EHL fixtures set for Havelock’s hockey bonanza

By the time the EHL rolls into Havelock, Eugene Magee will be an Olympian. Pic: Rowland White PressEye
By the time the EHL rolls into Havelock, Eugene Magee will be an Olympian. Pic: Rowland White PressEye

Banbridge Hockey Club will play both their Pool C matches over the weekend as they host the European Hockey league Round One.

As many as 20 Olympians will descend on Havelock Park come October 7th with some of the world’s top clubs taking part.

Bann will play their first match against Paris’ Saint Germanin HC at 14.45pm on Saturday 8th October before taking on Belgium’s Royal Leopold at 15.45pm on Sunday 9th October.

The full schedule was released by the EHL yesterday (Monday) and is subject to change for television.

Bann, of course, will have their own Olympian Eugene Magee on the pitch and will come up against two other players fresh from Rio in Royal Leopold’s Elliot van Strydonck (Belgium) and Glenn Turner, the Australian sharp-shooter.

In Pool A, Holcombe will bring as many as seven players from Great Britain’s Olympic panel while another notable star coming to Havelock will be Irish keeper David Harte, who plays alongside Dutch stars Robbert Kemperman and Sander de Wijn for reigning champions SV Kampong.

Make sure you keep up to date with Eugene Magee’s preparations for the Olympics by keeping your eye on the Leader over the next few weeks.