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Founded 1963
Arena Jaap Edenhal
(Capacity: 4500)
League First Division
Website Amsterdam Tigers


Amsterdam Tigers are an ice hockey team in Amsterdam, Netherlands, playing in the First Division.

History

The Tigers existed in various guises from their foundation in 1963 until 2010 when the professional team folded, leaving only the amateur and junior teams. The team reformed in time for the 2014-15 Eerste Divisie season. The following season they moved up to the newly formed BeNe League, where they remained until the 2019-20 season.

Ahead of the 2019-20 BeNe Season, the Tigers announced they would be leaving the league and joining the Dutch First Division. [1]

Upon reformation, the team was known as Amstel Tijgers Amsterdam before changing in 2017 to its present name. The amateur and junior teams have kept the Tijgers moniker.

Over the years the names of the team have included: Amsterdam Bulldogs, Boretti Tigers and Al Capone Flames.

Eredivisie season results

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Season GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
2009–10 28 3 0 2 23 59 166 9* 7th, Eredivisie Did not qualify
2008–09 24 8 1 5 10 85 82 31 7th, Eredivisie Lost quarter-finals to The Hague (0-3)
2007-08 24 8 1 3 12 95 106 29 5th, Eredivisie Did not qualify
2006-07 20 8 2 4 6 70 77 32 3rd, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Tilburg (3-4)
2005-06 20 14 1 0 5 85 60 44 1st, Eredivisie Lost semi-finals to Nijmegen(1-2)
*2 points deducted for forfeiting a game.

Roster

Updated February 18, 2019.[2]

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
1 Flag of Netherlands Jaimy Missler L 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
21 Flag of Netherlands Jorrit Vos L 2018 Heerenveen, Netherlands
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
3 Flag of the Czech Republic Tobias Mrkvicka L 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
5 Flag of Netherlands Marino Bakker L 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 Flag of Netherlands Björn Borgman L 2016 Purmerend, Netherlands
12 Flag of Netherlands Jasper Jaspers L 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands
41 Flag of Netherlands Vince van de Kraak L 2018 De Meern, Netherlands
22 Flag of Canada James Mercer R 2018 Vancouver, Canada
23 Flag of Netherlands Stef Overweg L 2018 De Meern, Netherlands
29 Flag of Netherlands Jerry Kinneging L 2018 Utrecht, Netherlands
37 Flag of the United States Michael Mackie-Kwist R 2014 Cleveland, United States
44 Flag of Germany Tobias Kathan L 2015 Bad Tölz, Germany
63 Flag of Netherlands Martijn Geerligs L 2018 Kerkdriel, Netherlands
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Acquired Place of Birth
7 Flag of Canada Connor Barette L F 2015 LaSalle, Canada
7 Flag of Netherlands Alan van Bentem (C) L F 2017 The Hague, Netherlands
9 Flag of Netherlands Rocco van Hoorn L F 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2 Flag of Netherlands Dean Versteeg R F 2016 Utrecht, Netherlands
11 Flag of Netherlands John Versteeg R RW 2014 Utrecht, Netherlands
18 Flag of Netherlands Donny Pohlman R F 2014 Diemen, Netherlands
19 Flag of Netherlands Calvin Pohlman L F 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands
65 Flag of the Czech Republic Ivan Muso L F 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
24 Flag of Finland Kalle Pirinen L F 2015 Lappeenranta, Finland
65 Flag of Netherlands Maarten Brekelmans R F 2016 Tucson, United States
82 Flag of Netherlands Zeb van Duin L F 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
62 Flag of Netherlands Milo Boot L F 2016 Dublin, Ireland
64 Flag of Netherlands Mick Vastenhouw L F 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands
81 Flag of Netherlands Lance van Duin L F 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rivals

The Amstel Tijgers had a firm rivalry with the Tilburg Trappers. Usually the games between these two were tight and some hostility will be exchanged between players. Ever since the 2001-2002 season have the Amstel Tijgers been totally dominant over their rivals and been the end-station for any play-off or cup run of Tilburg. However, during the last 2006-2007 season the Trappers finally succeeded in eliminating their rivals from the play-offs. However, the team began to perform poorly in the 2008-2009 season and were no longer contenders for the championship. After a very poor season competitively and financially, the team dropped out of the Eredivisie in 2010.

Notable player rivalries of the past were:
Trevor Sherban (Ams) vs Casey Vanschagen (Til)
Karl Dykhuis (Ams) vs Peter van Biezen (Til)
Michael Pace (Ams) vs Jeff Trembecky (Til)
Kevin Hoogsteen (Ams) vs Bjorn Willemse (Til)
David Hoogsteen (Ams) vs Bjorn Willemse (Til)

Notable players

Former coaches

  • Willem Hoogervorst
  • Mario de Vos
  • Willem van Rossum.

Silverware

  • Dutch National Championship:
1950, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Dutch Cup:
1939, 1980, 1985, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Cup of the Low Lands:
2004, 2005, 2006.

References

  1. Klaar voor het nieuwe seizoen! (nl) (2019-09-15).
  2. Amsterdam Tigers Roster (dutch). Retrieved on February 18, 2019.
  3. Ron Berteling.
  4. Ron Berteling.

External links


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