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)Bisons (Зубры / Zubry)
AssociationBelarus Ice Hockey Federation
Head coachAndrei Sidorenko
AssistantsVitali Koval
Andrei Kovalev
Pavel Perepekhin
CaptainAlexander Kitarov
Most gamesAlexander Makritsky (175)
Most pointsAndrei Skabelka (114)
Team colors              
IIHF codeBLR
Belarus national hockey team jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF14 Decrease 3 (21 May 2018)[1]
Highest IIHF8 (2009)
Lowest IIHF15 (2014)
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)
Canada  9–0  Belarus
(Prague, Czech Republic; 14 May 2015)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances21 (first in 1994)
Best result6th (2006)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
202–174–27

The Belarusian national ice hockey team (Belarusian: Зборная Беларусі па хакеі з шайбай; Russian: Сборная Белоруссии по хоккею с шайбой) is currently ranked 11th in the world by the IIHF in their 2018 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 4,968 players in their national pool (0.05% of the total population). At the 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 the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland.

Tournament record[edit]

Belarus players in 2017.

Olympic Games[edit]

Games GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Place
1920–1988 Part of the Soviet Union
1992 Part of the Unified Team
1994 Did not enter
Japan Nagano 1998 4 0 0 0 4 5 19 7th
United States Salt Lake City 2002 6 1 0 0 5 13 39 4th
2006 Did not qualify
Canada Vancouver 2010 4 1 0 1 2 10 15 9th
2014–2018 Did not qualify

World Championship[edit]

Year Location Result
1994 Poprad / Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia 22nd place (2nd in Group C1)
1995 Sofia, Bulgaria 21st place (1st in Group C1, promoted)
1996 Eindhoven, Netherlands 15th place (3rd in Group B)
1997 Katowice / Sosnowiec, Poland 13th place (1st in Group B, promoted)
1998 Zürich / Basel, Switzerland 8th place
1999 Oslo / Lillehammer / Hamar, Norway 9th place
2000 Saint Petersburg, Russia 9th place
2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremberg, Germany 14th place (relegated)
2002 Eindhoven, Netherlands 17th place (1st in D1A, promoted)
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku, Finland 14th place (relegated)
2004 Oslo, Norway 18th place (1st in D1A, promoted)
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
2015 Prague / Ostrava, Czech Republic 7th place
2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg, Russia 12th place
2017 Cologne / Paris, Germany / France 13th place
2018 Copenhagen / Herning, Denmark 15th place (relegated)
2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 17th place (1st in D1A, promoted)
2020 Zürich / Lausanne, Switzerland qualified
2021 Minsk, Belarus/Riga, Latvia qualified as co-host

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Dave Lewis was the acting head coach until 8 May 2018, after that Sergei Pushkov took over.[3]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Mikhail Karnaukhov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 25) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
7 D Vladimir Denisov 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1984-06-29) 29 June 1984 (age 34) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
9 D Roman Dyukov 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 23) Kazakhstan Saryarka Karagandy
10 F Pavel Razvadovsky 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1989-08-07) 7 August 1989 (age 29) Belarus Yunost Minsk
13 F Sergei Drozd 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 29) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
14 D Yevgeni Lisovets 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-11-12) 12 November 1994 (age 24) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
15 F Artyom Demkov 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 29) Belarus HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk
16 F Geoff Platt 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1985-07-10) 10 July 1985 (age 33) Russia HC CSKA Moscow
17 F Yegor Sharangovich 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 20) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
18 D Kristian Khenkel 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-07-11) 11 July 1995 (age 23) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
23 D Nikita Ustinenko 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 24) Belarus Yunost Minsk
28 F Oleksandr Materukhin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1981-10-17) 17 October 1981 (age 37) Belarus HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk
31 G Ivan Kulbakov 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1996-09-18) 18 September 1996 (age 22) United States Cleveland Monsters
51 D Stepan Falkovsky 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1996-12-18) 18 December 1996 (age 22) United States Ontario Reign
55 D Pavel Vorobey 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 21) China Kunlun Red Star
70 F Charles Linglet 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1982-06-22) 22 June 1982 (age 36) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
71 F Alexander PavlovichC 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-07-12) 12 July 1988 (age 30) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
74 F Artyom Levsha 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1992-09-24) 24 September 1992 (age 26) Belarus HK Neman Grodno
77 F Alexander KitarovA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 31) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
79 G Vitali Trus 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1988-06-24) 24 June 1988 (age 30) Belarus HK Neman Grodno
82 F Artyom Kisly 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1989-04-28) 28 April 1989 (age 30) Belarus HK Neman Grodno
84 F Maxim Sushko 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 20) Canada Owen Sound Attack
88 F Evgeni Kovyrshin 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 33) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
89 D Dmitry KorobovA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 30) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
91 F Artur Gavrus 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 25) Belarus Dinamo-Molodechno

Retired numbers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ 2018 IIHF World Championship roster
  3. ^ "Belarus changes coach". new-iihf.com. 8 May 2018.

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