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]

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)[1]
Most pointsJack de Heer (210)
Team colors     
IIHF codeNED
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Ranking
Current IIHF28 Steady (24 April 2020)[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
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.

HistoryEdit

 
The national team for the 1987 World Championships. coached by Lou Vairo.

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 2019 IIHF World Championship.[5]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
30 Tomislav Hrelja L 191 cm 85 kg (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 31)   HYS The Hague
29 Martijn Oosterwijk L 193 cm 95 kg (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 30)   Visby/Roma HK
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
4 Ryan Collier L 174 cm 73 kg (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 29)   Tilburg Trappers
8 Rick van Haren L 178 cm 83 kg (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 25)   Nijmegen Devils
6 Ernesto Klem L 165 cm 72 kg (2001-03-05) 5 March 2001 (age 19)   Eisbären Juniors Berlin U20
12 Stijn Knoop L 192 cm 74 kg (1998-01-19) 19 January 1998 (age 23)   HYS The Hague
13 Steve Mason L 180 cm 81 kg (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 33)   SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
11 Evo Suurhoff L 180 cm 79 kg (1995-01-15) 15 January 1995 (age 26)   Nijmegen Devils
26 Jordy Verkiel R 183 cm 90 kg (1996-12-23) 23 December 1996 (age 24)   Tilburg Trappers
5 Giovanni Vogelaar R 189 cm 95 kg (1996-09-06) 6 September 1996 (age 24)   EHC Bregenzerwald
24 Niels van der Vossen L 191 cm 90 kg (1996-07-29) 29 July 1996 (age 24)   UNIS Flyers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
9 Bartek Bison L 189 cm 82 kg (1998-03-26) 26 March 1998 (age 22)   Tilburg Trappers
18 Levi Boer R 184 cm 81 kg (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 23)   HYS The Hague
14 Thomas Borgman L 185 cm 76 kg (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 26)   Zoetermeer Panthers
23 Lars den Edel R 186 cm 86 kg (1984-05-25) 25 May 1984 (age 36)   UNIS Flyers
7 Reno de Hondt R 168 cm 66 kg (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 25)   Tilburg Trappers
15 Jasper Nordemann R 193 cm 82 kg (1996-08-28) 28 August 1996 (age 24)   UNIS Flyers
3 Joey Oosterveld L 179 cm 75 kg (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 31)   HYS The Hague
27 Dennis Sikma L 181 cm 74 kg (1991-01-30) 30 January 1991 (age 29)   UNIS Flyers
17 Jord Smit R 181 cm 73 kg (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 24)   Eaters Limburg
22 Danny Stempher L 175 cm 79 kg (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 (age 25)   Tilburg Trappers
18 Kai Willems L 174 cm 70 kg (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 23)   Bulldogs Liège

Roster for the 1980 OlympicsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Dutch Hockey: Building the Game From the Inside Out". Thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Men's Division II, III cancelled". IIHF. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ "2019 World Championships Division 1B Team Netherlands. (Men)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 19 September 2019.

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