Belarus
Association Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Flag of Belarus Mikhail Mikaylovich Zakharov
Assistants Flag of Belarus Flag of Russia Dmitriy Leonidovich Karpikov
Flag of Russia Mikhail Grigor'yevich Kravets Sr.
Captain Vladislav Kodola
Most games Aliaksiej Kaliužny (166)
Top scorer Aliaksiej Kaliužny (48)
Most points Aliaksiej Kaliužny (130)
IIHF code BLR
IIHF ranking 13
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (2009)
Lowest IIHF ranking 15 (2018 (O))
Team colours               
First international
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 4-1 Belarus Flag of belarus 1991.png
(Minsk, Belarus; November 7, 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 21-1 Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png
(Riga, Latvia; August 30, 1996)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Finland.png Finland 11-2 Belarus Flag of Belarus.png
(Mikkeli, Finland; April 7, 1997)
Flag of Canada.png Canada 11-2 Belarus Flag of Belarus.png
(Lloydminster, Canada; March 19, 1998)
Flag of Canada.png Canada 9-0 Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif
(Prague, Czech Republic; May 14, 2015)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 20 (first in 1998)
Best result Finished in 6th place: 1 - 2006
Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 1998)
Medals none
International record (W-L-T)
202-174-27

The Belarusian men's national ice hockey team is currently ranked 13th in the world by IIHF World Ranking. 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 4,580 players in their national pool (0.05% of the total population). Their best result at the World Championship was the 6th place at the 2006 World Championship. Their head coach is Mikhail Mikhaylovich Zakharov.

Olympic Record[edit | edit source]

Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
  • 1920-1992 - Did not participate
  • 1994 - Did not qualify
  • 1998 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2002 - Finished in 4th place
  • 2006 - Did not qualify
  • 2010 - Finished in 9th place
  • 2014-2018 - Did not qualify

World Championship Record[edit | edit source]

World Championships medal record
World Championship
  • 1920-1993 - Did not participiate
  • 1994 - Finished in 22nd place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1995 - Finished in 21st place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1996 - Finished in 15th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1997 - Finished in 13th place (1st in "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 (1st in Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 18th place (1st in 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
  • 2010 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2011 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2012 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2013 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2015 - Finished in 7th place
  • 2016 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2017 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2019 - Finished in 17th place (1st in Division IA)
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Retired Numbers[edit | edit source]

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #31 Ivan Kulbakov September 18, 1996 6ft 0in (183cm) 183lb (83kg) L
G #40 Konstantin Shostak March 28, 2000 5ft 10in (179cm) 183lb (83kg) L
D #2 Yevgeni Nogachyov August 31, 1991 6ft 0in (183cm) 203lb (92kg) L
D #3 Nikita Tarletsky January 3, 1997 5ft 10in (178cm) 165lb (75kg) L
D #7 Dmitri Znakharenko August 4, 1993 5ft 11in (180cm) 205lb (93kg) L
D #14 Kiril Gotovets June 25, 1991 5ft 11in (180cm) 176lb (80kg) L
D #18 Vladislav Yeryomenko April 24, 1999 6ft 0in (183cm) 187lb (85kg) R
D #55 Andrei Antonov April 27, 1985 5ft 9in (176cm) 190lb (86kg) L
D #70 Sergei Bogoleisha February 20, 1990 6ft 0in (182cm) 179lb (81kg) R
D #89 Vadim Shchyochin March 31, 2000 6ft 3in (190cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #10 Igor Martynov January 19, 1999 5ft 11in (180cm) 183lb (83kg) L
F #11 Vladislav Kodola October 30, 1996 5ft 9in (176cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #13 Sergei Drozd April 14, 1990 6ft 0in (182cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #15 Artyom Demkov September 26, 1989 5ft 10in (178cm) 172lb (78kg) R
F #17 Dmitri Buinitsky March 1, 1997 6ft 1in (185cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #19 Alexander Kogalev May 22, 1994 6ft 1in (186cm) 194lb (88kg) R
F #23 Mikhail Stefanovich November 27, 1989 6ft 2in (188cm) 214lb (97kg) R
F #71 Alexander Pavlovich July 12, 1988 6ft 0in (182cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #74 Alexander Malyavko August 28, 1990 5ft 9in (176cm) 168lb (76kg) R
F #77 Alexander Kitarov June 18, 1987 6ft 3in (190cm) 214lb (97kg) L
F #88 Yevgeni Kovyrshin January 25, 1986 5ft 10in (177cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #91 Sergei Malyavko September 28, 1990 5ft 10in (178cm) 172lb (78kg) L

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
Head coach Mikhail Mikaylovich Zakharov January 22, 1962
Assistant coach Dmitriy Leonidovich Karpikov January 6, 1974
Assistant coach Mikhail Grigor'yevich Kravets Sr. November 12, 1963

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