Nijmegen Devils

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Romijnders Dar Devils Nijmegen
Year Founded 2007
Home Ice Triavium (1,450 seats)
City Nijmegen, Netherlands
Team Colors Black, Red
Head Coach Chris Eimers
Championships One (2009-10) (8 as Nijmegen Tigers and Nijmegen Emperors)

Nijmegen Devils is an ice hockey club in Nijmegen, Netherlands. They formerly played in the semi-professional Dutch Eredivisie, the highest-level hockey division in the Netherlands, where they were the national champions most recently in 2009-2010. They currently operate a team in the Eerste Divisie, the top amateur league in the Netherlands. Home games are played at the Triavium.

History[edit]

Ice hockey in Nijmegen began in 1968, with the Nijmegen Tigers winning its first national championship in 1984. At the end of the 1980s, several players moved to Rotterdam to join the short-lived Rotterdam Panda's. Beginning in the early 1990s, financial difficulties hurt the Nijmegen Tigers, forcing the team to dissolve and reform in 1994. In 2003, the Tigers went bankrupt. The Nijmegen Emperors joined the Eredivisie in 2004, winning the national championship in 2006. However, the Emperors also went bankrupt in 2006. In 2007, the Devils joined the league with a title sponsor. In the 2009-10 season, the Devils won the Cup (In Dutch, "Beker"), an annual tournament of Eredivisie teams played before the beginning of the regular season, finished the regular season in first place, and won the national championship.

Season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Season GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
2010–11 28 16 1 1 10 133 115 51 4th, North Sea Cup Lost semi-finals to Tilburg (3-1)
2009–10 28 18 3 3 4 128 80 63 1st, Eredivisie Won National Championship (3-0)
2008–09 24 12 2 1 9 92 83 39 4th, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Tilburg (3-2), Won Beker Cup
2007–08 24 3 2 1 18 45 107 14 6th, Eredivisie Did not qualify

Squad 2008-09[edit]

Goalies[edit]

41 Corey Wogtech

31 William den Ridder

Defence[edit]

74 Dave Stappershoef

27 Rick Wijnen

12 Jeff Smith

21 Lorenz Schneider

14 Jacky Schoonderwoerd

5 Jesse Baraniuk

4 Stefan Kreuzmann

15 Adam Gebara

16 Max van Lieshout

Forwards[edit]

16 Matt Armstrong

24 Phil Aucoin

3 Remo Speijers

20 Timothy Gerritsen

19 Marco Postma

7 Jason Baclig

23 Mike McCarthy

91 Levi Houkes

22 Jurryt Smid

10 Kevin Bruijsten

29 Nick Deschenes

24 Doug Orr

Staff[edit]

Frank Gentges Head Coach

H.Looman Team manager

H.Domburg Doctor

I.Janssen Doctor

V.Scipio Doctor

E.Damen Equipment

H. van Gennep Equipment

E.Vrolijks Equipment

A.Arghidi Physiotherapist

Squad 2009-10[edit]

Goalies[edit]

53 Christian Boucher

29 Tomislav Hrelja

33 Julien Hernandez

Defence[edit]

71 Yordie Mater

27 Rick Wijnen

16 Max van Lieshout

23 Dan McGoff

12 Jeff Smith

7 Nick de Jong

5 Travis Wight

14 Jacky Schoonderwoerd

Forwards[edit]

9 Kevin Bruijsten

8 Dylan Kost

20 Timothy Gerritsen

19 Marco Postma

23 Jason Baclig

18 Bradley Smulders

22 Nick Deschenes

3 Remo Speijers

24 Doug Orr

39 Phil Aucoin

91 Levi Houkes

Staff[edit]

Chris Eimers Head Coach

Ray Gallagher Coach

Jorma Mantere Coach

H.Looman Team manager

H.Domburg Doctor

I.Janssen Doctor

V.Scipio Doctor

E.Damen Equipment

I.Thomas Equipment

E.Vrolijks Equipment

S.Ottenheim Physiotherapist

Championships[edit]

Eredivisie National Championships

Once (2009-10). (Seven times as Nijmegen Tigers: 1983-4, 1987-8, 1992-3, 1996-7, 1997-8, 1998-9, 1999-2000. Once as Nijmegen Emperors: 2005-06.)

Bekers (Cups)

Once (2009)

Former players[edit]

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