Following a hectic few days of EuroHockey Indoor, let’s have a look at the final 2 days at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy in Lyngby
Saturday at the Europhockey Indoor Hockey Trophy the teams were divided into two new groups where WKS Grunwald Poznan, HC Bohemians Prague, Olimpiia-Kolos-Sekvoya and Inverleith HC are competing for promotion. Olimpiia-Kolos-Sekvoya beating Inverleith 5-4 and Grundwald outplaying Prague with 7-1. Everything can still happen but it looks like the team from Grundwald have found their winning form. In the relegation pool host club Orient Lyngby, Mladost, Stroitel Brest and Valenciennes are struggling to avoid relegation. Before the last round Orient Lyngby need a miracle and win with more than 3 goals against the french team while the winner Mladost and Stroitel Brest stay in the the Trophy.
On Sunday at the last day at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy in Lyngby saw four exciting games. All teams had everything to play for – either gain promotion or avoid relegation. Stroitel Brest beat Mladost 5-3 which meant the Croatian team ended 8th. The next game of the day was between Orient Lyngby and Valeciennes and due to some complicated rules Orient Lyngby needed to win with at least 3 goals to secure their position in the Trophy. The crowd saw an intense and dramatic match with two attacking teams. Even though the French lost 7-9 they could celebrate after the match due to better goal difference and their mascot could do his famous dance.
On the top of the tournament Grunwald from Poland showed they were the best team of tournament with five wins and the last win against Ukrainian Kolos. The last game of the tournament was between Inverleith from Scotland and Bohemians Prague and turned out to be a thriller. Scots took the lead with to two quick goals from Stephen Dick (best player of the tournament) but the clever team from Prague never gave up and manage to score 2 goals before the halftime. The match went back and forth but when Inverleith scored to 3-2 it looked like a deciding goal. With only 25 seconds left the Czecks made their vital goal and with the draw gained the last spot for promotion.
Three days of hockey came to and end with many good games in a well organized tournament.
1. WKS Grunwald Poznan (POL)(promoted to the Cup in 2016)
2. HC Bohemians Prague (CZE)(promoted to the Cup in 2016)
3. HC OKS-SHVSM (UKR)
4. Inverleith HC (SCO)
5. SC Stroitel Brest (BLR)
6. Hockey Club Valenciennes (FRA)
7. Orient Lyngby (DEN)(relegated to the Challenge I in 2016)
8. HAHK Mladost (CRO)(relegated to the Challenge I in 2016)