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YEVENKO, BELARUS FINISH SEVENTH

Tuesday, May 12th
YEVENKO, BELARUS FINISH SEVENTH

Defenseeman Oleg Yevenko and Team Belarus were eliminated in the Quarterfinals of the 2015 IIHF World Championships, held in the Czech Republic. Yevenko and hihs teammates were defeated by eventual champions, Team Canada, in the quarterfinal round. Belarus finished seventh overall in the tournament, tied for their second best finish of all time. Yevenko appeared in all eight games for his country, logging the second most minutes on the blueline.

Yevenko skated in all seven first round games for Team Belarus at the IIHF World Championships in the cities of Prague and Ostrave in the Czech Republic. Yevenko, who appeared in four games with the Adirondack Flames, is scoreless with two penalty minutes over the seven game stretch. Yevenko has logged the second most minutes for Team Belarus, averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per game (20:03). Yevenko logged 19:01 in the defeat against Canada, third most on the team.

This was Yevenko's second trip to the World Championships, as the 6'7" defenseman also represented his country last year at the tournament played on home ice in Minsk, Belarus. Yevenko appeared in all eight of his team's games as Belarus bowed out in the quarterfinal round in a 3-2 defeat against Sweden. The former UMass blueliner collected two assists, which came against Kazakhstan and Sweden, as well as a +3 rating over the course of the tournament.

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