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|19 Aug 2018 |||Dmitri Gerasimovich (F)||HC Vitebsk||Lokomotiv Orsha|
|17 Aug 2018 |||Edijs Brahmanis (F)||HK Gomel||HS Prizma Riga|
|17 Aug 2018 |||Lauris Bajaruns (F)||Metallurg Zhlobin||HK Liepaja|
|13 Aug 2018 |||Dmitri Milchakov (G)||Yunost Minsk||HC Skoda Plzen|
In the season 2012-2013 Belarusian Extraliga championship is held in three stages. During the first stage, 11 teams play a round robin in 4 rounds
Schedule. In the first phase of the team divided into two groups : "A" - the team that took 1 - 6 seats, the "B" - the team that took 7 - 11 seats.
In the second stage the team in their subgroups played in two rounds. The scores from the first stage are reserved. In a subgroup of the "A" determines the winner of the regular season and the team, ranked from 2 to 6. In a subgroup of the "B" played place from 7 to 11.
In the third stage, six teams of sub-group "A" and the team that took place on 7 and 8 in group "B" refer to the final place in the Championship play-offs.
The total number of players that are in the application list, the first team from September 1, 2012 and before April 30, 2013 shall not exceed 25 people, including at least two goalkeepers and no more than four foreigners ( four field players ). Age players - participants of the championship in Extraliga season 2012/2013 - no older than 28 years old (born in 1984). allowed to make a request to 7 players older than the specified age.
The structure of the matches in the play-offs:
- In the ¼ finals meet the team according to the taken place in the second stage: 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5. In the ½ finals contenders are determined by the following principle: the team, which finished in the second stage of a higher place, meets with the team, who took a lower place;
- Games are held ¼ to 3 wins, ½ finals and finals - to 4 wins one of the teams;
- The game for third place is not provided. Third place was awarded to one of the losers in the ½ finals teams placing in the regular season, the highest place;
- The team that took the highest place on the 2nd stage, the first two games at home spend ¼ finals, return two - on the road, if you need the fifth - at home. In the ½ finals and final of the team that took the highest place in the regular season, the first two games were held at home, return two - on the road, if necessary, the fifth - at home, the sixth - on the road, the seventh - at home.
If the playoffs end in a draw, is assigned an additional period of 20 minutes, with a fill of ice. Teams change ends. Unused time penalty remains in force. In the extra period the game continues until the first of goals. The team, throw the puck is the winner. Play-offs are conducted without shoot-throws. The number of additional periods is limited. In the playoff games in overtime Extraliga for each team plays six players, regardless of their game role.
- from 1992 to 2006: Belarusian Vysshaya Liga
- from 2006 to 2013: Belarus Open League
- from 2013 to present: Belarus Extraliga
- 2017-2018: Neman Grodno
- 2016-2017: Neman Grodno
- 2015-2016: Yunost Minsk
- 2014-2015: Shakhtar Soligorsk
- 2013-2014: Neman Grodno
- 2012-2013: Neman Grodno
- 2011-2012: Metallurg Zhlobin
- 2010-2011: Yunost Minsk
- 2009-2010: Yunost Minsk
- 2008-2009: Yunost Minsk
- 2007-2008: Keramin Minsk
- 2006-2007: Dinamo Minsk
- 2005-2006: Yunost Minsk
- 2004-2005: Yunost Minsk
- 2003-2004: Yunost Minsk
- 2002-2003: HK Gomel
- 2001-2002: HK Minsk
- 2000-2001: Neman Grodno
- 1999-2000: Tivali Minsk
- 1998-1999: Neman Grodno
- 1997-1998: Neman Grodno
- 1996-1997: Polimir Novopolotsk
- 1995-1996: Polimir Novopolotsk
- 1994-1995: Tivali Minsk
- 1993-1994: Tivali Minsk
- 1992-1993: Tivali Minsk
Sergei Pushkov named Coach of the Year in Belarus
A jury of 51 journalists voted champion Neman Grodno Sergei Pushkov as Coach of the Year in Belarus, for the second consecutive season. The 54-year-old Russian coach preceded Belarus U18 coach Pavel Perepekhin, who lead the national team at the final 8th place at World Championship and current Barys Astana coach Andrei Skabelka.(18 Jul 2018)
Yunost and Shakhtar become farm clubs of Dinamo Minsk
Yunost Minsk and Shakhtar Soligorsk will be both farm-clubs of Dinamo Minsk. The agreement was signed by the General Director of Dinamo Anatoly Kurilets, and the equal role Alexei Torbin (Yunost) and Yuri Budko (Shakhtar).
"Today we have made logical steps that will help further progress of all three teams. We ended the cooperation with Dinamo Maladzyechna that now is becoming an indipendent club.
Now we should give an opportunity to young Belarusian players to prove themselves. Cooperation with the leading clubs of our national championship will allow it to be done with the greatest efficiency" said Kurilets
Neman retains title
Seventh title of Belarus Extraliga for Neman Grodno that defeated arch rival Yunost Minsk after six games in the final series, with a decisive 3-2 at Chizovka Arena in front of 7000 spectators.
"We did a good job. This is the victory of the whole staff, the leadership of the club and the fans." said Russian coach Sergei Pushkov
Milestone for Mikhail Zakharov
In the Belarus League game against Shakhtar Soligorsk (won 7-3) Yunost Minsk coach Mikhail Zakharov celebrated an historic milestone: it was the game number 900 at the head of the team and at the same time also the game 900 in the history of the club: that's right, Zakharov headed the cluib since its foundation in 2003. During this 15 years Zakharov turned a small club in a top team in Belarus and Europe: 7 domestic leagues, 5 Belarus Cups and 3 Continental Cup, the last one won in past January, making Yunost the biggest winner of the plate.
Zakharov also leaded U18 National Team and Belarus at World Championship in 2004 and at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver
New format for Belarus leagues in 2018
Belarusian Extraliga will change format at the end of 2017-2018 season: the clubs finished from 9th to 12th place at the end of upcoming season will perform in the new created Extraliga-2 from 2018-19 season. To complete the partecipants, four new clubs will be created at the end of next season in the cities of Bobruisk, Orsha, Baranovichi and Pinsk.(16 Jun 2017)
Valentin Ebert suddenly passed away
The Belarusian hockey mourns the loss of former player Valentin Ebert, passed away in Novopolotsk after a brief illness. During his active career Ebert, 36, played 668 games in the Belarusian Extraliga, notching 163 points (43+120), placing him among the top ten players in the 25-year history of the domestic championship. He won two titles (2002,2004), six silver medals (2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015) and two bronze (2005, 2008) playing for HK Minsk, Khimvolokno Mogilev, Keramin Minsk, Vitebsk, Yunost Minsk,Dynamo Minsk and in the last five seasons in Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk, where Ebert closed his career and become General Manager of the team
Eurohockey expresses its condolences to his family.(18 May 2017)
Shakthar Soligorsk changes coach
Shakthar Soligorsk announced longtime coach Andrei Gusov was fired due to the unsatisfactory campaign at Continental Cup, where team failed to qualify to Superfinals. Gusev was in coaching staff of the club since the foundation in 2009, winning a title, two silver and a bronze in Belarus Extraliga. He was replaced by former Belarus U20 and U18 coach Vladimir Tsyplakov, in last two seasons working at Traktor Chelyabinsk as assistant(03 Dec 2016)
HK Brest will remain in Extraliga
Despite the news from last weeks about the abandon of HK Brest due to financial difficulties, Federation Sport Director Alexander Khromylev declared the situation is now under control and the team will play in next Extraliga: "The Federation, the regional authorities and the club management quickly reacted fter the signs of difficulties for the club and the mobilization has given the result, now the situation was stabilized. The club will begin the pre-season training camp" said Khromylev(09 Jul 2016)
Season awards decided in Belarus
At the meeting of Executive Committee of the Belarus Federation were announced the awards for the 2015-2016 season:
Here the winners:
Best goalkeeper - Maxim Malyutin (Shakhter Soligorsk)
Best defender - Kristian Khenkel (Yunost-Minsk)
Best forward - Pavel Razvadovsky (Yunost-Minsk)
Best young player - Danila Karaban (Dinamo Maladzyechna)
Top scorer - Victor Andrushchenko (Shakhter Soligorsk)
Playoffs MVP - Alexander Tryanichev (Yunost-Minsk)
Best referee - Andrei Shrubok (Minsk)
Best arena - Chizhovka Arena Minsk
The Committee also announced the Extraliga will be played with same format also next season, but increasing the number of import players up to 6.(21 Apr 2016)
Sergei Pushkov will coach Neman
After two seasons Russian Sergei Pushkov is back on the bench of Neman Grodno where he led the team to title in 2014. Pushkov, 52, coached SKA-Neva St. Petersburg in the last seasons. In 2009 he earned a promotion to Elite Division with Belarus U18(08 Apr 2016)