Rotterdam Panda's

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Rotterdam Panda's
Years in Existence 1986–1992
Home Ice Weena-ijshal
City Rotterdam, Netherlands
Team Colors Green, white, black
Championships 3 1987, 1989, 1990

Rotterdam Panda's (sic) was a professional ice hockey team in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They played in the Dutch Eredivisie, the highest-level hockey division in the Netherlands. Home games were played at the Weena-ijshal, a (now-closed) arena near Rotterdam Central train station.

History[edit]

Ice hockey had been played in Rotterdam since the 1950s. The Rotterdam Panda's team played six seasons in the Eredivisie, winning its first national championship during its first season. It attracted several players from other teams in the Eredivisie, especially Nijmegen.

The team sported a green and white jersey with the logo of the World Wildlife Fund panda as a crest.

Securing a home arena was a major problem for the Panda's. The Weena-ijshal shut its doors in 1993. Since then, there has been no commitment to build a new ice hockey arena in Rotterdam, despite discussions as lately as 2007.

Season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, T = Ties, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Season GP W T L GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1991-92 30 16 4 10 155 123 36 3rd, Eredivisie Lost semi-final to Utrecht (0-3)
1990-91 10 6 1 3 61 33 19 2nd, Eredivisie Lost semi-final to Utrecht (0-2)
1989-90 10 9 1 0 67 31 25 1st, Eredivisie Won National Championship (3-0 vs Nijmegen)
1988-89 28 20 1 7 212 93 41 2nd, Eredivisie Won National Championship (3-2 vs Geleen)
1987-88 10 4 1 5 45 51 13 4th, Eredivisie Lost semi-final to Nijmegen (0-2)
1986-87 10 9 0 1 69 33 24 1st, Eredivisie Won National Championship (2-0 vs Geleen)

Notable players[edit]

Johan van Rij

Championships[edit]

Dutch National Championship

3 times: 1986-87; 1988–89; 1989–90

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