So far 8 matches have been played, let’s look back on the first day of #EHI2015 Champions Challenge I here in Rotterdam.

Pool A
The opening match of pool A was the match between HC Roma and Soroksari HC and they provided the early fans with a lot of goals, dividing them fairly in a 5-5 draw. AD Lousada started the day with 5-1 victory against Cardiff&Met, followed by a second victory over HC Roma (3-1). Cardiff&Met, after having lost their opening match, came back strongly by beating Soroksari HC (6-1).

Standings:
1 – AD Lousada – 10 points (+6)
2 – Cardiff & Met – 5 points (+1)
3 – HC Roma – 3 points (-2)
4 – Soroksari HC – 2 points (-5)

Pool B
The opening match of pool B was the match between the hosts HC Rotterdam and Railway Union HC, ending in a 10-4 victory for the home side. HC Rotterdam’s second also contained a lot goals, beating SK Senkvice 9-4. Behind HC Rotterdam, Railway Union HC and SK Senkvice will be battling for the second spot in the pool. Both won their second match against HC Lipovci, Railway Union through a late minute winner (5-4) and SK Senkvice won 4-2.

Standings:
1 – HC Rotterdam – 10 points (+11)
2 – SK Senkvice – 5 points (-3)
3 – Railway Union HC – 5 points (-5)
4 – HC Lipovci – 2 points (-3)

Photograph: HC Rotterdam’s Bas Campbell going for goal vs Railway Union HC