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 Dave Lewis
Assistants Oleg Antonenko
Yuri Faikov
Vladimir Bure
Andrei Mezin
Michael Lehner
Craig Woodcroft
Captain Alexei Kalyuzhny
Most games Alexander Makritsky (175)
Most points Andrei Skabelka (114)
IIHF code BLR
IIHF ranking 9 Steady
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)
 Canada 9–0 Belarus 
(Prague, Czech Republic; 14 May 2015)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 20 (first in 1994)
Best result 6th (2006)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1998)
International record (W–L–T)
202–168–27

The Belarusian men's national ice hockey team is currently ranked 11th in the world by the IIHF in their 2014 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.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1998 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 9th place

World Championship[edit]

Year Location Result
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
2015 Prague / Ostrava, Czech Republic 7th place
2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg, Russia 12th place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Dave Lewis

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Koval, VitaliVitali Koval 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980 (age 36) Sweden VIK Västerås
2 D Gotovets, KirillKirill Gotovets 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 25) United States Rockford IceHogs
8 D Shinkevich, IlyaIlya Shinkevich 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1989-09-01) September 1, 1989 (age 26) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
9 D Dyukov, RomanRoman Dyukov 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1995-09-29) September 29, 1995 (age 20) Belarus Yunost Minsk
13 F Drozd, SergeiSergei Drozd 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-04-14) April 14, 1990 (age 26) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
14 D Lisovets, YevgeniYevgeni Lisovets 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-11-12) November 12, 1994 (age 21) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
15 F Demkov, ArtyomArtyom Demkov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1989-09-26) September 26, 1989 (age 26) Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk
16 F Platt, GeoffGeoff Platt 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1985-07-10) July 10, 1985 (age 31) Russia CSKA Moscow
17 F Kalyuzhny, AlexeiAlexei KalyuzhnyC 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1977-06-13) June 13, 1977 (age 39) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
18 D Khenkel, KristianKristian Khenkel 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1995-11-07) November 7, 1995 (age 20) Belarus Yunost Minsk
19 F Komarov, NikitaNikita Komarov 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 28) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
23 F Stas, AndreiAndrei Stas 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1988-10-18) October 18, 1988 (age 27) Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
25 D Yevenko, OlegOleg Yevenko 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1991-01-21) January 21, 1991 (age 25) United States Lake Erie Monsters
26 D Ustinenko, NikitaNikita Ustinenko 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1995-04-22) April 22, 1995 (age 21) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
35 G Lalande, KevinKevin Lalande 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-02-19) February 19, 1987 (age 29) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
40 G Milchakov, DmitryDmitry Milchakov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 30) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
46 F Kostitsyn, AndreiAndrei KostitsynA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 103 kg (227 lb) (1985-02-03) February 3, 1985 (age 31) Russia HC Sochi
61 F Stepanov, AndreiAndrei Stepanov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 (age 30) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
70 F Linglet, CharlesCharles Linglet 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1982-06-22) June 22, 1982 (age 34) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
71 F Pavlovich, AlexanderAlexander Pavlovich 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 28) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
74 F Kostitsyn, SergeiSergei Kostitsyn 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1987-03-20) March 20, 1987 (age 29) Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
77 F Kitarov, AlexanderAlexander Kitarov 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1987-06-18) June 18, 1987 (age 29) Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
88 F Kovyrshin, YevgeniYevgeni Kovyrshin 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1986-01-25) January 25, 1986 (age 30) Russia Severstal Cherepovets
89 D Korobov, DmitryDmitry KorobovA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 27) Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast
91 F Gavrus, ArturArtur Gavrus 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1994-01-03) January 3, 1994 (age 22) Belarus Dinamo Minsk

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