On the eve of the four divisions of the EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships, Men we have a quick look at the contenders for glory this weekend 12/14th February:
EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup:
Click here: https://eurohockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/34
The EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup will be hosted by Harvestehuder THC will hope to progress their hopes of emulating their spectacular 2014. Two years ago, the club won both the Euro Hockey League and EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup, claiming the latter for the third time with a 10-4 final win over Dinamo Yekaterineburg in 2014.
Key to their chances are Michael Körper (joint top scorer in Prague for Austria) while Tobias Lietz and Tobias Walter were part of the German side that won the European Championships last month in Prague.
They are in a group with Sweden’s Partille, last year’s 4th place team and here in Hamburg with a stronger team than last year! In addition to Switzerland’s Luzerner, under new coach Chris Faust and SK Slavia Praha from the Czech Republic, again the Czech team, with a large smattering of Slavia Players finished 4th at the European Championships.
The other side of the draw features Spain’s CHPV Complutense who have Swedish international Philip Hellstrand in their number. England’s East Grinstead are playing in their second European tournament in Hamburg already this season and will use much of the squad that won their English title once again last weekend. Ben Alberry was one of their key goalscorers while Scotland’s Ross Stott and German player Jannis Schwebs could be key figures for them.
Austria’s SV Arminen are always a threat, especially having claimed the Rohrmax Cup last weekend. They have previously won silver and bronze in this competition. Michael Mantler, Daniel Frolich, Patrick Schmidt, Dominic Uher, Stefan Eitenberger, Michael Minar, Mateusz Szymczyk and Pit Rudofsky were also part of the national team’s run to silver at the Euros last month.
Poland’s WKS Grunwald Poznan are similarly well stacked with Pawel Bratkowski leading as captain while the rest of their panel has a wealth of indoor club and international experience.
So overall a very tight event hoped for in Hamburg!
The tournament is being streamed throughout the weekend via https://www.youtube.com/user/fihockey/videos?view=2&flow=grid
EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy:
Click here – https://eurohockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/35
In the second tier of the EuroHockey Club event this weekend, the hosts Dinamo Elektrostal will be looking to earn their place back in the top division which they lost out on last year. However in their pool are also Cambrai, AHBC and Olimpia Kolos Sekvoya. In Pool A HC Namur, like the Russians will be looking to get back to the Championship division having lost their place in 2015. They are joined by Scottish Champions Inverleith as well as HC Minsk and Atlético Clube de Portugal
The games will be streamed via the FIH You Tube Channel:
Click here for the schedule: http://ehf.ceelectwebsite.co.uk/?p=11208
EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I:
Click here – https://eurohockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/36
At the Challenge 1 in Varna, 8 teams will line up, with 2 taking promotion to the Trophy in Varna. Hc Klippari, HAHK Mladost, HC NSA Sofia, HC Bra, Queen’s University Belfast HC, SK Senkvice, Slagelse HC and Carfiff and Met are the teams present and we are delighted that all the games will be streamed live via the FIH You Tube Channel.
EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge II:
In the 4th division, being held in Puconci, Slovenia we have 7 teams participating:
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The teams are:
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