Cardiff & Met win the Men’s EuroHockey Club Trophy as Challenges end across Europe

Posted On 16th May 2016

On the final day of our competitions, here’s the latest round up of all our Men’s  Trophy and Challenges around Europe.

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Here is the round-up of the Men’s Trophy and Challenge events:

EuroHockey Club Trophy – Glasgow, Scotland

The day started with the 5th/6th place match. HC Rotweiss Wettingen versus HC Bra. It all started well for HC Bra‎ who took the lead in the 14th minute. The equaliser came at 34 minutes and it was a draw at half time whistle. Rotweiss came back after the break with two more goals from Maximilian Schroter (#5) and secured the 5th place finish. 3-1 (1:1)

Host Bromac Kelburne  showed some form ‎to win the bronze medal with a comfortable win over the Czech champions. For the first time in the tournament they took the lead in the match. The second half ushered two more goals and a bronze medal. 3-0 (1:0)

The Final of the EuroHockey Club Trophy was a one sided affair, as it proved a match too many for Banbridge. They pushed hard during the first half but were unable to convert their chances. In the second half, Welsh side Cardiff & Met quickly opened the score and 3 more goals followed to get them the gold. 0-4 (0:0)

Player of the Tournament – Eugene Magee, Banbridge (IRL)

Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Gareth Lennox, Banbridge (IRL)

Top GoalScorer – Stephen Dowd, Banbridge (IRL)

Final Ranking

1. Cardiff & Met HC (WAL)

2. Banbridge (IRL)

3. Bromac Kelburne HC (SCO)

4. SK Slavia Prague (CZE)

5. HC Rotweiss Wettingen (SUI)

6. HC Bra (ITA)

7. HC Minsk (BLR)

EuroHockey Club Challenge I – Vienna, Austria

Today’s final day in Vienna brought some great competitions from the participating teams. In the first match, TJ Slavia Hradec Kralove  met Servette HC. Servette had some good chances but was unsuccessful. Kralove got a PC in the final minute of the first half, which put them ahead. In the second half, Servette pushed harder but Kralove doubled its lead and went away with the win. 2-0 (1:)

The second final match-up of the day, HAHK Mladost and Whitchurch HC. Whitchurch led at halftime thanks to a penalty corner conversion. The welsh team kept the pressure up in the second half and it paid off, giving them their first victory of the tournament. 0-2 (0:1)

The host met HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa in a game of two halves. The first half was a close catch up game, with both teams scoring two goals each. In the second half, a regrouped Arminen scored four more times, with Patrick Schmidt (#11) scoring an impressive four goals. 6-2 (2:2)

The last match of the day saw SC Stroitel Brest and AD Lousada close the day and tournament. Brest opened the score, but Lousada quickly responded with two goals to gain the advantage. The second half saw a reversal, with Brest turning the match around and securing the victory with three more goals. 4-2 (1:2)


Top Scorer – Patrick Schmidt, SV Arminen (AUT)

Best Player – Dominic Uher, SV Arminen (AUT)

Best Goalkeeper – Siarhei Lihor, SC Stroitel Brest (BLR)

Final Ranking

1. SV Arminen (AUT)

1. SC Stroitel Brest (BLR)

3. AD Lousada (POR)

3. HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR)

5. TJ Slavia Hradec Kralove (CZE)

5. Whitchurch HC (WAL)

7. HAHK Mladost (CRO)

7. Servette Hockey Club (SUI)

EuroHockey Club Challenge II – Bratislava, Slovakia

The last day began in Bratislava with Grammarians HC  and Inta Baltic Champignons.  It was a closely matched game, Inta Baltic was playing for its first win. Inta Baltic managed it in the penalty shoot-out. 2-2 (1:2) SO 1-3

SK Senkvice wanted a win and got a definitive one. Dominating throughout, they were able to keep Ardas  Rudamina at bay. 9-2 (4:1)

HC NSA Sofia and Gaziantep Polis Gucu SK met in the third match-up of the day. Although Gaziantep had many opportunities, they did not manage to convert opportunity to goals, where NSA was luckier with its chances. 3-1 (1:0)

Last match of the day ended in a draw for HK Marathon and Slagelse HC, which meant a shoot-out was needed. Slagelse came out ahead in the shoot-out and took the victory. 3-3 (1:0) 1-4 SO

Final Ranking

1. HC NSA Sofia (BUL)

1. Slagelse Hockeyklub (DEN)

3. HK Marathon (CRO)

3. Gaziantep Polis Gucu SK (TUR)

5. ŠK Šenkvice (SVK)

5. Inta-Baltic Champignons (LTU)

7. Grammarians HC (GIB)

7. Ardas – Rudamina (LTU)

EuroHockey Club Challenge III – Predanovci, Slovenia

Host HK Triglav Predanovci finished the tournament on a high, with a 5-2 victory over SZLG DSE – Olcote HC, their first of the tournament. 2-5  (0:4)

Clube de Futebol Uniao de Lamas continued its stellar performance with a fourth straight win, this time against Napeos  Apollon HC from Greece. 3-0 (1:0)

The tournament closer was Highway HC and Nacka LHK. The Swedish side opened the score, but was quickly overtaken by Highway HC, who held strong. 4-2 (3:1)

Final Ranking

1. Clube de Futebol União de Lamas (POR)

1. Highway HC (TUR)

3. Nacka LHK (SWE)

3. Napeos Apollon HC (GRE)

5. Copenhagen HC (DEN)

5. HK Triglav Predanovci (SLO)

7. SZLG DSE – Olcote HC (HUN)

EuroHockey Club Challenge IV – Kordin, Malta

On the final day in Kordin, hosts Sliema Hotsticks HC ended with a win over Seinäjoki United. Jonathan Borg (#8) scored a hat trick and Steve Portelli (#17) scored the other two goals to the delight of the home crowd. 5-1 (1:0)

The first promotion game saw a match up between HC Kilppari and Kringskja Sports Klubb. After a tight first half which ended in a 1-1 draw, the Norwegian Kringskja came back energised and determined. Five goals followed and Kringsja Sports Klubb won the game. 1-6 (1:1)

The last match of the day saw Qormi HC face Imittos HC. It was a very tight game, with few scoring opportunities. It seemed destined to a penalty shoot-out, when in the 70th minute, Thomas Degiovanni (#7) shot a reverse hit. 1-0 (0:0)

Final Ranking

1. Qormi HC (MLT)

1. Kringsjå SK (NOR)

3. HC Kilppari (FIN)

3. HC Imittos (GRE)

5. Sliema Hotsticks HC (MLT)

6. Seinäjoki United (FIN)

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