MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) – Belarus lost to Poland 0-1 at the start of the 2022 Olympic ice hockey qualifiers, BelTA has learned.
Belarus will play Austria on 27 August and will face Slovakia on 29 August in Group D.
Group E in Riga will feature Latvia, Hungary, France and Italy. Group F comprises Norway, Denmark, Slovenia and South Korea.
Twelve teams will play in the hockey tournament of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. These will be the top eight teams according to the IIHF ranking, the team of China as the hosting state, and the three teams that win the Olympic qualification in each group.