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 17 December 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, 18 Feb 1998
First IHLC Win: 4-3 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 18 Apr 2000
Latest IHLC Game: 3-0 loss vs. 🇨🇿 CZE, 11 May 2018
Latest IHLC Win: 7-1 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 16 Dec 2016
Largest IHLC Victory: 7-1 win vs. 🇸🇰 SVK, 16 Dec 2016
Largest IHLC Defeat: 9-0 loss vs. 🇨🇦 CAN, 14 May 2015
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 2 games (02 Apr08 Apr 2011)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 8 games (09 Apr 201109 May 2016)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
14
First Game Hosted: 🇳🇴 NOR 3-1 SLO 🇸🇮, 11 Nov 2010 (Gomel)
Latest Game Hosted: 
🇷🇺 RUS 5-2 FIN 🇫🇮, 25 May 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 🇧🇾 – 18 Feb 1998 – OG – Nagano 🇯🇵
02. 🇸🇪 SWE 2-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 09 May 1998 – WC – Zürich 🇨🇭
03. 🇧🇾 BLR 4-3 SVK 🇸🇰 – 18 Apr 2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves 🇸🇰
04. 🇸🇰 SVK 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 19 Apr 2000 – EX – Spišská Nová Ves 🇸🇰
05. 🇧🇾 BLR 4-3 SWE 🇸🇪 – 20 Feb 2002 – OG – West Valley City 🇺🇸
06. 🇨🇦 CAN 7-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 22 Feb 2002 – OG – West Valley City 🇺🇸
07. 🇺🇸 USA 5-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 29 Apr 2007 – WC – Mytischi 🇷🇺
08. 🇷🇺 RUS 4-3 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 09 May 2008 – WC – Québec 🇨🇦
09. 🇷🇺 RUS 4-3 BLR 🇧🇾 – 06 May 2009 – WC – Bern 🇨🇭
10. 🇫🇮 FIN 5-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 17 Feb 2010 – OG – Vancouver 🇨🇦
11. 🇧🇾 BLR 4-3 SUI 🇨🇭 – 18 Dec 2010 – ARC – Herisau 🇨🇭
12. 🇷🇺 RUS 3-2 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 01 Apr 2011 – EHC – Smolensk 🇷🇺
13. 🇧🇾 BLR 6-4 RUS 🇷🇺 – 02 Apr 2011 – EHC – Smolensk 🇷🇺
14. 🇧🇾 BLR 3-2 CZE 🇨🇿 (SO) – 08 Apr 2011 – EHC – Minsk 🇧🇾
15. 🇨🇿 CZE 3-2 BLR 🇧🇾 – 09 Apr 2011 – EHC – Babruysk 🇧🇾
16. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 01 May 2011 – WC – Košice 🇸🇰
17. 🇸🇪 SWE 4-3 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 10 Apr 2012 – EHC – Minsk 🇧🇾
18. 🇸🇪 SWE 2-1 BLR 🇧🇾 (SO) – 11 Apr 2012 – EHC – Minsk 🇧🇾
19. 🇸🇰 SVK 5-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 12 May 2012 – WC – Helsinki 🇫🇮
20. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 14 May 2013 – WC – Stockholm 🇸🇪
21. 🇨🇦 CAN 9-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 14 May 2015 – WC – Prague 🇨🇿
22. 🇨🇦 CAN 8-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 09 May 2016 – WC – Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
23. 🇧🇾 BLR 7-1 SVK 🇸🇰 – 16 Dec 2016 – SWC – Biel 🇨🇭
24. 🇨🇭 SUI 6-1 BLR 🇧🇾 – 17 Dec 2016 – SWC – Biel 🇨🇭
25. 🇨🇭 SUI 4-2 BLR 🇧🇾  – 10 Feb 2017 – SC – Nitra 🇸🇰
26. 🇨🇦 CAN 6-0 BLR 🇧🇾  08 May 2017 WC  Paris 🇫🇷
27. 🇷🇺 RUS 6-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 07 May 2018 – WC – Copenhagen 🇩🇰
28. 🇨🇿 CZE 3-0 BLR 🇧🇾 – 11 May 2018 – WC – Copenhagen 🇩🇰

Photo Credit: Canoe – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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