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Belarus national ice hockey team

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Nickname(s)  The Bisons
IIHF code  BLR
Captain  Alexei Kalyuzhny
Most points  Andrei Skabelka (114)
Current IIHF  9
Head coach  Dave Lewis
Belarus national ice hockey team httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Assistants  Oleg Antonenko Yuri Faikov Andrei Mezin Craig Woodcroft Vladimir Bure Michael Lehner
Most games  Alexander Makritsky (175)
Association  Belarus Ice Hockey Association

The Belarusian national ice hockey team is currently ranked 9th in the world by the IIHF in their 2016 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.

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Olympic Games

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

    Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

    Head coach: Dave Lewis

    Retired numbers

  • 24 - Ruslan Salei
  • References

    Belarus national ice hockey team Wikipedia


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