If you happened to glance at the bench for Belarus recently, you might recognize a familiar face…

Запомніць мяне? Сволачы абвінавачвалі мяне за ўсё.

Yeah, it’s former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach / head coach / scape goat Dave Lewis.  Confirmed here at the Belarusan Telegraph Agency’s website:

Headcoach of Belarus Mikhail Zakharov is assisted by Dave Lewis.

So Lewis is a Canadian…yet he’s coaching for Belarus…weird.

But he isn’t the first to do something like this.  In fact, the late great Herb Brooks actually coached France’s team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano before returning to Team USA in 2002.

A beer at H2H to the first person who correctly translates what I have Dave Lewis saying…