Club de Campo Madrid, Harvestehuder THC, Rotterdam and KHC Dragons have all made it through to the KO8 stage of the Euro Hockey League with first-day wins in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Club de Campo were too strong for France’s St German HC, scoring five unanswered goals. The all-German tie between Harvestehuder THC of Hamburg and Uhlenhost Mulleim was a tighter affair, decided by a single penalty stroke from Harvestehuder’s Paul Pongs.
Rotterdam defeated Poland’s WKS Grunwald Poznan 6-1 with the help of a hat-trick from Jeroen Hertzberger.
The final game of the day went to a shootout after a 2-2 draw between Kampong of Utrecht (Netherlands) and KHC Dragons (Belgium). Dragons went through with Felix Denayer scoring the crucial shootout goal
The remaining KO16 games will be played on Thursday. The competition continues over the Easter weekend with the final on Monday. See http://www.pushhockey.co.uk/articles/2014/04/15/euro-hockey-league-schedule for the full schedule.
Times below are in Holland (CET). UK times are one hour earlier. All games are available live on the internet at http://www.ehlhockey.tv/
Thursday April 17
11:30 KO16 M5 RC Polo de Barcelona – Reading HC
14:00 KO16 M6 Racing Club de Bruxelles – KTHC Rot-Weiss Köln
16:30 KO16 M7 Waterloo Ducks HC – Beeston HC
19:00 KO16 M8 MHC Oranje Zwart – Surbiton HC