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UHC Hamburg win their third Euro Hockey League title
Uhlenhorster HC have won their third EHL title in the fifth Euro Hockey League (EHL) season. The Hamburg side defeated the hosts Amsterdam H&BC 2-1 in the first EHL Final which was decided in a penalty shoot-out.
What was the 200th match in EHL history was tied 2-2 after 80 minutes of high-quality hockey.
Hamburg can thank their goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi who secured the victory with many outstanding saves. He also parried four attempts in the penalty shoot-out. Jan Willem Buissant was the only Amsterdam player who scored in the one-on-one , 8 seconds to score from the 25 shootout. Oliver Korn and Mathias Müller were successful for UHC.
KHC Dragons defeated HC Rotterdam 4-3 in extra time to win the bronze medal &nsdash; the first time in EHL history that a Belgian team wins an EHL medal. It is also the first time in EHL history that Rotterdam finish without a medal. The Hoofdklasse playoffs runners-up had claimed medals in all three of the EHL tournaments that they had participated in, Bronze in 2008 and 2009, Silver in 2010.
For videos and full erports see www.ehlhockey.tv , the official website of the Euro Hockey League. Final highlights are also available at http://nos.nl/video/377489-ehl-uhc-hamburgamsterdam.html