IHLC Team Profiles – Belarus (Men’s)

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belarus-11 BELARUS (BLR) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
previous flags – belarus92-11 (1991-95)
6 wins, 5 reigns, 6 games with IHLC – ranked 13th
IHLC last held December 17, 2016

Belarus entered the world stage in 1992, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, needing 5 years to reach Group A of the World Championships. Six years following their creation, they first competed for the IHLC at the 1998 Nagano Olympics. The Bisons would win only their second ever IHLC game in one of the biggest international hockey upsets in history, knocking Sweden from the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Since then, Belarus has won the IHLC a handful of times, and hosted their first major tournament with the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Minsk.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 26
First IHLC Game:
 4-1 loss vs. russia-11 RUS, Feb. 18, 1998
First IHLC Win: 4-3 win vs. slovakia-11 SVK, Apr. 18, 2000
Latest IHLC Game: 6-0 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, May 8, 2017
Latest IHLC Win: 7-1 win vs. slovakia-11 SVK, Dec. 16, 2016
Largest IHLC Victory: 7-1 win vs. slovakia-11 SVK, Dec. 16, 2016
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-0 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, May 14, 2015
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 2 games (Apr. 28, 2011)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
14
First Game Hosted: norway-11 NOR 3-1 SLO slovenia-11, Nov. 11, 2010 (Gomel)
Latest Game Hosted: 
russia-11 RUS 5-2 FIN finland-11, May 25, 2014 (Minsk)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championships (2: 2014, 2021 cohost)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result: 6th (1: 2006)
Best Olympic Games Result: 4th (1: 2002)
Best Canada/World Cup Result: n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
canada1965-11 CANADA:
0 wins, 4 losses, 0 ties
czech-11 CZECHIA: 1 win, 1 loss, 0 ties
finland-11 FINLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
russia-11 RUSSIA: 1 win, 4 losses, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 2 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 1 win, 3 losses, 0 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 1 win, 4 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. russia-11 RUS 4-1 BLR belarus-11 – 02/18/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
02. sweden-11 SWE 2-1 BLR belarus-11 – 05/09/1998 – WC – Zürich switzerland-11
03. belarus-11 BLR 4-3 SVK slovakia-11 – 04/18/2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves slovakia-11
04. slovakia-11 SVK 4-1 BLR belarus-11 – 04/19/2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves slovakia-11
05. belarus-11 BLR 4-3 SWE sweden-11 – 02/20/2002 – OG – West Valley City usa-11
06. canada1965-11 CAN 7-1 BLR belarus-11 – 02/22/2002 – OG – West Valley City usa-11
07. usa-11 USA 5-1 BLR belarus-11 – 04/29/2007 – WC – Mytischi russia-11
08. russia-11 RUS 4-3 BLR belarus-11 (SO) – 05/09/2008 – WC – Québec canada1965-11
09. russia-11 RUS 4-3 BLR belarus-11 – 05/06/2009 – WC – Bern switzerland-11
10. finland-11 FIN 5-1 BLR belarus-11 – 02/17/2010 – OG – Vancouver canada1965-11
11. belarus-11 BLR 4-3 SUI switzerland-11 – 12/18/2010 – ARC – Herisau switzerland-11
12. russia-11 RUS 3-2 BLR belarus-11 (SO) – 04/01/2011 – EHC – Smolensk russia-11
13. belarus-11 BLR 6-4 RUS russia-11 – 04/02/2011 – EHC – Smolensk russia-11
14. belarus-11 BLR 3-2 CZE czech-11 (SO) – 04/08/2011 – EHC – Minsk belarus-11
15. czech-11 CZE 3-2 BLR belarus-11 – 04/09/2011 – EHC – Babruysk belarus-11
16. switzerland-11 SUI 4-1 BLR belarus-11 – 05/01/2011 – WC – Košice slovakia-11
17. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 BLR belarus-11 (SO) – 04/10/2012 – EHC – Minsk belarus-11
18. sweden-11 SWE 2-1 BLR belarus-11 (SO) – 04/11/2012 – EHC – Minsk belarus-11
19. slovakia-11 SVK 5-1 BLR belarus-11 – 05/12/2012 – WC – Helsinki finland-11
20. switzerland-11 SUI 4-1 BLR belarus-11 – 05/14/2013 – WC – Stockholm sweden-11
21. canada1965-11 CAN 9-0 BLR belarus-11 – 05/14/2015 – WC – Prague czech-11
22. canada1965-11 CAN 8-0 BLR belarus-11 – 05/09/2016 – WC – Saint Petersburg russia-11
23. belarus-11 BLR 7-1 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/16/2016 – SWC – Biel switzerland-11
24. switzerland-11 SUI 6-1 BLR belarus-11 – 12/17/2016 – SWC – Biel switzerland-11
25. switzerland-11 SUI 4-2 BLR belarus-11  – 02/10/2017 – SC – Nitra slovakia-11
26. canada1965-11 CAN 6-0 BLR belarus-11 – 05/08/2017 – WC – Paris 

Photo Credit: Canoe – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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