Belarus men's national ice hockey team

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Belarus
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Coat of Arms of Belarus is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) The Bisons
Association Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Glen Hanlon
Assistants Oleg Mikulchik
Eduard Zankovets
Captain Alexei Kalyuzhny
Most games Alexander Makritsky (175)
Most points Andrei Skabelka (114)
IIHF code BLR
IIHF ranking 11 Increase4
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 15 (2014)
Team colors               
Belarus national hockey team jerseys.png
First international
 Ukraine 4–1 Belarus 
(Minsk, Belarus; 7 November 1992)
Biggest win
 Belarus 21–1 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 30 August 1996)
Biggest defeat

 Finland 11–2 Belarus 
(Mikkeli, Finland; 7 April 1997)

 Canada 11–2 Belarus 
(Lloydminster, Canada; 19 March 1998)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 20 (first in 1994)
Best result 6th (2006)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
196–161–25

The Belarusian men's national ice hockey team is currently ranked 13th in the world by the IIHF in their 2012 World Ranking. The team is controlled by the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation. Arguably, the greatest moment in Belarusian hockey history was the victory over Sweden in the quarter-finals of the 2002 Winter Olympics, where the team ultimately finished fourth. Belarus has 2,850 players in their national pool (0.02% of the total population). On 2005 and 2006 World Championships their coach was Glen Hanlon, who brought the best-ever result in the IIHF World Championship – 6th place in 2006. He was succeeded by Curt Fraser, who led the team in 2007 and 2008. Hanlon returned to coach the team for 2009 World Championships in Switzerland. Mikhail Grabovski was named captain on the eve of 2011 World Championships.[1]

A match between Belarus and Russia.

Current top players[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1920–1992 – Did not participate
  • 1994 – Did not qualify
  • 1998 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

World Championship record[edit]

Year Location Result
1930–1992 Did not participate
1993 Minsk, Belarus Did not qualify
1994 Poprad / Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia 22nd place
1995 Sofia, Bulgaria 21st place
1996 Eindhoven, Netherlands 15th place
1997 Katowice / Sosnowiec, Poland 13th place
1998 Zurich / Basel, Switzerland 8th place
1999 Oslo / Lillehammer / Hamar, Norway 9th place
2000 Saint Petersburg, Russia 9th place
2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremberg, Germany 14th place
2002 Eindhoven, Netherlands 17th place
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku, Finland 14th place
2004 Oslo, Norway 18th place
2005 Innsbruck / Vienna, Austria 10th place
2006 Riga, Latvia 6th place
2007 Moscow / Mytishchi, Russia 11th place
2008 Quebec City / Halifax, Canada 9th place
2009 Bern / Kloten, Switzerland 8th place
2010 Cologne / Mannheim / Gelsenkirchen, Germany 10th place
2011 Bratislava / Košice, Slovakia 14th place
2012 Helsinki / Stockholm, Finland / Sweden 14th place
2013 Stockholm / Helsinki, Sweden / Finland 14th place
2014 Minsk, Belarus 7th place

Retired numbers[edit]

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