Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation and Canadian specialist Dave Lewis sign new, 3-year agreement
The Chairman of the Ice Hockey Federation of Belarus, Igor Rachkovsky, tells us, “In December, we signed a contract with Dave for a year. However, after the World Championship in the Czech Republic, the coach agreed to new conditions. Lewis is a very good coach and psychologist and is pleasant to deal with.”
Under the leadership of Dave Lewis, the national team of Belarus took 7th place at the recent 79th World Championship: their fourth such achievement while playing in the strongest division. The best placing of the national team at the world forum remains 6th place, which they saw in 2006, in Riga. In the group stage, the team scored 14 points, beating Slovenia, Denmark, the USA and Norway, while losing to Slovakia in overtime, to Finland in shootouts and to Russia in main time. In the playoffs, Lewis’ team lost to the Canadians (0:9).
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