Ice hockey Groningen : GIJS supportersvereniging
In 2017, the supporters association of the Groninger Ice Hockey Foundation (G.IJ.S.) issued a new pin. This pin has two versions. One model with a white background and one model with a yellow background. GIJS. (Groninger Ice Hockey Foundation) was founded on December 23, 1969. In 1971 GIJS became champion in the 3rd division. In 1974 the club made its first appearance at the highest level. In 1978 and 1979 GIJS reached the final of the play-offs for the national title; was lost both times to the Heerenveen Flyers. The club made it to the play-offs again in 1984, but lost against the later national champions Nijmegen. In 1986 GIJS took the national title for the first time in its existence. Until 2020, GIJS became champion of the 2nd division (later called 1st division) seven times, in 1973, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2016 and 2018.. The Coupe der lowlands was won in 1989.
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