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Yunost Minsk first team to qualify for 2018/19 CHL season

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Sonntag, 14.Januar 2018 - 20:43 - For the third time after 2007 and 2011 Belarusian club Yunost Minsk won the IIHF Continental Cup after beating Nomad Astana 5:2 in the deciding game. As a result, they are the first team to qualify for the 2018/19 Champions Hockey League season.

Yunost are seven-time champions of the Belarusian Extraliga. After winning their domestic title in 2015/16, they participated in the Champions Hockey League the following season and performed well – finishing second in a group that included the Växjö Lakers of Sweden and BK Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic. They then won the opening leg of the Round of 32 on home ice, defeating the Frölunda Indians 3-2 before falling to the eventual champs in the return game in Gothenburg.


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