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! 

foto van Rik Huijzer.

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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Game schedule 2017-2018!

It’s time for a new season!

Hereby the schedule for the 2017-2018 season.

We hope to see you there!

//Icehawks

PS: If you want to add the schedule to your agenda, here’s the link https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=MGpnbzRma2IxaXI1Mm5hYzM0ZDV1dXNmZTBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

 

Date changes:

  • Away from against Slapping Studs Enschede was moved from 24 February 2018 to 3 March 2018

Icehawks keep up their streak

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

foto van Eindhoven Icehawks.

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

foto van Eindhoven Icehawks.

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1700371053618271/
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!

Icehawks Games 2016-2017!

Hello everyone!
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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1304808106219246/

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1700371053618271/

2nd December, 21:20 – AWAY
Thor Amsterdam vs. Eindhoven Icehawks

8th January, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. HIJS HOKIJ Den Haag
https://www.facebook.com/events/1741915312728321/

22nd January, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Slapping Studs Enschede
https://www.facebook.com/events/685269204957495/

5th February, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Thor Amsterdam
https://www.facebook.com/events/317790191916058/

19th February, 19:30 – HOME
Icehawks Eindhoven vs. Radboud Saints
https://www.facebook.com/events/1419277254753992/

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!