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
Friday 2nd of December away against Amsterdam Thor

Current standings:



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:

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


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 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 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!


(English below)

Om kennis te maken met onze mooie sport en vereniging zijn studenten welkom tijdens 2 trainingen van ons. We kijken ernaar uit kennis met je te maken op dinsdag 9 en woensdag 17 september.

Op 9 september begroeten we jullie om 19uur, we trainen dan van 20 tot 21 uur. Op 17 september zijn jullie om 20.45 welkom, we trainen dan van 21.45 tot 23.15. De trainingen zijn in het Ijssportcentrum Eindhoven, Anton Coolenlaan 3.

Mocht je zelf een stick, hockeygear (helm) en/of hockeyschaatsen hebben, neem deze dan mee!

Heb je geen eigen schaatsen? Dan horen we graag je maat en zullen wij deze verzorgen. Als er verder nog vragen zijn horen we het graag.

Geef even aan of je komt door te mailen naar

Icehawks is looking for enthusiastic new student members, whether beginner or advanced players. For a nice rate, you can participate in our training sessions 9th (@ 7pm) and 17th (@8.15 pm) of September.

In case you are interested in a training sessions or becoming a member, you can contact us at our email address:


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