belarusian ice hockey team

belarusian ice hockey team

The Belarusian ice hockey team is presently ranked eleventh in the world by the IIHF.

The team is administrated by the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation.

Perhaps, the best moment in Belarusian hockey history was the win against Sweden in the quarter final of the Winter Olympics 2002, where the team finally finished fourth.

They have 2,850 players in their national ice hockey pool that is 0.02% of the total population.

Glen Hanlon was their coach on 2005 and 2006 Ice Hockey World Championships, who bring the best-ever outcome in the IIHF World Championship that is sixth place in 2006.

Glen Hanlon was succeeded by Curt Fraser, who guided the Belarusian national men’s ice hockey team in 2007 and 2008.

Hanlon came back to coach the team again for 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland. In 2011 World Championships Mikhail Grabovski was named as the team captain.


Nickname(s)The Bisons
AssociationBelarus Ice Hockey Federation
CaptainAlexei Kalyuzhny
Head coachDave Lewis
AssistantsOleg Antonenko
Vladimir Bure
Yuri Faikov
Michael Lehner
Andrei Mezin
Craig Woodcroft
Most gamesAlexander Makritsky (175)
Most pointsAndrei Skabelka (114)

Olympic Games

1998 – 7th place

2002 – 4th place

2010 – 9th place


World Championship

199422nd placePoprad / Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
199521st placeSofia, Bulgaria
199615th placeEindhoven, Netherlands
199713th placeKatowice / Sosnowiec, Poland
19988th placeZurich / Basel, Switzerland
19999th placeOslo / Lillehammer / Hamar, Norway
20009th placeSaint Petersburg, Russia
200114th placeCologne / Hanover / Nuremberg, Germany
200217th placeEindhoven, Netherlands
200314th placeHelsinki / Tampere / Turku, Finland
200418th placeOslo, Norway
200510th placeInnsbruck / Vienna, Austria
20066th placeRiga, Latvia
200711th placeMoscow / Mytishchi, Russia
20089th placeQuebec City / Halifax, Canada
20098th placeBern / Kloten, Switzerland
201010th placeCologne / Mannheim / Gelsenkirchen, Germany
201114th placeBratislava / Košice, Slovakia
201214th placeHelsinki / Stockholm, Finland / Sweden
201314th placeStockholm / Helsinki, Sweden / Finland
20147th placeMinsk, Belarus
20157th placePrague / Ostrava, Czech Republic
201612th placeMoscow / Saint Petersburg, Russia

Belarusian Best Ice Hockey Players

In the list of best ice hockey player of Belarus, some great Belarusian players names are comes regularly at this moment such as: Ruslan Salei, Sergei Kositsyn, and Andrei Kostitsyn.


Belarus joined with the IIHF on May 6 1992. They had played in the Top Division since 1994. They took part in Olympic Games in 1998, 2002 and 2010. In the 2002 Olympics it notoriously upset Sweden by 4-3. There are 13 ice rinks and 2 leagues as the Belarus Open League and the Belarus second League.



Q: When hockey started at Belarus?

A: The first time hockey game was played in Belarus in 1946.

Q: How many players in hockey presently in Belarus?

A: Currently, they have 2,850 Belarusian Ice Hockey players which is the 0.02% of their present population.

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