[img_assist|nid=3469|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=175|height=115]England’s top hockey clubs face a busy 2012 Easter weekend with rounds of the Euro Hockey League (men) and European Club Champions Cup (women) ahead.
English men’s champions Beeston (@OfficialBeeHC) play Spain’s Club de Campo at 8.30am UK time on Friday in Rotterdam (9.30am local) in an EHL round of 16 clash. A win would see them play UHC Hamburg (GER) or another Spanish side RC Polo de Barcelona at 11am Sunday, UK time (12noon in Rotterdam), for a place in the quarter finals.
All EHL games will be streamed live on www.ehlhockey.tv and can be followed on Twitter – @ehlhockeytv
Reading (@readinghc) and East Grinstead (@eghockeyclub) are also in action in Rotterdam. EG play CA Montrogue of France at 8.30am UK time, Saturday (9.30 local) for a place in the quarter finals against either Uhlenhorst Mulheim (GER) or the hosts HC Rotterdam. That quarter final will be the showcase game at 1.30pm on Easter Monday (2.30pm European time).
Reading play German champions Club an der Alster at 4pm Saturday with the prospect of a KO8 game against KHC Dragons or Dinamo Elektrosal (Russia) on Monday at 11am UK time (12noon in Europe).
Meanwhile the country’s top women’s teams face a testing cup campaign minus their GB stars. Reading travel to Brussels to play hosts Royal Wellington on Friday (3pm local time) and Hamburg’s Klipper T& HC (12.30pm local time) on Sunday) with the prospect of difficult cross-over pool game on Monday.
Leicester (@LeicesterHockey) travel to San Sebastian in Spain to play Uhlenhorrster (GER) at 12noon local time on Saturday and SHVSM Izmaylovo (Russia) at 12noon local time on Sunday. A further cross-over pool game follows on Monday.
The top two women’s sides in San Sebastian and Brussels will go through to the semi-finals to be played the last weekend of May.