30th July 2017: Today was the start of a packed schedule of games in Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia as the EuroHockey Championships III for women and men got underway. However the big winner today was hockey in Europe as the Slovenian women’s team togged out for their first senior international game in 12 years.
The women of Turkey and Lithuania opened the event with a competitive 2-2 draw. Switzerland proved to be far too strong for the Slovenian’s in the end putting 12 past them to top the group overnight.
|30 Jul||09:00||01||Turkey||2 – 2||Lithuania||Pool A|
|11:15||02||Slovenia||0 – 18||Switzerland||Pool A|
In the Men’s Tournament, Italy took all 3 points on offer in their game against Slovakia in Pool A. The hosts top Pool B overnight with a comprehensive win over Malta. Belarus beat Lithuania in the earlier game of the day that was delayed twice due to thunderstorms!!!!
|30 Jul||13:30||01||Italy||6 – 0||Slovakia||Pool A|
|16:15||02||Belarus||7 – 0||Lithuania||Pool B|
|19:00||03||Croatia||12 – 1||Malta||Pool B|
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