IHLC Team Profiles – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BELGIUM (BEL) Menโ€™s National Ice Hockey Team (1905-)
4ย wins, 2ย reigns, 4ย gamesย with IHLC – ranked 14th
IHLC last held 06 March 1909

Belgium made history in Brussels on 4 March 1905 when club squad FBP Brussels defeated CP Paris, representing France, to win the first ever international ice hockey game, becoming the first ever International Hockey Lineal Champions in the process. Belgium was active in competing for the IHLC regularly throughout the first quarter century, and hosted the first ever Olympic hockey tournament at the 1920 Games in Antwerp, but following the outbreak of World War II, largely dropped from international competition, only recently moving its way up to Division II of the World Championship.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 16
First IHLC Game:
ย 3-0 win vs. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA, 04 Mar 1905
Firstย IHLC Win:ย 3-0 win vs. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRA, 04 Mar 1905
Latestย IHLC Game: 20-1 loss vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, 03 Feb 1934
Latest IHLC Win:ย 3-1 win vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GER, 05 Mar 1909
Largest IHLC Victory:ย 10-1 win vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GBR, 17 Feb 1909
Largest IHLC Defeat:ย 20-1 loss (2 times, latest vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI, 03 Feb 1934)
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak:ย 2 games (2 times, latest 17 Feb – 05 Mar 1909)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 9 games (06 Mar 1909 – 03 Feb 1934)

IHLCย HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:ย 
18
First Game Hosted:ย ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย BEL 3-0 FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท, 04 Mar 1905 (Brussels)
Latest Game Hosted:ย 
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 12-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช, 26 Apr 1920 (Antwerp)
Major Tournaments Hosted:ย Olympic Games (1: 1920)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Championship Result:ย 7th (3: 1920, 1924, 1950)
Best Olympic Games Result:ย 7th (2: 1920, 1924)
Best Canada / World Cup Result:ย n/a

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CANADA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRANCE: 2 wins, 6 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย GERMANY: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย GREATย BRITAIN: 1 win, 0 losses, 1 tie
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย BEL 3-0 FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท โ€“ 04 Mar 1905 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
02. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย BEL 4-2 FRA ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท โ€“ 05 Mar 1905 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
03. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRA 20-1 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 17 Mar 1906 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
04. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRA 18-2 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 18 Mar 1906 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
05. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRA 11-3 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 21 Mar 1906 โ€“ EX โ€“ Paris ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
06. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย BEL 10-1 GBR ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง โ€“ 17 Feb 1909 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
07. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชย BEL 3-1 GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 05 Mar 1909 โ€“ BT โ€“ Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
08. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย GER 5-3 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช (OT) โ€“ 06 Mar 1909 โ€“ BT โ€“ Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
09. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย GER 4-2 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 28 Mar 1909 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
10. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย GBR 1-1 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 10 Jan 1910 โ€“ EC โ€“ Les Avants ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
11. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRA 8-1 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 19 Mar 1910 โ€“ CCL โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
12. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRA 3-2 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 16 Dec 1910 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
13. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-5 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 22 Dec 1911 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
14. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย FRA 7-2 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 20 Mar 1912 โ€“ EX โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
15. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-5 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 23 Mar 1912 โ€“ LC โ€“ Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
16. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย SUI 20-1 BEL ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 03 Feb 1934 โ€“ WC โ€“ Milan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Photo Credit: Catherine Kรตrtsmikย –ย IIHFย –ย HHOFย –ย IOC

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