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Baltic Handball League
Baltic Handball League returns to action with ten games, which this time will be spread over three days. And this fact also brings a small historic element to this week's matches, as Ukrainian side ZTR Zaporozhye will play three games in three days, which they have never done before.
It was not an easy start in the EHF EURO 2020 second qualifying stage for six countries which form the Baltic Handball League. Especially the first matchday, when all six lost their matches! Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus then took victories few days later, but Estonia, Lithuania and Finland will have to wait until April 2019 to open their point tally.
Last week was much more quiet on domestic and international club front, as many countries had already made a break in the league in order to prepare for the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifying matches. Nevertheless, two derbies between BHL clubs took place in Estonia and Latvia.
It was definitely not a good week for BHL teams in Europe – five crashed out of EHF Cup or EHF Challenge Cup, plus Cocks Riihimäki suffered another bitter one-goal defeat in the EHF Champions League. The only happy team after last week is VHC Šviesa Vilnius, although it was a win-win situation, as they defeated fellow BHL-side Granitas-Karys Kaunas.
In the 2018/19 season we start with a Baltic Handball League newsletter, where we will follow the actions of all our 12 clubs in domestic and international competitions to keep the followers of the league up to date between the BHL weekends or matches.
The first full weekend of the new Baltic Handball League season saw seven matches been played in three Baltic States. The biggest winner of the weekend was ZRHK Tenax Dobele, as the Latvian champions recorded two wins at home. One win each took Dragunas Klaipeda, VHC Šviesa Vilnius, Celtnieks Riga, Serviti Põlva and HC Tallinn.
|6||HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper||10||0||0||10||223:327||-104||0|
|1||ZRHK Tenax Dobele||10||8||1||1||323:283||40||17|
|2||VHC Šviesa Vilnius||10||8||0||2||292:258||34||16|