2016 WJC Preview: Team Belarus hoping to avoid one-and-done scenario in return to top
Photo: Ottawa 67’s defenseman and draft-eligible Stepan Falkovsky will be a towering presence for Team Belarus at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of CHL Images)
</p>The Belarusians are back in the elite division at the World Junior Championship after making their last appearance at the 2007 WJC tournament, when the teamís stars were Sergei Kostitsyn and Mikhail Stefanovich. This time around, Team Belarus does not have such stars in their lineup, but instead has more depth down the roster. But the ultimate goal is the same: to avoid relegation at all costs.
Last year, the Belarusians had a good ride in Italy, winning the WJC Division*1A championship.… read more