockey tournament
HC Griffony of Nikolai Lukashenko win Golden Puck ice hockey tournament Minsk's HC Griffony have defended the champion's title of the republican competition Golden Puck in the younger age group (born in 2004-2005) in division A. In the final match, which was held on March 12 at Chizhovka Arena, the team of the Tsentralnyi district of Minsk beat HC Medved of the Moskovsky district of Minsk 6:2. Nikolai Lukashenko, son of the Belarus President, scored a hat-trick. Third place was taken by HC Gomel, who won against Mirazh from the town of Gorki 12:7.

09.03.2017

Golden Puck tournament on presidential prizes begins in Minsk
Golden Puck tournament on presidential prizes begins in Minsk The tournament Golden Puck for the prizes of the Belarus President begins in Minsk on March 9. Young ice hockey players will be competing at Chizhovka-Arena. The tournament starts with the game of the Minsk region vs Vitebsk region. The championship slogan is "Local championship today - World Championship tomorrow."

03.03.2017

HC Dinamo Minsk knocked out of KHL playoffs
HC Dinamo Minsk knocked out of KHL playoffs The first day of spring became the last day for Dinamo Minsk in the current season of the Kontinental Hockey League. On March 1, in Yaroslavl, the Bison from Minsk suffered a fourth defeat at Lokomotiv Yaroslav in the quarterfinal series of the Western Conference and did not qualify for the next round. Rob Klinkhammer of Dinamo opened the scoring. But the hosts replied through the efforts of Stefan Kronwall. In the second stanza, Pavel Koledov brought the Yaroslavl team forward, and two more goals followed in the third.

28.02.2017

Dinamo Minsk trailing 1:3 in KHL playoff
Dinamo Minsk trailing 1:3 in KHL playoff Dinamo Minsk have won their KHL playoff match against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl thus reducing the gap to 3:1. Dinamo won the fourth match of the quarterfinals 4:2 (2:0, 2:2, 0:0). The three previous defeats did not leave Dinamo a chance for a mistake. Particularly painful was Dinamo's home defeat 1:5 in the third match of the series on 25 February. Andrei Stepanov was Dinamo's "engine" during this game. It was his goal thanks to which Dinamo opened the scoring. After 17 minutes, Dinamo captain Alexander Pavlovich made it 2:0.

23.02.2017

Joint ice hockey championship of Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia possible?
Joint ice hockey championship of Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia possible? Leaders of the hockey federations of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia and Israel attended the seminar on the development of hockey in the countries of the Eastern Group, which was organized by the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation under the auspices of the IIHF. Those present were invited to adopt Belarus' experience in the development of ice hockey, the development of various scientific and teaching materials, the organization of training seminars for coaches of hockey schools at both the local and international level.
Number of ice palaces in Belarus increases by 8 times over last 20 years
Number of ice palaces in Belarus increases by 8 times over last 20 years In Belarus, there are dozens of multifunctional complexes, also called ice palaces. They attract people of all ages from kids to adults, and sometimes become the center of the development of new young talents of the country. 10-year-old Gleb Suboch is the hope of his club. He is the best goaltender among members of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk. He was born in Minsk, in the city where the World Hockey Championship 2014 was successfully held and its ice arenas are among the best ones on the continent.

20.02.2017

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.

16.02.2017

HC Lida wins lucky losers round in Belarus National Extraleague
HC Lida wins lucky losers round in Belarusian ice hockey championship One match of the Belarusian National Extraleague was played. Lida won against the U-20 Belarus national ice hockey team away 3:1. It is remarkable that the visitors scored in every period. This victory allowed the Lida team to win the lucky losers round of Extraleague. Without regard to the rest matches, the Grodno region hockey players will be on first place in the standings. 

06.02.2017

Dinamo Minsk advance to 2016-2017 KHL playoff
Dinamo Minsk advance to 2016-2017 KHL playoff HC Dinamo Minsk is in the playoff of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The Bison qualified early for the knockout round thanks to the away victory in penalty shootout over HC Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk. The regular time ended in a draw 2:2. Klinkhammer и Korobov were among the scorers for the Belarusian team. In the penalty shootout, it was Dinamo’s Palushaj who brought victory to the Belarusians. Thus, the Minsk team has 98 points and will not fall below 8th place in the table. This is the fourth time HC Dinamo have advanced into the playoff in history.

01.02.2017

HC Yunost Minsk closer to Belarus' Extraliga gold
HC Yunost Minsk closer to Belarus' Extraliga gold Only one match was held on Tuesday as part of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Championship. But what a match that was! HC Neman took on HC Yunost in Grodno. The teams were in fact fighting for the gold medals of the regular season (Extraliga), while the victory over the main competitor almost certainly meant additional psychological advantage in the upcoming playoff. As a result, the Minsk team achieved a 3:1 success. In the tournament table, they are seven points ahead of the Grodno team.

08.01.2017

Belarus win Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
Belarus claim 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament title Belarus has won the main trophy of the Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President. Belarus won 7:3 against Finland in the final. Belarus are now ten-time champions of the tournament. 4 wins in 4 games. The most devoted fans of the tournament might say "Deja Vu". The Belarus-Finland final took place in 2016, too. Back then Belarus was stronger 2:1.

07.01.2017

Belarus fired up ahead of Finland game at Christmas ice hockey tournament
Belarus fired up ahead of Finland game at Christmas ice hockey tournament Team of the Belarus President is competing in the Christmas ice hockey amateur tournament final against Finland now. Belarus is now 1:0 ahead but the game still continues. Finns have it difficult in this match but they are fighting bravely. This final is intriguing, because last year, in 2016, the same teams reached the final of the XII Christmas tournament. Back then, the teams scored only three goals, which is few for an amateur game. But Belarus did win 2:1.
UAE grab bronze at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
UAE grab bronze at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk On January 7, the winner of the Christmas ice hockey amateur tournament for the prize of the President will be determined at Chizhovka Arena. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates won bronze in the third-place match. Guests from the Gulf have beaten a very strong opponent – Slovakia – with the score 4:3. In 2016, the Slovaks won third place at the Christmas tournament but this year gave way to the UAE, for whom this is the third tournament. Generally, the UAE's performance at the XIII Christmas tournament could be called a big sensation.
Swiss hockey players visit WWII museum in Minsk
Swiss hockey players visit WWII museum in Minsk Participants of the Christmas tournament continue to get acquainted with the Belarusian capital. Team Switzerland visited the Great Patriotic War Museum on January 6. Participants of ice battles showed interest in the dioramas of military battles. For Swiss players, this page of history of Belarus proved to be particularly interesting. After all, during WWII, Switzerland remained neutral.

06.01.2017

Belarus into 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament final
Belarus into 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament final The Belarus national ice hockey team have entered the final of the Christmas ice hockey amateur tournament for the prizes of the President of Belarus. Belarus defeated Switzerland 6:0. Belarusians had playing advantage from the start of the tournament and did not leave a chance to the opponents. The first goal was scored already in the fourth minute. Belarus has won the tournament nine times and three more times became silver medalists. The Swiss' best result was back in 2008 - fourth place.
Charity during Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk
Charity during 2017 Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk Participants of the International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament have found time for good deeds amid sports battles. This tradition was born five years ago. On Christmas Eve, athletes go to children with presents. This time, the guests were welcomed in Molodechno boarding school, where visually impaired children study. They were given laptops, tablets and air hockey. In gratitude, the children staged a musical performance. Also, the athletes were treated to Belarusian national dishes.
UAE oust Balkans team 9:5 at Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk
UAE oust Balkans team 9:5 at Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk On January 6, we will learn the finalists of the XIII Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President. One of the matches has already finished today. The match between the teams of the UAE team and the Balkans ended about an hour ago. Hockey players from the Persian Gulf defeated the Swiss yesterday and today again won 9:5, this time against the Balkan team, consisting of players from eight countries. The latter have not had a victory at this tournament. 
German players about 2017 Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk
Germany at 2017 Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk Before hitting the ice the foreign participants of the Christmas amateur tournament got acquainted with the sports infrastructure of Minsk, shopped and made selfies on the background of the Belarus capital's attractions. Yana Shipko, CTV:Belarus is famous for its sports traditions, but it still can learn from guests who came to the tournament. Mr Bscheid is already 85, but he still plays ice hockey being a true legend of the tournament!

05.01.2017

Belarus is a strong hockey nation, Christmas tournament players say
Belarus is a strong hockey nation, Christmas tournament players say The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the Belarus President continues in Minsk. Belarus won their second match today. This time against the Balkan team - 14:7. President Lukashenko also played in the match and scored four times. He is thus the leader of the tournament’s player ranking, with eight points (five goals and three assists). Belarus in total won nine gold medals and three silvers at Christmas tournaments. Martin Milanov and Vadim Bekbulatov were named the best players of today's match.
Belarus wins against Team Balkans at 2017 Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament
Belarus wins against Team Balkans at 2017 Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament Team of the President of Belarus has won a second victory at the 2017 Christmas Amateur Tournament. A few hours ago, at Chizhovka Arena, Belarusians with beat the team of the Balkans 14:7 (5:2, 2:2, 7:3). Martin Milanov and Vadim Bekbulatov were named the best players of today's match.  President Lukashenko also played in the match and scored four times. He is thus the leader of the tournament’s player ranking, with eight points (five goals and three assists).

04.01.2017

President Lukashenko opens Christmas Ice Hockey Amateur Tournament
President Lukashenko opens Christmas Ice Hockey Amateur Tournament Belarus for the 13th time hosts the Christmas tournament among ice hockey amateurs for prize of the President of Belarus. In 2017, representatives of 14 states came to Minsk to participate in ice battles. This is thanks to the fact that a unique team of the Balkans is taking part in the tournament. It brings together players from eight countries at once. Belarus is traditionally represented by the team of the President. All the games are held at two ice hockey rinks of Chizhovka Arena, which is certainly convenient for the fans.
Belarus beat United Arab Emirates at 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament
Belarus beat United Arab Emirates at 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament The Belarusian national ice hockey team have won 7:3 at the start of 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus. Belarus won against rivals from the United Arab Emirates. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko also played in the match and scored Belarus' last, seventh, goal of the game. Before that, Alexander Lukashenko earned several assist points. Last year, Belarus also met the UAE team at this stage and back then also celebrated a victory - 11:8.
Belarus to take on UAE in 2017 Christmas hockey tournament opener
Belarus to take on UAE in 2017 Christmas hockey tournament opener At this moment, Chizhovka Arena is hosting matches of the 2017 Christmas hockey tournament. Finland are playing Germany and the Balkan team are competing against Switzerland. This is the 13th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus. Later in the day, Slovakia take on Russia. At 7 p.m., hosts Belarus take on the UAE. All in all, taking part in the tournament are eight teams.
Who are favorites of 2017 Christmas hockey tournament?
Who are favorites of 2017 Christmas hockey tournament? Hockey life in January traditionally includes a significant event - the International Amateur Tournament for the prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The Christmas Tournament will be held in Minsk for the 13th time. The competitions start on January 4. The participants are now putting finishing touches on their preparation.
HC Dinamo Minsk upsets KHL leaders SKA
HC Dinamo Minsk upsets KHL leaders SKA in stunning game Dinamo Minsk have beaten SKA St. Petersburg, the KHL championship leader, in a stunning game which ended 5:4 (1:0, 4:1, 0:3). The fantastic match took place at Minsk-Arena on January 3. Dinamo had two great periods. By the 34th minute, the score was (would you believe it?) 5:0 - just incredible! Goals were scored by Dinamo debutants Pettersson (6th and 26th minute), Aaron Palushaj (22nd), Stepanov (33rd) and Drozd (34th).
Minsk preparing for XIII International Christmas Hockey Tournament
Players about XIII International Christmas Hockey Tournament in Minsk Belarus is once again at the center of significant sporting events. On January 4, the XIII Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus starts in Minsk on January 4. Eight teams will fight for the trophy. The Balkans team is taking part for the first time. It brings together representatives of eight states at once: Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Croatia. Thus, the current competition will be the most large-scale in terms of the number of participating countries.
XIII Christmas Amateur Hockey Tournament to start in Minsk January 4
XIII Christmas Amateur Hockey Tournament to start in Minsk January 4 The Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus starts in Minsk on January 4. This is the thirteenth edition of the competition. For the first time, the team of the Balkan states is taking part in the competition. It brings together representatives from eight countries at once. Belarus will be represented by the team of the President.

03.01.2017

XIII Christmas hockey tournament to be held in Minsk 4-7 January
XIII Christmas hockey tournament to be held in Minsk 4-7 January The first participants of the popular Christmas international ice hockey tournament began arriving in Minsk. Germany was the first to land at the national airport Minsk. On January 3, other teams will arrive too. These are ice hockey amateurs from the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the countries of the Balkan Peninsula. Michael Brezek, Germany:This is my third time in Belarus. Last year we flew here for a tournament. This year we hope to win, we will do everything that depends on us.

27.12.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk wins first game at Spengler Cup
HC Dinamo Minsk wins first game at Spengler Cup Dinamo Minsk have started the Spengler Cup with a victory. The tournament is now underway in Switzerland. In their opener, The Bison met Canada. The founders of ice hockey were not represented by the strongest players. In fact only players contracted to European hockey clubs took part in the match. The Minsk team opened the scoring but Alexander Materukhin's goal was outnumbered by three goals Dinamo conceded afterwards. Yevgeny Kovyrshin made it 3:2 just before the first break.

05.12.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk chief to take harsh measures if team left out of playoff
HC Dinamo Minsk chief to take harsh measures if team fails to make it into KHL playoff Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk and the Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus Igor Shunevich has announced serious and unpopular measures because of the club's performance. Shunevich is ready to take these measures against the management, coaching staff and perhaps athletes if HC Dinamo Minsk are out of the playoffs in the KHL regular season.

04.11.2016

Belarus defeat France in Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
Belarus defeat France in Euro Ice Hockey Challenge The Belarus national team won a landslide victory in the first round of Euro Iec Hockey Challenge against France 3:0 (0:0, 2:0, 1:0). The main events in Bled, Slovenia, took place in the second period. Stanislav Lopachuk scored the first goal for Belarus. Just before the siren for a second break manager Dave Lewis' team increased their advantage. Pavel Razvadovsky's accurate pass to Sergei Drozd resulted in the second goal. 

14.10.2016

Dinamo Minsk suffer heavy defeat at CSKA Moscow in KHL
Dinamo Minsk suffer heavy defeat at CSKA Moscow in KHL HC Dinamo Minsk suffered a second defeat in a row in the KHL championship losing on the road to CSKA Moscow 2:7. Before the match against CSKA Moscow the Minsk club had serious squad problems. The list of the injured included a number of key players of the Belarusian team. Head coach Craig Woodcroft could not count on Nick Bailen, Rob Klinkhammer, David Ullstrom, Yevgeny Kovyrshin and Artem Volkov. Let alone goalie Kevin Lalande and defenseman Kirill Gotovets who have long been sidelined.

11.10.2016

Giant ice hockey sticks near Minsk Arena
Giant ice hockey sticks near Minsk Arena New design objects now adorn the image of Minsk. A LED installation - the puck and hockey sticks has been installed near Minsk Arena. Nearby is exercise equipment. You can join in for free and without wasting time on a change of clothes. Minsk is now hosting matches of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The installation and exercise equipment are timed to this very event. The new items seem to have a positive feedback. Not only passers-by, but also young people in social networks hail the initiative.

07.10.2016

Four Belarusians into IIHF Council
Four Belarusians into IIHF Council The Council of the International Ice Hockey Federation now includes four representatives of Belarus. Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation (FHRB) Sergei Goncharov now heads the referee committee of the IIHF, FHRB General Secretary Yaroslav Zavgorodny has become a member of the Committee of Youth and Youth Hockey and FHRB Athletic Director Alexander Khromylyov has been elected member of the IIHF's evaluation committee.

06.10.2016

Yunost Minsk beat Champions League winner Frolunda Gothenburg
Yunost Minsk beat Champions League winner Frolunda Gothenburg Yunost Minsk players continue to storm the hockey Champions League. Today, in the first leg of the last 32 coach Mikhail Zakharov's charges beat Swedish Frölunda HC in Minsk at Chizhovka Arena. The Swedish club are the current winner of the tournament and also the champion of Sweden. The hosts were not confused by the status of their contender - a win 3:2. Yunost Minsk won thanks to goals from Turkin, Razvadovsky and Chernook. Frölunda HC will host the return game in a week. It will decide who will make it into the last 16.

05.10.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk extend winning streak to six KHL matches
HC Dinamo Minsk extend winning streak to six KHL matches HC Dinamo Minsk continues to go without defeats in the KHL. This time The Bison achieved a victory in front of home audience. Under the arches of Minsk Arena Craig Woodcroft's team dealt with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. In the middle of the first period Nick Bailen opened the scoring. The next goal took place only 15 seconds before the final siren. Rob Klinkhammer struck the already empty goal of Lokomotiv for a 2:0 final score.

06.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes
Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes The preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes. President Alexander Lukashenko announced it during the meeting with President of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel. Belarus’ Presedent commented on the qualification match where Belarus was defeated by Slovenia, thus losing the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

04.09.2016

Slovenia beats Belarus to earn 2018 Winter Olympics ice hockey berth
Slovenia beats Belarus to earn 2018 Winter Olympics ice hockey berth The Belarusian ice hockey team in a tense fight lost to Slovenia in the Winter Olympics 2018 qualification. The result of this match was not known until the last moment. The teams played on equal terms and could not determine the winner in regulation time (2:2) and even in the overtime. In the shootout Slovenes were luckier. Minsk during these four days turned into something resembling an Olympic venue. Belarusians, Danes, Poles and Slovenes fought for a single ticket to the 2018 Olympics.
Polish ice hockey team at Minsk City Day
Polish ice hockey team at Minsk City Day On September 4 Belarus will cheer for their national ice hockey team who are going to meet with Slovenia in the 2018 Winter Olympics qualifier which will decide who will go to South Korea in two years. Last time it was Slovenia who did not let Belarus into the 2014 Olympics. Prior to this, Belarusians won big victories in the two previous meetings, having beaten the favorites of the group Denmark and Poland. On September 3, the guests from Poland walked around the celebrating Minsk.

03.09.2016

Ice hockey. Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018: Belarus defeated Poland (5:3)
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.

02.09.2016

Belarus beat Denmark in 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifier
Belarus beat Denmark in 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifier The Belarusian team have outplayed Denmark in the opening game of the 2018 Winter Olympic ice hockey qualifying. Belarus' Minsk Arena in Minsk is hosting the competition, which winner will get the right to play at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. The Scandinavians brought the best squad to Minsk but this did not help them against Belarus. Coach Dave Lewis' team won a very important victory 5:2, though made fans nervous after conceding first.

31.08.2016

Minsk-Arena
Minsk preparing to host 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifying tournament Minsk has again became the capital of the ice hockey world. For the first time Belarus will host the final round of the Olympic qualification. Participants have already come to the Belarus capital to contest one ticket for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Belarus will compete in one group against Poland, Slovenia and Denmark. Only the group winner will get a ticket to the 2018 Olympics. Ice hockey players will start pre-match training today. Competitions are expected to be very hot. Matches will be held from 1 to 4 September at the ice complex Minsk-Arena.

30.08.2016

Belarus submits bid to host 2021 IIHF World Championships
Belarus submits bid to host 2021 IIHF World Championships Belarus has applied to host the Ice Hockey World Championship 2021. "Yes, we have sent official documents to the International Ice Hockey Federation," said the secretary general of the Association "Ice Hockey Federation of the Republic of Belarus" (FHRB) Yaroslav Zavgorodny in an interview to the TV channel Belarus 5. According to Zavgorodny, at the next semi-annual congress it will be known who will be Belarus' rivals in a bid to host the World Championship 2021.
Belarus ice hockey team wins Cup of Three Nations
Belarus ice hockey team wins Cup of Three Nations The ice hockey team of Belarus won the Cup of Three Nations, which ended in Minsk. Dave Lewis' team played two games and celebrated successes in both. At the start of the tournament Belarusians were stronger than France (5:2) and then dealt with Germany. The hosts Belarus were leading 2:1, but in the middle of the third period the German hockey players managed to even the score 2:2. Belarus needed less than a minute after the conceded goal to restore a one-point lead - 3:2. Alexander Pavlovich scored the decisive goal.

26.08.2016

Kirill Slabko
Global sporting events help Belarus improve public services, Trade Ministry says Minsk is preparing to welcome the participants and guests of the final round of 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualification as well as the world tour Belarus Open 2016 (table tennis). The Trade Ministry, which is going to be renamed Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation soon, has monitored more than 20 eateries and sales points in conjunction with the events and gave valuable advice to improve the quality of services provided. Most of those who were given recommendations have already reported on the elimination of violations.
Mikhail Grabovski not to play for Belarus at 2018 Olympic qualification in Minsk
Mikhail Grabovski not to play for Belarus in 2018 Olympic qualifiers in Minsk One of the leaders of team Belarus Mikhail Grabovski will not participate in the 2018 Olympic qualification, which will be held at Minsk-Arena from 1 to 4 September. The Toronto forward was in a long list of the national team but health problems have not allowed him to join the squad of Dave Lewis. Chelyabinsk Traktor's Vladimir Denisov will also be sidelined. It is known that on August 26, Andrei Kostitsyn, Geoff Platt, Alexander Kitarov and Andrei Stas will join the team.

01.08.2016

Dinamo Minsk signs Marc-André Gragnani
Dinamo Minsk signs Marc-André Gragnani HC Dinamo Minsk has signd the Canadian player Marc-André Gragnani, the press service of the club reports.

20.07.2016

Dinamo Minsk head coach Craig Woodcroft on KHL season preparation
Dinamo Minsk manager Craig Woodcroft on KHL season preparation Ice hockey players of Dinamo Minsk on Monday held their first training session under new head coach. And the next day, Craig Woodcroft and the company appeared before journalists at a press conference in Minsk. There will be no concessions. As Craig Woodcroft says he is a demanding manager and expects the players to be 100% committed. The new team commander is in principle satisfied with the training process knowing that no one can demand optimal form from players.

01.06.2016

Andrei Stas named Belarus' best player of 2015/16 season
Andrei Stas named Belarus' best player of 2015/16 season Belarus and Neftekhimik's striker Andrey Stas has been named the best player of Belarus of the 2015/16 season at a meeting of the executive committee of the Ice Hockey Federation of Belarus. At the 80th World Hockey Championship in Russia the striker was one of the leaders of the Belarusian team, participating in all the seven matches and scoring five goals. In the KHL's season Stas played 47 games for the team from Nizhnekamsk in the regular season, earning 13 points (5+8). In the playoffs, the Belarusian took part in three matches.

31.05.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk to play in Moscow and Riga in preparation for 2016/17 KHL season
HC Dinamo Minsk to play in Moscow and Riga in preparation for 2016/17 KHL season The ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk in preparation for the ninth season in the Kontinental Hockey League will participate in pre-season tournaments in Moscow and Riga. The Bison have confirmed their participation in the tournament named after the USSR Honored Coach Arkady Chernyshev and Latvian Railways Cup. In Moscow, the Minsk club will play from 4 to 7 August in the Ice Palace. The calendar of matches and the final list of participants is yet unknown.

29.05.2016

President Lukashenko on Belarus' performance at IIHF WM 2016
President Lukashenko comments on Belarus' performance at IIHF WM 2016 Ice hockey is a sore subject. During his visit to Amkodor Pinsk, President Lukashenko expressed his opinion on the performance of the Belarus national ice hockey team at the 2016 IIHF WM.

24.05.2016

Belarus to face Canada, Finland, Czech Republic at 2017 IIHF WM
Belarus to face Canada, Finland, Czech Republic at 2017 IIHF WM The ice hockey team of Belarus at the IIHF WM 2017 in France and Germany will play in preliminary Group B and is to take on Canada and Finland, the 2016 finalists. The Belarusians will play the first phase of the tournament in Paris, with their first game to be on May 5 against Finland, vice-champions of the world. Then Belarusians will face the Czech Republic (May 6), Canada (May 8), Switzerland (10 May), France (12 May), Slovenia (May 13) and Norway (16 May).

19.05.2016

Rene Fasel re-elected as IIHF head
Rene Fasel re-elected as IIHF head Swiss Rene Fasel will head the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) for the sixth time, news agencies report. There were no other candidates for the post of the IIHF President so Rene Fasel went unopposed. The experienced Swiss will manage the Federation for the next four years. Rene Fasel has been head of the IIHF since 1994. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

08.05.2016

Belarus sunk by USA at 2016 IIHF Worlds in Russia
Belarus sunk by USA at 2016 IIHF Worlds in Russia The Belarus national hockey team has suffered its second defeat in the 80th World Championship, losing to the USA 3:6. Before the USA match, many fans and experts, and not without reason, hoped to see a more meaningful game from Belarus than in the first game against Finland. Exactly one year ago, on May 7, 2015, Belarus won against the USA 5:2 in the Czech Republic. Last year's success, no doubt, helped the team to confidently spend the entire tournament and reach the quarterfinals. But things were different one year later, at the 2016 worlds in St. Petersburg.

04.05.2016

Dave Lewis announces Belarus' squad for IIHF WM 2016
Dave Lewis announces Belarus' squad for IIHF WM 2016 Belarus coach Dave Lewis has announced the squad for the World Hockey Championship, which will take place in Russia's Moscow and St. Petersburg 6-21 May. The list includes 25 players, according to the press service of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation. The Belarus national team goes to Russia on May 4 in the afternoon. Goaltenders - Vitaly Koval ( Västerås, Sweden), Dmitry Milchakov and Kevin Lalande (both Dinamo Minsk, KHL);

02.05.2016

Craig Woodcroft gives first press conference as HC Dinamo Minsk coach
Craig Woodcroft gives first press conference as HC Dinamo Minsk coach New head coach of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk Craig Woodcroft gave his first press conference in Minsk on 2 May. However, journalists already know him as an assistant to the Belarus national team manager Dave Lewis. Woodcroft has little experience working as a head coach. In the course of the last season he took charge of German Adler from Mannheim but could not reach the top of the table and even did not lead the team to the playoff. However, Woodcroft is optimistic about his Dinamo future.

18.04.2016

Belarus U18 returns to IIHF elite
Belarus U18 returns to IIHF elite Belarus U18 national team of Belarus has won a ticket to the elite division of the IIHF WM. On April 15, Belarus beat Germany in Group A Division I. Belarus v Germany 5:3 (2:1, 1:2, 2:0). Venue: Chizhovka Arena After period 2 the score was even - 3:3. This situation was good for Germany who needed a draw in normal time to return to the elite division. The Belarusian hockey players needed only a victory in regulation time to win tickets to the elite.

17.04.2016

Belarus' presidential team wins 9th nationwide amateur hockey competition
Belarus' presidential team wins 9th nationwide amateur hockey competition The Belarus President's ice hockey team have won the ninth national ice hockey competition among amateur teams. Silver went to the Gomel region. The final match was really bright and spectacular. After the first period, Gomel were in front 2:1. But in the beginning of the second period, the score was equal. Another goal was scored by Pavel Belyi, assisted by Alexander Lukashenko.  By the end of the second period, the scoreboard read 6:4 in favor of the presidential ice hockey team, which eventually won the game.

13.04.2016

Belarus topping Group A at IIHF U18 Worlds in Division I
Belarus topping Group A at IIHF U18 Worlds Division I The U18 national ice hockey team of Belarus beat France and won a third victory in a row since the start of the IIHF Worlds Division I (Group A). The tournament, which gives only one ticket to the elite division, is underway at Chizhovka Arena. Belarus v France 3:2 (1:1, 1:0, 1:1) In the first period, the sides exchanged goals, both coming in man advantage.

31.03.2016

Dave Lewis: Belarus' U18 player have potential for senior team level
Dave Lewis: Belarus' U18 player have potential for senior team level Soon Minsk will host the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group A. It kicks off April 9.  Dave Lewis, who came to Belarus only on Saturday 26 March, has already managed to visit the training of our young players.  He shared with reporters his emotions from the meeting.
Ice hockey Olympic qualifiers tickets to go on sale in Minsk March 31
2016 Ice hockey Olympic qualification tickets to go on sale in Minsk March 31 Tickets for the final stage of 2016 Winter Olympic qualification matches in Minsk will go on sale on 31 March.  Belarus will need the support of home fans because there is only one purpose - the Olympics.  It is worth noting that those who purchase tickets for all the matches of the tournament, or just matches featuring Belarus will take part in an advertizing game and get a chance to win a car.

29.03.2016

BKG vs Vive (photo: Patryk Ptak)
Belarus in sporting events: 21-27 March 2016 The national football team of Belarus have gathered for the first time since the beginning of 2016. Friday's friendly match against the Armenians in Yerevan ended in a goalless draw. Belarus will take on Montenegro in Podgorica March 29. The U21 team of Belarus last weekend also played a friendly match. The younger generation has gone on a visit to the western neighbors to test their strength. However, the test showed that young footballers from Poland are stronger than their counterparts from Belarus, 3-0.

23.02.2016

Alexander Lukashenko son's team win Minsk ice hockey competition
Alexander Lukashenko son's team win Minsk ice hockey competition The team Grifony of the Tsentralnyi district of Minsk has won the city stage of the national competition Golden Puck. It features the youngest son of the Belarus President, Nikolai Lukashenko.  During a month, Minsk sportsmen fought for entering the national stage. 18 teams - two from each of the nine districts of Minsk - entered the final of the tournament. Griffony met in the final with the team Berkuty. During the three periods the two teams scored 9 goals. As a result Griffony won 8-1.

21.02.2016

Dinamo Minsk finish 2015/16 KHL season with victory
Dinamo Minsk finish 2015/16 KHL season with victory Dinamo Minsk have finished the Kontinental Hockey League season of 2015/16 with a victory over Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in shootouts 3:2. Dinamo Minsk 3:2 (B) Torpedo (0:1, 1:0, 1:1, 0:0, 1:0) Minsk. Minsk Arena. 10,224 spectators. Shots: 34-21. PIM: 8-12. For the competitors, the final match of the regular KHL season had no fundamental importance - the guests have already booked their place in the Gagarin Cup, and the hosts lost the chance to get into the playoffs.

16.02.2016

Belarus in sporting events: 8-14 February review
Belarus in sporting events: 8-14 February review The Belarus national team under Dave Lewis went on Wednesday to Zilina, where on Thursday and Friday they played matches of the international tournament Slovakia Cup. Our team was represented mainly by young players, including those who have recently defended the colors of the youth team at the Youth World Championship, as well as a number of hockey players of Dinamo Minsk. Among the latter is Charles Linglet, who made his debut for the national team of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko's son taking part in youth ice hockey competition
Alexander Lukashenko's son taking part in youth ice hockey competition The city competition "Golden Puck" has started for the 18th time in Minsk. During the month, Minsk athletes have been fighting for the entry to the final stage. The puck turned out golden for 18 teams - two from each district of Minsk. Opening the final match series were the teams of the Central and Soviet districts. Nikolai Lukashenko, the son of the Belarus President, plays for the team of Central District.

15.02.2016

Belarus national hockey team to compete in 2018 Winter Olympic qualifiers September 1-4
Belarus national hockey team to compete in 2018 Winter Olympic qualifiers September 1-4 The national ice hockey team of Poland will be the rival of the Belarusian national team at the Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018, the press service of the Belarusian Hockey Federation reports. Polish players won the first place in Group H, winning in a playoff 1:0 in the shootouts against Hungary. In the second round of the Olympic qualification winners of groups G and J - Italy and Japan - also won tickets to the final selection stage. Poland thus became the fourth member of the qualifying tournament in the Belarusian capital Minsk.

14.02.2016

Belarus second at Slovakia cup
Belarus second at Slovakia cup The Belarusian national ice hockey team took second place at the tournament Slovakia Cup, which ended in Žilina. The final standings were determined in a meeting of Slovakia and Switzerland. The hosts of the tournament won a landslide victory 4:0 and became first.

09.02.2016

Dinamo Minsk lose chance for KHL playoffs. Photo: Dinamo Minsk website
Dinamo Minsk lose chance for KHL playoffs Slovan Bratislava have won against Dinamo Riga in overtime 3:2 depriving Dinamo Minsk of a chance to play this season in the KHL playoffs. Two rounds before the finish Dinamo, nicknamed The Bison, are 8 points behind the Slovak team. The Minsk club still have home matches against Spartak Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod's Torpedo, in which Dinamo will be able to collect a maximum of six points. In eight seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, Dinamo Minsk entered the playoffs three times.
Belarus' sporting events from 10 to 14 February 2016
Belarus' sporting events from 10 to 14 February 2016 The Belarus national hockey team is preparing for a friendly tournament in Slovakia. 17 players have been called up for the training camp. They mainly represent the domestic Belarusian championship.  Some players of HC Dinamo Minsk, the KHL side, also joined the team. In Zilina, Belarus will take on Slovakia and Switzerland.
Belarus in sporting events: 1-7 February
Belarus in sporting events: 1-7 February 2016 The Belarus national tennis team have entered the playoffs World Group of the Fed Cup. In the second division, the girls needed all five matches to decide on the playoff spot's fate. Belarus won against Canada 3:2 in the end. At the same time, Belarus were 1:2 behind at one point and it seemed that everything is going to end quickly. Especially effective, however, was Alexandra Sasnovich, who won two singles matches and one doubles, together with Olga Govortsova, who lost both her singes ties.

07.02.2016

Belarus President's ice hockey team defeats Mogilev Region Team 11:3
Belarus President's ice hockey team defeats Mogilev Region Team 11:3 The Belarus President's team has defeated the team of the of the Mogilev region in the nationwide contest among amateur teams for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club. The ice hockey battles unfolded on February 6 at Chizhovka Arena.  From the first minutes it became clear that the game would be intense and truly entertaining. After all, the President's team are now topping the competition table.

02.02.2016

Belarus in sporting events: 25-31 January review
Belarus in sporting events: 25-31 January review The first "Grand Slam" tournament and the first victory. A Belarusian has won the Australian Open. We are talking about the junior tournament, which has become a triumph of Belarus' Vera Lapko. In the title match she defeated Slovak Tereza Mihalikova, 6:3, 6:4. It is interesting that often these girls are playing in the same pair. Their record includes two Grand Slam finals. Now Lapko has another title. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the tennis pl

01.02.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk top managers criminal case investigation ends
HC Dinamo Minsk top managers criminal case investigation ends The Investigation Committee has completed the investigation of the criminal case against former top managers of the Belarusian ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk. Maxim Subbotkin and Vladimir Berezhkov's illegal actions caused a material damage worth more than BYR 3 billion. The ex-leaders of the club were detained in the summer of 2015. During the investigation the defendants almost completely repaid the illegally obtained assets.  

24.01.2016

Main KHL trophy - Gagarin Cup - arrives in Minsk
Main KHL trophy, Gagarin Cup, arrives in Minsk The Kontinental Hockey League's main trophy - the Gagarin Cup - has been brought to Minsk for a presentation. This is a historic historic event for Belarus. The majority of Belarusian ice hockey fans could finally see the cherished trophy with their own eyes for the first time. Quite a natural reaction is the desire to be photographed with the cup.

12.01.2016

Alexander Zelenko
Alexander Zelenko: Playing for Belarus President’s team is prestigious and hard job In the interview with the Minsk CTV Channel, Alexander Zelenko, a member of the Belarus President’s Team at the Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament, a retired professional hockey player, answered some questions about the recent ice hockey event. The final game of the tournament between Belarus and Finland has just finished. In your opinion, was it a successful one?

10.01.2016

Belarus President gives ice hockey stick for charity
Belarus President signs ice hockey stick for charity Belarus for the ninth time in history won the main trophy of the Christmas ice hockey tournament. With the score 2-1 in the final match, the Belarusian President's team defeated Finland.
Dinamo Minsk earn narrow 1-0 win against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in KHL
Dinamo Minsk earn narrow 1-0 win against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in KHL Dinamo Minsk have finally said goodbye to the protracted series of defeats in the regular season of the KHL. The Bison did it in the match against the team who topped the league table - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Alexander Pavlovich's only goal allowed Dinamo to take all points that night. His goal was surprisingly the only one in the game, Dinamo winning 1-0.  On Sunday, January 10, The White-Blues finish the home series with the game against HC Sochi.

07.01.2016

Belarus wins XII Christmas hockey tournament 2016 The team of the Belarus President became the winner of the 2016 Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament. In the final, Belarusians in a bitter struggle defeated Finland 2:1 (0:1, 1:0, 1:0). Belarus conceded in the first period but then thanks to goals by Andrei Glebov, in the 36th minute, and Daniel Corso (44th minute) the hosts restored the lead and eventually celebrated a victory. This is the 9th time the team of the President of Belarus has won the Christmas tournament. Previously, in the bronze medal game Slovakia beat Sweden 17:3.
Slovakia win bronze at 2016 Christmas hockey tournament in Minsk
Slovakia win bronze at 2016 Christmas hockey tournament in Minsk Team Slovakia have become bronze medalists of the Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prizes of the Belarus President, which was held in Minsk. They defeated Sweden 17:3 in the third-place match. The CTV correspondent Yevgeny Gorin is reporting from Chizhovka Arena.

06.01.2016

Charity in action during Minsk Christmas Hockey Tournament According to a good tradition, the participating teams of the Christmas tournament for the prizes of the Belarus President, visit orphans and children left without parental care. On January 6 in the morning the players visited children in the Radoshkovichi boarding school. The athletes brought many gifts (computers, toys and, of course ice hockey equipment) and invited the young fans for the final of the Christmas Tournament. Children prepared a bright New Year's performance for the guests.
Belarus to take on Finland in Christmas Hockey Tournament final
Belarus to take on Finland in Christmas Hockey Tournament final Team Russia for the first time will not play in the final of the Christmas tournament in Minsk. Despite the fact that not all preliminary stage matches have been played, the Russians have said goodbye to the chance to play in the final. They first lost to Sweden 1:8 and on January 5 drew the game against Germany 2:2. Therefore, the result of today's game against Finland will change nothing.

05.01.2016

12th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament: Day 2 review
Belarus get second victory at XII Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk Belarusian hockey players won a second victory at the XII Christmas Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus in Minsk, beating Slovakia at Chizhovka Arena with a score of 4:3 (2:1, 0:2, 2:0). The best player in the Slovakian squad was their leader Miroslav Satan, while Daniel Corso received the Man of the Match award. In the other match of this group today Switzerland beat the United Arab Emirates 9:6. 
HC Dinamo Minsk starts 2016 with home defeat at Ak Bars 2:4
HC Dinamo Minsk starts 2016 with home defeat at Ak Bars 2:4 The Belarusian ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk has started 2016 with a defeat. In the first home match The Bison met with Kazan's Ak Bars, two-time winners of the Gagarin Cup. But Dinamo were not equal in strength to Ak Bars that night. The White-Blues scored the first goal but eventually lost 2:4. Dinamo are in 10th in the KHL table. The Bison are to play three more games in the current home series. The next one is due on January 6 when Dinamo meet Lada from Russia's Tolyatti.
Alexander Lukashenko opens XII Christmas ice hockey tournament
Alexander Lukashenko opens XII Christmas ice hockey tournament The first days of 2016 in Belarus are under the sign of ice hockey. Yesterday, the 12th Christmas Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus started in Minsk. This year, teams from 7 countries came to take part in the tournament. Belarus is traditionally represented by the team of the President. All the games are held at the two ice hockey rinks of Chizhovka Arena, which is certainly convenient for the fans.    

04.01.2016

Minsk hosting Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament
Minsk hosting Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament A true ice hockey festival is underway in Minsk. The Christmas Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus started today, January 4 at Chizhovka Arena. The competition brings together eight countries this year: Belarus, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Russia, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates. The first game has already finished, with  Finland beating Germany 7:3.   Slovakia also completed the game against the United Arab Emirates winning 14:3. Russia are taking on Sweden now at Chizhovka Arena.
Miroslav Satan
Christmas ice hockey tournament due in Minsk 4-7 January The 12th Christmas ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus starts in Minsk today, January 4. This competition is also called an unofficial world championship for amateur teams. This year, all the games will be held at Chizhovka Arena. The competition involves 8 countries. Today Belarus will take on Switzerland, Finland will play Germany, Russia face Sweden and the United Arab Emirates encounter Slovakia.
Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk to kick off 4 January
Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk to kick off 4 January Guests and participants of the Christmas ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus were flocking to Minsk yesterday gearing up for what is dubbed the unofficial world championship, which is about to start on January 4.  The tournament generally features veteran ice hockey players.  Some are true record breakers: Edward plans to become the champion of the tournament at the age of 83!

03.01.2016

Belarus U20 v Switzerland U20. Photo: worldjunior2016.com
Belarus U20 knocked out of IIHF U20 worlds elite The U20 national team of Belarus in Helsinki suffered another defeat against their peers from Switzerland in the survival series and was knocked out of the elite division of the IIHF U20 world championship. Belarus lost to Switzerland 2:6 (2:3, 0:3, 0:0) after a 1:5 defeat in the first game. The Belarusian team returned to the elite division only last year.

29.12.2015

Russia send Belarus into survival race at IIHF WM20
Russia send Belarus into survival race at IIHF WM20 The Belarusian ice hockey team (U20) suffered a third defeat in a row at the IIHF U20 world championships in Helsinki. After losing to Russia Belarusians remained in 5th place and will surely fight to maintain a place in the elite division. Belarus (U20) v Russia (U20) 1:4 (0:3, 0:0, 1:1)
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 21-27)
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 21-27) HC Dinamo Minsk spend two games in the KHL. First, they visited Bratislava, where they played the fourth match of the season against Slovan. The White-Blues did not get anything from that game losing 2-4. From the Slovak capital Dinamo headed for the Croatian main city but also lost. Andrei Kovalev's club twice led against Zagreb's Medveščak but lost in overtime 2-3. Belarus U20 started the World Championship in Helsinki with two defeats.

28.12.2015

Slovakia defeat Belarus at IIHF U20 Worlds
Slovakia defeat Belarus at IIHF U20 Worlds Belarus U20 suffered a second consecutive defeat at the start of the U20 IIHF World Championships in Helsinki. Belarus were likely to take points from Slovakia but lost 2-4 (1-1, 1-1. 0-2). The Slovaks, though becoming bronze medalists of the last World Championship in Helsinki, have brought just four players from the previous squad.  Goaltender Ivan Kulbakov became the key player in the Belarus squad. If it were not for his heroism, Belarusians would see many more goals in their goal.

27.12.2015

Dinamo Minsk ends 2015 with defeat at HC Medvescak
Dinamo Minsk ends 2015 with defeat at HC Medvescak A short visiting tour of the Belarusian hockey club Dinamo Minsk to Central Europe completed unsuccessfully. The Bison scored only one point out of possible six. In Zagreb, coach Andrei Kovalev's team took on HC Medvescak. The visitors were twice in the lead thanks to Alexei Kalyuzhny's and Ryan Vesce's goals but The Bears restored parity. Everything was decided in overtime. Unfortunately, Dinamo Minsk lost 2-3.

20.12.2015

Belarus facing Slovakia at Arosa Challenge
Belarus takes Arosa Challenge 2015 bronze Belarus has beaten Norway 5:1 (1:0, 3:0, 2:0) in the third-place match of the Arosa Challenge, an ice hockey tournament in Switzerland. In the Arosa Challenge final, Swiss hockey players defeated the Slovaks 3:2 in shootout (0:0, 2:1, 0:1, 0:0, 1:0). In the first game, the semifinal of the tournament, Belarus lost to Slovakia 1:4 and lost the right to play in the final.

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