GC Herren 1: First game of the new Season against RWW

Grasshoppers Club Zürich - HC Rotweiss Wettingen --- 1:5

And we are back for a new hockey season with fresh faces, and an improved and strong pre season preparation. First team up is Rotweiss Wettingen.

The GC boys knew this would be a tough game as it always is again the consistent competition winners. Both teams started strong however with RWW holding most of the possession in the first quarter. GC defending remained strong and tight keeping shots on goal to a minimum and then subsequently providing the foundation for building the counter attack. However neither team was successful in converting opportunities.

The second quarter saw a better improvement from the GC men as more attacks were created and
sustained pressure on the RWW defence. Unfortunately it was to last as RWW put the pressure on harder and converted two quick short corner drag flicks. Undeterred, GC pushed and and clawed back one goal through Lucas Harte during a breakdown of a penalty corner.

Unfortunately again the renewed energy of the GC men was quickly squashed as RWW ran away with the game scoring another 3 goals in the final quarters to finish the game 5-1.

Although it's not an ideal start to the season, the GC men know where they have to be to contest the competition and carve their place in the top 4.


Fabian (GK), Hein, Roman, Max, Luca, Ben, Fabian, Lucho, Lucas, Rudy, Oli, Lars, Pat, Fabio, Ceci, Jakob

Scorer: Lucas Harte

Coach: Facundo Quiroga