Montrouge add French title to Euro Trophy double

CA Montrouge won its sixth men’s French championship title – and its first in eleven years – when they beat Lille (6-3) on Sunday in Cambrai.

With only one defeat in 18 regular season matches, Montrouge was the favorite against Lille going into the championship final. 

It was tight in the first quarter, les Oranges trailing 0-1 and 1-2, before taking the upperhand against their northern rivals.

Louis Poupee scored two of the six goals, the other scorers being Mathis Bézier, Fabien Mazurier, Tom Gaillard and Rafael Stab.

“I am very proud of the players, the team had a great game overall, they did what I expected of them,” said coach Aymeric Bergamo. 

“We were down against the run of play in the first half, we stayed in the game and, at the end, we carried out our actions and that allowed us to be champions.”

It completes a super season for Montrouge , winning both the EuroHockey Trophy I events, landing top spot both in October in Vienna and in Paris at Easter.

“It’s a victory for the team and also for the club ,” said the 34-year-old coach. “Means have been put in place to get us to this stage while there are many leaders and supporters present who came to support us.”