Netherlands men's national ice hockey team

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Netherlands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Oranje (Orange)
Association Netherlands Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Jeroen Zwaanswijk
Head coach Chris Eimers
Assistants Michael Nason
Captain Kevin Bruijsten
Most games Ron Berteling (213)
Most points Jack de Heer (210)
Team colors               
IIHF code NED
Netherlands national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 28 Decrease1
Highest IIHF 23 (first in 2004)
Lowest IIHF 28 (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
Appearances 49 (first in 1935)
Best result 8th (1950, 1981)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 1980)
International record (W–L–T)
216–365–54

The Dutch men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of the Netherlands.[1]

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

History[edit]

The national team for the 1987 World Championships.

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.

2016 Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
29 Sjoerd Idzenga L 185 cm 90 kg (1988-05-11) 11 May 1988 (age 29) Netherlands Friesland Flyers
1 Ruud Leeuwesteijn L 191 cm 80 kg (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 24) Netherlands Tillburg Trappers
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
28 Boet van Gestel L 177 cm 75 kg (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 21) Netherlands Tillburg Trappers
25 Mark Hoekstra R 183 cm 82 kg (1994-10-14) 14 October 1994 (age 22) Netherlands Friesland Flyers
17 Jurryt Smid L 180 cm 82 kg (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 26) Netherlands Zoetermeer Panthers
21 Erik Tummers L 192 cm 91 kg (1985-05-01) 1 May 1985 (age 32) Netherlands Geleen Eaters
14 Guido Vols R 175 cm 84 kg (1995-09-04) 4 September 1995 (age 21) Netherlands Hijs Hokij Den Haag
5 Niels van der Vossen L 191 cm 90 kg (1996-07-29) 29 July 1996 (age 20) Netherlands Friesland Flyers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
27 Alan van Bentem L 187 cm 89 kg (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 30) Netherlands Hijs Hokij Den Haag
9 Kevin Bruijsten L 182 cm 80 kg (1987-01-29) 29 January 1987 (age 30) France Gothiques d'Amiens
18 Max Hermens L 178 cm 83 kg (1997-10-31) 31 October 1997 (age 19) Sweden Malmö Redhawks J20
12 Raphaël Joly L 181 cm 79 kg (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 28) Germany Füchse Duisburg
21 Jasper Kick R 189 cm 90 kg (1984-05-25) 25 May 1984 (age 33) Netherlands HYS The Hague
13 Julian van Lijden R 194 cm 94 kg (1992-10-18) 18 October 1992 (age 24) Germany FASS Berlin
11 Tom Marx L 186 cm 88 kg (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 22) Netherlands Geleen Eaters
23 Jeffrey Melissant L 177 cm 76 kg (1990-08-14) 14 August 1990 (age 26) Netherlands Zoetermeer Panthers
10 Nardo Nagtzaam L 185 cm 87 kg (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 27) Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana
26 Guus van Nes L 190 cm 84 kg (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 20) United States Boston Junior Bruins
3 Joey Oosterveld L 179 cm 75 kg (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 28) Netherlands Amsterdam Tigers
7 Mike Verschuren R 187 cm 88 kg (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 24) Netherlands Eindhoven Kemphanen
16 Ronald Wurm R 179 cm 83 kg (1987-03-17) 17 March 1987 (age 30) Netherlands Friesland Flyers

Roster for the 1980 Olympics[edit]

References[edit]

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