Standings after the first few games & Tournament news

First of all, the Icehawks are off to a great start: our rookie team won 10-1 against Low Tech Hockey Eindhoven and the first team won the first three games in the Student League: 17-1 and 20-0 against Enschede and 10-1 against the Saints from Nijmegen.

Tournaments

This year we won’t organize the Juan Carcelén Tournament, since we are organizing two other tournaments: the National Student Championship tournament will be held in Eindhoven this year at the 15th and 16th of June. More information will follow on this website.

We will also organize a small tournament for Roger Provencher, our coach, to celebrate with (old)-members his 20th anniversary with the Icehawks and 16th birthday. People will get personal invitations or can send an email to info@icehawks.nl.

 

New Season 2018-2019!

Training

The new season has started! The Icehawks have started their training again for the pre-season and will start their full schedule on October first. The schedule will change a bit since last year:
Monday 22:15 – 23:15 Skating and basic practice, rookies and second team
Wednesday 21:30 – 23:00 Advanced practice, first team
Sunday (even weeknumbers) 21:00 – 22:30 Mixed Practice
Sunday (odd weeknumbers) 19:30 – 22:00 Games

New members

The Icehawks already welcomed some new members from abroad, who will play for the first team in National Student League. Thurday 20th of September the new rookies will have their introduction practice. For more info look here.

Matches

The schedule for the NIJB Student League has been announced:

21st Oct 2018 7:30pm vs Slapping Studs Enschede (Home)
18th Nov 2018 7:30pm vs. Radboud Saints (Home)
16th Dec 2018 9:15pm @ Bulldogs Groningen (Away)
13th Jan 20197:30pm vs. Thor Amsterdam (Home)
2nd Feb 2019 8:45pm @ Radboud Saints (Away)
10th Feb 2019 7:30pm vs. Utrecht Buccaneers (Home)
17th Feb 2019 9:00pm @ Utrecht Buccaneers (Away)
10th Mar 2019 7:30pm vs. Bulldogs Groningen (Home)
15th Mar 2019 9:20pm @ Thor Amsterdam (Away)
23rd Mar 2019 8:15pm @ Slapping Studs Enschede (Away)
Friendly matches:
14th Oct 2018 7:00pm @ Dutch Dukes (Away)
4th Nov 2018 7:30pm vs. Tilburg Towers (Home)
6th Dec 2018 6:00pm @ ICE-Emperors Aachen (Aachen Uni Cup demo match)
16th Dec 2018 7:30pm vs. Tilburg Towers (Home)
29th Dec 2018 8:30pm @ Midnight Mooners (Away)
30th Dec 2018 7:30pm vs. Joe Bar (Home)
24th Feb 2019 7:30pm vs. Midnight Mooners (Home)
11th May 2019 8:00pm @ Tilburg Towers (Away)
25th May 2019 8:00pm @ Tilburg Towers (Away)
More friendly matches for the second team will be announced soon. Check our Facebook event calendar for more details.
Tournaments

This year the NSK tournament is coming to Eindhoven. The student teams will battle for this huge trophy during a weekend of hockey-filled binge drinking.

We will also organize a 1 day tournament to celebrate the birthday of our coach Roger Provencher, who turns 60 in March. We will invite all the ex-players of the Icehawks to join us in the celebrations.

The Juan Carcelén cup will also be organized. Keep a look out on our website for more details.

The dates for these tournaments will be announced later.

Another 4 points for the first team, and a friendly game from the second team!

The first team of the Icehawks stays on top with two wins. The second team played a friendly match against Joe Bar White in Eindhoven. They played really well with some rookies gaining their first match experience. Although they played well the game ended in a 0-4 loss.

Utrecht Buccaneers @ Eindhoven. 12th of November

After two speedy goals by Brett Speed in the first period and another one in the last minute to complete his hattrick, the Icehawks were destined to win this game. The flow changed in the second period, just like the game against Amsterdam, when the Buccaneers scored two goals without repercussion. The Icehawks regained their play in the last period scoring two times but received a goal as well, ending the score 3-5 and 2 points in the pocket for the Icehawks. A hard fought win for the Icehawks.

 

Icehawks @ Hijs Hokij Den Haag Firebirds

The Icehawks went on a rampage this weekend and obliterated the Firebirds with an impressive 19-2 win. The first 10 minutes of the game the Hawks had some resistance when the score was 2-1. But soon after that 3 more goals were scored, followed by two periods of 14 goals for the icehawks and 1 against.

This big win has resulted in four Icehawks players in the top 5 players with the most points in the league!

Upcoming games:

7th of December. Exhibition game against Aachen University at the Uni Cup in Aachen

10th of December: Home game against Enschede Slapping Studs (21:00 outside rink IJssportcentrum Eindhoven)

 

Season start: straight to the top!

This autumn has been a good one for sports in Eindhoven; The Kemphanen are doing great, PSV is doing great and of course the Icehawks are doing great as well! 

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New rookies

The Icehawks are welcoming a lot of new players this year, 17 in total. We are happy to expand our diversity in the team with some new players from Latvia, Cyprus, Canada and many other countries. This being said, the Icehawks have reached their limit for this season regarding unexperienced players, for more info check the page ‘want to join?’.

First two games, first four points

The Icehawks have played their first two games of the season and have won both! this means we’re the only team in the league that hasn’t lost a game so far. Game reports after the Read More.

Upcoming Games

Next game is next week, also our first home game of the season against Utrecht Buccaneers. The game will be played on the outside rink and starts at 21:00, so bring your thermos!

Playing abroad

The Icehawks have been invited for an exhibition game against the University team “ICE-Emperors” from Aachen (D). They will play in an arena filled with 3000 spectators who are attending the UNI Cup tournament, an amateur hockey tournament and charity event.

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Icehawks keep up their streak

22-01-2017, Enschede Slapping Studs @ Eindhoven Icehawks

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Since our game against Den Haag has been moved, the game against Enschede Slapping Studs was the first of 2017. This game was a clash between the number 1 and 2 in the competition, both very strong and packed with national and international talent.
First period ended in 5-0, securing a strong lead in the game. After that the match got rougher and a lot of penalties slowed down the play on both ends, resulting in 2-2 in the second and 2-2 in the third period. total score: 9-4 win for the Icehawks.

05-02-2017, Amsterdam Thor @ Eindhoven Icehawks

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Amsterdam was difficult to beat in the away game, with the Hawks leading by 1 goal at the end of the second period. At first the Icehawks had trouble getting the puck out of the defensive zone, allowing Thor to control the game. Score was opened by a powerplay goal and after 10 minutes the pucks started flying in with goals by our Scandinavian tandem Könönen and Helcl Øverli. After the first period the game really slowed down, due to some injuries on our side, improved goaltending including some big saves by the opponent and a more conservative approach by our coach Roger Provencher to keep our net clean. An unfortunate tip-in resulted in an own goal and the last goal of the game. Total score: 6-1 win.

With only a few games left to play the Icehawks have set their sights on their third championship.

 

Half of the season is over: Icehawks stay strong at the top!

27th of November: Utrecht Buccaneers @ Icehawks

The Icehawks were playing well in this game, substituting the absent Victor Liang with our new Norwegian player Markus Hecl Øvili in the first line, who scored 6 goals. The game resulted in 12-0. A third shutout and fifth straight win this season.

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After the game our coach Roger Provencher said the following about the game and the season so far:

“We played very well this game, but still have some points to improve on. We’re on the right track [for the championship] now and I hope we can keep up this level of hockey for the remainder of the season. Thanks for everything guys!”


photo by Sebastiaan van de Water, folia.nl

2nd of December: Icehawks @ Amsterdam Thor

The Icehawks went to Amsterdam with mixed feelings, although Thor is currently in last place, they were able to win the game against Groningen. Furthermore the Icehawks had to play without some key players like Könönen, Machiels and Hecl Øvili. In the first period the Hawks had the upper hand, scoring 3-0. This changed after the first break, having trouble to pass the Finnish goalie and allowing two goals to be scored. The team managed to pull themselves together in the last period, scoring two goals early in the period and again on the empty net. Making the total score 6-3.

A reporter from folia wrote an article about the game (in dutch). The coach mentioned in the article isn’t our regular coach Roger Provencher, since he was not able to join us in Amsterdam.

Our next home game will be in 2017, on the 8th of January at the IJssportcentrum Eindhoven vs. The Hague Fire Birds.

Happy Holidays!

Further game stats after the read more.

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Icehawks take the lead! Win against Nijmegen and Groningen

13th of November: Icehawks @ Nijmegen Saints: 0-18

The Saints are known as a team with a core of experienced players and therefore a difficult opponent. The Icehawks’ fast paced offensive players were not able to score until the 7th minute of the first period, due to the good goaltending and energetic forechecking of the opponent. Our first offensive line, (Könönen, Liang and Pietiläinen) really started finding the back of the net in the second half of the period and scored another 4 goals. The second period was slower with some goals from our second and third offensive line. Afraid of declining work effort and dangerous breakaways, like wich happened in Enschede, the Icehawks decided to push harder after the second break. Passing went better, powerplays were utilized and fatigue was setting in, allowing to score another 10 goals, resulting in a 0-18 win for the Icehawks, a second shut-out of the season.

 

20th of November: Icehawks @ Groningen Bulldogs: 3-7

A win in Eindhoven never means a guaranteed victory in Groningen. The long drive, some injured players and the flu season meant that the Icehawks couldn’t play full strength. The second line compensated for the weakened first line, with goals by Könönen, Machiels (2) en Van Basten in the first period, making it 4-0. After the first period our renewed first offensive line started finding the back of the net as well, but the Bulldogs managed to score on a breakaway. (3-1; Könönen (2), Liang). The game became more aggresive in the third period, locking up the game for the Icehawks due to the penalties. Groningen was able to score and again during a 3-on-5 penalty kill. The Icehawks took the 2 points home and have set their sights on the trophy!

Next games:
Sunday 27th of November home against Utrecht Buccaneers
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Friday 2nd of December away against Amsterdam Thor

Current standings:

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Sunday the 27th is what the NIJB calls “Super Zondag”, due to the finals for U12, U14 and U17 championships. These games will all be played in Eindhoven starting from 10:00 AM.  More info here: https://www.nijb.nl/cms.php?Page=&Article=13919

If you want an awsome hockey sunday, make sure to be there on time! Both of the Icehawks teams will be playing that day starting with the first team at 19:30 on the inside rink followed by the second team at 20:30 at the outside rink!

2015-2016 Home Games

Dear Icehawks fans,

The game schedule for 2015-2016 has been announced! Come and support your local team in their effort to renew the championship this season.

All games are played in the Ijssportcentrum Eindhoven (Antoon Coolenlaan 3) on sundays at 19:45h. No entrance fee!

18 October vs. Groningen Bulldogs

15 November  vs. Enschede Slapping Studs

13 December  vs. Den Haag Fire Birds

10 January vs. Nijmegen Radboud Saints

31 January vs. Utrecht Buccaneers

6 March vs. Amsterdam Thor

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Introduction Practices! Join the Icehawks

Are you a student at Fontys or TU/e and do you want to try the fastest team sport on earth? Send us a mail at info@icehawks.nl and sign up for the introduction practice! please include your shoe size in the mail if you don’t own a pair of skates.

The first introduction practice will take place on the 9th of september at 18:15 h and the second practice will be on the 14th of september at 21:45 h. Both practices will be held in the Ijssportcentrum Eindhoven, located at Antoon Coolenlaan 3.

Can’t skate? No problem. Our Canadian hockey coach has been teaching students to skate for over 3 decades.

Already an experienced hockey player? Send an e-mail to info@icehawks.nl and join a regular practice.

You have your own skates? Bring them! Otherwise we’ll provide you with everything you need to join the practice.

E.S.IJ.V. Icehawks is the student hockey club of Eindhoven, affiliated to the TU/e and Fontys Hogeschool. Icehawks offers hockey on all levels, for beginners and advanced players. Our team consists of Dutch and international students, boys and girls. Besides playing the greatest sport on earth we also have activities like team weekends, bbq, team dinner and so on..

Still not convinced? Check out our video in the previous post!