Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey's Mike Dalhuisen Suits Up For Dutch National Team At IIHF World Championships

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey sophomore Mike Dalhuisen, a native of Nymegen, Holland, recently returned from his second stint with the Dutch National Team at the 2011 IIHF Division I World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Dalhuisen also played for the Dutch team last season and previously played for the Netherlands' U18 and U20 teams. Dalhuisen tallied one goal and had two more assists in games against Hungary, Italy, Spain and South Korea.

"Playing in front of a sold-out building of 13,000 screaming fans during the first game of the tournament against Hungary was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had," Dalhuisen said. "On our off days, we were able to get out and explore a little bit. The city of Budapest has so much history. After the tournament, I was able to spend two more days in Holland with my grandparents for Easter - which meant a lot to me."

At the age of 17, Dalhuisen became the youngest player in Netherlands history to play for the U18, U20 and the Division I team in program history. Dalhuisen helped the Dutch U20 team to a Gold Medal once, while also guiding the U18 to three consecutive Silver Medal finishes. In his last showing, he helped the Division I team that finished fourth in the tournament.

Dalhuisen recently completed his second year of NCAA Division I men's ice hockey with the Bobcats and has totaled one goal and six assists in each of his two years at Quinnipiac. Dalhuisen previously played for the Lincoln Stars of the United States Junior Hockey League. In three years of junior hockey, Dalhuisen totaled five goals and 24 assists for 29 points in 123 career games. He also played one season for the Chicago Steel.