Niels Thijssen, the coach of the Red Panthers, announced on Friday his selection for the Olympic Qualifier to be played against China on October 25 and 26 in Changzhou, China.
He has selected 18 players, who will play both games for the Olympic qualifier against China. He also appointed two reserve players.
“For these two games, we are required to play with 18 players, and we have chosen to bring 2 “reserve players” with us, in case of injury or illness before the tournament.We have seen at the Men’s World Cup how important this role can become,” Coach Niels stated.
We, the Red Panthers, the 24 players and the staff, have the dream of qualifying in us. Although we will not all fly to China, we believe that we can do it, as a team, trying to realise our dream.” expressed Coach Niels
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Ahead of the Qualifiers, the Belgium women’s hockey team will also play a two-day prep match against the Canadian women’s hockey team in Belgium, a one-day match against Korea and Ireland in Ireland before finally leaving to China on October 18th 2019.
Oct 9 | BEL-CAN Wilrijkse Full, 15:00
Oct 10 | BEL-CAN Wilrijkse Full, 15:00
OCT 14 | BEL-KOR Ireland, 16:00
Oct 16 | IRE-BEL Ireland, 18:00
Oct 18 | Depart for China
Oct 25 CHN-BEL Changzhou, 10:00 Belgian Time
Oct 26 CHN-BEL Changzhou, 10:00 Belgian Time