Hosts East Grinstead and three other sides qualify for EHL KO16

[img_assist|nid=3469|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=66]EAST GRINSTEAD, October 26 – Day two at the Euro Hockey League saw four teams grabbing their tickets for round two.

HC Bloemendaal (NED) were the first team to qualify in Pool G. As Lisnagarvey HC (IRE) pulled back to a 3-3 draw after having been trailing 3-0 at halftime against Lille MHC (FRA).

Bloemendaal will definitely finish in the top two of this Pool.Host club East Grinstead (ENG) as well as Waterloo Ducks (BEL) marched through to the knock-out stage thanks to Waterloo’s 4-0 win over SC Stroitel Brest (BLR) who finished last in Pool D. East Grinstead and Waterloo Ducks will play off for the first place on Sunday.

KHC Dragons (BEL) topped Pool B after their narrow 4-3 win over English champions Reading HC. As the Belgian league runners-up had defeated Saint Germain 2-1 in the opening match, Dragons qualified as Pool winners for KO16. Reading and Saint Germain will vie for the second spot.

Glynhill Hotel Kelburne celebrated a convincing 3-1 victory over AHTC Wien making a big step towards KO16 qualification. The second match in Pool H was an important one for both teams as the winners are likely to qualify for Round 2 together with favourites Rot-Weiss Cologne who were watching the encounter from the stands.