This year, on the 15 and 16 June 2019, we will host the NSK 2019. All student teams can enter in this competition. We have added a new page to our webiste where all relevant info can be found.
Wow, what an amazing season it’s been for the Icehawks. Champions with 1 game left to play against the Bulldogs from Groningen. Groningen has always been a tough opponent for us, they tend to bring their strongest line-up with some more experienced players from the other Dutch divisions. Ever since the first title for the Icehawks was claimed back in 2010-2011 season, the Bulldogs always finished in a close second place. Making this a rivalry one to watch for the years to come.
Let’s take a closer look at this year’s season:
Away – Radboud Saints – 3-9
Away – Bulldogs – 2-5
Home – Buccaneers – 5-3
Away – Hijs Hokij Den Haag Fire Birds – 2-19
Home – Slapping Studs – 37-2
Away – Buccaneers – 2-7
Home – Thor – 6-2
Away – Thor – 0-9
Home – Radboud Saints – 5-3
Away – Slapping Studs – 0-5(*)
Home – Hijs Hokij Den Haag Fire Birds – 10-2
Home – Bulldogs – Match will be played 25th of March. (Puck drops at 19.30)
(*)Slapping Studs forfeited the game.
Let’s dive into the stats according to the NIJB website(*)
In his 3rd season as an Icehawk, our French center, Guillaume Pellegrin finished with 37 points, 17 goals and 20 assists.
For his first season, the Canadian, Brett Speed finished with 31 points, 18 goals and 13 assists.
Also in his 3rd season, the Dutch, Bart van Dijk finished with 26 points, 12 goals and 14 assists.
(*) 3 games are missing, stats will be updated!
We also got featured on Ijshockeynederland.nl whom wrote an article about us at the start of the season:
Directly after the sound of the buzzer in our last game we went live on Facebook to show the celebration and receiving of the Student League Cup, along with the medals. This also sent a tidal wave through the local ice hockey media and social networks. The local newspaper (ED.nl) wrote an article about our victory:
We also got featured on Ijshockey Nederland again with a longer article:
Some of you might have already seen the videos of the celebrations on our Facebook page, most of our team was there to join in the festivities. For our foreign players whom already departed to their next destination, we’d like to thank them for joining us and wish them the best of luck in their new ice hockey adventures. This also goes for the players of our second team.
Speaking of the second team; they’ve had a rough road behind them playing three different teams from Joe Bar, friendly games against the Leiden Blues and Tilburg Towers. Let’s take a look at the current standings in their own Joe Bar Cup.
This weekend is the decider match if Joe Bar Rood or the Hawks will be in the finals against Joe Bar Junioren! Puck drops at 21.00 on Sunday the 11th of March.
Our beloved coach Roger Provencher got featured in an amazing article written by Cursor TU/e. (Both Eng and NL versions here: https://www.cursor.tue.nl/en/news/2018/maart/week-1/the-ice-hockey-coach-and-mailman-who-brings-a-smile-to-every-face/ ) We couldn’t be more thankfull for our coach. I’m sure that all the Icehawks, both present and past, can agree that Roger never gives up. This is evident in the results from our second team whom have shown an enormous amount of progress. Going from a 13-3 defeat to a 4-3 victory against the same team!
Our captain Ian Coumans mentioned this in the article by Ijshockey Nederland “De ontwikkeling van sommige spelers binnen de club is ongelofelijk. Dat onderscheidt ons van ieder andere club.” (The development of some of our players within the club is incredible. This separates us from any other club). Having had the pleasure of Roger as an ice hockey coach he’s not only helped the future generation of Dutch ice hockey (Kemphanen U12-U16), but also improve the mentality of so many teammates who’ve been part of the Icehawks. He’s a living legend among anyone who’s been part of the ice hockey scene in Eindhoven. Just mentioning his name still brings a smile on the face of anybody who’s played with him during his pro career with the Kemphanen or even has the pleasure of having him as a coach during their youth.
Last but not least, this year we’re organizing our international tournament again! This will take place the 21st and 22nd of April 2018. More info here: http://icehawks.nl/tournament
On April 3rd 2014 Juan Enrique López Carcelén passed away at the age of 24. To remember him, the Icehawks have decided to name their annual tournament after him. Juan joined our team in 2011 and was one of our best, most enthusiastic, most warm and friendly, players.
Keep an eye on the page for more updates!
Will the Icehawks manage to secure another title next season? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, there’s still some games to be played. The NSK is just around the corner, our own tournament, the Joe Bar Cup finals, etc. Keep an eye our on our web page and Facebook page, we’ll keep you updated with the results!
Let’s go Icehawks!
It’s time for a new season!
Hereby the schedule for the 2017-2018 season.
- 7 October 2017 (Away)
Icehawks @ Radboud Saints (Nijmegen) – 20.45
- 5 November 2017 (Away)
Icehawks @ Bulldogs (Gronings) – 20.30
- 12 November 2017 (Home – Outside rink)
Icehawks vs Buccaneers – 21:00
- 26 November 2017 (Away)
Icehawks @ Hijs Hokij Fire Birds (Den Haag) – 16.45
- 10 December 2017 (Home – Outside rink)
Icehawks vs Slapping Studs – 21:00
- 7 January 2018 (Away)
Icehawks @ Buccaneers (Utrecht) – 21.00
- 21 January 2018 (Home – Outside rink)
Icehawks vs Thor – 21:00
- 4 February 2018 (Home – Outside Rink)
Icehawks vs Bulldogs – 21.00
- 9 February 2018 (Away)
Icehawks @ Thor (Amsterdam) – 21.15
- 18 February 2018 (Home – Outside rink)
Icehawks vs Radboud Saints – 21.00
- 3 March 2018 (Away)
Icehawks @ Slapping Studs (Enschede) – 20.30
- 4 March 2018 (Home – Outside rink)
Icehawks vs Hijs Hokij Fire Birds – 21.00
We hope to see you there!
PS: If you want to add the schedule to your agenda, here’s the link https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=MGpnbzRma2IxaXI1Mm5hYzM0ZDV1dXNmZTBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
- Away from against Slapping Studs Enschede was moved from 24 February 2018 to 3 March 2018
Big thanks to everybody who showed up for the Green Strip market yesterday. It makes us really happy to see that there’s so much intrest in icehockey!
For everybody that signed up for the tryouts here is some info, we will also send an email to everybody who signed up on the list. If you forgot to sign up you can still contact us via email@example.com
Days: Monday the 2nd of October and Monday the 9th of October.
Start: 21:15 (Be on time!!)
Location: IJssport Centrum Eindhoven – Antoon Coolenlaan 3, 5644 RX Eindhoven
During the tryouts you’ll need: ice hockey skates, ice hockey stick, ice hockey helmet and ice hockey gloves. There can all be borrowed from the rink. The skates will cost 6€.
We’d like an email reply with:
1. Which day you’d like to join us: 2nd of October or 9th of October.
2. If you need to borrow any of the following: skates, helmet, stick, and/or gloves.
3. If you need to borrow skates, if yes, what size.
Make sure to send the email on time (at least 1 day ahead of time) otherwise we can’t arrange skates for you.
Most importantly be at the entrance of the rink at 21:15 so that we can start on time!
If you can’t make it on time for whatever reason you can call or text: +31 6 52033898 (Pleun – Chairwoman)
Dagen: Maandag 2 oktober en maandag 9 oktober.
Tijd: 22:15 – 23:15
Aanvang: 21.15 (Wees op tijd!!)
Plaats: IJssport centrum Eindhoven
Antoon Coolenlaan 3, 5644 RX Eindhoven
Tijdens de tryout heb je nodig; ijshockeyschaatsen, een stick, een helm en ijshockey handschoenen. Deze kan je allemaal lenen bij de ijsbaan. De schaatsen moeten gehuurd worden op de ijsbaan en dit kost niet meer dan €6.
Stuur een mailtje terug met:
- Welke datum je mee zou willen doen.
- Of je materiaal wilt lenen.
- Of je schaatsen wilt huren en zo ja welke maat je moet hebben.
Mocht je schaatsen willen huren, laat dit dan minimaal 1 dag van te voren weten. Als we hier niet op tijd mee zijn dan is de schaatsverhuur gesloten en heb je dus geen schaatsen.
Zorg dat je op de gekozen dag om 21:15 bij de ingang van de schaatsbaan bent!
Als jij der niet op tijd bij kan zijn dan kan jij ons bellen of een berichtje sturen naar: +31 6 52033898 (Pleun – Voorzitter)
Now that we’ve had two games behind us, we’re getting ready for the 3rd game against the Radboud Saints.
The first game was a good warmup round to see how the new members played together with the old against the Slapping Studs from Enschede. The game was won in convincing fashion with 0-11. (0-7, 0-3, 0-1), resulting in the first shutout of the season for our goalie Martijn van Maanen.
The second game was our most important home game of the season, against the champions of last year, the Bulldogs from Groningen. With our team fresh out of a win, it looked like it was going to be a very exciting game. It took 02:24 before the first goal was scored, after that they started adding up one after the other, resulting in a 17-2 home game. (8-2, 4-0, 5-0)
One of the refs got some footage from the first period and the first three goals.
On the 20th of November, we’ll be visiting Groningen for the rematch.
We also have an amazing crowd that showed up to support the Icehawks, feeding them with energy after every play. We hope to see everybody there for the next home game as well, the 27th of november against the Buccaneers from Utrecht. There’s already an even up on Facebook so go check it out!
After these scores these are the current standings:
If we continue to play the same way we’ve done in the first two games of the season the Icehawks look unstoppable and soon a 3rd championship trophy will be in our grasp.
All the game dates have been published, here are the dates for our home and away games! All our home games are free, which means there’s no reason you shouldn’t come watch our games!
22nd October, 20:30 – AWAY
Slapping Studs Enschede vs. Icehawks Eindhoven
30th October, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Bulldogs Groningen
12th November, 21:15 – AWAY
Radboud Saints vs. Icehawks Eindhoven
20th November, 19:30 – AWAY
Groningen Bulldogs vs. Icehawks Eindhoven
27th November, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Buccaneers Utrecht
2nd December, 21:20 – AWAY
Thor Amsterdam vs. Eindhoven Icehawks
8th January, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. HIJS HOKIJ Den Haag
22nd January, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Slapping Studs Enschede
5th February, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Thor Amsterdam
19th February, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Radboud Saints
5th March, 21:00 – AWAY
Buccaneers Utrecht vs. Icehawks Eindhoven
19th March, 19:00 – AWAY
Hijs Hokij Den Haag vs. Icehawks Eindhoven
Come show your support at our home games or away games!
LET’S GO ICEHAWKS!
UPDATE: The Icehawks will not accept new applications for this season for unexperienced players. We will organize new try outs and introduction practices in September 2017.
Are you intrested in joining the Icehawks this year? Would you like to join in on an introduction practice?
In that case, make sure to sign up by sending a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up on the Facebook event:
Wednesday 7th of September, 18:30 @ Ijsbaan Eindhoven (Antoon Coolenlaan 3, 5644 RX Eindhoven)
If you have any questions regarding the introduction practice, send us a mail to: email@example.com or post a comment on the facebook event!
If you don’t have skates we can provide them for you, make sure to let us know what size! The costs for the rented skates is 5 euro’s.
Let us know if you got any questions, Kind regards,
Reaching second place in both the National Student League and the two-day Student Tournament in Nijmegen, we have to keep practicing in order to improve for next season. Fortunately, summer ice starts today, 22:00.
It is with a heavy heart that we post this news… Unfortunately last Thursday, one of our members, Juan Enrique López Carcelén, has passed away at the age of 24.
Juan, from Spain, joined our team in 2011 and was one of our best, most enthusiastic, most warm and friendly, players.
News about this tragedy can be found here, on the website of Cursor, the news site of the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends: our sincere condolences.