|Ice Hockey New Batavia|
|Founded||December 10, 2020|
IJshockey Nieuw-Batavië (Ice Hockey New Batavia or IJNB) organizes competitions and tournaments of ice hockey in New Batavia and since 2021 also in Kurum Ash-Sharqia. The IJNB is a member of the MHL since 2020. After the peaceful secession of Kurum Ash-Sharqia, the Kurum Ash-Sharqian teams decided to remain with the IJNB, effectively making it a bi-national organization with bi-national leagues.
The IJNB organizes these competitions:
|IJNB Profliga||IJNB Pro League|
|IJNB Amateurs Eerste Divisie||IJNB Amateurs First Division|
|IJNB Amateurs Tweede Divisie||IJNB Amateurs Second Division|
Initial 2021 system
In the first IJNB season (2021) 8 professional teams played in the every league, playing every team in the league home-and-away 6 times, which made 42 matches. The top 4 teams advanced to the play offs, again home-and-away. The winner of the First Division could advanced to the Pro League if they get a pro license from the IJNB. The last two teams of the First Division relegated to the Second Division.
Since the expansion of New Batavia several new teams were established and an extensive competition reform was done in 2022. It also became a bi-national competition with Kurum Ash-Sharqian clubs remaining with the IJNB.
Since 2022, each league is played by 20 teams from New Batavia and Kurum Ash-Sharqia, playing one round home-and-away. In each league the top 4 teams advance to the play offs, again home-and-away. The winners of the First and Second Division can advance to a higher league (to the Pro League only if the club gets a pro license from the IJNB). The last team relegates to the lower league.