Dutch All Star GameThe Annual All Star game in the Netherlands was played for the first time in Zoetermeer where a new arena, the Silverdome, has arisen. The national team plays a selection of imports playing in the Super Liga.
The Netherlands saw the 1-0 lead they took in the first period disappear when the All-Stars scored 3 unanswered goals in the second period. The third period was wild and frenzy and saw 8 goals, equally divided amongst each team. This meant the Super Liga Import All-Stars won the game 7-5. Dale Crombeen of Nijmegen Tigers scored twice.
Simon de Wit, Chad Euverman, Rody Jacobs, Lamonte Polet and Alexander Schaafsma
Goals Team All Stars 2002:
Dale Crombeen (2x), Ryan van Diemen, Jamie Visser, Don Nichols, Jedd Crumb
and Doug Stienstra
Next to this game the NIJB (Dutch ice hockey federation) handed out the annual awards for the 2001-2002 season.
Frans Henrichs Trophy
In 1987, the nestor, of Dutch ice hockey, Frans Henrichs, has made a trophy available for the most valuable player in the Dutch league. This award has previously been won by Ron Berteling, Ben Tijnagel, Tony Collard (2x), Antoine Geesink, Marcel Nijland, David Livingston, Theo Van Gerwen, Tommie Speel, Theo Krüger, Robbert Prick van Wely, Honoré Loos and Rody Jacobs.
The Frans Henrichs-Trophy Super Liga 2001-2002 season has been awarded to Marcel Nijland.
Gobel-De Bruyn Trophy
During the B-World Championships in 1979 Gerry Gobel and John de Bruyn tended the Dutch net. Both goalies were playing on top of their form and forced coach Hans Westerberg to rotate the goalies. Govel was the starting goalies during wins over Japan, Switzerland and Romania. In the game against hosts Romania, Netherlands qualified for the Olympic winter games of Lake Placid. De Bruyn was in net during the wins against Norway, China and the DDR. That last win meant the gold medal went to the Netherlands and furthermore promotion to the A-pool. Gobel played 77 times for the national team between 1970 and 1979 and played for Tilburg Trappers. De Bruyn played 51 games for the national team between 1977 and 1981 and played for Tigers Amsterdam.
Also the Gobel-De Bruyn Trophy for best goaltender of the Super Liga
2001-2002 season has been awarded to Marcel
Wil van Dommelen was voted best defenseman of the tournament during the World Championships C-pool. This was the first time a Dutch player won this award. Van Dommelen played 53 games for the national between 1961-1971. Between the early'60 and mid '70's he played for Den Haag Wolves, IJshockeyclub 's-Hertogenbosch and IJshockey Club Utrecht.
The Wil van Dommelen trophy for best defenseman of the Super Liga 2001-2002
season has been awarded to Jason
Jack de Heer is the all time top scorer of the national team. With 114 goals and 96 assists in 119 games he was already on top of the topscorers list when this trophy was awarded for the first time in 1988. A position, as can expected now, he will keep for quite some time. Jack de Heer played for Tilburg Trappers, Heerenveen Flyers, EHC Arosa (Switzerland) and again Heerenveen Flyers, in the 70's and early 80's.
The Jack de Heer Trophy for the top scorer of the Super Liga 2001-2002 season
has been awarded to Kevin
Wim Kuit started playing hockey at the age of 6 at the ice rink at the Linneusstraat in Amsterdam. IN 1961 he was one of the group members who erected Tigers Amsterdam. Since then Wim Kuit has also been an active referee. Between the 60's and 1998 he was a member of the arbitral commitee of the NIJB. During that spell he was referee-in-chief for 15 years. Wim Kuit has been awarded with an honourable membership of the NIJB.
The Wim Kuit Trophy for most valuable referee of the Superliga 2001-2002
season has been awarded to Sven Bergman.
All Stars 2002