December 18, 2007

Wednesday december 19


For hockey fans from the Pan-American region, there’s special interest in the EHL KO16 draw because it involves a number of Pan-American players participating with their European clubs, such as Canadians Kenny Pereira and Connor Grimes playing for Dutch HGC, and Argentine national team members Juan Garreta (Waterloo Ducks) and Matias Rey (Polo Barcelona) as well as former Argentina player Guillermo Schickendantz with Club Egara. Juan Garreta will also be one of the Round 1 influential players portrayed in the show.

This should be an exciting show for all hockey fans with its many hockey video clips, interactive elements, and studio guests and international hockey superstars Teun de Nooijer and Robert van der Horst.

This Wednesday, at 6pm CET, EHL brings the first ever interactive, multimedia show in hockey to computer screens around the world.

Combining never-before-seen hockey movie clips with special studio guests, Dutch national team players three times WorldHockey Player of the Year Teun de Nooijer and 2005 WorldHockey Young Player of the Year Robert van der Horst, live participation of representatives of 16 hockey clubs from 9 different nations and viewer interaction through a chat module, Euro Hockey League's Round 2 draw is an exciting event for all and provides a platform where teams, fans, and media come together and actively take part in a unique hockey event.

For fans, the KO16 show contains a number of hockey video clips, relaying the best of the action of the first two tournaments, shining a light on umpires and coaches, and taking three of Round 1's influential players to centre stage. Viewers can also participate in the show, asking questions to Teun, Robert, or the EHL crew, or giving their comments through a custom-designed chat box on the draw site, with the most interesting questions and comments selected and integrated into the program by the presenter.

The draw itself happens in an innovative format, with the seeded teams shaping their fate by choosing their opponents - even if blindfolded - and all participants' reactions available live and direct. The list of club representatives participating in the draw includes illustrious names, such as players Carlos Nevado for Uhlenhorster HC and Rhys Joyce for Reading HC, coaches Paul van Ass for HGC or David Ralph for Loughborough Students, and former FIH president Juan Angel Calzado for Real Club de Polo de Barcelona.

Already, the Euro Hockey League web site shows videos of all Round 1 goals in a fantastic highlights round-up and offers the possibility of submitting questions and comments for the draw.

Be sure you don't miss this all-new, superb hockey show.
We look forward to seeing you join in on Wednesday on!