|Date of birth||October 7, 1987|
|place of birth||The Hague , Netherlands|
|2002-2004||Hijs Hokij The Hague|
|2004-2005||Amstel Tijgers Amsterdam|
|2005-2006||Southern Ice Lightning
|2006–2012||HYS The Hague|
|since 2012||Heerenveen Flyers|
Tony Demelinne (born October 7, 1987 in The Hague ) is a Dutch ice hockey player who has been under contract with Heerenveen Flyers since 2012 and has played with the club in the newly founded Belgian-Dutch BeNe League since 2015 . He is also active in inline skater hockey . He is the Dutch national team player in both sports.
Demelinne began his career as a hockey player with Hijs Hokij Den Haag in his hometown, for which he played in the second Dutch league, the Eerste divisie , at the age of 15 . In 2004 he went to the Amstel Tijgers in the Dutch capital for a year and not only made his debut in the honor division , but also won the championship and cup straight away . He then moved to North America, where he could not prevail at the Southern Ice Lightning, so that he returned to the Netherlands during the 2005/06 season and was hired by the Zoetermeer Panters in the second division. For the new season he signed a contract with HYS The Hague in the honor division. He stayed in his hometown for six years - interrupted only by a short guest appearance with 16 appearances at the Sydney Bears in the Australian Ice Hockey League . With HYS he won the Dutch championship title in 2009 and the North Sea Cup in 2011 and 2012 . Since 2012 he has been playing for the Heerenveen Flyers , with whom he has played in the newly founded Belgian-Dutch BeNe League since 2015 . With the Frisians he reached the playoff final in 2016, which was lost to the Belgian representative HYC Herentals . As the best Dutch team, however, the Flyers won the national championship title. They were also able to win the Dutch cup competition. In 2017 he won the BeNe League with the Flyers and thus again the Dutch championship title.
He made his debut for the men's national team at the World Championship Division I in 2009 . He was also on the ice for the Dutch in Division I at the 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 and 2015 World Championships .
In the Olympic qualification for the Games in Sochi 2014, which took place in November 2012 and February 2013 , he also played for his colors. The Dutch managed to survive the first qualifying round after victories against Croatia , Lithuania and hosts Hungary , but then suffered significant defeats in the decisive second round against Austria , Germany and Italy .
Inline skater hockey
In addition to his ice hockey career, Demelinne is also active in inline skater hockey . At the European Championships in 2009 he was in the Dutch national team, which finished fifth. He himself was the third best scorer of the tournament with eleven goals and nine preparations. A year later he took part in the European Skater Hockey Cup with the Dutch Mustangs Den Haag , who finished ninth out of twelve teams . There he was the most successful striker of his club with ten goals.
Achievements and Awards
- 2005 Dutch champion and cup winner with the Amstel Tijgers Amsterdam
- 2009 Dutch champion with HYS The Hague
- 2011 North Sea Cup won with HYS The Hague
- 2012 North Sea Cup won with HYS The Hague
- 2016 Dutch champion and cup winner with the Heerenveen Flyers
- 2017 win of the BeNe League and Dutch championship with the Heerenveen Flyers
|Ehrendivision main round||9||312||139||237||376||276|
|Honor Division Playoffs||7th||52||16||19th||35||52|
|BeNe League main round||3||63||53||93||146||46|
|BeNe League Honorary Division Playoffs||3||19th||12||21st||33||10|
(As of the end of the 2017/18 season)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch ice hockey player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 7, 1987|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||The Hague , Netherlands|