The Edinburgh side ended Kelburne’s incredible decade-long reign as Scottish champions in May to claim the title a 4-3 shoot-out win after both legs of their two-pronged final had ended in draws.
It means they will play in their third Euro Hockey League campaign but they have yet to record a win in the competition with heavy defeats to Berliner and Rotterdam in their most recent campaign in 2012/13. Grange finished fifth in the EuroHockey Champions Trophy in Dublin earlier this year which suggests they may find the going tough again as they meet recent champions and hosts Harvestehuder THC and Austrian winners, HC Wien, in Round 1 in Hamburg.
Hamish Imrie has moved on to English club hockey but goalkeeper Sean Hadfield and captain Cammy Fraser are feisty performers who could make an impact.
EHL History: 2007/08 Group stages, 2012/13 Group stages