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 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:
 3-0 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, 04 Mar 1905
First IHLC Win: 3-0 win vs. 🇫🇷 FRA, 04 Mar 1905
Latest IHLC Game: 20-1 loss vs. 🇨🇭 SUI, 03 Feb 1934
Latest IHLC Win: 3-1 win vs. 🇩🇪 GER, 05 Mar 1909
Largest IHLC Victory: 10-1 win vs. 🇬🇧 GBR, 17 Feb 1909
Largest IHLC Defeat: 20-1 loss (2 times, latest vs. 🇨🇭 SUI, 03 Feb 1934)
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 2 games (2 times, latest 17 Feb – 05 Mar 1909)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 9 games (06 Mar 1909 – 03 Feb 1934)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted: 
18
First Game Hosted: 🇧🇪 BEL 3-0 FRA 🇫🇷, 04 Mar 1905 (Brussels)
Latest Game Hosted: 
🇨🇦 CAN 12-1 SWE 🇸🇪, 26 Apr 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 🇫🇷 – 04 Mar 1905 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
02. 🇧🇪 BEL 4-2 FRA 🇫🇷 – 05 Mar 1905 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
03. 🇫🇷 FRA 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 17 Mar 1906 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
04. 🇫🇷 FRA 18-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 18 Mar 1906 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
05. 🇫🇷 FRA 11-3 BEL 🇧🇪 – 21 Mar 1906 – EX – Paris 🇫🇷
06. 🇧🇪 BEL 10-1 GBR 🇬🇧 – 17 Feb 1909 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
07. 🇧🇪 BEL 3-1 GER 🇩🇪 – 05 Mar 1909 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
08. 🇩🇪 GER 5-3 BEL 🇧🇪 (OT) – 06 Mar 1909 – BT – Berlin 🇩🇪
09. 🇩🇪 GER 4-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 28 Mar 1909 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
10. 🇬🇧 GBR 1-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 10 Jan 1910 – EC – Les Avants 🇨🇭
11. 🇫🇷 FRA 8-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 19 Mar 1910 – CCL – Brussels 🇧🇪
12. 🇫🇷 FRA 3-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 16 Dec 1910 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
13. 🇨🇦 CAN 7-5 BEL 🇧🇪 – 22 Dec 1911 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
14. 🇫🇷 FRA 7-2 BEL 🇧🇪 – 20 Mar 1912 – EX – Brussels 🇧🇪
15. 🇨🇦 CAN 5-5 BEL 🇧🇪 – 23 Mar 1912 – LC – Brussels 🇧🇪
16. 🇨🇭 SUI 20-1 BEL 🇧🇪 – 03 Feb 1934 – WC – Milan 🇮🇹

Photo Credit: Catherine Kõrtsmik – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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