Junior U20 Team

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Belarus U-20 Team was founded in 1992. It took the team three attempts to get to group "C" of the world championship through the qualifying tournaments in 1994. Three years later our U-20 Team was promoted to group "B". Having won the tournament in 1997, Belarus U-20 Team promoted to the elite division of the world championships, but failed to strengthen its position in the top 10, having relegated next year. Since then Belarus U-20 Team periodically moved up and down between the two divisions until 2006/2007 season, when Belarus played in the top last time. Since 2007/2008 the team is desperately trying to make a comeback to the top-10.

The best result at the U-20 IIHF WM — 9th place in 2001 and 2002.

In December 2014, Belarus U20 participated in 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group A in Asiago, Italy. Belarusians won all games and were promoted to the the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.

In the 2015/2016 season best players born in 1996 and 1997 were gathered in one team – HC Dinamo U20 – which became the main preparatory organization for Belarus U20 team. New club competed in the Belarusian Extraleague.

In the 2016/217 season a new club – “U20” – was set up as a Center of National Ice Hockey Teams (U16, U17, U18, U20) member that currently competes in the Belarusian Extraleague. Today “U20” is fully governed by the Belarusian Ice Hockey Association.