Monday, June 20, 2005

The Catalan team is back

The Catalan national team played two games last weekend in preparation for the Group Tarradellas Cup that will take place during the 31st of June, 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July in Blanes (Catalunya).

On Saturday, Catalonia won the International Tournament Feltor, by beating the local team Sant Celoni by 12 goals to 3. Llaverola, Tibau, Guillen, Torra, Carbó, Rodri, Edu Fernandez, David Caceres and Freixas played for the Catalans.
On Sunday, Catalonia won the II Memorial Beni, by defeating the local team Piera by 7 goals to 1. On this game, the Igualada hockey keeper Oriol Bargallo got his first cap with the national team.

The Group Tarradellas Coup is one of the most important tournaments of the season, and this year the national teams of Argentine, Italy, Switzerland and Catalonia, together with the OK Premiership league team Blanes and the Reno World Stars will compete for this prestigious trohpy.
Catalonia has been drawn in group B together with Switzerland and Blanes. Group A will be formed by Argentine, Italy and Reno World Stars.

It is worth mentioning that the Spanish national team was also invited to participate in the Tarradellas Cup but refused to take part in this tournament.

We wonder why...

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