2017 world champions Sweden goes up against Belarus in the third match of IIHF 2018. While being the defending champions, Sweden is also trailing behind Russia on the points table with total points of 3850 in the third position while Belarus is ranked 10 in the IIHF.
Belarus also showed a good form this season beating Finland in pre-game settling the score for 3-2. To make the match against Sweden more interesting Belarus is bringing in new dubantants for defense man, goaltender and forward. Whether this new band of players will be good enough, we will soon find out.
Ice Hockey World Championship IIHF 2018 Sweden vs Belarus Match Preview
Match Number – 3
Match Venue – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Match Date & Timings – 4 May, 20:15 (Local time)
Live TV Telecast & Live Streaming – NTV Plus, Canal+, Sports+, France Télévisions, BFM TV, Premier Sports, Belarus TV, MTV 3, SVT, TV 4, NBCSN, NHL Network, TSN, RDS, TV2, DR2 Denmark Radio, Eurosport, ZDF, RTL, ARD and Slovak Television.
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2018 SWE vs BLR Match Prediction
Both teams will be on their toes for this match. Sweden overall being in a good shape is sure to take victory this match.
IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Sweden vs Belarus Team Squad
Sweden Playing Squad: KLINGBERG John, WIKSTRAND Mikael, LARSSON Adam, KEMPE Adrian, BACKLUND Mikael, LARSSON Johan, JANMARK Mattias, NYQUIST Gustav,EVERBERG Dennis, EKMAN-LARSSON Oliver, ANDERSSON Lias, de la ROSE Jacob, NILSSON Anders, HELLBERG Magnus, PETTERSSON Elias, LINDHOLM Hampus, GUSTAFSSON Erik, RAKELL Rickard, PAAJARVI Magnus and ZIBANEJAD Mika.
Belarus Playing Squad: VOROBEI Pavel, DENISOV Vladimir, DYUKOV Roman, RAZVADOVSKI Pavel, DROZD Sergei, LISOVETS Yevgeni, DEMKOV Artyom, PLATT Geoff, SHARANGOVICH Yegor ,KHENKEL Kristian, USTINENKO Nikita, MATERUKHIN Alexander, KULBAKOV Ivan, LINGLET Charles, PAVLOVICH Alexander, SUSHKO Ilya, LEVSHA Artyom, KITAROV Alexander, KISLY Artyom,TRUS Vitali, KOVYRSHIN Yevgeni, KOROBOV Dmitri, GAVRUS Artur, KARNAUKHOV Mikhail and FALKOVSKI Stepan.