Did you know that

  • Since 1964 Tilburg Trappers have had 426 hockeyplayers! (369 players and 57 goalies).
  • The most games were played by Martin Trommelen (954)!
  • The most goals were scored by Joe Simons (743)!
  • The most assists were given by Jiri Petrnousek (705)!
  • The most points were made by Joe Simons (1148)!
  • The most penalties were served by Casey VanSchagen (1462 min.)!


  • That Jaroslav Tuma is still the best 'allround' player (765 points in 219 games). That is an average of 3.49
  • Ticket prices for seats were 50 cents in 1939 and you had to pay 25 cents for a regular ticket.
  • That there are working 5 people in the TYSC Archive once a week
    (Dhr. Wouters, Dhr. Jacob, Dhr. van den Broek, Dhr. F. van Berkel and Dhr H. van Berkel)
  • The youngest player ever was 12 years old. (Adri van Buuren on 29-11-1968)
  • The oldest player ever was 40 years old. (John Griffith on 13-02-1987)
  • The longest period without a title was 23 years. (1947/1948 - 1969-1970)
  • Tilburg played 23 times for the Dutch "Beker".
  • The largest crowd who paid a visit to a Hockeygame was 11000. (25-03-1951 Dusseldorf EG vs. TYSC Trappers)
  • The most penalty minutes in one game was 172. (19-10-2007 Tilburg vs. Heerenveen)
  • The fastest goal in advance was scored after 5 seconds in a game. (Ward Laurie op 12-10-1973)


  • The fastest goal against was scored after 10 seconds in a game. (Norman Furlong op 18-02-1971)
  • Toon van Rijswijk debute game was on 11-01-1940.
  • The deer-logo was drawn by Gerrit Villevoye as a tribute to our liberators.
  • The most goals in a match was 39. (TYSC Trappers vs. Blackpool 38-1)
  • The fastest penalized player was Aaron Lee. (9 seconden op 07-12-2013)

Welcome to the TYSC Tilburg Trappers History Site

This site with pictures and statistics about the TYSC "Tilburg Trappers" years is continually gathered together by an enthusiastic fan using known information from the TYSC Archives owned by the Stichting Archief TYSC Tilburg Trappers.
Once a week 5 men work in the archives under the supervision of the new chairman Peter Wouters.
Those men are:  Leo Jacob, Frank van den Broek, Henry van Berkel and Fons van Berkel.
Of course this site will be expanding with more historical topics, facts and pictures.

Any information you would like to share with us, suggestions or remarks you might have about the site will be greatly appreciated, if so please contact the Webmaster.


This site is dedicated to:

  • my father: Jan van Berkel
  • Jacques Herijgers the founder of the archive


Thanks again for visiting our site.
The site is available in the English and Dutch language.
Choose your language on the left of the screen by clicking on one of the flags.


The alltime topscores is broken into :

  • 1938 - 1964
  • 1964 - now