Netherlands men's national ice hockey team

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Netherlands
Nickname(s) Oranje (Orange)
Association Netherlands Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Jeroen Zwaanswijk
Head coach Chris Eimers
Assistants Mark Pederson
Captain Diederick Hagemeijer
Most games Ron Berteling (213)
Most points Jack de Heer (210)
IIHF code NED
IIHF ranking 25 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 23 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF ranking 25 (first in 2003)
Team colors               
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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
Appearances 49 (first in 1935)
Best result 8th (1950, 1981)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 1980)
International record (W–L–T)
210–361–54

The Dutch men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of the Netherlands.

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

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. Now they compete in Division 1.

2014 IIHF World Championship Division I-B roster[edit]

note - player/club ties at the time of the championship

Pos. No. Player DOB Team
GK 29 Deniz Mollen 24 Dec 1988 Netherlands Eindhoven Kemphanen
GK 30 Martijn Oosterwijk 9 Jun 1990 Netherlands Friesland Flyers
GK 1 Ian Meierdres 24 Dec 1988 Netherlands Tilburg Trappers
D 4 Joy Turpijn 2 Jun 1988 Netherlands Dordrecht Lions
D 5 Erik Tummers 1 May 1985 Netherlands Geleen Smoke Eaters
D 13 Boet van Gestel 21 Sep 1995 Netherlands Tilburg Trappers
D 14 Jordy van Oorschot 7 Aug 1987 Netherlands HYS The Hague
D 20 Dax van de Velden 24 May 1992 Netherlands Friesland Flyers
D 26 Jeffrey van Iersel 18 Aug 1979 Netherlands Geleen Smoke Eaters
D 17 Jurryt Smid 17 Jan 1991 Netherlands HYS The Hague
D 7 Nicky de Jong 23 Feb 1981 Netherlands Friesland Flyers
F 8 Joey Oosterveld 23 Mar 1989 Netherlands Friesland Flyers
F 10 Nardo Nagtzaam 9 May 1990 United States Mercyhurst College
F 6 Ivy van den Heuvel 24 Aug 1988 Netherlands Tilburg Trappers
F 15 Lars van Sloun 18 May 1990 Netherlands Geleen Eaters
F 16 Ronald Wurm 16 Mar 1987 Netherlands HYS The Hague
F 11 Maarten Brekelmans 24 Feb 1992 Netherlands Tilburg Trappers
F 12 Mitch Bruijsten 24 Mar 1989 United States Fort Wayne Komets
F 18 Levi Houkes 2 Oct 1991 Netherlands HYS The Hague
F 9 Kevin Bruijsten 29 Jan 1987 Netherlands Friesland Flyers
F 21 Tony Demelinne 7 Oct 1987 Netherlands Friesland Flyers
F 22 Marco Postma 26 Aug 1983 Netherlands HYS The Hague
F 23 Steve Mason 13 Jan 1988 Switzerland EHC Brandis
F 27 Diederick Hagemeijer 21 Sep 1988 Netherlands Tilburg Trappers

Roster for the 1980 Olympics[edit]

World Championship Record[edit]

  • 1935 - 14th place
  • 1937 - Did not play
  • 1938 - Did not play
  • 1939 - 11th place
  • 1947 - Did not play
  • 1949 - Did not play
  • 1950 – 8th place
  • 1951 – 10th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1952 – 13th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1953 – 7th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1955 - 12th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1957–9 Did not play
  • 1961 - 18th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1962 - Did not play
  • 1963 - 20th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1965–6 Did not play
  • 1967 - 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1969 - 18th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1970 - 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1971 - 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1972 - 19th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1973 - 16th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1974 - 11th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1975 - 14th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1976 - 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1977 - 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1978 - 17th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1979 - 9th place (1st in Pool B)
  • 1981 - 8th place
  • 1982 - 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1983 - 17th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1985 - 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1986 - 13th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1987 - 15th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1989 - 17th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 1990 - 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1991 - 15th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1992 - 13th place (2nd in Pool B)
  • 1993 - 15th place (3rd in Pool B)
  • 1994 - 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1995 - 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1996 - 19th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1997 - 19th place (7th in Pool B)
  • 1998 - 24th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1999 - 25th place (1st in Pool C)
  • 2000 - 24th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 2001 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 - 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2003 - 23rd place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2004 - 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2005 - 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2006 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2007 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2008 - 26th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2009 - 25th place (5th in Division I, Group B)
  • 2010 - 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2011 - 24th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2012 - 25th place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2013 - 25th place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2014 - 27th place (5th in Division I, Group B)

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