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The Eredivisie is the highest level of competition sanctioned by the Nederlandse IJshockey Bond (NIJB; English: "Netherlands Ice Hockey Federation").

Map of Eredivisie teams in the Netherlands, 2008-09

The Eredivisie was formed after World War II, with teams in Amsterdam, The Hague and Tilburg. It suspended operations from 1950 to 1964, but has organized a season of competition annually ever since. Over the years the number of teams competing has fluctuated between 3 and 10 (currently 8), and the number of games played in the regular season between 4 and 36 (currently 28).

Below the Eredivisie is the Eerste Divisie (First Division), an amateur league. There is no automatic relegation or promotion between Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, but teams have sometimes moved from one division to the other for financial reasons. Some cities (such as Amsterdam, Tilburg, The Hague and Nijmegen) have a professional team in the Eredivisie and a separate but similarly-named amateur team in the Eerste Divisie.

Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is also used for the top leagues of many other sports in the Netherlands, most notably the football Eredivisie.


List of teams for 2009-10 season.

Team City Arena
Amstel Tijgers Amsterdam Jaap Edenhal (cap. +/- 1,300)
Eindhoven Kemphanen Eindhoven IJssportcentrum Eindhoven (cap. 1,700)
HYS The Hague The Hague de Uithof (cap. 2,610)
Geleen Eaters Sittard-Geleen Glanerbrook (cap. 1,200)
Groningen Grizzlies Groningen Kardinge (cap. 800)
Heerenveen Flyers Heerenveen Thialf (cap. 3,500)
Nijmegen Devils Nijmegen Triavium (cap. 1,450)
Tilburg Trappers Tilburg Stappegoor (cap. 2,500)

For the 2008-2009 season, the Utrecht Dragons and Eindhoven Kemphanen joined the league. In 2009-2010, Utrecht returned to the Eerste Divisie.


Season Winner
1945-1946 H.H.IJ.C. Den Haag
1946-1947 T.IJ.S.C. Tilburg
1947-1948 H.H.IJ.C. Den Haag
1948-1949 Not Played
1949-1950 IJsvogels Amsterdam
1950-1964 Not Played
1964-1965 H.IJ.S. Hoky Den Haag
1965-1966 H.IJ.S. Hoky Den Haag
1966-1967 H.IJ.S. Hoky Den Haag
1967-1968 H.IJ.S. Hoky Den Haag
1968-1969 H.IJ.S. Hoky Den Haag
1969-1970 S.IJ. Den Bosch
1970-1971 Tilburg Trappers
1971-1972 Tilburg Trappers
1972-1973 Tilburg Trappers
1973-1974 Tilburg Trappers
1974-1975 Tilburg Trappers
1975-1976 Tilburg Trappers
1976-1977 Feenstra Verwarming Heerenveen
1977-1978 Feenstra Verwarming Heerenveen
1978-1979 Feenstra Flyers Heerenveen
1979-1980 Feenstra Flyers Heerenveen
1980-1981 Feenstra Flyers Heerenveen
1981-1982 Feenstra Flyers Heerenveen
1982-1983 Feenstra Flyers Heerenveen
1983-1984 Vissers Nijmegen
1984-1985 Deko Builders Amsterdam
1985-1986 Lada GIJS Groningen
1986-1987 IJ.H.C. Rotterdam Panda's
1987-1988 Spitman Nijmegen
1988-1989 Gunco Panda's Rotterdam
1989-1990 Gunco Panda's Rotterdam
1990-1991 Peter Langhout Reizen Utrecht
1991-1992 Pro Badge Utrecht
1992-1993 Flame Guards Nijmegen
1993-1994 Couwenberg Trappers Tilburg
1994-1995 Couwenberg Trappers Tilburg
1995-1996 CVT Keuken Trappers Tilburg
1996-1997 Fulda Tigers Nijmegen
1997-1998 Van Heumen Tigers Nijmegen
1998-1999 Agio Huys Tigers Nijmegen
1999-2000 Agio Huys Tigers Nijmegen
2000-2001 Diamant Trappers Tilburg
2001-2002 Boretti Tigers Amsterdam
2002-2003 Boretti Tigers Amsterdam
2003-2004 Amsterdam Bulldogs
2004-2005 Amsterdam Bulldogs
2005-2006 Hatulek Emperors Nijmegen
2006-2007 Destil Trappers Tilburg
2007-2008 Destil Trappers Tilburg
2008-2009 HYS The Hague

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