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Belarusian Extraleague

Belarusian Extraleague
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 1992
No. of teams 10
Country  Belarus
Most recent champion(s) HK Neman Grodno
Most titles Yunost Minsk (6)
TV partner(s) Belarus 5
Founder Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
Official website hockey.by

The Belarusian Extraleague (abbreviated BXL, also known as the Belarusian Open Championship), officially formed in 2006, is the top ice hockey league in Belarus. In its past it has switched several times between being and not being an open league (in reference to allowing foreign teams), but for the 2008-2009 season, the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation has decided to open the Extraleague, the Belarusian Vysshaya Liga, and the Belarusian junior leagues.

The Extraleague championship for the 2012-2013 season was won by HK Neman Grodno.

Contents

  • Teams 1
    • Former teams 1.1
  • Belarusian League Champions 2
  • Titles by team 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Teams

Team City/Area Arena Capacity Affiliate Team
Dinamo-Molodechno Molodechno Molodechno Ice Palace 2,000 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Brest Brest Brest Ice Sports Palace 2,000
HK Gomel Gomel Gomel Ice Palace of Sports 2,760 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Lida Lida Ledovy Dvorets Lida 1,000
Metallurg Zhlobin Zhlobin Ice Palace Metalurg 2,018 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Mogilev Mogilev Sports Palace Mogilev 3,048
HK Neman Grodno Grodno Ice Sports Palace Grodno 2,550 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk Navapolatsk Palace of Sports and Culture 1,200
HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk Soligorsk Ice Sports Palace Soligorsk 1,759 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Vitebsk Vitebsk Vitebsk Ice Sports Palace 1,900
Yunost Minsk Minsk Yunost Minsk Indoor Ice Rink 767 MHC Yunost (MHL)
Yunior Minsk (Belarus2)

Former teams

Team City/Area Arena Capacity
Keramin Minsk Minsk Minsk Ice Palace 1,823
Shinnik Bobruisk Bobruisk Bobruisk Arena 7,191
Sokil Kyiv Kiev Ice Arena TEC Terminal (Brovary) 1,500
HK Liepājas Metalurgs Liepāja Ice Arena Liepājas Metalurgs 1,700

Belarusian League Champions

Titles by team

Titles Club Years
6 Yunost Minsk 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
5 HK Neman Grodno 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014
4 Tivali Minsk 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000
2 Polimir Novopolock 1996, 1997
2 Keramin Minsk 2002, 2008
1 HC Dynamo Minsk 2007
1 HK Gomel 2003
1 Metallurg Zhlobin 2012
1 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2015

External links

  • Belarusian Extraleague website
  • Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
  • Belarus hockey website

References

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