2008–09 Eredivisie
League Eredivisie
Sport Ice hockey
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) RTL
Regular season
Champions Tilburg Trappers
Runners-up HYS The Hague
Playoffs
Finals
Champions HYS The Hague
  Runners-up Tilburg Trappers
Eredivisie seasons

The 2008–09 Eredivisie was the 49th season of the Eredivisie, the highest level of ice hockey competition in the Netherlands. The season started in November, following the completion of the league cup, won by the Tilburg Trappers.

With the addition of the Utrecht Dragons and the Groningen Grizzlies, ten teams participated (a record for the Eredivisie). The season consisted of 24 games. The Utrecht Dragons fared poorly in their first and only season, folding its professional team at the end of the season.

The top eight teams qualified for the playoffs. In the best-of-three quarterfinals, Tilburg beat Eindhoven 2-0, The Hague beat Amsterdam 2-0, Geleen beat Groningen 2-0, and Nijmegen beat Heerenveen 2-1. In the best-of-five semifinals, Tilburg beat Nijmegen 3-2 and The Hague beat Geleen 3-0. HYS The Hague won its first national championship since 1969 by beating Tilburg in the best-of-five finals 3 games to 2.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Club GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
1. Tilburg Trappers 24 18 1 0 5 142 78 56
2. HYS The Hague 24 14 3 2 5 107 72 50
3. Eaters Geleen 24 11 3 2 8 96 89 41
4. Nijmegen Devils 24 12 2 1 9 92 83 39*
5. Heerenveen Flyers 24 11 1 2 10 87 79 37
6. Groningen Pecoma Grizzlies 24 10 2 0 12 77 90 34
7. Amstel Tijgers Amsterdam 24 8 1 5 10 85 82 31
8. Eindhoven Kemphanen 24 8 1 2 13 82 100 28
9. Utrecht Dragons 24 2 0 0 22 69 164 6
  • (* The Nijmegen Devils had two points deducted)

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
 Tilburg Trappers  2
 Eindhoven Kemphanen  0  
 Tilburg Trappers  3
     Nijmegen Devils  2  
 Nijmegen Devils  2
 Heerenveen Flyers  1  
 Tilburg Trappers  2
   
   HYS The Hague  3
 HYS The Hague  2
 Amstel Tijgers Amsterdam  0  
 HYS The Hague  3
     Eaters Geleen  0  
 Geleen Eaters  2
 Groningen Pecoma Grizzlies  0  
 

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

nl:Eredivisie ijshockey 2009/10

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