Friday 12th February: It was the opening day of the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup here in Hamburg, with 8 games which would determine possible semi-finalists. So the opening games are always critical to getting off to a good start at this event.

Game 1 – Pool B – Arminen v East Grinstead 1 – 1 (1 – 0)

In a surprising result on paper the English side held the Austrian’s to a 1-1 draw in the opening game. Not least boosted by a good performance from their GK Paddy Smith who was very pleased with the performance and looking forward to the next game:

Goals

 
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
SV Arminen 17 11 SCHMIDT Patrick Field Goal 1 – 0
East Grinstead 35 14 SCHWEBS Jannis Penalty Corner 1 – 1

 

Game 2 – Pool B – Complutense v Grunwald  2 – 3 (2 – 0)

In a very tight game where the Spaniards went 2-0 ahead at the half, Grunwald had the better of the second half, taking full advantage of their powerplay and scoring 2 quick goals in the last 5 minutes to sneak the win. Szymon HUTEK, Grunwald Poznan, speaks about their first game at #EHI2016 and prospects for the next game

Goals

 
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
C.H. SPV Complutense 12 8 COBOS Ignacio Field Goal 1 – 0
C.H. SPV Complutense 20 14 SAN MARTIN Daniel Field Goal 2 – 0
WKS Grunwald Poznan 24 9 POLTASZEWSKI Mateusz Field Goal 2 – 1
WKS Grunwald Poznan 38 10 DUTKIEWICZ Tomasz Penalty Corner 2 – 2
WKS Grunwald Poznan 39 10 DUTKIEWICZ Tomasz Penalty Stroke 2 – 3

Game 3 – Pool A – HTHC v Luzerner 6 – 3 (3 – 0)

Captain Tobias LIETZ outlined his teams impressions of their first game and their plan this afternoon!

Goals

 
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Harvestehuder THC 2 9 KÖRPER Michael Penalty Stroke 1 – 0
Harvestehuder THC 4 7 HEUER Jan-Philipp Field Goal 2 – 0
Harvestehuder THC 5 9 KÖRPER Michael Penalty Corner 3 – 0
Harvestehuder THC 23 20 PERSOON Johannes Field Goal 4 – 0
Luzerner SC 27 28 WULLSCHLEGER Fabian Penalty Stroke 4 – 1
Harvestehuder THC 33 9 KÖRPER Michael Penalty Corner 5 – 1
Luzerner SC 36 24 GREDER Manuel Penalty Corner 5 – 2
Luzerner SC 39 28 WULLSCHLEGER Fabian Penalty Stroke 5 – 3
Harvestehuder THC 40 7 HEUER Jan-Philipp Field Goal 6 – 3

 

Game 4 – Pool A – Partille v Slavia 10 – 3 (2 – 2)

In a highly entertaining game Partille appeared to have another gear that they kept hidden in the first half! The game was even at the half but 4 goals from Tobias Grand in addition to his earlier goal totally turned the game on it’s head and Partille romped home for a 10-3 scoreline and end the morning session in pole position.

Goals

 
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Partille SC 4 2 HEMVIK Karl Penalty Corner 1 – 0
Partille SC 16 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 2 – 0
SK Slavia Prague 17 14 KYNDL Jakub Penalty Corner 2 – 1
SK Slavia Prague 19 14 KYNDL Jakub Penalty Corner 2 – 2
Partille SC 23 2 HEMVIK Karl Penalty Corner 3 – 2
Partille SC 23 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 4 – 2
SK Slavia Prague 24 21 VACEK David Field Goal 4 – 3
Partille SC 25 7 MELANDER Simon Field Goal 5 – 3
Partille SC 25 7 MELANDER Simon Field Goal 6 – 3
Partille SC 32 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 7 – 3
Partille SC 34 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 8 – 3
Partille SC 35 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 9 – 3
Partille SC 39 2 HEMVIK Karl Field Goal 10 – 3

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All photographs (c) EHF/Ariane Schirle