Glen Hanlon arrives in Minsk


Pressball reports Mr Hanlon is expected to hold talks with Belarus officials about his possible further cooperation with Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation.

The Canadian coached Belarus national squad in the 2005/06 and 2008/09 seasons. In 2009 he was recognized as the Coach of the Year , according to Pressball sports online newspaper.

The timing of Mr Hanlon's arrival concides with the meeting of the Ice Hockey Federation's board of coaches to take place in Minsk on May 30, the day when the contract with Belarus national team' current coach Andrei Skabelka officially expires.

In comments to Euroradio earlier today, Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation chairman Yauhen Vorsin said the candidature of Hanlon was not discussed.

Vorsin: Hanlon was not discussed; coaches' board to meet on Thursday