Despite losing their second game to HC Davos 4-5 at the Spengler Cup 2016, HC Dinamo Minsk secured first place in the group ahead of the hosts and Team Canada due to the goal difference. HC Davos and Team Canada both finished with the same point total.
The Belarusians had a successful start at the tournament with a 7-4 win over Team Canada. The Swiss team lost their opening game in Group Cattini to Team Canada 3-4.
Minsk has directly qualified for the semifinals scheduled for Friday, 30 December. HC Davos will face Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the quarterfinal on Thursday evening...