Results of season summed up and new plans agreed
Executive Committee of Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation recognises Andrey Stas — the forward of Belarus’ national football team and Nizhnekamsk’s Neftekhimik — as best player of 2015/2016 season
Mikhail Zakharov was voted best coach of the 2015/16 season, helping HC Yunost Minsk win the President’s Cup in the Extra League. The team has also qualified for the Champions League, being held in August 2016.
The Executive Committee has discussed a preliminary schedule for the Ruslan Salei Cup (Belarus Cup) and the 25th Belarus Open Ice Hockey Championship. The time frames of the tournaments will change, due to the participation of the national squad of Belarus in the final Olympic qualification round, from September 1st-4th. The Cup’s first stage will be held from August 1st to 11th, 2016 while the semi-final matches played in September and the finals in October.
The Belarus Championship will launch on September 8th, 2016, with the seventh (final) game of the final series scheduled for April 5th, 2017. During the Salei Cup, the 3 on 3 overtime format will be tested.
By Kiril Karin