Preparation of Belarusian athletes for the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019 was discussed during a meeting of the national organizing committee for the games under the chairmanship of Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov.
The program of the event includes competitions in cycling, track-and-field athletics, kayaking and canoeing. The event will take place in the run-up to the European Games MINSK 2019 and the 100th anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee.
The leader of the Belarusian national team beat Samuel Novota 3-1 and Lubomir Pistej 3-2. Pavel Platonov added another point seeing off Samuel Novota 3-1. Pavel Platonov lost to Lubomir Pistej 0-3, and Alexander Khanin lost to Alexander Valuch 2-3.
Belarus has ranked 14th with 3085 points in the new IIHF men's rankings.Canada (3990 points) tops the rankings released following the 2018 IIHF World Championship, where Canada lost the bronze medal game to the United States.