This weekend the DHB has started and on the first day three matches have been scheduled in which two Catalan teams have participated: Pedralbes HC and Egara 1935. The match between Real Sociedad 1927 and Vallès Esportiu, which was to be played this weekend will be played on Sunday, October 4 at 11am.
Pedralbes HC faced SPV Complutense and won comfortably 4-0. Already in the first half and with a difference of eleven minutes the locals already scored the four goals; Lucas Barón made two and Maximiliano Casas the other two.
Egara 1935 also won comfortably at UD Taburiente. Eric Moliné, ten minutes after the start of the match, scored the first goal for the locals but the advantage would only last a couple of minutes as the Canaries managed to tie. In the second quarter, Albert Font and Àlex Broto put the lead ahead again (3-1), a result that reached the half. The fourth goal was converted by Xavi Bigata in the third quarter. In the last quarter Pol Torres scored the final fifth goal and the visiting team also scored leaving the light with the result of 5-2.
The matches of the Catalan teams next weekend are:
Saturday, October 3
SPV Complutense - VALLES ESPORTIU (3 pm)
Real Sociedad 1927 - EGARA 1935 (15.00 h)
Sunday, October 4
Real Sociedad 1927 - VALLES ESPORTIU (11.00 h)
CH Sardinero - PEDRALBES HC (12.30 pm)
Ranjit Singh Kaur died in London on Saturday at the age of 71. Ranjit, an Indian by birth, was always closely linked to our sport, both as a player and as a coach. He was a much loved and pioneering person in our sport and who ran the well-known store in Terrassa of Ranjit Sports, now closed.
In our country he was a player in the first team of Junior FC and then he was a player and coach of CD Terrassa Hockey.
He excelled as a goalkeeping and penalty coach for the Indian Olympic team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
From the Catalan Hockey Federation we want to convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends for this loss.
This weekend the second day of the Catalan Men's First Championship was played and the Group 1 classification is led by HC Sant Cugat alone, while in Group 2 there are three teams that open the table with six points : Matadepera'88, Castelldefels HC and Vallès Esportiu. Unscored in Group 1 are Iluro HC and in Group 2 are FC Barcelona, Diagonal and Club Egara.
In Group 1, EHC beat Catalonia 2-1; Oscar Davi and Ignasi Roig scored for the locals and Marc Valls for the visitor. HC Sant Cugat won 3-0 at Pedralbes HC, with goals from Guillem Saborit, Pedro Serra and Joan Pujol; and ranks first in the rankings. AD Rimas won at home to Iluro HC with a lone goal from Roger Vidal. Real Club de Polo hosted Can Salas, which they beat 2-1, goals that went up to the scoreboard from the half and were transformed by the Diagonal team Javier Muñoz and Alfonso Calzado; for Can Salas was Quim Sánchez.
In Group 2 there was a festival of goals in the match between Club Egara, which scored four (Ferran Oteo -2-, Joan Griera and Biel Puig), and Castelldefels HC which scored six (Gerard Bercero - 2-, Rosendo Torrent -2- and Joan Manel Pujol -2-). At home, Vallès also won at FC Barcelona. Eduard Garriga scored both goals for the locals and Sergi San José scored two for the visiting team and Albert Puig finished the other. Atlético Terrassa hosted Egara in 1935 and won 3-2. All goals in this match were from the penalty spot; for Atlético they were scored by Ignasi Tarrats, Roger Rovira and Marc Vilalta; by Egara 1935, Jan Borràs and Iñaki Sarrabayrouse. Matadepera’88 visited Diagonal and beat them 2-3 with a hat trick by Albert Sala; by the premises they marked Taki Julian Bruinsma and Jose de Abadal.
The meetings of the next day are:
Saturday, October 3
PEDRALBES HC - ILURO HC (Group 1- 15.00 h)
EGARA 1935 - FC BARCELONA (Group 2 - 3 pm)
VALLES ESPORTIU - CLUB EGARA (Group 2 - 15.00 h)
EHC - HC SANT CUGAT (Group 1- 17.00 h)
MATADEPERA ’88 - CASTELLDEFELS HC (Group 2- 17.00 h)
DIAGONAL HC - ATHLETIC TERRACE (Group 2- 5.30 pm)
Sunday, October 4
CATALONIA HC - CAN SALAS (Group 1 - 12.00h)
AD RIMAS - REAL CLUB POLO (Group 1 - 12.30pm)