MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – Goalie Tikhon Chaika, defenseman Dmitry Kuzmin and forward Danila Klimovich have been named the best players of the Belarusian team at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus.
Goalkeeper Tikhon Chaika took part in two group stage games and posted a 95.08% save percentage with a 1.50 GAA, second best in the tournament. Dmitry Kuzmin had 5 (1+4) points in five games. Danila Klimovich had six goals to take second place among the best group stage strikers.
Belarus reached the quarterfinal and lost to Russia 2-5.
Belarus finished sixth and secured its place in the strongest division. The 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship medalists will be determined in the matches Russia v Finland and Canada v Czech Republic.
Belarus will open the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Riga against Slovakia on 21 May.