Belarusian Extraleague

Belarusian Extraleague
Current season, competition or edition:
2017–18 Belarusian Extraliga season
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1992
Founder Belarus Ice Hockey Federation
Inaugural season 1992–93
No. of teams 12
Country  Belarus
Most recent
champion(s)
HK Neman Grodno (6th title)
Most titles Yunost Minsk (7)
TV partner(s) Belarus 5
Related
competitions
Vysshaya Liga
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 2016-2017 season was won by HK Neman Grodno.

Teams

Team City Arena Capacity Affiliate Team
Belarus U20 Minsk Chizhovka-Arena 9,614
Dinamo-Molodechno Maladzyechna Molodechno Ice Palace 2,000 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Brest Brest Brest Ice Sports Palace 2,000 HK Brest-2 (Belarus2)
HK Gomel Gomel Gomel Ice Palace of Sports 2,760 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Gomel-2 (Belarus2)
HK Lida Lida Ledovy Dvorets Lida 1,000
Metallurg Zhlobin Zhlobin Ice Palace Metalurg 2,018 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
Metallurg-2 Zhlobin (Belarus2)
HK Mogilev Mogilev Sports Palace Mogilev 3,048 HK Mogilev-2 (Belarus2)
HK Neman Grodno Grodno Ice Sports Palace Grodno 2,550 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HK Neman Grodno 2 (Belarus2)
Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk Novopolotsk Palace of Sports and Culture 1,200 Khimik-2 Novopolotsk (Belarus2)
HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk Soligorsk Ice Sports Palace Soligorsk 1,759 HC Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
HC Shakhtyor-2 Soligorsk (Belarus2)
HK Vitebsk Vitebsk Vitebsk Ice Sports Palace 1,900 HK Vitebsk-2 (Belarus2)
Yunost Minsk Minsk Chizhovka-Arena 9,614 Yunior Minsk (Belarus2)

Former teams

Team City Arena Capacity
Dinamo U20 Bobruisk BabruyskBabruysk Arena7,151
Dinamo Minsk MinskMinsk Sports Palace3,311
Keramin Minsk MinskMinsk Ice Palace1,823
Shinnik Bobruisk BabruyskBabruysk Arena7,151
Sokil Kiev Brovary
Kiev
Ice Arena TEC Terminal
Kiev Palace of Sports
1,500
7,200
Tivali Minsk MinskMinsk Sports Palace3,311
Torpedo Minsk MinskUnknown-
Triumph Minsk MinskUnknown-
Yunior Minsk MinskIce Palace Yunost Minsk767
HK Liepājas Metalurgs LiepājaIce Arena Liepājas Metalurgs1,700
HK Riga 2000 RigaInbox.lv ledus halle2,000
ASK/Ogre OgreVidzemes Ledus Halle1,880
DHK Latgale DaugavpilsDaugavpils Ice Arena1,234

Champions by season

Titles by team

Titles Club Years
7 Yunost Minsk 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016
6 HK Neman Grodno 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2017
4 Tivali Minsk 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000
2 Polimir Novopolock 1996, 1997
2 Keramin Minsk 2002, 2008
1 HC Dinamo Minsk 2007
1 HK Gomel 2003
1 Metallurg Zhlobin 2012
1 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2015

References

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