An emotional rollercoaster at the ABN AMRO EHL Ranking Cup saw Hamburg hosts UHC and Brasschaat’s Dragons just about prevail while Mannheimer HC and HC Minsk also went through after a day of serious drama.
UHC Hamburg’s excellent first half performance put them on course for a Sunday showdown with Surbiton as they held off HC Minsk.
Goals from Lilli Kreusler and Sofie Stomps put them in great shape before Minsk – in their first game of this magnitude – fought back well with Nataliia Shtsin getting one back and they had corner chances but could not find a way through again. Read the full report here
In the third quadrant of the men’s Ranking Cup, there was drama galore with HC Minsk and Mannheimer HC ultimately advancing.
HC Minsk recorded a first ever win for a Belarussian side in the EHL as they got the better of Three Rock Rovers in a true nine-goal classic with drama and entertainment galore. They succeeded 5-4 with Vlad Belousov scoring a hat-trick in one of the games of the weekend. Read the full report here
Mannheimer HC stunned Hampstead & Westminster with a shoot-out win after a crazy closing to normal time ended with three goals coming in the last two minutes.
Indeed, Gonzalo Peillat scored with six seconds to go to send it to that shoot-out where Jean Danneberg managed to keep out all of the London club’s efforts, leading to a 2-0 success. Read the full report here
In the fourth quadrant, Loic van Doren and hosts KHC Dragons produced a sublime shoot-out to beat Surbiton and reach the 5th place playoff against Rot-Weiss Köln on Sunday with the English side ending with a 13th place ranking.
After 1-1 in normal time, van Doren saved three times while Felix Denayer, Henri Raes and Robbert Rubens all scored to send them through from a fierce battle. Read the full report here
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EHL Cup 2021
Men’s Match Schedule (30 September – 3 October 2021, KHC Dragons (BEL))
Thursday 30 September
M1: Grange HC scr SV Arminen receive walkover
M2: Dinamo Elektrostal 2 (N Dvoretskii 2) SV Kampong 5 (B Kellerman 2, R Kemperman, J Janssen, S Lageman)
M3: Den Bosch 6 (K Bijen 2, T Boers 2, A Smith, D Wotherspoon) Saint Germain 0
M4: Gantoise HC 2 (A Kina) Club de Campo 3 (A Lacalle, A Tello, J Basterra), Campo win shoot-out 4-3
Friday 1 October
M6 KO8: SV Arminen 1 (R Bele) SV Kampong 5 (B Kellerman 2, J de Geus, C Dobbelaar, J Janssen)
M7 Ranking match: Saint Germain 2 (P Parrilla, W-I Jeammot) Gantoise HC 4 (P Scheen 2, A Bugallo, E Tynevez)
M8 KO8: Den Bosch 3 (R Versteeg, J van der Horst, P Reyenga) Club de Campo de Madrid 2 (B Lacalle, J Basterra)
Saturday 2 October
M9 KO16: HC Minsk 5 (V Belousov 3, A Hancharou, M Paulovich) Three Rock Rovers 4 (B Johnson, F Morris, R Spencer, A Haughton)
M10 KO16: Mannheimer HC 2 (M Schachner, G Peillat) Hampstead & Westminster 2 (M Guise-Brown 2), Mannheim win shoot-out 2-0
M11 KO16: Dinamo Ak-Bars scr; Rot-Weiss Köln receive walkover
M12 KO16 KHC Dragons – Surbiton HC
Sunday 3 October
M13 09.30h Ranking match Three Rock Rovers – Hampstead & Westminster
M14 11.45h KO8 Mannheimer HC – HC Minsk
M16 15.00h KO8 Rot-Weiss Köln – Winner M12
Women’s Match Schedule (2-3 October 2021 at UHC Hamburg (GER))
Saturday 2 October
M1 SF1: Pegasus scr Surbiton walkover
M2 SF2: UHC Hamburg 2 (L Kreusler, S Stomps) HC Minsk 1 (N Shtsin)
Sunday 3 October
M4 12.15h 1st/2nd place UHC Hamburg – Surbiton
Note: Match times and schedule subject to change as determined by EHL.