IHLC Team Profiles – Belarus (Men’s)

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🇧🇾 BELARUS (BLR) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
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 five years to reach the Top Division of the World Championship. 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 Championship in Minsk.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 28
First IHLC Game:
 4-1 loss vs. 🇷🇺 RUS, Feb. 18, 1998
First IHLC Win: 4-3 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, Apr. 18, 2000
Latest IHLC Game: 3-0 loss vs. 🇨🇿 CZE, May 11, 2018
Latest IHLC Win: 7-1 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, Dec. 16, 2016
Largest IHLC Victory: 7-1 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, Dec. 16, 2016
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-0 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, May 14, 2015
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 2 games (Apr. 28, 2011)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 8 games (Apr. 9, 2011May 9, 2016)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
14
First Game Hosted: 🇳🇴 NOR 3-1 SLO 🇸🇮, Nov. 11, 2010 (Gomel)
Latest Game Hosted: 
🇷🇺 RUS 5-2 FIN 🇫🇮, May 25, 2014 (Minsk)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Championship (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
🇨🇦 CANADA:
0 wins, 4 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇿 CZECHIA: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties
🇫🇮 FINLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
🇷🇺 RUSSIA: 1 win, 5 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA: 2 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
🇸🇪 SWEDEN: 1 win, 3 losses, 0 ties
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 1 win, 4 losses, 0 ties
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇷🇺 RUS 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 02/18/1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
02. 🇸🇪 SWE 2-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/09/1998 – WC – Zürich 🇨🇭
03. 🇧🇾 BLR 4-3 SVK 🇸🇰 – 04/18/2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves 🇸🇰
04. 🇸🇰 SVK 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 04/19/2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves 🇸🇰
05. 🇧🇾 BLR 4-3 SWE 🇸🇪 – 02/20/2002 – OG – West Valley City 🇺🇸
06. 🇨🇦 CAN 7-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 02/22/2002 – OG – West Valley City 🇺🇸
07. 🇺🇸 USA 5-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 04/29/2007 – WC – Mytischi 🇷🇺
08. 🇷🇺 RUS 4-3 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 05/09/2008 – WC – Québec 🇨🇦
09. 🇷🇺 RUS 4-3 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/06/2009 – WC – Bern 🇨🇭
10. 🇫🇮 FIN 5-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 02/17/2010 – OG – Vancouver 🇨🇦
11. 🇧🇾 BLR 4-3 SUI 🇨🇭 – 12/18/2010 – ARC – Herisau 🇨🇭
12. 🇷🇺 RUS 3-2 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 04/01/2011 – EHC – Smolensk 🇷🇺
13. 🇧🇾 BLR 6-4 RUS 🇷🇺 – 04/02/2011 – EHC – Smolensk 🇷🇺
14. 🇧🇾 BLR 3-2 CZE 🇨🇿 (SO) – 04/08/2011 – EHC – Minsk 🇧🇾
15. 🇨🇿 CZE 3-2 BLR 🇧🇾 – 04/09/2011 – EHC – Babruysk 🇧🇾
16. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/01/2011 – WC – Košice 🇸🇰
17. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-3 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 04/10/2012 – EHC – Minsk 🇧🇾
18. 🇸🇪 SWE 2-1 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 04/11/2012 – EHC – Minsk 🇧🇾
19. 🇸🇰 SVK 5-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/12/2012 – WC – Helsinki 🇫🇮
20. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/14/2013 – WC – Stockholm 🇸🇪
21. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/14/2015 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
22. 🇨🇦 CAN 8-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/09/2016 – WC – Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
23. 🇧🇾 BLR 7-1 SVK 🇸🇰 – 12/16/2016 – SWC – Biel 🇨🇭
24. 🇨🇭 SUI 6-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 12/17/2016 – SWC – Biel 🇨🇭
25. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-2 BLR 🇧🇾  – 02/10/2017 – SC – Nitra 🇸🇰
26. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-0 BLR 🇧🇾  05/08/2017 WC  Paris 🇫🇷
27. 🇷🇺 RUS 6-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/07/2018 – WC – Copenhagen 🇩🇰
28. 🇨🇿 CZE 3-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 05/11/2018 – WC – Copenhagen 🇩🇰

Photo Credit: Canoe – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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