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2012–13 North Sea Cup
League North Sea Cup
Sport Ice hockey
Duration 30 Sept. 2012 - 19 March 2013
Number of teams 7
Regular season
First place HYS The Hague
Runners-up Tilburg Trappers
Top scorer Matt Crowell, Herentals
National Championships
Champions HYS The Hague
  Runners-up Tilburg Trappers
Eredivisie seasons

The 2012-2013 Eredivisie season was the 53rd season of the Eredivisie ice hockey league, and the first since the disbanding of the North Sea Cup and the reversion to the league's original name. Six Dutch teams and one Belgian team took part in the season.

When the Leuven Chiefs withdrew from the North Sea Cup at the end of the 2011-2012 season, only one Belgian team, HYC Herentals, remained in the mixed Dutch/Belgian tournament. It was decided to dispense with the North Sea Cup, reinstate the Dutch Eredivisie regular season, and admit HYC Herentals to the Eredivisie. Thus in 2012-2013, Herentals was the sole Belgian team to compete for the Dutch national championship (although Herentals still competed for the Belgian Cup).

Also new for the 2012-2013 season was the change of name of the Amsterdam team from "Amsterdam Capitals" the "Amsterdam G's" after finding a title sponsor.

The traditional first game (known as the "Ron Berteling Bowl"), was played on September 30 between the winner of the Dutch Cup and the winner of the Dutch championship from the previous year. The 7-team, 36-game regular season was followed by a playoff of the top 4 teams (a best-of five semi-final and a best-of-five final). HYS The Hague was both the top team in the regular season and the Dutch national champions after sweeping both rounds of the playoffs.

Regular season

HYS The Hague 36 26 4 1 5 207 91 87
Tilburg Trappers 36 25 2 3 6 198 93 82
Friesland Flyers 36 21 2 3 10 138 97 70
Geleen Eaters 36 16 5 0 15 136 126 58
HYC Herentals 36 12 0 4 20 155 190 40
Eindhoven Kemphanen 36 10 1 3 22 122 161 35
Amsterdam G's 36 2 0 0 34 72 270 6

National Championship Playoffs


  • HYS The Hague defeats Geleen Eaters, 3 games to none
  • Tillburg Trappers defeat Friesland Flyers, 3 games to none


HYS The Hague defeats Tillburg Trappers, 3 games to none


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