2nd May 2018: Uhlenhorster Hockey, Hamburg is the next club to feature in our meet the teams focus articles ahead of the EHCC in Surbiton 17th – 20th May.
Who are Uhlenhorster HC?
Uhlenhorster Hockey Club, also known as UHC Hamburg, is a hockey club based in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded in 1901, since 1923 their home ground is located in Hummelsbüttel, Wandsbek.
UHC is one of the most successful clubs in Germany, both at the Senior and Academy levels, with squads playing in the Bundesliga. The men’s side have won the Euro Hockey League three times. Uhlenhorster Hockey Club Academy is one of the leading hockey academies in Europe and has produced a number of international players.
What about this team in Europe?
Uhlenhorster have won their domestic league three times in a row and have some recent successes in the EuroHockey Club events . With a Bronze medal in 2016 and last time out they provided some of the most thrilling matches of the competition, a penalty shootout win in the semi final against AH&BC set up a close run loss in the final to Den Bosch. They will be coming back this year trying to go one better and claim the top spot.
Ones to watch:
In Janne Muller-Weiland they have the Germain captain, a former German player of the year and a former European Champion. Janne’s experience at the back is matched by Eileen Hoffmann’s upfront. Eileen has 233 caps for Germany and is the Germans League’s all time leading scorer. The spine of the team is completed by Katharina Otte, a double Olympian and a hugely influential player for UHC.
Find out more about this mighty German club here.
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PHOTOGRAPH: UHC on making the EHCC Final in 2017, (Ady Kerry (c))