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Amsterdam hockey team hires two Dutch Canadians

Joins three Canucks and one U.S. player

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

AMSTERDAM - Local ice hockey team Amsterdam Tigers has added Matt Korthuis to its roster, which weeks earlier had been expanded by another Dutch Canadian, Jamie Schaafsma. The two make up a North American contingent of five players for the Tigers.

Korthuis (25) had been looking for a new club after a stint in the Italian ice hockey league did not pan out. Earlier he had been playing for the Heerenveen team, but did not want to return to the Flyers organization. Korthuis, who holds dual citizenship, was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Jamie Schaafsma is yet another young Dutch-Canadian playing in the Dutch competition. He had played in the Western Ontario Junior Hockey League, earlier as a member of the Tecumseh Chiefs. Schaafsma is the second player with that name in the Tigers team, where he joins Groningen native Alexander Schaafsma.

Also on the Amsterdam roster are Nova Scotian Mark Tanner, Jonathan Pelletier of Quebec and Utica, NY-native Paul Vincent.