Deportivo Liceo was proclaimed champion of the OK Liga this Friday after beating Reus Deportiu in the third game of the final by 2-5. The Coruñeses, also far superior in the first two games of the tie (5-1 and 5-2), put an end to the tyranny of Barcelona, who had won all the titles since the 13-14 season. Precisely, the last team that had snatched the gold from the azulgranas was the Liceo itself in 2013. The Galicians, after the victory, close the circle.
The club from Coruña, promoted in the 1980s by the president of Deportivo de La Coruña Agusto César Lendorio, is the only non-Catalan team that has been proclaimed champion of the competition, since it began to be played in 1970.
The Atlantic, with their last victory, add their eighth title, the second shield that accumulates the most after the 32 of Barcelona, which this year was dropped in the semifinals by Reus. The list of winners is completed by Igualada (5), Reus (5), Voltregá (2) and Noia (1).
Roller hockey is very popular in Catalonia, as well as field hockey, due to the English who arrived in the autonomous community during the industrialization of the early 20th century, who brought the sport under their arms, very popular in their homeland. . In La Coruña, on the other hand, it became strong at the end of the century, and the Liceo, a section of Deportivo, became overnight one of the great teams in Europe, with players of the stature of Martinazzo or the Acosta brothers.