HC Oranje-Rood superstars Bob de Voogd and Agustin Mazzilli will be the guests of honour for the Euro Hockey League KO16 draw which will take place on Friday, November 18 at 13:00 (CET), setting the stage for the knock-out phase of the world’s best club competition.
The draw will be broadcast on Facebook Live with 16 of Europe’s top clubs – hailing from eight countries – finding out who their opposition will be at Eindhoven’s HC Oranje-Rood from April 14-17, 2017.
EHF President Marijke Fleuren, EHF Director General Angus Kirkland and EHL Chairman Hans-Erik Tuijt will conduct the draw which will also be tweeted live via the @EHLhockeytv Twitter account.
ROUND1 qualifiers UHC Hamburg (GER), Atletic Terrassa (ESP), Banbridge (IRL) and reigning champions SV Kampong (NED) earned their tickets to the KO16 in October.
They will join 12 clubs who received byes to the KO16, namely: HC Oranje-Rood (NED), AH&BC Amsterdam (NED), KTHC Rot-Weiss Koln (GER), Mannheimer HC (GER), KHC Dragons (BEL), Racing Club de Bruxelles (BEL), Club Egara (ESP), Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (ESP), Wimbledon (ENG), Racing Club de France (FRA), WKS Grunwald Poznan (POL) and Lisnagarvey HC (IRL).
The draw will use the Olympic order seeding method with the eight remaining national champions in pot one with the remaining sides to be drawn against them from pot two.
The definitive match schedule will be decided in the coming weeks to take in broadcasting requirements.
Pot one: HC Oranje-Rood (NED), KTHC Rot-Weiss Koln (GER), KHC Dragons (BEL), Club Egara (ESP), Wimbledon (ENG), Racing Club de France (FRA), WKS Grunwald Poznan (POL), Lisnagarvey HC (IRL).
Pot two: UHC Hamburg (GER), Atletic Terrassa (ESP), Banbridge (IRL), SV Kampong (NED), AH&BC Amsterdam (NED), Mannheimer HC (GER), Racing Club de Bruxelles (BEL), Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (ESP).
** You can watch the draw on Facebook LIVE at the following link from 13.00 CET on Friday: https://www.facebook.com/EuroHockeyLeague/
EHL – 16 November 2016