Match Details

1 - 2
05 Oct 11:15 CET
Pau Negre Stadium, Barcelona
WKS

Goals

'13 Mateusz Hulboj (15) - FG
'56 Artur Mikula (18) - FG
'58 Uladzislau Kochkin (17) - FG

Cards

'39 Uladzislau Belavusau
'42 Michal Poltaszewski
'55 Aliaksandr Korsik

Match videos

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Match report

WKS Grunwald Poznan gave themselves a perfect start to their EHL ROUND1 campaign as their experience told against newcomers HC Minsk in the opening match in Barcelona.

Mateusz Hulboj’s early goal was finally supplemented by Artur Mikula’s effort in the last quarter and while Uladizislau Kochkin got one back, Grunwald held on for the victory.

Grunwald made the early inroads, forcing a save off the line from Dmtryo Luppa before Hulboj opened the scoring. He took in a superb right to left pass from Michal Kasprzyk which he rounded on and fired home in the 12th minute.

Minsk had plenty of chances through the second quarter a couple of corner chances slipping by while Ivan Liakh went close, leaving the narrow 1-0 difference in place.

It continued in a similar manner in the third quarter with Minsk enjoying more of the openings, forcing Mateusz Popiolkowski making one incredible save at close quarters with his stick.

But, as they pushed on, they got more ragged in their tackling and gaps appeared at the back, particularly when Aliaksandr Korsik was shown a yellow card.

In his absence, Grunwald pounced with Mikula finding space on the right of the circle to arrow home a shot. That was with just four minutes to go but Minsk rallied to get a great goal back via Kochkin on his reverse, bringing it back to 2-1.

There was not enough time, though, to complete the comeback and Grunwald had the win to take into their tie with Royal Leopold on Saturday morning.

Line-up

HC Minsk

1 Iaroslav Hordey
2 Andrei Salin
3 Yauheni Kavalski
4 Bohdan Kovalenko
5 Pavel Sidarau
6 Aliaksandr Hancharou
7 Ivan Liakh
9 Yauheni Mikheichyk
10 Uladzislau Belavusau
11 Ivan Lutsevich
13 Illia Krysiuk
14 Illia Kryshchanovich
16 Illia Sanko
17 Uladzislau Kochkin
18 Artsiom Vighel
19 Dzianis Khatyliou
20 Aliaksei Ramanishkin
21 Dmytro Luppa
22 Dzmitry Shkuryn
23 Tsimur Tsimashkou
24 Kiryl Lysy
25 Yan Tsialiatnikau
26 Aliaksandr Korsik
27 Arseniy Kolosovskiy
28 Andrei Belavusau
29 Dzmitry Krot
30 Uladzislau Shafranski
32 Maksim Khaladzinski

WKS Grunwald Poznan

Mateusz Popiołkowski 1
Paweł Bratkowski 2
Ryszard Wiśniewski 3
Szymon Hutek 5
Robert Grzeszczak 7
Mikolaj Gumny 8
Mateusz Poltaszewski 9
Tomasz Dutkiewicz 10
Mirosław Kluczynski 12
Artur Dziala 13
Mateusz Hulboj 15
Mikołaj Głowacki 17
Artur Mikula 18
Tomasz Marcinkowski 19
Jakub Janicki 20
Karol Majchrzak 22
Piotr Kozlowski 23
Adrian Krokosz 25
Michał Kasprzyk 26
Michal Poltaszewski 29
Rafal Banaszak 32