Netherlands men's national ice hockey team

The Netherlands men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of the Netherlands.[3]

Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Oranje (Orange)
AssociationNetherlands Ice Hockey Association
Head coachDoug Mason
CaptainDanny Stempher
Most gamesRon Berteling (213)[1]
Top scorerJack de Heer (114)
Most pointsJack de Heer (210)
Team colors     
Netherlands national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Current IIHF29 Steady (29 September 2022)[2]
Highest IIHF23 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF28 (first in 2017)
First international
Belgium  4–0  Netherlands
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 5 January 1935)
Biggest win
Netherlands  19–0  Spain
(Las Palmas, Spain; 13 March 1978)
Biggest defeat
Denmark  23–1  Netherlands
(Odense, Denmark; 1 September 2001)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances51 (first in 1935)
Best result8th (1950, 1981)
Appearances1 (first in 1980)
International record (W–L–T)

The Netherlands are currently ranked 24th in the IIHF World Ranking and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division II.


The Netherlands competed in the 1980 Olympic ice hockey competition. They then competed in Pool A of the 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships.

In the 1980 Winter Olympics, The Netherlands, competed in the Red division group, and had a record of 1–3–1. They lost to Canada (10–1), they lost to the Soviet Union (17–4), they tied Japan (3–3), they beat Poland (5–3), and they lost to Finland (10–3).

One year later, the team returned to the top division in the 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships. In the first round, the team lost all of their games, followed by another 3 losses in the final round.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1980 – 9th place

World ChampionshipEdit


The Netherlands national team in 2007.

Roster for the 1980 OlympicsEdit


  1. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (4 February 2020). "Legends join IIHF Hall of Fame". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  2. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Dutch Hockey: Building the Game From the Inside Out". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Men's Division II, III cancelled". IIHF. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ "IIHF – IIHF Council announces more cancellations". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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