Belarusian Extraleague

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Belarusian Extraleague
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 1992
Founder Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
No. of teams 12
Country  Belarus
Most recent
Yunost Minsk
Most titles Yunost Minsk (7)
TV partner(s) Belarus 5
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 2015-2016 season was won by Yunost Minsk.


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

Former teams[edit]

Team City/Area Arena Capacity
Keramin Minsk Belarus Minsk Minsk Ice Palace 1,823
Shinnik Bobruisk Belarus Bobruisk Bobruisk Arena 7,191
Sokil Kyiv Ukraine Kiev Ice Arena TEC Terminal (Brovary) 1,500
HK Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia Liepāja Ice Arena Liepājas Metalurgs 1,700

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 Dynamo Minsk 2007
1 HK Gomel 2003
1 Metallurg Zhlobin 2012
1 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2015

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