Belarusian Extraleague

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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: Extraleague A with 8 teams and Extraleague B with 9 teams.

Belarusian Extraleague
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021–22 Belarusian Extraliga season
SportIce hockey
FounderBelarus Ice Hockey Federation
Inaugural season1992–93
No. of teams12
Most recent
Metallurg Zhlobin (2nd title)
Most titlesYunost Minsk (9)
TV partner(s)Belarus 5, Fanseat
Vysshaya Liga

In the season 2021-2022 the division into Extraleague A and Extraleague B was canceled and 12 teams took part in the championship.[1]

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. [1]

Current teamsEdit

2021-2022 seasonEdit

Team City Arena Capacity Ice rink size Affiliate Team
HK Brest   Brest Ice Sports Palace 2,000 60x30 HC Brest-2 (Belarus2)
HC Viciebsk   Viciebsk Vitebsk Ice Sports Palace/Ice Sports Palace 1,900 61x30 HC Viciebsk-2 (Belarus2)
HC Dynama-Maladzechna   Maladzyechna Ice Sports Palace 2,197
HC Homel'   Homel' Homel' Ice Sports Palace 2,760 61х30 HC Homel'-2 (Belarus2)
HK Lida   Lida Lida Ice Palace 1,000 60х30 HC Lida-2 Lida (Belarus2)
HC Lakamatyŭ   Orsha Ice Sports Palace 3,500
HC Metalurh Zhlobin   Zhlobin Ice Palace Metalurh 2,018 60x30 HC Metalurh-2 Zhlobin (Belarus2)
HC Mahilyoŭ   Mahilyoŭ Sports Palace Mahilyoŭ 3,048 60х30 HC Mahilyoŭ-2 (Belarus2)
HC Nyoman Hrodna   Hrodna Hrodna Ice Sports Palace 2,550 60x30 HC Nyoman-2 Hrodna (Belarus2)
Khimik Navapolatsk   Navapolatsk Palace of Sports and Culture 1,200 HC Khimik-2 Navapolatsk (Belarus2)
HC Shakhtsyor Salihorsk   Salihorsk Sports and Entertainment Complex 1,759 60х29 HC Dynama-Minsk (KHL)
HC Shakhtyor-2 Soligorsk (Belarus2)
HC Yunatstva-Minsk   Minsk Čyžoŭka-Arena 8,807 61x30 HC Dynama-Minsk (KHL)
Yunior Minsk (Belarus2)

Former teamsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
Belarus U20   Minsk Čyžoŭka-Arena Practice ice rink 473
Belarus U18   Raubichy Indoor ice rink of sport complex Raubichy 300
HC Pinskiya Yastraby   Pinsk Ice arena of the Universal sports complex Volna 598
HK Aviator   Baranavichy Ice Sports Palace 2,158
HC Babruysk   Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,191
Dinamo U20 Bobruisk   Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,151
Dinamo Minsk   Minsk Minsk Sports Palace 3,311
Keramin Minsk   Minsk Minsk Ice Palace 1,823
Shinnik Bobruisk   Babruysk Babruysk Arena 7,151
Sokil Kyiv   Brovary
Ice Arena TEC Terminal
Kyiv Palace of Sports
Tivali Minsk   Minsk Minsk Sports Palace 3,311
Torpedo Minsk   Minsk Unknown -
Triumph Minsk   Minsk Unknown -
Yunior Minsk   Minsk Ice Palace Yunost Minsk 767
HK Liepājas Metalurgs   Liepāja Ice Arena Liepājas Metalurgs 1,700
HK Riga 2000   Riga ledus halle 2,000
ASK/Ogre   Ogre Vidzemes Ledus Halle 1,880
DHK Latgale   Daugavpils Daugavpils Ice Arena 1,234

Champions by seasonEdit

Extraleague/Extraleague AEdit

Extraleague BEdit

Titles by teamEdit

Extraleague/Extraleague AEdit

Titles Club Years
10 Yunost Minsk 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021
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
2 Metallurg Zhlobin 2012, 2022
1 HK Gomel 2003
1 HC Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2015

Extraleague BEdit

Titles Club Years
2 HC Lakamatyŭ 2019, 2020
1 Khimik Navapolatsk 2021


  1. ^ "В Экстралиге в сезоне-2021/2022 сыграют 12 команд" (in Russian). 7 June 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  2. ^ "IIHF - Europe's only champion".

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