Belarusian Extraleague

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Belarusian Extraleague
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg 2020–21 Belarusian Extraliga season
BLRextraleague-logo.png
Sport Ice hockey
Founded1992
Founder Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
Inaugural season 1992–93
No. of teams17
CountryFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
Most recent
champion(s)
Yunost Minsk (9th title)
Most titles Yunost Minsk (9)
TV partner(s)Belarus 5, Fanseat
Related
competitions
Vysshaya Liga
Official website hockey.by

The Belarusian Extraleague (abbreviated BHL, 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 decided to open the Belarusian Extraleague, the Belarusian Premier League and the Belarusian junior leagues. Before the season 2018-2019 the Belarusian Extraleague was divided in two leagues: Extraliague A with 8 teams and Extraleague B with 9 teams.

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The Extraleague championships for the 2016-2017 season and 2017-2018 season were won by HC Neman Grodno

The 2019/2020 Belarusian ice hockey championship was the only championship in the world that was not interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Teams

The Extraleague A 2018-2019

TeamCity Arena CapacityIce rink sizeAffiliate Team
Belarus U20 Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Čyžoŭka-Arena Practice ice rink47361x30
HC Dynama-Maladzechna Flag of Belarus.svg Maladzyechna Ice Sports Palace 2,197
HC Homel' Flag of Belarus.svg Homel' Homel' Ice Sports Palace 2,76061х30 HC Homel'-2 (Belarus2)
HK Lida Flag of Belarus.svg Lida Lida Ice Palace 1,00060х30 HC Lida-2 Lida (Belarus2)
HC Metalurh Zhlobin Flag of Belarus.svg Zhlobin Ice Palace Metalurh 2,01860x30 HC Metalurh-2 Zhlobin (Belarus2)
HC Nyoman Hrodna Flag of Belarus.svg Hrodna Hrodna Ice Sports Palace 2,55060x30 HC Nyoman-2 Hrodna (Belarus2)
HC Shakhtsyor Salihorsk Flag of Belarus.svg Salihorsk Sports and Entertainment Complex 1,75960х29 HC Dynama-Minsk (KHL)
HC Shakhtyor-2 Soligorsk (Belarus2)
HC Yunatstva-Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Čyžoŭka-Arena 8,80761x30 HC Dynama-Minsk (KHL)
Yunior Minsk (Belarus2)

The Extraleague B 2018-2019

TeamCity Arena CapacityIce rink sizeAffiliate Team
Belarus U18 Flag of Belarus.svg Raubichy Indoor ice rink of sport complex Raubichy 300
HC Pinskiya Yastraby Flag of Belarus.svg Pinsk Ice arena of the Universal sports complex Volna 59860x29
HK Brest Flag of Belarus.svg Brest Ice Sports Palace 2,00060x30 HC Brest-2 (Belarus2)
HK Aviator Flag of Belarus.svg Baranavichy Ice Sports Palace 2,15861x30
HC Babruysk Flag of Belarus.svg Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,19161x30
HC Lakamatyŭ Flag of Belarus.svg Orsha Ice Sports Palace 3,500
HC Mahilyoŭ Flag of Belarus.svg Mahilyoŭ Sports Palace Mahilyoŭ 3,04860х30 HC Mahilyoŭ-2 (Belarus2)
Khimik Navapolatsk Flag of Belarus.svg Navapolatsk Palace of Sports and Culture 1,200 HC Khimik-2 Navapolatsk (Belarus2)
HC Viciebsk Flag of Belarus.svg Viciebsk Vitebsk Ice Sports Palace/Ice Sports Palace 1,90061x30 HC Viciebsk-2 (Belarus2)

Former teams

TeamCityArenaCapacity
Dinamo U20 Bobruisk Flag of Belarus.svg Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,151
Dinamo Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Minsk Sports Palace 3,311
Keramin Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Minsk Ice Palace 1,823
Shinnik Bobruisk Flag of Belarus.svg Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,151
Sokil Kyiv Flag of Ukraine.svg Brovary
Flag of Ukraine.svg Kyiv
Ice Arena TEC Terminal
Kyiv Palace of Sports
1,500
7,200
Tivali Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Minsk Sports Palace 3,311
Torpedo Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Unknown-
Triumph Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Unknown-
Yunior Minsk Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk Ice Palace Yunost Minsk 767
HK Liepājas Metalurgs Flag of Latvia.svg Liepāja Ice Arena Liepājas Metalurgs 1,700
HK Riga 2000 Flag of Latvia.svg Riga Inbox.lv ledus halle 2,000
ASK/Ogre Flag of Latvia.svg Ogre Vidzemes Ledus Halle 1,880
DHK Latgale Flag of Latvia.svg Daugavpils Daugavpils Ice Arena 1,234

Champions by season

Extraleague/Extraleague A

Extraleague B

Titles by team

Extraleague/Extraleague A

TitlesClubYears
9 Yunost Minsk 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019, 2020
7 HC Neman Grodno 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
5 Tivali Minsk/HC Dinamo-Minsk*1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2007*
2 Polimir Novopolock 1996, 1997
2 Keramin Minsk 2002, 2008
1 HK Gomel 2003
1 Metallurg Zhlobin 2012
1 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2015

Extraleague B

TitlesClubYears
1 HC Lakamatyŭ Orsha 2019

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References

  1. https://www.iihf.com/en/news/18466/europe-s-only-champion