Colorful spectacle on the ice: The Ice Hockey Uni-Cup for the thyssenkrupp Trophy thrills for the 33rd time!

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Big cheers, a variety of costumes and a unique atmosphere: After a two-year break, the Ice Hockey Uni-Cup (EUC) finally brought great atmosphere back to the sold-out 100.5 Arena on December 8.


On December 8, the first Ice Hockey Uni Cup once again thrilled nearly 3,000 viewers in the 100.5 Arena and an additional 1,300 fans on the livestream. The players from the three faculties of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and medicine competed against each other in colorful costumes. The Aachen iconic event was organized by the RWTH University Sports Center (HSZ).

Professor Dr. Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector of RWTH Aachen University, was also on site to watch the exciting games and impressive cheerleader shows. He was thrilled by the atmosphere. Peter Lynen, director of the HSC, was delighted. After two years of silence in the sport, today we could again experience the joy of life and enthusiasm. The mood and enthusiasm are definitely back, he said.

In addition to the ice hockey games, the main focus is on having fun, celebrating together and cheering on each other. After all, each of the three teams wants to bring home the thyssenkrupp Trophy for their student body. The EUC has been supported by thyssenkrupp for many years.

Traditionally, the proceeds of the EUC are donated to two good causes. This year, the donations went to the international organization Right to Play and to the Aachen cold helpers from the Johanniter.

At the end of the successful event, the Aachen Steelers from the mechanical engineering department won the thyssenkrupp Trophy. After a close contest under high tension, they managed to beat the opposing team Medical Strikers by 26 points to 21 in the last game of the evening. The ET Lions took third place. The cheerleaders of the medical student body convinced the jury with their choreography and were awarded the FuFah honorary prize.

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