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Belarus
Nickname(s) White Russians
Association Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
GM Flag of Belarus Sviatoslav Kiselev
Head coach Flag of Belarus Eduard Zankovets
Assistants Flag of Belarus Alexander Andrievsky
Flag of Belarus Andrei Gusov
Flag of Belarus Vladimir Tsyplakov
Captain Ruslan Salei
Most games Alexander Makritsky (175)
Most points Andrei Skabelka (114)
IIHF code BLR
IIHF ranking 10
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 13 (first in 2003)
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 4 - 1 Belarus Flag of Belarus
(Minsk, Belarus; November 7, 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of Belarus Belarus 21 - 1 Lithuania Flag of Lithuania
(Riga, Latvia; August 30, 1996)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Finland Finland 11 - 2 Belarus Flag of Belarus
(Mikkeli, Finland; April 7, 1997)
Flag of Canada Canada 11 - 2 Belarus Flag of Belarus
(Lloydminster, Canada; March 19, 1998)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 1998)
Best result 6th (2006)
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1998)
International record (W-L-T)
149-102-25

The Belarusian men's national ice hockey team is currently ranked 9th in the world by IIHF as of 2006. 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 Cups their coach was Glen Hanlon, who brought the best-ever result in World Cups - 6th place in 2006. He was succeeded by Curt Fraser, who led the team in 2007 and 2008. Glen Hanlon returned to coach the team for 2009 World Cup in Switzerland.


Olympic record Edit

  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1994 - Did not qualify
  • 1998 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2002 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2006 - Did not qualify
  • 2010 - Qualified

World Championship record Edit

  • 1930-1993 - Did not participiate
  • 1994 - Finished in 22nd place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1995 - Finished in 21st place (Won "Pool C")
  • 1996 - Finished in 15th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1997 - Finished in 13th place (Won "Pool B")
  • 1998 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2000 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2001 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2002 - Finished in 17th place (Won "Division I, Group A")
  • 2003 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 18th place (Won "Division I, Group A")
  • 2005 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2008 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 8th place

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