Team Facts
Plays in BeNe League Full name IH Chiefs Leuven Town Leuven Founded 1993

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Keanu Evers (G) 26 1996 Leuven, BEL 5'9" 161 L 22/23
Carl Luypaert (G) 41 1981 Vilvoorde, BEL 5'9" 176 L 22/23
#31 Stijn Raeymaekers (G) 18 2004 6'0" 170 L
#1 Kwinten Tambeur (G) 22 2000 6'2" 181 L 22/23
DEFENSEMEN
#3 Ben Boute (D) 32 1990 Gent, BEL 6'3" 203 L 22/23
#77 Mickey Evers (D/C) 29 1993 Leuven, BEL 5'7" 143 L 22/23
Quinten Franckx (D) 25 1997 Leuven, BEL 5'11" 185 R
#88 Magnuss Jakobsons (D) 24 1998 Liepaja, LAT 6'1" 176 R 22/23
#13
Gregor James (D/F) 25 1997 Viersen, GER 6'3" 187 R 22/23
#9 Arthur Mahy (D) 21 2001 - - - 22/23
#17 Lukas Tambeur (D/F) 24 1998 Leuven, BEL 6'2" 176 L 22/23
#20
Grayson Valente (D) 22 2000 Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'3" 201 L 22/23
Alexander Vanhove (D) 19 2003 6'1" 134 L
#23 Seppe Vanwelssenaers (D) 25 1997 Leuven, BEL 6'0" 176 L 22/23
FORWARDS
#14 Dries Blockx (F) 25 1997 Leuven, BEL 5'9" 150 L 22/23
#6 Flavio Deverchin (F) 18 2004 Mons, BEL 5'9" 132 L 22/23
#4 Matteo van Dezande (F) 20 2002 5'9" 154 L 22/23
#5 Rino Dhondt (F) 24 1998 5'10" 152 L 22/23
#7
Alec James (C) 23 1999 Simi Valley, CA, USA 6'2" 183 L 22/23
#55 Basim Laeremans (F) 21 2001 5'10" 150 L 22/23
Ian Poukens (F) 19 2003 Hasselt, BEL 5'8" 134 L
#18 Gerard Schout (F) - - - - - 22/23
#15 Iniaz Steyaert (F) 24 1998 Humbeek, BEL 6'0" 181 L 22/23
#12 Warre Van Monfort (F) 18 2004 Leuven, BEL 6'0" 159 L 22/23
#21 Reyn Vanwelssenaers (F) 23 1999 5'11" 146 L 22/23
#11 Jeffie Versin (F) 22 2000 5'11" 170 R 22/23
Position: G: 4, D: 10, F: 12 | Av Age: 23.6 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 166 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Nationalities 23 players
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Experience Chiefs Leuven: 1 505 GP
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Arena Information
Arena Name IJsbaan Leuven Location Leuven Capacity 800 Construction Year -
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/27/2022
09/27/2022 Confirmed Joining Magnuss Jakobsons (D) Joining from Liepaja
09/09/2022
09/09/2022 Confirmed Leaving Juuso Miettunen (D) Leaving for HCIK
12/24/2021
12/24/2021 Confirmed Leaving Deniss Berdniks (D) Leaving for HC Kramatorsk
11/05/2021
11/05/2021 Confirmed Joining Deniss Berdniks (D) Joining from Liepaja
10/06/2021
10/06/2021 Confirmed Leaving Adam Logozzo (D) Leaving for UltimAir Hijs Hokij
09/12/2020
09/12/2020 Confirmed Leaving William Kangasniemi (F) Leaving for Boro/Vetlanda HC
09/16/2018
09/16/2018 Confirmed Leaving Oscar Delbrassine (F) Leaving for Chicago Cougars
08/09/2018
08/09/2018 Confirmed Leaving Nathan Compere (D) Leaving for South Muskoka Shield
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1995-1996 Belgium 6 3 0 3 - - 50 39 6 1.00 2 Semifinal loss
1996-1997 Belgium 10 3 3 4 - - 43 54 9 0.90 4 Semifinal loss
1997-1998 Belgium 28 19 1 8 - - 236 98 39 1.39 2 Final loss
1998-1999 Belgium 6 3 0 3 - - 34 33 6 1.00 3 Bronze game win
1999-2000 Belgium 12 9 1 2 - - 83 38 28 2.33 1 Final loss
2000-2001 Belgium 10 3 - 7 0 0 42 67 9 0.90 5 Did not make playoffs
Belgium 4 4 - 0 0 0 35 14 12 3.00 4 Did not make playoffs
2001-2002 Belgium 10 1 - 9 0 0 35 67 3 0.30 6 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 Belgium 16 5 - 10 1 0 93 105 17 1.06 4 Semifinal loss
2003-2004 Belgium - - - - - - - - - - - Semifinal loss
2004-2005 Belgium 6 2 - 4 0 0 16 21 6 1.00 4 Champion
2005-2006 Belgium 16 7 - 6 1 2 47 49 25 1.56 3 Final loss
2006-2007 Belgium 12 7 - 3 0 2 58 40 23 1.92 4 Final loss
2007-2008 Belgium 19 10 - 8 1 0 81 69 32 1.68 4 Semifinal loss
2008-2009 Belgium 20 9 - 8 2 1 78 76 32 1.60 5 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 Belgium 16 9 - 5 1 1 74 60 30 1.88 2 Champion
2010-2011 Belgium 13 10 - 3 0 0 123 46 30 2.31 3 Semifinal loss
2011-2012 Netherlands 30 4 0 22 2 2 71 175 18 0.60 7 No playoffs held
Belgium 8 3 - 4 1 0 26 38 11 1.38 2 Final loss
2012-2013 Belgium 18 17 - 0 0 1 199 35 52 2.89 1 Champion
2013-2014 Belgium 18 10 - 6 0 1 84 58 31 1.72 4 Semifinal loss
2014-2015 Belgium 10 6 - 3 1 0 51 42 20 2.00 2 Final group
2015-2016 BeNeLiga 22 8 - 13 1 0 80 96 26 1.18 5 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 BeNeLiga 19 5 - 11 2 1 65 123 18 0.95 5 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 BeNeLiga 24 9 - 12 0 3 89 124 30 1.25 8 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 BeNeLiga 22 7 - 11 3 1 92 96 28 1.27 7 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 BeNeLiga 20 10 - 10 1 1 86 82 30 1.50 6 Playoffs Interrupted
2020-2021 BeNeLiga 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - Season Cancelled
2021-2022 BeNeLiga 26 4 - 20 1 1 74 135 15 0.58 8 Placement game win
2022-2023 BeNeLiga 15 4 - 9 0 2 38 79 14 0.93 7 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1998-1999 Continental Cup 3 0 0 3 - - 2 59 0 0.00 4 -
1999-2000 Continental Cup 3 0 1 2 - - 3 49 0 0.00 4 -
2006-2007 Belgium - - - - - - - - 33 - 3 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 Belgium 20 9 - 10 1 0 77 77 29 1.45 4 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 Belgian Cup 16 13 - 2 0 1 102 47 40 2.50 1 Final loss
2013-2014 Belgian Cup 12 6 - 4 1 1 58 45 21 1.75 4 -
2014-2015 Belgian Cup 12 8 - 4 0 0 81 41 24 2.00 2 -
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 255 335 309 644
2. Jesse Raekelboom (F) 128 66 118 184
3. Olivier Roland (F) 63 73 105 178
4. Sami Saarinen (F) 44 89 88 177
5. Alec James (F) 116 74 74 148
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 255 335 309 644
2. Sami Saarinen (F) 44 89 88 177
3. Alec James (F) 116 74 74 148
4. Olivier Roland (F) 63 73 105 178
5. Jesse Raekelboom (F) 128 66 118 184
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 255 335 309 644
2. Jesse Raekelboom (F) 128 66 118 184
3. Olivier Roland (F) 63 73 105 178
4. Boris Kolyasnikov (F) 120 36 103 139
5. Sami Saarinen (F) 44 89 88 177
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. David Vychodil (D) 52 26 64 453
2. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 255 335 644 225
3. Jeroen Kustermans (D) 98 18 53 221
4. Dean Thurura (F) 211 31 104 214
5. Pieter-Jan Wouters (D) 134 26 64 205
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 255 335 309 644
2. Dean Thurura (F) 211 31 73 104
3. Ben Boute (D) 166 7 28 35
4. Mickey Evers (D) 154 19 22 41
5. Kjell Cazaerck (F) 153 28 62 90
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Sami Saarinen (F) 44 89 177 4.02
2. Curtis Millen (D) 33 65 124 3.76
3. Mike McBride (F) 2 2 7 3.50
4. Olivier Roland (F) 63 73 178 2.83
5. Janne Koivuniemi (F) 3 2 8 2.67
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 29 80 80 160 5.52 12
2. Sami Saarinen (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 24 61 60 121 5.04 116
3. Olivier Roland (F) 2010-2011 Belgium 12 41 33 74 6.17 41
4. Curtis Millen (D) 1997-1998 Belgium 15 30 37 67 4.47 14
5. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 1990-1991 Belgium2 13 42 23 65 5.00 10
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 29 80 80 160 5.52 12
2. Sami Saarinen (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 24 61 60 121 5.04 116
3. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 1990-1991 Belgium2 13 42 23 65 5.00 10
4. Olivier Roland (F) 2010-2011 Belgium 12 41 33 74 6.17 41
5. Curtis Millen (D) 1996-1997 Belgium 18 35 22 57 3.17 60
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Gilbert Paelinck (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 29 80 80 160 5.52 12
2. Sami Saarinen (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 24 61 60 121 5.04 116
3. Curtis Millen (D) 1997-1998 Belgium 15 30 37 67 4.47 14
4. Jan Willems (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 26 20 37 57 2.19 12
5. Kjell Cazaerck (F) 2006-2007 Belgium 36 12 34 46 1.28 34
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. David Vychodil (D) 2015-2016 BeNeLiga 15 8 9 17 1.13 154
2. David Vychodil (D) 2013-2014 Belgium 13 6 10 16 1.23 127
3. Sami Saarinen (F) 1997-1998 Belgium 24 61 60 121 5.04 116
4. Bill Horton (D) 2011-2012 Netherlands 19 1 1 2 0.11 114
5. Jeroen Kustermans (D) 1999-2000 Belgium 11 2 3 5 0.46 109
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 166 lbs 23.60
2021-2022 6'0" 173 lbs 24.42
2020-2021 5'11" 172 lbs 25.32
2019-2020 5'11" 174 lbs 24.44
2018-2019 6'0" 172 lbs 24.05
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