26th February 2018: The final day of the EuroHockey Club Challenge in Murska Sobota and the decisions for promotion would be made! There was a huge crowd who enjoyed some great hockey matches. 

Game: Lisbon Casuals 2 KPH 4

It was an equal game with some surprising goals. Both had chances but didn’t score them. 

Game: Moravske Toplice 1 Whitchurch Saints 2 

Moravske toplice led 1-0, but later game Whitchurch came back and scored. Moravske Toplice had chances but didn’t scored, as both teams were going for the win it was an attractive game. 

Game: Bolu 4 Partile 2 

It was an interesting game as the Turks did not get into their usual fast paced stride. As the game went on they were more in control and won.

Game: Akademik 2 Pisa 8 

This was a very intersting game as the Bulgarians led but couldn’t get the goals scored to push ahead. Pisa took control of the second half and got the win.

Final Ranking: 

  1. Bolu (TUR) (not eligible for promotion)
  2. CUS Pisa (ITA) (Promoted to Trophy in 2019)
  3. Partille (SWE) (promoted to Trophy in 2019)
  4. FHC Akademik Plus Sofia (BUL)
  5. HK Moravske Toplice (SLO)
  6. Lisbon Casuals HC (POR)
  7. KPH Rača (SVK)
  8. Whitchurch Saints (WAL)