3rd-4th Place: Waterloo Ducks HC – HC Rotterdam

5 - 1
18 Apr 14:00 CET
Club Egara, Spain

Match highlights

'2William GhislainW. Ghislain

'3Loïc SidlerL. Sidler

'4William GhislainW. Ghislain

'10Nicolas DumontN. Dumont

'19Louis De BackerL. D. Backer

'27Tommy WillemsT. Willems

'30Alexander SchopA. Schop


'37Guillaume van MarckeG. v. Marcke

'41Jeroen HertzbergerJ. Hertzberger

'46Victor CharletV. Charlet


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TERRASSA Euro Hockey League Ranking Cup 2022 Men Waterloo Ducks HC v HC Rotterdam (3rd-4th Place) Picture: William Ghislain scored a goal. WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT STANISLAS BROCHIER

Match report

Four goals in the opening 10 minutes propelled Waterloo Ducks to third place as they swept past the challenge of HC Rotterdam.

They got off to the perfect start with three quick goals, a brace from William Ghislain in the 2nd and 4th minute, with Loic Sidler converting in the third.

They added a 4th in the 13th as Nicolas Dumont fired an absolute rocket home from the top of the circle, leaving Rotterdam wondering how they can get back into this.

Rotterdam did improve in Q2 and after a corner was blocked, they got one back, a backfoot shot from Alexander Schop just before the half-time.

And it remained that way through to the final quarter as Victor Charlet did what he does best, a deceptive slightly altered routine and he found the only space available past the Rotterdam defence and added a fifth goal.

A minute later Rotterdam found themselves in the WatDucks circle, but the Belgian keeper stood tall and the ball bounced off his pads to safety. The score stayed firmly in favour of the Ducks.

Speaking to Amsterdam’s Coach Albert Kees Manenschijn about the game, he said: “We were outclassed especially in the first quarter, it was a quality Waterloo Ducks side. Later in the game, we started to take opportunity tough start but it’s hard to recover from that kind of start.”

About lessons to take away, especially for the younger players, he said: “Yes we have a lot of younger players for which this has been an important experience. It’s a bit early to analyse the lessons now, but for sure there will be a lot we can use for the future!”

He also took the opportunity to thank Club Egara and it’s great volunteers for a super event.

Jean Albert from Waterloo Ducks was delighted with his team’s performance against a renowned Dutch side: “We started very well. But we did not perform at our highest level in the second quarter, so we needed to refocus coming back after the halftime break, but I was happy of course”

Coming back after losing the shootouts, he added: “We spoke about it, of course it really is a bit of a lottery! Our goalkeeper prepared again, but the idea for this weekend was to come here and learn and of course use it to prepare for the Belgian playoffs in two weeks.”