EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup 2015, Siauliai, Lithuania

Day 2 at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup 2015 and the games today have lined-up some interesting battles tomorrow.

In the stadium in Siauliai 8 exciting games were played.  At the first half of the day teams played their last group stage matches and it has became clear which teams would play in semifinals and which should be ready to fight for survival in the top division. MSC „Sumchanka“ hockey club had and incredible victory which paved the way to semis as they scored a victorious goal in the last seconds of the game against HC s’Hertogenbosch 3:2 and get through to final four. Host team „Gintra-Strekte-University“ was better at the first half against „Club de Campo“ (2:1), but it was not enough. At the second half events turned upside down and Spanish ladies scored 4 goals, won the match 5:2 and went in to the semis.

HC  ‘sHertogenbosch in the POOL C beat the hosts 5:2 and secured their place in the top division, while Gintra-Strekte-University will play a critical match tomorrow. Cambrai HC ladies lost their fourth match in a row against Reading HC 1:6 and will be relegated.

Both semifinals was dramatic, fierce, spirited and impressive for the crowd. In the changeable battle the first semifinal teams ended in a draw– 4:4. After a shoot-out, it was Club de Campo that were dancing in the middle of the court. In the second semifinal it was looking like a repeat of the first one but „Uhlenhorster“ grabbed  victory in the last seconds of the game and reached final of EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup 2015.

The line-up for tomorrow is:

10:00  READING                                  v  GINTRA (Pool C)
11:10  S’HERTOGENBOSCH             v  CAMBRAI (Pool C)
13:00 MSC SUMCHANKA                 v  SLAVIA PRAGUE 3rd-4th
14:30 CLUB DE CAMPO MADRID v  UHC HAMBURG Final

EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy 2015, Vienna, Austria

Hosts Arminen and Ritm finish the day on a full 20 points a piece. Another 2 games each to play tomorrow, so the Tournament is still wide open at the top level. Mladost on 3 points and Ards on 0 after 4 games will struggle to stay in the Division.

Line up for the Final Day in Vienna: 

08:00 WETTINGEN                      v MLADOST
09:10  ANTWERP                           v ARDS
10:20 ARMINEN                            v  DUNDEE WANDERERS
11:30  WETTINGEN                       v  GRODNO
12:40 ARDS                                      v  MLADOST
13:50 DUNDEE WANDERERS  v  ANTWERP
15:00 ARMINEN                            v  GRODNO

EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I 2015, Ankara, Turkey

An exciting day’s play in Ankara as the snow thawed and the action in the hall heated up.

After a good start yesterday Partille found themselves on the wrong side of two very close games losing 0 – 3 to hosts Kecioren and then missing out by the narrowest margin to increasingly strong Sofia side NSA. Abasha had a better day and found the net for the first time against Howardians whilst a good night’s rest helped Slagelse to record a 100% record for the competition so far overhauling Abasha by 21 goals and then beating the hosts in a nerve racking encounter in front of a noisy home crowd 6 – 4. As we go into tomorrow’s final round of matches there is still everything to play for with the coveted promotion spots still open to four teams.

Ranking after 2 days of play: 

 
Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Difference Points
Slagelse HC 4 4 0 0 44 8 36 20
Kecioren Baglum SK 4 3 0 1 29 8 21 16
Partille SC 4 2 0 2 19 7 12 11
HC NSA Sofia 4 2 0 2 17 16 1 11
Howardian Ladies HC 4 1 0 3 12 25 -13 5
Abasha 4 0 0 4 1 58 -57 0

 

Final Day line-up:

10:00 NSA             v ABASHA
11:30 PARTILLE  v SLAGELSE
13:00 BAGLUM   v HOWARDIAN

 

Website

Full coverage of the Tournaments will be available via www.eurohockey.org

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To track the events LIVE FROM THE TABLE – click below:

Siauliai – http://eurohockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/13

Live streaming of Gintra games – http://www.delfi.lt/video/sporto-tv/

Siauliai Official site address: http://www.hcgintra.lt/hockey/index1.html

Vienna – http://eurohockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/14

Vienna Video Highlights – www.hockeytv.at

Ankara – http://eurohockey.altiusrt.com/competitions/15

Photograph: Club de Campo celebrate getting into the Final – Vilius Dambrauskas and EHF (copyright)