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Euro Hockey League Cups set for Belgium and Germany

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The first Euro Hockey League action with crowds since 2019 will take place in the autumn with the news that the EHL Cups will be hosted by KHC Dragons for men and UHC Hamburg for women.

It follows Easter’s reduced Final4 format and will offer all teams who originally qualified for the 2020/21 season’s EHL the chance to compete in the self-billed world hockey’s premier club competition.

The Cups will lead to the EHL Ranking tables with performances of each club potentially earning improved European spots for the 2021/22 season. The EHL Ranking tables will be published in October.

Recently crowned Belgian champions Dragons will play host to the EHL Men’s Cup in Brasschaat from Sep 30 to Oct 3 with 16 teams taking part.

The competition draw will be announced during EuroHockey 2021 and the teams competing are:

  • Mannheimer HC (Germany), Rot-Weiss Köln (Germany), SV Kampong (Netherlands), HC ’s-Hertogenbosch (Neterlands), La Gantoise HC (Belgium), KHC Dragons (Belgium), Club de Campo de Madrid (Spain), Surbiton (England), Hampstead & Westminster (England), Dinamo-Ak Bars (Russia), Dinamo Elektrostal (Russia), Saint Germain (France), Three Rock Rovers (Ireland), HC Minsk (Belarus), Grange (Scotland) and SV Arminen (Austria).

The EHL Women’s Cup will take place on Oct 2 and 3 in Germany.

It features four teams and will take place at the UHC Clubanlage venue where hosts UHC Hamburg, Surbiton, Ireland’s Pegasus and Belarus’s HC Minsk will battle it out over two days.

Details for the 2021/22 EHL season will be announced in due course.

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