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5 Sep 2016

Belarus lose to Slovenia, miss out on 2018 Olympic berth

Olympic Ice Hockey Qualifier. Belarus - Slovenia (2-3)MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian national ice hockey team will not take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In the crucial game of the Olympic qualification Dave Lewis’ men lost to Slovenia 2-3 in a shootout, BelTA has learned.

Olympic Ice Hockey Qualifier. Belarus - Slovenia (2-3)Rok Ticar gave Slovenia a two-goal advantage in the first half of the game. Andrei Stepanov also scored two on the home side. Anze Kopitar and Rok Ticar scored in the shootout to bring their team a victory and clinch a spot in the Olympics.

Olympic Ice Hockey Qualifier. Belarus - Slovenia (2-3)The final Group D standings: 1. Slovenia – 8 points (3 games played); 2. Belarus – 7 (3); 3. Denmark – 3 (3); 4. Poland – 0 (3).

Olympic Ice Hockey Qualifier. Belarus - Slovenia (2-3)Belarus played in three Olympics (in Nagano in 1998, Salt Lake City in 2002, and Vancouver in 2010).

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