Belarus: 2016 WJC Review: Belarus fails to take preliminary round effort into relegation, drop

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    [​IMG] Photo: Team Belarus goaltender Ivan Kulbakov received some help from his teammates during the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, but not so much in the relegation round (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)


    </p> With only two players in the lineup having played in North America, namely team stalwart Stepan Falkovsky of the Ottawa 67’s and Vadim Malinovski of the Okanagan HC Europe, Belarus traveled to Helsinki for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with a team relatively unknown to the international ice hockey community.

    Knowing full well that the only possible goal was maintaining the class, the team provided some very inspiring play to kick off the tournament.… read more

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