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04 January 2020, 13:54

Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament

Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament

The 16th edition of the Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of Belarus will be held in Minsk on 3-7 January 2020.

The opening ceremony of the tournament will take place at the Chizhovka Arena (big arena) at 17.30.

Taking part in the tournament are 12 teams: Balkans Team, Baltics Team, IIHF Team, and the teams of Germany, China, the UAE, Russia, the United States, Ukraine, Finland, Switzerland, and the Belarus President's Team.

Timetable:

3 January

13.00 Ukraine v Switzerland (big ice rink)

13.30 China v UAE (small ice rink)

19.00 Belarus v IIHF Team (big ice rink)

19.30 Baltics Team v Germany (small ice rink)

4 January

13.00 Russia v Baltics Team (big ice rink)

13.30 Finland v Ukraine (small ice rink)

19.00 United States v Belarus (big ice rink)

19.30 Balkans Team v China (small ice rink)

5 January

13.00 Germany v Russia (big ice rink)

13.30 IIHF Team v United States (small ice rink)

19.00 Switzerland v Finland (big ice rink)

19.30 UAE v Balkans Team (small ice rink)

6 January

Playoff, semifinals will be played on the big arena at 13.00 and 19.00

7 January

13.00 bronze-medal game (big ice rink)

19.00 final (big ice rink)

closing ceremony

Four preliminary groups include three teams each. The winners of the groups will advance to the semifinal.

Group A: Belarus, IIHF Team, and the United States;

Group B: China, the UAE, and Balkans Team;

Group C: Ukraine, Switzerland, and Finland;

Group D: Baltics Team, Germany and Russia.

The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated as part of a charity campaign for the first time in the history of the tournament; the funds will go to the Mozyr orphanage.

Source: Belarus' Ice Hockey Federation

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