Max Caldas
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National coach Max Caldas has announced 21-strong names for the games against New Zealand, Australia and Spain for the FIH Pro Hockey League.

Sander de Wijn and Thijs van Dam will be missing. Sander got injured during the World Cup on his hamstring and Van Dam recently was operated on his hip.

Robbert Kemperman and Valentin Verga have been dropped due to their commitments with Malaysian League in January and February.

Caldas has also appointed eighteen players for the third game against Spain. He may possibly have De Wijn and Van Dam again.

Caldas has appointed Billy Bakker as captain of the Dutch team in the games against New Zealand and Australia. Mink van der Weerden plays the captain’s armband against Spain.

Squad against Australia and New Zealand

Name Club
Sander Baart Braxgata
Billy Bakker Amsterdam
Lars Balk Kampong
Teun Beins Orange-Red
Pirmin Blaak (k) Orange-Red
Justen Blok Rotterdam
Thierry Brinkman Bloemendaal
Roel Bovendeert Bloemendaal
Jorrit Croon Bloemendaal
Jonas de Geus Almere
Jeroen Hertzberger Rotterdam
Jip Janssen Kampong
Bjorn Kellerman Kampong
Joep de Mol Orange-Red
Terrance Pieters Almere
Mirco Pruyser Amsterdam
Diede van Puffelen Rotterdam
Glenn Schuurman Bloemendaal
Sam van den Ven HGC
Derck the Skinner Kampong
Mink van der Weerden Orange-Red

Squad against Spain

name club
Sander Baart Braxgata
Lars Balk Kampong
Pirmin Blaak (k) Orange-Red
Thierry Brinkman Bloemendaal
Roel Bovendeert Bloemendaal
Jorrit Croon Bloemendaal
Jelle Galema Den Bosch
Jonas de Geus Almere
Jip Janssen Kampong
Arjen Lodewijks Den Bosch
Joep de Mol Orange-Red
Johannes Mooij Atletic Terrassa
Terrance Pieters Almere
Mirco Pruyser Amsterdam
Sam van der Ven (k) HGC
Derck the Skinner Kampong
Bob the Guardian Orange-Red
Mink van der Weerden Orange-Red

 

The Pro League starts in January and ends in June, with the Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain (last two only in men), China and the United States (last two only at the women) as participating countries.

Everyone plays two times against each other, after which the top four of the ranking places themselves before a final tournament, for which another location is sought.

The Pro League is the successor of the Champions Trophy and the Hockey World League. The tournament is also one of the qualifying tournaments for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.