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 managerRobin de Vroede
Head coachDoug Mason
AssistantsJohn Mizerek
Michael Nason
Bo Subr
CaptainDanny Stempher
Most gamesRon Berteling (213)[1]
Top scorerJack de Heer (114)
Most pointsJack de Heer (210)
Team colors     
IIHF codeNED
Ranking
Current IIHF29 Steady (28 May 2023)[2]
Highest IIHF23 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF29 (first in 2022)
First international
Belgium  4–0  Netherlands
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 5 January 1935)
Biggest win
Netherlands  23-1  Thailand
(Tilburg, Netherlands; 16 December 2023)
Biggest defeat
Denmark  23–1  Netherlands
(Odense, Denmark; 1 September 2001)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances52 (first in 1935)
Best result8th (1950, 1981)
Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 1980)
International record (W–L–T)
217–433–60

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

History edit

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 record edit

Olympic Games edit

  • 1980 – 9th place

World Championship edit

Team edit

 
The Netherlands national team in 2007.

Roster for the 1980 Olympics edit

All-time record edit

As of 29 April 2023.
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
  Australia 5 5 0 0 44 10 +34
  Austria 37 7 4 26 89 198 -109
  Belarus 4 0 0 4 10 35 -25
  Belgium 71 18 3 50 453 210 +243
  Bulgaria 17 13 1 3 110 52 +58
  Canada 3 0 0 3 2 26 -24
  China 20 17 0 3 151 47 +104
  Chinese Taipei 1 1 0 0 14 1 +13
  Croatia 17 14 1 2 86 36 +50
  Denmark 55 17 7 31 185 242 -57
  East Germany 20 2 5 13 55 105 -50
  Estonia 12 2 1 9 33 51 −18
  Finland 4 1 0 3 10 27 −17
  France 43 13 4 26 159 222 -63
  Germany 11 0 1 10 23 79 -56
  Great Britain 30 7 1 22 99 155 -56
  Hungary 31 10 3 18 101 170 -69
  Iceland 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16
  Israel 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7
  Italy 32 4 3 25 68 155 -87
  Japan 32 9 4 19 94 170 -76
  Kazakhstan 8 0 0 8 17 45 -28
  Latvia 6 0 0 6 6 45 -39
  Lithuania 16 7 5 4 54 44 +10
  Mexico 1 1 0 0 17 1 +16
  North Korea 3 3 0 0 25 2 +23
  Norway 42 11 6 25 130 200 -70
  Poland 40 3 2 35 85 209 -124
  Romania 29 14 2 13 93 113 -20
  Serbia 5 4 0 1 20 10 +10
  Slovakia 2 0 0 2 4 24 -20
  Slovenia 16 2 3 11 36 90 -54
  South Africa 1 1 0 0 8 4 +4
  South Korea 9 6 0 3 49 39 +10
  Soviet Union 14 0 0 14 27 172 -145
  Spain 7 7 0 0 60 13 +47
  Sweden 3 0 0 3 0 23 −23
   Switzerland 19 3 1 15 42 119 -77
  Ukraine 12 0 0 12 17 77 -60
  United States 6 0 0 6 19 58 −39
  Yugoslavia 22 11 3 8 98 84 +14
Total 710 217 60 433 2 618 3 365 -747


References edit

  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. 28 May 2023. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  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. ^ "IIHF – IIHF Council announces more cancellations". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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