21.05.2015, Brussels: Our Final preview looks at the remaining Men’s events taking place in Wettingen, Lousada and Zagreb. We were lucky enough to have a quick catch up with the coaches before the start of play tomorrow:

EuroHockey Club Challenge I, Wettingen

Kurt Mueller, Head Coach RWW thinks that playing at home is an advantage “We know the pitch and can arrange everything around the team according to our needs. We expect a lot of supporters for our games and hope they will create a great atmosphere.”

He expects Manuel Keller and Nicolas Steffen, his experienced players who grew up in the club and and have played in the Bundesliga for Düsseldorf the last few years before they came back to Rotweiss Wettingen to be is key players.

His up and coming, he had no hesitation in saying “Yves Morard, Swiss international player, 18 years old.” – the one to watch.

 Friday 22nd May 2015

11:00  A   Navax AHTC Wien – HAHK Mladost
13:15  A   Akkord HC – Gazientep Polis Gucu SC
15:30  B   Cardiff & Met – HC Bohemians Prague
17:45  B   HC Servette – HC Rotweiss Wettingen

We are delighted that with Volunteer effort the games will be LIVE STREAMED here –  http://www.swiss-sport.tv

 

At the EuroHockey Club Challenge II in Lousada, a pretty impressive resume from Head Coach  Fernando Gomez. On playing at home he said “Our strength will be on home turf but could built in extra pressure to us. In the end what really counts is always to see the challenges and pursue our goals, and our team likes something that puts us to the test and this competition may be just that. I am very confident.” he has a long list of key players, but their main strength is facing each game. He has many international Portuguese players with no foreign players , so it’s hard to highlight a few, but he expects a lot from his senior players like Hugo , Diogo , Marco Santos, João and Bruno Santos.

On his younger players, he smiled and said “Some of our young players will shine, I’m sure of that.”

Friday 22nd May 2015

15:00  A   Eagles HC – SDUSHOR Minsk
17:15  B   SK Senkvice – AD Lousada

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eurohockey-Club-Champions-Challenge-II-Men-Lousada-2015/

Finally at the EuroHockey Club Challenge II in Zagreb, with 7 teams, the line up for Friday is:

Friday 22nd May 2015
14:15  B   Ardas-Rudamina – Napeos Apollon HC
16:30  B   Inta-Baltic Champignons – Olcote HC
18:45  A   HC NSA Sofia – HK Moravske Toplice

https://www.facebook.com/pages/EuroHockey-Club-Champions-Challenge-III-Men-2015/

 

Our Twitter # for all the events is #EHClub15 and will be tweeted @eurohockeyorg 

Results will be posted also on http://ehf.ceelectwebsite.co.uk/competitions/

Photograph: Rotweiss Wettingen in action