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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.[2]

Netherlands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Oranje (Orange)
AssociationNetherlands Ice Hockey Association
General ManagerJeroen Zwaanswijk
Head coachDoug Mason
AssistantsMichael Nason
CaptainJoey Oosterveld
Most gamesRon Berteling (213)
Most pointsJack de Heer (210)
Team colors              
IIHF codeNED
Netherlands national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF28 Steady (26 May 2019)[1]
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
Appearances50 (first in 1935)
Best result8th (1950, 1981)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 1980)
International record (W–L–T)
216–365–54

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

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
The national team for the 1987 World Championships.

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

TeamEdit

 
The Netherlands national team in 2007.

RosterEdit

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
29 Sjoerd Idzenga L 185 cm 90 kg (1988-05-11) 11 May 1988 (age 31)   Friesland Flyers
1 Ruud Leeuwesteijn L 191 cm 80 kg (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 26)   Tillburg Trappers
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
28 Boet van Gestel L 177 cm 75 kg (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 23)   Tillburg Trappers
25 Mark Hoekstra R 183 cm 82 kg (1994-10-14) 14 October 1994 (age 24)   Friesland Flyers
17 Jurryt Smid L 180 cm 82 kg (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 28)   Zoetermeer Panthers
21 Erik Tummers L 192 cm 91 kg (1985-05-01) 1 May 1985 (age 34)   Geleen Eaters
14 Guido Vols R 175 cm 84 kg (1995-09-04) 4 September 1995 (age 23)   Hijs Hokij Den Haag
5 Niels van der Vossen L 191 cm 90 kg (1996-07-29) 29 July 1996 (age 22)   Friesland Flyers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
27 Alan van Bentem L 187 cm 89 kg (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 32)   Hijs Hokij Den Haag
9 Kevin Bruijsten L 182 cm 80 kg (1987-01-29) 29 January 1987 (age 32)   Gothiques d'Amiens
18 Max Hermens L 178 cm 83 kg (1997-10-31) 31 October 1997 (age 21)   Malmö Redhawks J20
12 Raphaël Joly L 181 cm 79 kg (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 30)   Füchse Duisburg
21 Jasper Kick R 189 cm 90 kg (1984-05-25) 25 May 1984 (age 35)   HYS The Hague
13 Julian van Lijden R 194 cm 94 kg (1992-10-18) 18 October 1992 (age 26)   FASS Berlin
11 Tom Marx L 186 cm 88 kg (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 25)   Geleen Eaters
23 Jeffrey Melissant L 177 cm 76 kg (1990-08-14) 14 August 1990 (age 28)   Zoetermeer Panthers
10 Nardo Nagtzaam L 185 cm 87 kg (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 29)   Olimpija Ljubljana
26 Guus van Nes L 190 cm 84 kg (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 22)   Boston Junior Bruins
3 Joey Oosterveld L 179 cm 75 kg (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 30)   Amsterdam Tigers
7 Mike Verschuren R 187 cm 88 kg (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 27)   Eindhoven Kemphanen
16 Ronald Wurm R 179 cm 83 kg (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 32)   Friesland Flyers

Roster for the 1980 OlympicsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Dutch Hockey: Building the Game From the Inside Out". Thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 World Championships Division 2A Team Netherlands. (Men)" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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