After an exciting afternoon and evening of hockey here in Mulheim, the Finalists are clear – SV Arminen from Austria and the hosts Uhlenhorst Mulheim, they face eacother at 14.30 tomorrow!
First up was the C Pool games…
HC Rotweiss Wettingen v Royal HC Namur
The afternoon session started with the relegation C Pool games starting with HC Rotweiss Wettingen v Royal HC Namur. RWW went ahead courtesy of a PS in the 2nd minute. Namurh equalised as the RWW keeper saved the first shot but JACOB pounced on the rebound. Namur went ahead via JACOB via a PC in the 11th minute. RWW equalised as STEFFEN stood up again to take their second stroke of the game, 2-2. An exchange of goals each resulted in a half time scoreline of 3-3. The second half started with a PC for RWW in the 22nd minute. A direct strike but saved by the Namur keeper D’HAYER. There was pretty intense atmosphere here in the hall in Muelheim as both sides battled it out to ensure that they get the 5 vital points. RWW went ahead as STEFFEN converted a beautiful shot. Namurore equalized before halftime, but failed to score again in the second half. Wettingen took their chances and ensured their victory 6-3.
HC Rotweiss Wettingen v Royal HC Namur 6-3
|HC Rotweiss Wettingen||‘2||17||STEFFEN Nicolas||Penalty Stroke Goal||1 – 0|
|Royal HC Namur||‘9||21||JACOB Olivier||Field Goal||1 – 1|
|Royal HC Namur||’11||13||JACOB Gilles||Penalty Corner Goal||1 – 2|
|HC Rotweiss Wettingen||’13||17||STEFFEN Nicolas||Penalty Stroke Goal||2 – 2|
|HC Rotweiss Wettingen||’16||12||STEFFEN Raphael||Field Goal||3 – 2|
|Royal HC Namur||’18||15||NAVEZ Pol||Penalty Corner Goal||3 – 3|
|HC Rotweiss Wettingen||’28||12||STEFFEN Raphael||Field Goal||4 – 3|
|HC Rotweiss Wettingen||’35||17||STEFFEN Nicolas||Field Goal||5 – 3|
|HC Rotweiss Wettingen||’40||5||SCHRÖTER Maximilian||Penalty Corner Goal||6 – 3|
East Grinstead HC v Dinamo Yekaterinburg
East Grinstead dominated the first half of the game against a tired looking Russian side. They went ahead via a stunning strike from a PC from FAULKNER in the 8th minute. Ross STOTT, CONDON made it 3-0. However Yekerinburg found some form and had brought the score back 3-1 by the half. The second half East Grinstead took advantage of some ill discipline from the Russians with 2 yellow cards a determining factor which gave EG a number advantage and they profited with 5 goals in quick succession. The final score of 8-3, puts East Grinstead on 6 points in Pool C. A game v Namur will determine their fate tomorrow. The Russians on 1 point will have a tough game v RWW in the morning to try and stay in this division.
Final Score: East Grinstead HC v Dinamo Yekaterinburg
|East Grinstead||‘8||15||FAULKNER Simon||Penalty Corner Goal||1 – 0|
|East Grinstead||’10||22||STOTT Ross||Penalty Corner Goal||2 – 0|
|East Grinstead||’14||11||CONDON David||Field Goal||3 – 0|
|Dinamo Stroitel Ekaterinburg||’17||20||LEONTIEV Mikhail||Field Goal||3 – 1|
|Dinamo Stroitel Ekaterinburg||’22||10||VOLKOV Dmitry||Penalty Stroke Goal||3 – 2|
|East Grinstead||’23||11||CONDON David||Field Goal||4 – 2|
|East Grinstead||’26||18||DAWSON SMITH Richie||Field Goal||5 – 2|
|East Grinstead||’30||16||STOTT Niall||Penalty Corner Goal||6 – 2|
|East Grinstead||’33||11||CONDON David||Field Goal||7 – 2|
|East Grinstead||’36||22||STOTT Ross||Field Goal||8 – 2|
|Dinamo Stroitel Ekaterinburg||’36||8||LYKOV Aleksandr||Field Goal||8 – 3|
Semi Final – C.H. SPV Complutense v SV Arminen
PC in the 9th minute for Complutense, but mistrapped and a wasted opportunity. In the 11th minute Arminen won a corner and the shot was stopped on the line by the body of the postman, PS awarded to Arminen. EITENBERGER stood up to take it, appeared to not quite get under the ball, but it had enough power to cross the line in the bottom right corner, out of the keepers reach. 14th minute Arminen won another corner, this time a switch to the right and UHER converted. 0-2. Complutense narrowed the gap with some slinky skills from CORRAL who dribbed the ball into the D, looked for a shot on goal, but was shut down, but found SÁNCHEZ on the flick spot, who only had to push the ball in! 1-2. The score remained 2-1 at half time.
Arminen had a spell of possession early in the second half and took their chances via MINAR (current top scorer) in the 22nd,23rd and his 3rd goal in the 31st minute a really special one from a baseline shot. With nothing to lose Complutense opted for a power play and were rewarded with goals in the 33rd and 36th minute. An intense few minutes where Complutense threw body and soul at the game, earning 2 PCs in the final two minutes, the 1st earning another corner, the injection on the second one not quite connecting. A fantastic game of indoor hockey, displaying amazing skill and excellent tactics from both coaches. Ultimately it is Arminen who play in the final, their opposition to be decided by the final game of the day.
Final Score: Semi Final – C.H. SPV Complutense v SV Arminen 3-5
|SV Arminen||12||5||EITENBERGER Sebastian||Penalty Stroke Goal||0 – 1|
|SV Arminen||14||6||UHER Dominic||Penalty Corner Goal||0 – 2|
|C.H. SPV Complutense||18||4||SÁNCHEZ Ricardo||Field Goal||1 – 2|
|SV Arminen||22||16||MINAR Michael||Field Goal||1 – 3|
|SV Arminen||23||16||MINAR Michael||Field Goal||1 – 4|
|SV Arminen||31||16||MINAR Michael||Field Goal||1 – 5|
|C.H. SPV Complutense||33||14||SAN MARTIN Daniel||Penalty Corner Goal||2 – 5|
|C.H. SPV Complutense||36||24||SOJO Victor||Penalty Corner Goal||3 – 5|
Semi Final – Uhlenhorst Mulheim v Partille SC
Following their final pool game in which Partille played their best game of the Tournament, they faced the hosts and a ‘6th’ man in the partisan crowd here in Mulheim. In a powerful display all over the park, Uhlenhorst Mulheim dominated the game from the start. However it took until the 7th minute for the Swedes to concede a goal, which came via PC expert HERZBRUCH, MATANIA scored in the 8th minute and the cracks in the Partille defense started to show.
power play in the 32nd minute, 38th beautful goal, Partille did have something to cheer about when xx slotted home a stroke with 20 seconds on the clock!
The crowd, never really satisfied, kept cheering and the minutes ran down and the dream was on track to date! A 9-1 win, ensuring them of a Final v SC Arminen
Semi Final – Uhlenhorst Mulheim v Partille SC 9-1
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||‘7||14||HERZBRUCH Timm||Penalty Corner Goal||1 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||‘8||10||MATANIA Tobias||Field Goal||2 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’14||19||NITSCHKE Jan||Field Goal||3 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’18||6||WINDFEDER Lukas||Field Goal||4 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’25||8||KEUSGEN Ole||Penalty Corner Goal||5 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’33||11||STRALKOWSKI Thilo||Field Goal||6 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’34||10||MATANIA Tobias||Field Goal||7 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’38||19||NITSCHKE Jan||Field Goal||8 – 0|
|Uhlenhorst Mulheim||’39||10||MATANIA Tobias||Field Goal||9 – 0|
|Partille SC||’40||2||HEMVIK Karl||Penalty Stroke Goal||9 – 1|
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Main photograph: Uhlenhorst scores much to the delight of the fans! (FFU.NL (c))