Mr. Chris Verwijst was former treasurer of our first division team the Tilburg Trappers from 1972 till 1975. After his death (august 12th 1976) his friend now our Tournament president Mr. Henk Maas sr. organised a junior ice hockey team tournament in his remembrance. In the years that followed the Chris Verwijst Tournament popularity grew enormously. Teams from all parts of Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and even a team from South Africa have participated in this yearly event. The tournament organisation committee and all of the people involved in the organisation are solely run by hockey minded enthusiasts and volunteers, this accounting for the tournaments great success. Many of the participants of the past tournaments have gone on to have successful careers in hockey. We hope that this site will bring back memories to all, which have made the Chris Verwijst Tournament the success it is today.
Thanks again for visiting our site, which is also available in the Dutch language now.
This official Chris Verwijst site was put together by an enthusiastic hockey fan with the full co-operation of the Chris Verwijst Tournament organisation committee. It contains updated information on the tournament, and on the history of past "Chris Verwijst" Tournaments. The site is especially made for former and future hockey players, their coaches, team officials, fans, and all the volunteers that have helped in making the tournament the success story it is today. This is a unique opportunity to go back in time and remenis.
Signing our guestbook will be greatly appreciated also your new ideas, information, and pictures etc. to make the site even better would be great. For future players this site is a chance to see what the "Chris Verwijst Tournament" is all about and what can be expected if your team participates in the tournament.
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