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|12 Aug 2022 |||Alexei Kudryavtsev (F)||Dinamo St. Petersburg||HK Gomel|
|12 Aug 2022 |||Evgeny Sapelnikov (F)||Baie Comeau Drakkar||Yunost Minsk|
|12 Aug 2022 |||Egor Egorov (F)||Rulav Odd Kharkiv||HK Lida|
|11 Aug 2022 |||Artyom Gradovich (F)||HC Kramatorsk||HK Mogilev|
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
- 2020-2021: Yunost Minsk
- 2019-2020: Yunost Minsk
- 2018-2019: Yunost Minsk
- 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
- Metallurg Zhlobin win title in Belarus (25 Apr 2022)
- Continental Cup Superfinals postponed (21 Dec 2021)
- Yunost Minsk excluded from CHL (08 Jun 2021)
- Belarus leagues system undergoes major changes (08 Jun 2021)
- Yunost Minsk wins the Extraliga for the third time in a row (07 Apr 2021)
The Court sentenced the hockey players Dinamo Maladzyechna involved in a match fixing
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)
IIHF suspended the players involved in match-fixing in Belarus
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:
Goaltender Alexei Ivanov
Defenders Nikita Ustinenko, Sergei Sheleg and Alexander Syrei
Forwards Pavel Boyarchuk,Stanislav Kuchkin and Vyacheslav Lisichkin
Awards in Belarus assigned
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)
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)
Shakhtar to the finals in Belarus
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)
Metallurg Zhlobin was not admitted to Belarus Cup
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)
Geoff Platt named Player of the Year in Belarus
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)
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