Campo win men’s Ranking Cup cracker as Kampong and Den Bosch advance

The opening day of the ABN AMRO EHL Ranking Cups began with goals galore with Club de Campo, SV Kampong and Den Bosch all advancing in the men’s tournament in Brasschaat.

For the Madrid club, it was a truly dramatic affair as they saw off Gantoise in a shoot-out after a 4-4 draw. Earlier, they almost led a huge lead slip in a cracking contest under lights in Brasschaat. It sets up a KO8 battle with Den Bosch on Friday evening (19.30 CET).

In normal time, the Belgian side produced a remarkable comeback from 3-0 and 4-2 down to earn a draw and send the game to shoot-out. Indeed, they were down to nine players with two minutes remaining before Charles Masson and Agustin Bugallo plucked a draw out of the fire. Full report here.

Den Bosch enjoyed the perfect start to their EHL careers with a strong win over a dogged Saint Germain who kept them at bay for long periods but ultimately succumbed to the Dutch side’s greater quality.

In the end, it was goals in the 20 seconds before and after the half-time break that were the crucial moments. Full report here

SV Kampong advanced to the KO8 phase of the EHL Ranking Cup as two late goals from Bjorn Kellerman saw them eventually shake off the challenge of Dinamo Elektrostal.

It puts them through to a Friday date (15.00 CET) with Austria’s SV Arminen who were awarded a bye due to Grange not being able to travel to the event. Full report here

 ** Tickets are available to purchase for this tournament here.

Meanwhile, Russian side Dinamo Ak-Bars have not been able to travel to the tournament in Belgium following a number of positive Covid-19 tests prior to their flight. It means they forfeit their Saturday game with Rot-Weiss Köln. 

Rot-Weiss will now play the winner of KHC Dragons and Surbiton. That game on Sunday has been moved forward to 15.00 (CET) to reduce the gap between match times.

EHL Cup 2021            
Men’s Match Schedule (30 September – 3 October 2021, KHC Dragons (BEL))

Thursday 30 September

M1: Grange HC scr SV Arminen receive walkover

M2: Dinamo Elektrostal 2 (N Dvoretskii 2) SV Kampong 5 (B Kellerman 2, R Kemperman, J Janssen, S Lageman)

M3: Den Bosch 6 (K Bijen 2, T Boers 2, A Smith, D Wotherspoon) Saint Germain 0

M4: Gantoise HC 2 (A Kina) Club de Campo 3 (A Lacalle, A Tello, J Basterra), Campo win shoot-out 4-3

Friday 1 October

M6       15.00h             KO8: SV Arminen v SV Kampong

M7       17.15h             Ranking match: Saint Germain v Gantoise HC

M8       19.30h             KO8:  Den Bosch v Club de Campo

Saturday 2 October

M9       09.30h             KO16   HC Minsk – Three Rock Rovers

M10     11.45h             KO16   Mannheimer HC – Hampstead & Westminster

M11      Dinamo Ak-Bars scr; Rot-Weiss Köln receive walkover

M12     16.15h             KO16   KHC Dragons – Surbiton HC

Sunday 3 October

M13     09.30h            Ranking match           Loser M10 – Loser M9

M14     11.45h            KO8                            Winner M10 – Winner M9

M16     15.00h            KO8                            Rot-Weiss Köln – Winner M12 
Women’s Match Schedule (2-3 October 2021 at UHC Hamburg (GER)

Saturday 2 October   

M2       14.15h            Women SF2    UHC Hamburg – HC Minsk

Sunday 3 October      

M4       13.15h            1st/2nd place    Winner SF2 – Winner SF1

Note: Match times and schedule subject to change as determined by EHL.

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