Last updated: Sunday, February 13, 2017 9:01


Rank Team Note
Award Player
Best player: Viktor Lockwood (10), Luc Ronchin HC (FRA)
Best goalkeeper: Marek Petráš (22), ŠK Šenkvice (SVK)
Best scorer: Viktor Lockwood (10), Luc Ronchin HC (FRA): 16 goals

The French stole the show!

The last day of the Challenge started with the host’s last match. Soroksári HC won against HK Triglav Predanovci. It was very tough, only one goal difference decided the match. The hungarian side took the lead at the 18th minute. However Triglav were eager to make a comeback, in the end the slovenian squad coulnd't turn two penalty corners into goals.

The welsh team took on their bulgarian opponent. Cardiff got the lead early in the first half and didn't give a chance for the bulgarians to come back. However NSA Sofia played out their hearts, this time it wasn't enough.

HC Bra played againts the frenchmen for the first place of the tournament. The game was hockey as it is. 40 minutes of excitement. The boys in yellow couldn't defeat the French so the monkeys went on to win the competition without dropping a single game.

The last match was between the Ukranian side and the Slovakian champions. If the Ukranians won by 10 goals they would've been promoted. The Ukranian reigning champions tried everything they could ,but Senkvice stood the againts the flood of Vinnitsa. The final score was 7 and the Italian boys were the ones to get promoted.

We had a fantastic 3 days, it was really the time for the hockey players to shine.

The Best Goalkeeper of the EuroHockey Club Challenge I. is Marek Petráš from Slovakia. The Best Player and the Top Scorer is Viktor Lockwood from France.

Saturday 11st of February 2017. As the motto says, it’s time to our Indoor Clubs to shine. The time has come, and all of the teams were ready for the 2nd day of the Challenge. The French fans were unbelievable today too, they put very good mood to the hall.

Luc Ronchin HC (FRA) – HK Triglav Predanovci (SLO) 15-0

Sunday had started with the French and Slovenian team’s match. A strong play from the French was not surprising, they lead the match all along confidently. They won 15-0. Half of the goals was scored by the Lockwood brothers.

HC NSA Sofia (BUL) – SK Senkvice (SVK) 1-8

The captain of ŠK Šenkvice was missing, because he became a father and ASAP travelled back to his family. (We would like to congratulate to you Matus!) The beginning was not easy for the team which missed the captain. The first half was quiete equal (1:2) and then Senkvice played a more confident game, what helped them to win.

Cardiff Met (WAL) – HC Bra (ITA) 6-2

This match was absolutely the surprise of the day. Yesterday the Italian team won against the Hungarian 7-0, and the host Soroksári HC played 2:1 against Wales. The Italian team did not played it’s best, Wales could win 6:2. The result was 3:0 to the Cardiff Met in the half time, the Italian team tried hard to equalize the result at this bloody hard game. The game was open until the end. HC Bra scored a goal in the last minute which helped them to reach the semi-finals.

HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR) – Soroksári HC (HUN) – 7-1

The Ukrainian team seemed a hard opponent to the Soroksári HC. The start of the game was not good for the host Hungarians, Vinnitsa scored a penalty stroke at the 4th minute. In the following the Ukrainian team scored 3 more field goals. Close to the end of the first half, at the 19th minute the Hungarian team scored a goal. In the second half the Hungarian team fought for the winning, but the Ukrainian did not let themselves. Vinnitsa continues in the Pool C, and Soroksár HC in the Pool D.

Soroksári HC (HUN) - HC NSA Sofia (BUL) – 6-2

The home crowd expected win for Soroksári HC, but the start of the game was not very good. HC NSA Sofia scored a goal in the first 5 minutes, but the Hungarians could make it equal in the last minute of the half. However it happened, the Bulgarian team leaded at the end of the half time, because they scored a penalty corner in the 20+ out of time (1-2). Then Hungarians started to play intensive in the second half and scored 4 goals one after another. HC NSA Sofia tried to tie the game, but it did not happen even if they scored 2 more goals. The final result became 6-2 to Soroksári HC.

Cardiff Met (WAL) – HK Triglav Predanovci (SLO) – 8-4

Predanovci scored a goal in the first 5 minutes, but Cardiff Met did not let them to be happy for long. In a few minutes Wales scored a goal to make the match equal, moreover an other one to take the lead. The match was balanced until the half time (4-3), both teams scored goals alternately. In the second half the Slovenian scored their last goal on this match in the 26th minute and Wales won the match obviously with 4 goal difference.

HC Bra (ITA) – SK Senkvice (SVK) – 9-0

HC Bra was built a real math statistic on the pitch, after the second goal in the first half they scored goals in every second minutes, then in the second half in every 4th minutes. (except last one, that was 6 minutes after the last) Did they count the minutes for scoring?

HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR) – Luc Ronchin (FRA) – 4-5

It was the most exciting play on the second day. Incredibly tight, hard fought game to end the day here in Budapest. HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa was a harder opponent to Luc Ronchin, every moment was very tight. The French team scored a field goal first, then to the end of the half time the Ukrainian took the lead. It was a very hard fight, finally Luc Ronchin scored it’s 5th goal at the 37th minute and won the match.

What a start! On the first day on the first match in the first 10 seconds. A goal launched the EuroHockey Club Challenge Men I. On the first match the Luc Ronchin HC from France scored a goal to NSA Sofia at the 7th seconds. They continued scoring until the result became 16-1. The French team has arrived with a huge fan club, the hall is almost full. On their second match they get a harder opponent, they played a struggled match with SK Senkvice (SVK), but still could win 4-3. SK Senkvice played better with HK Triglav Predanovci (SLO), they won 5-1. In the afternoon the Slovenian team was more succesful, they won against the Bulgarian (8-1). The Italian team HC Bra started very well, beat the host Soroksári HC. (7-1) On their second match they played an eventful match against HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR). In the half time it was 2-3 to the Ukrainian team, but the final result is 4-4. The Ukrainian team played its first match with Wales and won 3-1. The last match was played by the host Hungarian team and Wales. They played head to head (1-1) until Soroksári HC score the second goal at the 36th minute.

Goal scorers of the day: Viktor Luckwood (Luc Ronchin HC) and Chiesa Nicholas (HC Bra) They both scored 8 goals today.

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