IHLC Team Profiles – Belgium

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🇧🇪 BELGIUM (BEL) Men’s National Ice Hockey Team
4 wins, 2 reigns, 4 games with IHLC – ranked 14th
IHLC last held March 6, 1909

Belgium made history in Brussels on March 4, 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:
 3-0 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, Mar. 4, 1905
First IHLC Win: 3-0 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, Mar. 4, 1905
Latest IHLC Game: 20-1 loss vs. 🇨🇭 SUI, Feb. 3, 1934
Latest IHLC Win: 3-1 win vs. 🇩🇪 GER, Mar. 5, 1909
Largest IHLC Victory: 10-1 win vs. 🇬🇧 GBR, Feb. 17, 1909
Largest IHLC Defeat: 20-1 loss (2 times, latest vs. 🇨🇭 SUI, Feb. 3, 1934)
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 2 games (2 times, latest Feb. 17 – Mar. 5, 1909)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 9 games (Mar. 6, 1909 – Feb. 3, 1934)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
18
First Game Hosted: 🇧🇪 BEL 3-0 FRA 🇫🇷, Mar. 4, 1905 (Brussels)
Latest Game Hosted: 
🇨🇦 CAN 12-1 SWE 🇸🇪, Apr. 26, 1920 (Antwerp)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Olympic Games (1: 1920)

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

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
🇨🇦 CANADA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie
🇫🇷 FRANCE: 2 wins, 6 losses, 0 ties
🇩🇪 GERMANY: 1 win, 2 losses, 0 ties
🇬🇧 GREAT BRITAIN: 1 win, 0 losses, 1 tie
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. 🇧🇪 BEL 3-0 FRA 🇫🇷 – 03/04/1905 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
02. 🇧🇪 BEL 4-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 03/05/1905 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
03. 🇫🇷 FRA 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/17/1906 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
04. 🇫🇷 FRA 18-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/18/1906 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
05. 🇫🇷 FRA 11-3 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/21/1906 – EX – Paris 🇫🇷
06. 🇧🇪 BEL 10-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 02/17/1909 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
07. 🇧🇪 BEL 3-1 GER 🇩🇪 – 03/05/1909 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
08. 🇩🇪 GER 5-3 BEL 🇧🇪 (OT) – 03/06/1909 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
09. 🇩🇪 GER 4-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/28/1909 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
10. 🇬🇧 GBR 1-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 01/10/1910 – EC – Les Avants 🇨🇭
11. 🇫🇷 FRA 8-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/19/1910 – CCL – Brussels 🇧🇪
12. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 12/16/1910 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
13. 🇨🇦 CAN 7-5 BEL 🇧🇪 – 12/22/1911 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
14. 🇫🇷 FRA 7-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/20/1912 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
15. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-5 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03/23/1912 – LC – Brussels 🇧🇪
16. 🇨🇭 SUI 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 02/03/1934 – WC – Milan 🇮🇹

Photo Credit: Catherine Kõrtsmik – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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