Vitali Belinski

Vitali Belinski
Born (1989-11-27) November 27, 1989
Minsk, USSR (now Belarus)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
KHL team
Former teams
HC Dinamo Minsk
HK Vitebsk
HC Shinnik Bobruisk
Yunost Minsk
National team  Belarus
Playing career 2005present

Vitali Vladimirovich Belinski (sometimes Vitaly Belinsky; Belarusian: Віталь Уладзіміравіч БялінскіVital' Uladzimiravich Bialinski; Russian: Виталий Владимирович Белинский; born November 27, 1989) is a Belarusian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for HC Dinamo Minsk in the KHL .

Vitali started playing hockey at age of seven in Yunost-Minsk hockey school.[1] He played for different clubs in Yunost-Minsk system (Yunior, Yunost-MHL, Yunost-Minsk) except seasons 2008—2009 and 2011—2012 when he played for HC Shinnik Bobruisk and HK Vitebsk respectively. During season 2012—2013 Yunost-Minsk played in the Higher Hockey League. Belinski was one of the two main goaltenders with Canadian-Belarusian Kevin Lalande. He played in 22 games with 91.8% saves (56 against 586), 2.53 GAA and 3 shutouts.[2] On October 2, 2012 he was named the best goaltender of the league of the week.[3]

He played for U-18 and U-20 teams of Belarus. His first game for the national team was against Germany on April 6, 2013.[4] He was included in the Belarusian roster for 2013 IIHF World Championship. He is also one of two lowest players during this championship (only 170 cm).[5]


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