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Belarus men's national ice hockey team

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 2
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 15 (2014)
Team colors               
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.

Contents

  • Tournament record 1
    • Olympic Games 1.1
    • World Championship 1.2
  • Team 2
    • Current roster 2.1
    • Retired numbers 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Tournament record

Olympic Games

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

World Championship

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

Current roster

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) 97 kg (214 lb) (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980 Salavat Yulaev Ufa
5 D Stasenko, NikolaiNikolai Stasenko 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-02-15) February 15, 1987 Severstal Cherepovets
8 D Shinkevich, IlyaIlya Shinkevich 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1989-09-01) September 1, 1989 HC Dinamo Minsk
11 F Kulakov, AlexanderAlexander Kulakov 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1983-05-14) May 14, 1983 HC Dinamo Minsk
13 F Drozd, SergeiSergei Drozd 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1990-04-14) April 14, 1990 HC Dinamo Minsk
14 D Lisovets, YevgeniYevgeni Lisovets 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-11-12) November 12, 1994 HC Dinamo Minsk
15 F Demkov, ArtemArtem Demkov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1989-09-26) September 26, 1989 HC Dinamo Minsk
17 F Kalyuzhny, AlexeiAlexei KalyuzhnyC 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1977-06-13) June 13, 1977 HC Dinamo Minsk
22 D Goroshko, OlegOleg Goroshko 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 HC Dinamo Minsk
23 F Stas, AndreiAndrei Stas 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1988-10-18) October 18, 1988 CSKA Moscow
25 D Yevenko, OlegOleg Yevenko 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1991-01-21) January 21, 1991 Adirondack Flames
26 D Ustinenko, NikitaNikita Ustinenko 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1995-04-22) April 22, 1995 HK Gomel
27 F Yefimenko, AlexeiAlexei Yefimenko 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-08-20) August 20, 1985 Sibir Novosibirsk
31 G Brikun, IgorIgor Brikun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1986-09-06) September 6, 1986 HK Gomel
35 G Lalande, KevinKevin Lalande 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-02-19) February 19, 1987 CSKA Moscow
46 F Kostitsyn, AndreiAndrei KostitsynA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1985-02-03) February 3, 1985 HC Sochi
57 D Usenko, IvanIvan Usenko 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1983-02-12) February 12, 1983 Dinamo Minsk
59 F Demagin, SergeiSergei Demagin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
61 F Stepanov, AndreiAndrei Stepanov 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 Dinamo Minsk
74 F Kostitsyn, SergeiSergei Kostitsyn 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-03-20) March 20, 1987 Ak Bars Kazan
77 F Kitarov, AlexanderAlexander Kitarov 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1987-06-18) June 18, 1987 Dinamo Minsk
85 F Volkov, ArtyomArtyom Volkov 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1985-01-28) January 28, 1985 Avangard Omsk
88 F Kovyrshin, EvgeniEvgeni Kovyrshin 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1986-01-25) January 25, 1986 Severstal Cherepovets
89 D Korobov, DmitryDmitry KorobovA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 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 Dinamo Minsk

Retired numbers

References

  1. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=363940
  2. ^ 2015 Roster

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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