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
Alexander Zhurik
Craig Woodcroft
Captain Alexei Kalyuzhny
Most games Alexander Makritsky (175)
Most points Andrei Skabelka (114)
IIHF code BLR
IIHF ranking 9 Increase2
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)
200–163–27

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

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 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) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980 (age 35) Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
5 D Stasenko, NikolaiNikolai Stasenko 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1987-02-15) February 15, 1987 (age 28) Russia Severstal Cherepovets
8 D Shinkevich, IlyaIlya Shinkevich 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1989-09-01) September 1, 1989 (age 25) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
11 F Kulakov, AlexanderAlexander Kulakov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1983-05-14) May 14, 1983 (age 32) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
13 F Drozd, SergeiSergei Drozd 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) (1990-04-14) April 14, 1990 (age 25) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
14 D Lisovets, YevgeniYevgeni Lisovets 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1994-11-12) November 12, 1994 (age 20) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
15 F Demkov, ArtemArtem Demkov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) (1989-09-26) September 26, 1989 (age 25) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
17 F Kalyuzhny, AlexeiAlexei KalyuzhnyC 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1977-06-13) June 13, 1977 (age 38) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
22 D Goroshko, OlegOleg Goroshko 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 25) Belarus HC Dinamo Minsk
23 F Stas, AndreiAndrei Stas 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) (1988-10-18) October 18, 1988 (age 26) Russia CSKA Moscow
25 D Yevenko, OlegOleg Yevenko 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) (1991-01-21) January 21, 1991 (age 24) United States Adirondack Flames
26 D Ustinenko, NikitaNikita Ustinenko 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) (1995-04-22) April 22, 1995 (age 20) Belarus HK Gomel
27 F Yefimenko, AlexeiAlexei Yefimenko 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1985-08-20) August 20, 1985 (age 29) Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
31 G Brikun, IgorIgor Brikun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1986-09-06) September 6, 1986 (age 28) Belarus HK Gomel
35 G Lalande, KevinKevin Lalande 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) (1987-02-19) February 19, 1987 (age 28) Russia CSKA Moscow
46 F Kostitsyn, AndreiAndrei KostitsynA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) (1985-02-03) February 3, 1985 (age 30) Russia HC Sochi
57 D Usenko, IvanIvan Usenko 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1983-02-12) February 12, 1983 (age 32) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
59 F Demagin, SergeiSergei Demagin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 28) Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
61 F Stepanov, AndreiAndrei Stepanov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 (age 29) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
74 F Kostitsyn, SergeiSergei Kostitsyn 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1987-03-20) March 20, 1987 (age 28) Russia Ak Bars Kazan
77 F Kitarov, AlexanderAlexander Kitarov 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) (1987-06-18) June 18, 1987 (age 28) Belarus Dinamo Minsk
85 F Volkov, ArtyomArtyom Volkov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1985-01-28) January 28, 1985 (age 30) Russia Avangard Omsk
88 F Kovyrshin, EvgeniEvgeni Kovyrshin 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) (1986-01-25) January 25, 1986 (age 29) Russia Severstal Cherepovets
89 D Korobov, DmitryDmitry KorobovA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 26) Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast
91 F Gavrus, ArturArtur Gavrus 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1994-01-03) January 3, 1994 (age 21) Belarus Dinamo Minsk

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