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GIJS Bears Groningen

  • Short name: GIJS Groningen
  • Nickname: GIJS Bears
  • Year of foundation: 1969
  • Colours: red,black,white
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Kardingerplein 1
    Netherlands, 9735 AA
  • Phone: +31 050 367 67 67
  • WWW: GIJS Groningen
GIJS Bears Groningen is major league affiliate of: GIJS Bears Groningen 2

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Season 2006-2007

Club teams
Current rosterseason 2006-2007
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GTom Korte15.07.1985198 cm87 kgN/A
GKoen Sijbesma01.02.1990- cm- kgN/A
GRuud van der Holst08.09.1980181 cm75 kgright
DSawal Atmosoerodjo23.11.1989- cm- kgN/A
DRobert Eefting29.12.1983183 cm84 kgleft
DKenneth Keijzer12.09.1989190 cm85 kgleft
DPaul Kroon13.01.1983177 cm84 kgleft
DJeroen Oosterwijk11.02.1987193 cm87 kgright
DArjan Peters15.06.1978195 cm95 kgleft
DJeffrey Stegeman06.08.1987187 cm84 kgN/A
DJaap van Sluijs08.02.1988187 cm77 kgright
D/FKevin Kuiper01.11.1986186 cm77 kgN/A
D/FSjoerd Sijbesma21.12.1987185 cm85 kgright
D/FGarret Vaslet24.12.1984- cm- kgN/A
FJacco Borger10.08.1978189 cm94 kgN/A
FDylan Foks15.11.1989182 cm79 kgright
FReinier Holthof20.02.1988180 cm79 kgleft
FJuha Kaari02.11.1982182 cm82 kgleft
FDanny Kerstholt06.09.1983187 cm80 kgN/A
FChris Lok27.07.1988175 cm71 kgright
FKlaver-Jan Middelweerd01.12.1982184 cm80 kgleft
FDuncan Rode06.07.1987186 cm83 kgright
FAdam Sinewitz12.05.1983167 cm68 kgN/A
FTjalling Stellema06.03.1984170 cm60 kgleft
FNick Thiros10.09.1981175 cm83 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Henk Göbel02.04.1961Head Coach
Martin de Wilde *20.05.1971Head Coach

* no longer in the club

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Founded on December 23, 1969 as Groninger IJshockey Stichting (GIJS), the team played in the lower divisions until 1976, when it began competing in the Eredivisie. It won its first and only Eredivisie championship in the 1985-86 season, with 7 wins and 1 loss in the playoffs.

Failure to attract a major sponsor forced the team out of the Eredivisie from 1988 until 2007. In 2007-2008, after winning two straight championships in the eerste divisie (the top amateur division), the team re-entered the Eredivisie. In 2009\2010 team lost its main sponsor, finished season at bottom place and decided to dropped out from Eredivisie and restrt from 2nd division

Notable players:
  • from 1990 to 1991: Naturo Kurk GIJS Groningen
  • from 1991 to 1992: Martini North Stars Groningen
  • from 1992 to 2003: Groninger Pinguins
  • from 2003 to 2007: GIJS Bears Groningen
  • from 2007 to 2009: Pecoma Grizzlies Groningen
  • from 2009 to 2010: Groninger Grizzlies
  • from 2010 to 2016: Gijs Bears Groningen
  • from 2016 to 2020: Gijs Groningen
  • from 2020 to present: GIJS HEPRO Groningen
Eredivisie Championship: 1985-86
Eerste divisie Championship : 2005-06; 2006-07
League winners:

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Fast factsseason 2006-2007

GIJS Bears Groningen participates in season 2006-2007: Challenge Cup (NL), Eerste Divisie, Tweede divisie (NL), Netherlands U20 League


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