Belarusian Extraleague

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Belarusian Extraleague
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017–18 Belarusian Extraliga season
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1992
Founder Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
Inaugural season 1992–93
No. of teams 12
Country  Belarus
Most recent
HK Neman Grodno (6th title)
Most titles Yunost Minsk (7)
TV partner(s) Belarus 5
Vysshaya Liga
Official website

The Belarusian Extraleague (abbreviated BXL, also known as the Belarusian Open Championship), officially formed in 2006, is the top ice hockey league in Belarus. In its past, it has switched several times between being and not being an open league (in reference to allowing foreign teams), but for the 2008-2009 season, the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation has decided to open the Extraleague, the Belarusian Vysshaya Liga, and the Belarusian junior leagues.

The Extraleague championship for the 2016-2017 season was won by HK Neman Grodno.


Team City Arena Capacity Affiliate Team
Belarus U20 Belarus Minsk Chizhovka-Arena 9,614
Dinamo-Molodechno Belarus Maladzyechna Molodechno Ice Palace 2,000 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Brest Belarus Brest Brest Ice Sports Palace 2,000 HK Brest-2 (Belarus2)
HK Gomel Belarus Gomel Gomel Ice Palace of Sports 2,760 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Gomel-2 (Belarus2)
HK Lida Belarus Lida Ledovy Dvorets Lida 1,000
Metallurg Zhlobin Belarus Zhlobin Ice Palace Metalurg 2,018 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
Metallurg-2 Zhlobin (Belarus2)
HK Mogilev Belarus Mogilev Sports Palace Mogilev 3,048 HK Mogilev-2 (Belarus2)
HK Neman Grodno Belarus Grodno Ice Sports Palace Grodno 2,550 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Neman Grodno 2 (Belarus2)
Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk Belarus Novopolotsk Palace of Sports and Culture 1,200 Khimik-2 Novopolotsk (Belarus2)
HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk Belarus Soligorsk Ice Sports Palace Soligorsk 1,759 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HC Shakhtyor-2 Soligorsk (Belarus2)
HK Vitebsk Belarus Vitebsk Vitebsk Ice Sports Palace 1,900 HK Vitebsk-2 (Belarus2)
Yunost Minsk Belarus Minsk Chizhovka-Arena 9,614 Yunior Minsk (Belarus2)

Former teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
Dinamo U20 Babruysk Belarus Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,151
Dinamo Minsk Belarus Minsk Minsk Sports Palace 3,311
Keramin Minsk Belarus Minsk Minsk Ice Palace 1,823
Shinnik Bobruisk Belarus Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,151
Sokil Kiev Ukraine Brovary
and Kiev
Ice Arena TEC Terminal/
Kiev Palace of Sports
Tivali Minsk Belarus Minsk Minsk Sports Palace 3,311
HK Torpedo Minsk Belarus Minsk Unknown -
Triumph Minsk Belarus Minsk Unknown -
Yunior Minsk Belarus Minsk Ice Palace Yunost Minsk 767
HK Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia Liepāja Ice Arena Liepājas Metalurgs 1,700
HK Riga 2000 Latvia Riga ledus halle 2,000
ASK/Ogre Latvia Ogre Vidzemes Ledus Halle 1,880
DHK Latgale Latvia Daugavpils Daugavpils Ice Arena 1,234

Belarusian League Champions[edit]

Titles by team[edit]

Titles Club Years
7 Yunost Minsk 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016
6 HK Neman Grodno 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2017
4 Tivali Minsk 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000
2 Polimir Novopolock 1996, 1997
2 Keramin Minsk 2002, 2008
1 HC Dinamo Minsk 2007
1 HK Gomel 2003
1 Metallurg Zhlobin 2012
1 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2015

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