On September 4, the Moscow District Court of Minsk sentenced hockey players Alexander Syrei, Sergei Sheleg, Nikita Ustinenko and Alexey Ivano , who were accused of unlawfully influencing the course of the Belarus Extraliga match Dynamo Molodechno - Mogilev (5: 6) in November 2019, as well as in the distribution of pornography.
The court sentenced Syrei and Sheleg to two years' imprisonment with a two-year probationary period and a suspended sentence. In addition, both hockey players were fined 2700 Belarusian rubles (euro 860)
Ivanov was fined 13,500 rubles (euro 4315)
In relation to Ustinenko, the criminal proceedings were terminated in accordance with the law "On amnesty in connection with the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945."
(04 Sep 2020)
All the players involved in the match-fixing scandal in Belarus received a provisional suspension by IIHF as reported in a short note issued by International Federation:
"in accordance with IIHF Code of Conduct Rule 3.6, the IIHF has decided to provisionally suspend the players from all ice hockey competitions or activities authorized and/or organized by the IIHF or any IIHF Member National Association as of 2 July 2020.These cases will now be referred to the IIHF Disciplinary Board for further review and sanctioning."
The players, all from Dinamo Maladzyechna, are:
(04 Jul 2020)
Goaltender Alexei Ivanov
Defenders Nikita Ustinenko, Sergei Sheleg and Alexander Syrei
Forwards Pavel Boyarchuk,Stanislav Kuchkin and Vyacheslav Lisichkin
The Belarusian Federation announced the awards for the 19-20 Extraliga, one of few leagues completed in Europe. The winners are determined by the votes of all Extraliga clubs
Best Goalie: Maxim Malyutin (Shakhtar Soligorsk)
(17 May 2020)
Best Defender: Andrei Antonov (Yunost Minsk)
Best Forward: Nikita Remezov (Neman Grodno)
Best Young Player: Nasser Subkhi (HK Gomel)
Playoffs MVP: Maxim Malyutin (Shakhtar Soligorsk)
Coach of the Year: Yuri Faikov (Shakhtar Soligorsk)
No corona break in Belarus. Today Shakhtar Soligorsk beat Neman Grodno 1-0 to qualify for the finals against Yunost. The finals start on Friday.(24 Mar 2020)
In a short note, Belarus Federation announced Metallurg Zhlobin won't allowed to participate in next Belarus Cup, that starts on August 1.
The reason is the non-compliance with the competition regulations, including the club's many years of growing indebtedness to the Federation and hockey players, who were forced to appeal to the Federation Appeal Committee.
If the club does not eliminate problems until August 15, Metallurg will not be allowed to start the Belarus Extraliga 2019/20.
(30 Jul 2019)
Forward Geoff Platt, recently signed with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg from Jokerit, was named Player of the Year by Belarusian journalists. The Canadian born Platt, who had Belarusian citizenship since 2013, received 367 votes, finishing ahead of Dinamo Minsk defender Kristian Khenkel (190) and Yunost Minsk forward Mikhail Stefanovich (115)(15 Jul 2019)
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 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.
(21 May 2018)
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
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. (07 Apr 2018)
"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
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.(23 Feb 2018)
Zakharov also leaded U18 National Team and Belarus at World Championship in 2004 and at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver