Ice hockey in Belarus is governed by the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation. Belarusian men's and junior national teams participate at the IIHF World Championships. Belarus has been a member of the IIHF since May 6, 1992.
The national hockey team finished fourth at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics following a memorable upset win over Sweden in the quarterfinals, and regularly competes in the World Championships, often making the quarterfinals.
The Belarusian Extraliga was founded in 1992. Numerous Belarusian players are present in the Kontinental Hockey League in Eurasia, particularly for Belarusian club HC Dinamo Minsk, and several have also played in the National Hockey League in North America.
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- Country profile on IIHF.com
|Ice hockey in Belarus|
|Leagues||Belarusian Extraleague - Vysshaya Liga|
|National teams||Men's - Men's under-20 - Men's under-18|
|Other competitions||National Cup - Eastern European Hockey League - KHL|
|Country-related articles||Belarus Ice Hockey Federation|
|Related articles: IIHF - IIHF Continental Cup - IIHF European Champions Cup|