HTHC  are EuroHockey Champions! HTHC beat SV Arminen 2-1 to become EuroHockey Champions at their home club in Hamburg, Germany.

The day started here in Hamburg with the very important C Pool games, which would determine who would stay in the Division in 2017!

Luzerner SC 1 – 7 (0 – 4) WKS Grunwald Poznan

SK Slavia Prague 2 – 2 (0 – 1) C.H. SPV Complutense

As a result of these games Grunwald and CH SPV Complutense stay in this divsion with Luzerner and SK Slavia Praha being relegated to the Club Trophy in 2017.

Pool C Final Ranking:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 WKS Grunwald Poznan 3 3 0 0 16 5 11 15
2 C.H. SPV Complutense 3 1 1 1 10 7 3 8
3 SK Slavia Prague 3 1 1 1 7 9 -2 7
4 Luzerner SC 3 0 0 3 4 16 -12 1

 

Bronze medal game:

East Grinstead 1 – 4 (0 – 1) Partille SC

Both teams had chances to break the deadlock, but it was Partille who opened the scoring as Tobias Grand (joint event Top Scorer) beat EG keeper who had committed and was on the ground as he reverse flicked over and roofed the net in the 15th minute. The score remained 1-0 in favour of Partille into half time. In a very tight second half, where players matched eachother in speed, strength and workrate.

Once again Tobias Grand beat the keeper on the run, this time a flick on his forehand, bringing the score to 2-0 in the 31st minute. With 5 to go EG captain Simon FAULKNER  put EG on the scoresheet from a direct strike at a corner. Player of the Tournament  Joakim BJÖRKMAN almost had a solo effort as he intercepted and ran the pitch! East Grinstead pushed ahead using 6 field players, which in the end didn’t play dividends and Grand took advantage of the open net to bag 2 more.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Partille SC 15 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 0 – 1
Partille SC 31 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 0 – 2
East Grinstead 35 15 FAULKNER Simon Penalty Corner 1 – 2
Partille SC 39 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 1 – 3
Partille SC 40 14 GRAND Tobias Field Goal 1 – 4

The Final 

Harvestehuder THC 2 – 1 (0 – 1) SV Arminen
HTHC earned a penalty corner in the 2nd minute Korper and Persoon on strike, the dummy to Persoon, but the stike was saved and the rebound went wide. HTHC were content to build patiently from the back, but any errors on both sides were severely punished ensuring that players were cautious in pressing forward. Heuer for HTHC had a clear chance in the 11th minute but his strike was over the bar. In the 13th minute, again HTHC had another chance via a corner, but again the shot from Persoon was high.
Arminen opened the scoring in the 16th minute as Schmidt sneaked pass the defence of HTHC. Just after the halftime break HTHC equalised with Heurer and an excellent use of the board to rebound back onto his own stick and a beautiful strike. In the 34th minute HTHC earned a stroke and Michael Korper (the joint  top scorer), stepped up and slotted the stroke home.
A penalty corner in the 38th minute for Arminen which ended with 2 players from HTHC being sent to the 1/2 way line for breaking the line but in the end the push out failed and HTHC defended the corner.

 Goals

 
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
SV Arminen 16 11 SCHMIDT Patrick Field Goal 0 – 1
Harvestehuder THC 21 7 HEUER Jan-Philipp Field Goal 1 – 1
Harvestehuder THC 34 9 KÖRPER Michael Penalty Stroke 2 – 1

Top GoalKeeper:
WALTER Tobias (GK), HTHC

Top Scorers:

GRAND Tobias Partille SC 11
KÖRPER Michael Harvestehuder THC 11

Most Valuable Player:
BJÖRKMAN Joakim Partille SC

 

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