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Linemates All Along The Way – The Hockey Journey of Brett Leason and Aliakei Protas

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders This is the story of two young hockey players, born just 20 months apart and nearly half a world away from each other, who would eventually become teammates and linemates in the WHL, the AHL and … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas’ Billet Dad, Who Created The ‘Viper’ Nickname, Is Happy To See New Protas Bobblehead

Photo: Jeff D’Andrea/paNOW Staff It’s arguably the coolest nickname attached to any of the Capitals’ current prospects. Aliaksei Protas, the 6’-6” center from Vitebsk, Belarus, was tabbed with the nickname “The Viper Of Vitebsk” while playing for the Prince Albert … Continue reading

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WHL Delays Start of 2020-21 Season

The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced on Tuesday that it will delay the start of the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season. The Board of Governors will meet in January to consider potential start dates.

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Aliaksei Protas and Brett Leason: Former Linemates On Different Paths To The NHL

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders June 22, 2019 will be a day that former linemates Brett Leason and Aliaksei Protas remember for a lifetime, as both of the Prince Albert Raiders were drafted in successive  rounds of the 2019 NHL entry … Continue reading

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A Look At Billet Family Life With Capitals Prospect Aliaksei Protas

[Aliaksei Protas and billet family with the Ed Chynoweth Cup (WHL Championship) following the overtime, game 7 win at the Art Hauser Center in Prince Albert. Photos:Roger Pagé] Most Capitals fans by now are well aware of the “Viper of Vitebsk”, … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas Discusses His First Game In The KHL

Photo: Dinamo Minsk After a false start on Thursday, the KHL’s Dinamo Minsk finally got their season underway on Saturday. Capitals’ forward prospect Aliaksei Protas also made his KHL debut, centering the fourth line for Dinamo. He had no points … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas Scores Goal in Pre-Season Debut with KHL’s Dinamo Minsk

Photo: HC Dinamo Minsk Washington Capitals forward prospect Aliaksei Protas made his preseason debut with the KHL’s HC Dinamo Minsk on Saturday. The Bison faced HC Gomel, a member of the Belarusian Extraliga, who is located in the Belarussian city … Continue reading

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Capitals Loan Prospect Aliaksei Protas to Dinamo Minsk of KHL

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that they have loaned forward prospect Aliaksei Protas to Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. It was reported that Protas met with Dinamo Minsk back in mid July and was extended an offer, … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas Has Met With KHL’s Dynamo Minsk, But Has Decided To Pass On Offer And Return To Prince Albert Raiders

Photo: @Protas.21 We mentioned in a post published in early June that there were rumors swirling in Belarus media that the KHL’s Dynamo Minsk was interested in signing Washington Capitals forward prospect Aliaksei Protas. At the time there was question … Continue reading

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Aliaksei Protas: Annual Review and Forecast – 2019-2020 Season

Photo: CHL We continue our annual prospect review and forecast series with Aliaksei Protas, center for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL). (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” … Continue reading

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