'12Semen MatkovskiyS. Matkovskiy
'13Nikolai IankunN. Iankun
'13Gonzalo PeillatG. Peillat
'17Lucas VilaL. Vila
'19Gonzalo PeillatG. Peillat
'41Felix SchüesF. Schües
'45Luis HolsteL. Holste
'55Gonzalo PeillatG. Peillat
Mannheimer HC got the EHL KO16 weekend off to a flying start as they swept to a 6-0 win over Russian side Dinamo Kazan with Gonzalo Peillat firing the corner rockets.
After a few missed chances in the first 13 minutes, the Argentina star whipped home a powerful shot down the leg side of the Kazan defence.
Lucas Vila scored a scorching reverse-stick shot drifting away to the left of goal for 2-0 just after the start of the second quarter. And their third goal in six minutes saw Mannheim in complete control when Peillat scored another corner.
And they pulled further clear in the second half when Felix Schues struck in the 41st minute, quickly followed by Luis Holste’s tip in from Danny Nguyen’s shot. Peillat completed his hat trick with five minutes to go from another corner, closing out an impressive win and sealing their place in the KO8.
“It was exactly what we wanted to start the tournament and we want to keep playing on that basis for the next game,” Teo Hinrichs said afterwards.
“The key was we never stopped playing after 2-0 and 3-0. There’s a lot of talents in the forward line but it is also great to have someone like Gonzalo in the backline. He seems to always keep scoring.”