21st July 2017: Also the second last day for the boys and an equally impressive day here in St.Petersburg. 

Pool C:  Turkey v Russia 1:7 

Goals: Ozkilic- Lepeshkin(3), Arusiia(p.c.), Lebed(p.c.), Gilev, Naryrshin Artur 

The Russian team defeated the Turkish team with a score of 7:1 in the first match of day.  From the first minute the Russian’s  took the initiative and systematically created dangerous moments, but in the first half of the game, they struggled to score. Towards the end of match the Russians were able to realize their advantage, scoring 7 goals in the end. Sergey Lepeshkin made a hat-trick. So tomorrow in the decisive match for the place in the second division, the Russians will meet with Ukraine.

Lepeshkin Sergey, player of junior men’s team Russia on being asked about hat-trick “I remember only last one, the third. In a counter-attack we fled and I scored.” 

– What’s the mood in the team? 

“The team are excellent, everybody fights to the end, no one is upset. Well, we’ll fight for a place in this Division no one wants to be in Championship III.

Pool C: Ukraine v Italy 1:4

Goals: Shevchuk – Eldorado, Mattia(p.c.), Pietro(2)

Italian team left a very pleasant impression on this tournament, confidently defeated 4:1 the Ukrainian team  at risk of relegation from the second division. Now the Ukrainian team needs only victory in the final match.

Marco Garbaccio, Italian player: – “We have looked for the mistakes in defeat against Poland. So, I think yesterday’s game is very good for us with nice goals, short passes and computations.”

Roman Bludov, Ukranian player: – “We have a slightly weaker technique. Maybe physically we were better, but technically… we have a weak technique. We lost that’s all, but the game was equal.”

Semi-Final: Poland v Czech Republic 4:1

Goals: Kurowski(2), Gruszczynski, Glowaski – Zelezny

In the first semi-final match, there was absolutely no struggle. The obvious favourite – the national team of Poland – immediately seized the initiative and confidently defeated the Czech team. To date the Polish keeper has only missed only one goal for the whole tournament.

Dominik Kotulski, player, Poland: – “From the beginning we all wanted to win. We did it, we controlled the game. And now we’re in the final. We’re very happy.” 

Zelezny, player Czech team: – “We started the match and we knew we need points, because we played all the matches with it. Also, we wanted to stay division B. It is already done. We didn’t want to lose, tried to bite them. We tried but we couldn’t make it.”

Semi-Final: France v Scotland 3:2

Goals: Jeammot(p.c.), Esmenjaud, Fabron – Mcquade(p.c.), Gladwin

The final game was very interesting and dramatic. The Scottish team was twice in the lead and only at the end of match missed the victory disappointedly. The joy of the French team was genuine and unlimited.

James Carrie, player Scotland: – “All the boys are feeling sad – we lost this game, but we need stay strong, work with skills, keep working, Tomorrow we need to win in game for 3 place.”

Frédéric Gohlke, player France: – “Of course, semi-final is especial – very interesting games. Scotland was really strong. It was a stress, but we won.” 

Tomorrow the teams of France and Poland  will meet at the final game. Teams of Scotland and the Czech Republic  will meet in the match for third place, and we will know teams will be relegated: 

#eurohockeyspb2017 #ehjc2017

Tomorrow’s Games: 

Time Teams Title
09:00 ITA – TUR Pool C
11:15 UKR – RUS Pool C
13:45 CZE – SCO 3rd/4th place
16:15 POL – FRA Final


Watch the Live stream here

Official Website – click here 

We will be active on our social channels – so keep up to date on: 

  • Instagram – @eurohockeyorg – watch out for #takeovers #EHJC2017
  • Facebook – our EuroHockey Junior Championships II gallery –  click here 
  • Twitter – @eurohockeyorg – follow us for all the final results of the games 
  • Results and standings – click here