Azzurri Kelburne Head to Lille

Lille MHC Host for EHL Round 1b
23 Sep 2008

The EuroHockey League announced Lille MHC as host for round 1b of the 2008/09 season today.

Scotland?s Western Wildcats HC (Pool E) and Azzurri Kelburne H.C. (Pool F) will participate in the initial stage taking place 31st October-2nd November, which includes only half the teams present from pools E,F,G and H.

This season will see tough fixtures from the start with the Wildcats facing Reading H.C. Friday 31st October at 18:30 followed by H.C. Rotterdam at 14:30 1st November. Azzurri Kelburne challenge Waterloo Ducks H.C. on the Friday at 14:30 and East Grinstead H.C. the 2nd November at 10:30.

Lille MHC has the daunting task of taking on RC Polo de Barcelona followed by UHC Hamburg, last season?s EHL Champions, but will have the advantage of a home crowd.

EHL released the statement: ?The Euro Hockey League is happy to have Lille MHC as the venue for Round 1b, and is very much looking forward to taking Europe?s elite club hockey tournament to Northern France.

?We are also delighted that the city is happy to receive our event, and we believe that the venue will make what is likely to be an excellent weekend of hockey even better.?

EHL 2008/09 ? Round 1 Match Schedule

Round 1a
Amsterdam H&BC, Amsterdam (NED), 24 ? 26 October 2008
Time Pool Match
Friday 24 October 2008
14.30 hrs A KS Pocztowiec Poznan v Der Club an der Alster
16.30 hrs D Cannock HC v Dinamo Kazan
18.30 hrs C Olimpia Kolos Sekvoia v WKS Grunwald Poznan

20.30 hrs B HC Bra v St Germain HC
Saturday 25 October 2008
10.30 hrs A Club Egara v KS Pocztowiec Poznan
12.30 hrs D Dinamo Kazan v HC Bloemendaal
14.30 hrs C WKS Grunwald Poznan v Amsterdam H&BC
16.30 hrs B Dusseldorfer HC v HC Bra
Sunday 26 October 2008

10.30 hrs A Der Club an der Alster v Club Egara
12.30 hrs C Amsterdam H&BC v Olimpia Kolos Sekvoia
14.30 hrs D HC Bloemendaal v Cannock HC
16.30 hrs B St Germain HC v Dusseldorfer HC

Round 1b
Lille HC, Lille (FRA) 31 October ? 2 November 2008

Date Time Pool Match
Friday 31 October 2008
14.30 hrs F Waterloo Ducks HC v Kelburne HC
16.30 hrs H Atletic Terrassa HC v Three Rock Rovers HC
18.30 hrs E Western Wildcats HC v Reading HC
20.30 hrs G RC Polo de Barcelona v Lille MHC
Saturday 1 November 2008
10.30 hrs F East Grinstead HC v Waterloo Ducks HC

12.30 hrs H Three Rock Rovers HC v KHC Leuven
14.30 hrs E H.C. Rotterdam v Western Wildcats HC
16.30 hrs G UHC Hamburg v RC Polo de Barcelona
Sunday 2 November 2008
10.30 hrs F Kelburne HC v East Grinstead HC
12.30 hrs H KHC Leuven v Atletic Terrassa HC

14.30 hrs E Reading HC v H.C. Rotterdam
16.30 hrs G Lille MHC v UHC Hamburg

See full pool listings and further details at EHL?s website.