EHL: England’s men the big winners in EHL Ranking Table

Following the conclusion of the Euro Hockey League FINAL8 and the EuroHockey Trophy I events in Lousada and Hamburg, there will be significant movement to the EHL Ranking Tables.

The EHL Ranking Tables determines how many clubs each team will receive in the 2024/25 season’s Euro Hockey League and allocates those places based on performances over the past three years.

The Ranking Tables will be finalised following the EuroHockey Trophy II events in May in Zagreb (Men) and Alanya (Women). Irrespective of those results, a number of outcomes are already confirmed and cannot be changed at this stage.

On the men’s side, the Netherlands remain in first position following Pinoké and SV Kampong’s run to the GRAND FINAL in the Wagener Stadium.

Belgium will move up to second place while England make the biggest jump from fifth to third thanks to Old Georgian’s BRONZE MEDAL performance.

In tandem with Holcombe’s KO16 win over Racing Club de France and other English club performances in the three seasons, it helped lift England above both Spain and Germany.

Each of the Netherlands, Belgium and England will receive three spots in the EHL next season. Spain remain in fourth place, keeping their two spots. The national champions from each of these four nations will receive a bye to the EHL FINAL8 with their remaining teams going to the KO16.

Germany, meanwhile, drop from second to fifth place. It means they will only have two teams in EHL Men next season, both of whom will play in the KO16.

Austria move up a spot into sixth spot courtesy of Post SV’s run to the KO8 and SV Arminen’s third place finish in Trophy I. They will receive two KO16 tickets next season.

France are the team to drop down; they move from sixth to seventh and thus will only have one EHL KO16 spot next term as will Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Czechia.

For the women’s competition, the majority of entrants for next season’s expanded FINAL12 is already confirmed.

Mannheimer HC’s defeat of Club de Campo and Junior FC – allied to a Club an der Alster’s third place in Trophy I – boosted Germany’s quotient to move into the second place in the Ranking Table above Spain who are now in third place.

The Netherlands remain number one with Belgium in fourth spot. The significance is that Germany and Belgium will both receive an extra place at next season’s EHL weekend at Easter. The Dutch and Spanish clubs will receive two spots as well, like they did for the 2023/24 edition.

England remain in fifth place with one spot in the EHL. Who picks up the last three spots remains to be confirmed following the completion of the EuroHockey Trophy II in Alanya, Türkiye.

The finalised EHL Ranking Tables will be formally published after that event.

** Click here to see the June 2023 update to the EHL Men’s Ranking Table

** Click here to see the June 2023 update to the EHL Women’s Ranking Table

** How points are allocated can be found in the documents at the following link

By EHL Hockey TV

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