The starting match of the group stage at the 13-th Christmas ice hockey tournament for the Prize of the President of Belarus finished. Finland's forward Jani Rita authored the first roll-in at the competition. The Scandinavian team won Germany 11:3. As in the previous years, the teams first hold matches in two quartets, then, play-off matches will be held. Tonight, after the ceremonial opening, team of the President of Belarus will hit the ice. It will compete with team United Arab Emirates. It total, 14 countries are represented at the tournament.