IceHL World Nations: Group 2

Eight of our 32 countries are set in the IceHL World Nation Bracket with the unveiling of Group 2.


When you think of hockey powerhouses, Russia often comes to mind. So no one should be surprised to see them in this group.

The IceHL would be right at home in major cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. But there will be some stiff competition.


As a real-world conflict escalates between Russia and the Ukraine, the two nations will go head-to-head in our made-up world of fantasy hockey.

Could you see a team in Kyiv?


They've given the NHL players like Mikhail Grabovski and the late Ruslan Salei. They even skated at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Belarus takes its place in Group 2 with the potential for a franchise in Minsk.


In their fourth consecutive Olympic appearance, Latvia finished a team-best 8th overall in Sochi this year. They've also produced the likes of Sandis Ozolinsh and Arturs Irbe.

Now you'll get the chance to put an IceHL club in Riga — if you think they're worthy.

Check back here tomorrow to see Group 3.