Geleen Eaters

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Ruijters Eaters Geleen
Year Founded 1968
Home Ice Glanerbrook Ijshal (capacity 1,200)
City Geleen, Netherlands
Team Colors Red, White, Blue
Head Coach Mike Pellegrims
Championships 1 (2011–12)
National Cups 2 (1992–93), (2009–10)

Geleen Eaters (or Geleen Smoke Eaters) is the professional ice hockey team of Geleen, The Netherlands. It plays in the Eredivisie), the highest-level hockey division in the Netherlands and Belgium. Home games are played at the Glanerbrook.

History[edit]

The Geleen Smoke Eaters, named after the Trail Smoke Eaters, played their first game against Amsterdam on November 2, 1968. They first competed in the Eredivisie in 1971 and have participated in most of its seasons since.

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
2012-13 36 16 5 0 15 136 126 58 4th, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to The Hague (0W-3L)
2011–12 14 12 0 0 2 72 36 36 2nd, North Sea Cup Won National Championship (3W-2L)
2010–11 28 10 2 2 14 105 127 36 6th, North Sea Cup Lost semi-finals to The Hague (0-3)
2009–10 28 13 6 1 8 100 77 52 4th, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Nijmegen (1-3)
2008–09 24 11 3 2 8 96 89 41 3rd, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to The Hague (0-3)
2007-08 24 11 1 1 11 102 69 36 4th, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Tilburg (2-4)
2006-07 20 14 0 1 5 101 60 43 1st, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Heerenveen (0-3)
2005-06 20 8 5 2 5 84 71 36 3rd, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Heerenveen (1-2)

Squad 2013-14[edit]

Goalies
# Name
35 NetherlandsCanada Patrick Martin
80 Netherlands Edward Noortman
Defenders
# Name
3 FinlandItaly Pippo Limnell
11 Netherlands Sander van Leeuwen
19 Netherlands Erik Tummers
28 Netherlands Joery van Rooijen
12 Netherlands Mark Simonsma
26 Netherlands Jeffrey van Iersel
49 Netherlands Glenn Bakx
Forwards
# Name
9 Netherlands Lars van Sloun
13 Netherlands Dave van Mol
22 Netherlands Luca Huetmekers
39 Netherlands Kay Gielen
58 Netherlands Lars Engwegen
71 Finland Mikko Palotie
77 CanadaGermany Bryan Kolodziejczyk
91 Netherlands Akim Ramoul
08 Netherlands Hendrik Giesbers
93 Netherlands Dean Moors

Staff[edit]

Andy Tenbult Head Coach

Willy Zwarthoed Assistant coach

Vaclav Socher Goalie Coach

Maurice Nelissen Team Manager

Mike Ninaber Equipment

Bert Simons Equipment

Mia Simons Equipment

Sandra Carli Off Ice Trainer

Peter Vroomen Medical staff

Bert Kruisen Medical staff

Jan van Mulken Medical staff

Dr. Sanders Medical staff

Dr. M. Dirckx Medical staff

Jan van Mulken Physiotherapist

Rian Dekkers Physiotherapist

Championships[edit]

Eredivisie National Championships

One (2011–2012)

Netherlands Cup Winners

Twice. (1992–1993);(2009–2010)

Former players[edit]

  • Nathan Daly
  • Benjamin Finkenrath
  • David Coderre

External links[edit]