7th September 2016, Brussels: Following the meeting of the Competitions Committee, Outdoor last weekend, the * EuroHockey Club Trophy and Challenge (Men) & Club Champions Cup, Trophy and Challenge (Women) tournaments in 2017 will take place as follows (Hosts are highlighted in bold):

MEN

EuroHockey Club Trophy, Men – Elektrostal (RUS) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

Dinamo Elektrostal (RUS)

 

2

SV Arminen (AUT)

4

SK Slavia Prague (CZE)

 

3

Grove Menzieshill HC (SCO)

5

HC Rotweiss Wettingen (SUI)

 

6

ASD SH Paolo Bonomi (ITA)

8

HC Minsk (BLR)

 

7

NAVAX AHTC Wien (AUT)

We spoke to Igor Shiskov, Dinamo Elektrostal “This EuroHockey Club Trophy tournament in Russia is the first time we have hosted this event.  We are very happy to host and happy that HC Dinamo Elektrostal was awarded that right. It is also great  that Polytan, who signed a contract with the city of Elektrostal will reconstruct the hockey stadium. This is a great event not only for the city but for the whole of Russian hockey! In Elecktrostal the installation of a new modern surface Polytan Mega Cool platinum is the same pitch as at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. It is the first big hockey project of Polytan in Russia! We are always happy to accept any level of tournament, but having these great clubs in Russia will be wonderful!. Thanks to Polytan and with the EHF’s permission, the event will be the Polytan EuroHockey Club Trophy.”

 

EuroHockey Club Challenge I, Men – Vinnitsa (UKR) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

SC Stroitel Brest (BLR)

 

2

AD Lousada (POR)

4

TJ Plzen Litice (CZE)

 

3

HC SHVSM OKS Vinnitsa (UKR)

5

Cardiff University HC (WAL)

 

6

HC Akademik Sofia (BUL)

8

HC Zelina (CRO)

 

7

Slagelse Hockeyklub (DEN)

** EuroHockey Club Challenge II, Men – Gibraltar (GIB) – 1-4 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

Servette HC (SUI)

 

2

HAHK Mladost (CRO)

4

KPH Raca (SVK)

 

3

Gaziantep Polis Gucu SK (TUR)

5

Ardas Rudamina (LTU)

 

6

Highway HC (TUR)

8

Grammarians HC (GIB)

 

7

Clube Futebol União de Lamas (POR)

EuroHockey Club Challenge III, Men – Lipovci (SLO) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

Inta Baltic Champignons (LTU)

 

2

Asteras Agion Anargiron HC (GRE)

4

Soerbymagle HC (DEN)

 

3

Nacka LHK (SWE)

5

Hokejski Klub Lipovci (SLO)

 

6

Qormi HC (MLT)

8

SZLG DSE – Olcote HC (HUN)

 

7

Kringsjå SK (NOR)

EuroHockey Club Challenge IV, Men – Predanovci (SLO) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

HC Kilppari (FIN)

 

2

Napeos Apollon HC (GRE)

4

Mask SK (NOR)

 

3

Floriana Young Stars (MLT)

5

HC Stick General Toshevo (BUL)

 

6

Start Berdyscev Region (UKR)

 

 

 

7

SK Triglav Predanovci (SLO)

 

WOMEN

EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, Women – ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED) – 2-5 June 2017

HC ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED)

AHBC Amsterdam (NED)

Surbiton (ENG)

Canterbury Ladies HC (ENG)

UHC Hamburg (GER)

SPV Complutense (ESP)

Hermes – Monkstown HC (IRL)

CSP Krylatskoye (RUS)

Speaking to us on hearing the news, Mijntje Nierman-Donners, HC’s – Hertogenbosch said “We are absolutely thrilled to hear that we will once again host the EHCCC. As a club we have been working hard over the past few years to upgrade our facilities for the players and the fans, with a state of the art stadium and now we are in the process of upgrading the clubhouse as well, so to be able to welcome the top European women’s teams and their fans will be just great! Our women’s team are keen to put Den Bosch back on the Cup, so hosting does give our girls the added chance of performing in front of our home crowd. To the players and fans I would just say we can’t wait to see you in Den Bosch in June!”

 

EuroHockey Club Trophy, Women – Munich (GER) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

Münchner SC (GER)

 

2

Braxgata HC (BEL)

4

Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (ESP)

 

3

GHC Ritm Grodno (BLR)

5

MSC Sumchanka (UKR)

 

6

ASD SG Amsicora (ITA)

8

Pegasus (IRL)

 

7

Grove Menzieshill HC (SCO)

Frank Ommert, Münchner Sportclub. Said “We are proud to be hosting the EuroHockey Club Trophy Women 2017 and to present our club at its best. The tournament is of great value for all Munich hockey clubs, hockey fans and the city of Munich. Furthermore, it will strengthen South Germany as a location for Hockey.“

EuroHockey Club Challenge I, Women – Siauliai (LTU) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

HC Minsk (BLR)

 

2

Gintra Strekte Universitetas (LTU)

4

SK Slavia Prague (CZE)

 

3

Dinamo-Giproniiaviaprom (RUS)

5

Swansea City LHC (WAL)

 

6

Parc HC Auderghem (BEL)

8

HC Universitario Catania (ITA)

 

7

Douai HC (FRA)

EuroHockey Club Challenge II, Women – Vienna (AUT) – 2-5 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

SV Arminen (AUT)

 

2

Iris Hockey Lambersart (FRA)

4

HC Rotweiss Wettingen (SUI)

 

3

Edinburgh University HC (SCO)

5

Black Boys HC Geneva (SUI)

 

6

Whitchurch Saints LHC (WAL)

8

HC 1946 Praga (CZE)

 

7

Navax AHTC Wien (AUT)

** EuroHockey Club Challenge III, Women – Porto (POR) – 1-4 June 2017

 

Pool A

 

 

Pool B

1

Highway HC (TUR)

 

2

HFTC Tauras (LTU)

4

HAHK Mladost (CRO)

 

3

Eagles Ladies HC (GIB)

5

Nacka LHK (SWE)

 

6

Hawks Ladies HC (GIB)

8

Grupo Desportivo do Viso (POR)

 

7

Copenhagen HC (DEN)

EuroHockey Club Champions Challenge IV, Women – TBC

1 AZS Politechnika Poznanska (POL)

2 Kecioren Baglum (TUR)

3 Kolos Boryspol (UKR)

4 Kringsjå SK (NOR)

The EHF Director General, Angus Kirkland said “Facilitating players in Europe to participate in well organised EuroHockey events is a core goal of the EHF, so we are delighted that our clubs are always so willing to host. Many thanks to those clubs who offered and were not selected, no doubt we will be in their clubs another year! And congratulations to the 2017 hosts. It is especially pleasing for us to have four of the events being played on our partner’s Polytan pitches, in Munich, Elektrostal, Vinnitsa and Lipovci. We are looking forward to working with all our hosts over the coming months to deliver top level EuroHockey events!” 

Note:

* The withdrawal date for all tournaments in this competition is 31 October 2016. Any club withdrawing after that date may be subject to a fine or other disciplinary action by EHF. See current EHF Club Regulations for further details.

** Dates are 1st – 4th June 2017.

 

Pictured: Elektrostal legend – Dmitry Azarov scores a hat-trick at EHL Round 1 2015/16 (Frank Uijlenbroek (c)