Hosts advance along with Mannheim and Minsk in ABN AMRO Ranking Cup

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

** Tickets are available to purchase for this men’s tournament here.

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.