A win for Canterbury would seal play-off place

[img_assist|nid=6598|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=87|height=100]ENGLAND, March 28 – Three men’s teams travel to Amsterdam this weekend in search of glory in the European Hockey League. And back in the English Men’s Hockey League there are several crucial matches taking place as teams chase promotion dreams.

Reading take on Rotterdam in the last 16 of the EHL competition on Good Friday, while the other two English teams, Beeston and East Grinstead, will play each other on Saturday morning for a place in the last eight.

Beeston and Surbiton are already through to the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division end-of-season play-offs. Reading, in third, could get bumped out if fourth-placed Canterbury win on Saturday and East Grinstead win by 13 clear goals in their final game. 

Saturday sees Cannock play host to Canterbury. Postponed last weekend, the match is one of several rescheduled for this weekend. A win for Canterbury would bump them into third-place. But Cannock could squeeze them out of fourth if they win by four clear goals.

With East Grinstead in EHL action their postponed Premier Division game with Southgate has had to be put back until Wednesday April 3. If Canterbury do not beat Cannock on Saturday, East Grinstead can still clinch a top-four place with a win.

In the Conference North, Sheffield Hallam entertain University of Durham. Victory could see them overtake leaders Bowdon who travel to Belper on the same day and give them the title.

Meanwhile, Olton have conceded their game with Khalsa which was postponed on Sunday.

Men’s Hockey League (Wednesday, March 27 2013)

Conference North

Sheffield Hallam 8 Preston 0

Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, March 30 2013)

Premier Division

Cannock v Canterbury 14:00

Conference North

Belper v Bowdon 12:00

Sheffield Hallam v Univ of Durham 13:30

Men’s Hockey League (Wednesday, April 3 2013)

Premier Division

Southgate v East Grinstead 20:15