2012 European Championship: Results Day 5, September 11

12/09/2012

The first round at the 2012 European Championship in the Netherlands is in the books. The preliminary round robin ended on Tuesday with six games. Italy, Spain and Sweden from Group A and the Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic from Group B made it into the medal round, which will be played in another round robin format.

The first round at the 2012 European Championship in the Netherlands is in the books. The preliminary round robin ended on Tuesday with six games. Italy, Spain and Sweden from Group A and the Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic from Group B made it into the medal round, which will be played in another round robin format.

Defending champion Italy is entering the second round with a 2-0 record and favorite to reach the Gold Medal Game. Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic follow with 1-1 records, while Sweden is the underdog at 0-2.

On Tuesday Italy kept its clean slate, remaining undefeated in five games, shutting out Russia 10-0 in their last preliminary round game. Spain with a 6-0 win over Croatia and Sweden with a 5-3 victory over Greece followed into the second round from Group A.

In Group B the Netherlands clinched first place with a 4-1 record thanks to an 11-2 rout over Great Britain. Germany also won its fourth game, beating France with an 8-3 victory. In the third matchup the Czech Republic blew out Belgium 12-3 en route to their third win.

The second round will start on Thursday with Italy taking on Germany, Sweden facing the Netherlands and Spain squaring off with the Czech Republic. Already on Wednesday the classification round will be played, as ranks 7th to 12th in final standings will be decided.

Results

Friday, September 7, 2012

Spain 10 – Greece 0
Sweden 14 – Russia 1
Czech Republic 4 – Germany 5
France 3 – Great Britain 1
Croatia 0 – Italy 16
Belgium 0 – Netherlands 17

Saturday, September 8:
Russia 1 – Spain 10
Germany 10 – Belgium 2
Greece 7 – Croatia 2
Netherlands 15  – France 0
Great Britain 6 – Czech Republic 1
Italy 8 – Sweden 1

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Netherlands 2 – Czech Republic 3
France 9 – Belgium 8
Sweden 4 – Croatia 2
Germany 6 – Great Britain 1
Italy 4 – Spain 3
Greece 9 – Russia 5

Monday, September 10, 2012
Croatia 8 – Russia 4
Sweden 1 – Spain 13
France 0 – Czech Republic 6
Belgium 10 – Great Britain 7
Italy 7 – Greece 0
Netherlands 10 – Germany 0

Tuesday, September 11, 2012:
Germany 8 – France 3
Spain 6 – Croatia 0
Greece 3 – Sweden 5
Czech Republic 12 – Belgium 3
Russia 0 – Italy 10
Great Britain 2 – Netherlands 11

Final Standings 1st Round

Group A
1) Italy 5-0
2) Spain 4-1
3) Sweden 3-2
4) Greece 2-3
5) Croatia 1-4
6) Russia 0-5

Group B
1) Netherlands 4-1
2) Germany 4-1
3) Czech Republic 3-2
4) France 2-3
5) Belgium 1-4
6) Great Britain 1-4

Schedule Classification Round

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Game for 7th Place:

  • 14:00 France – Greece (Utrecht)

Game for 9th Place:

  • 14:00 Belgium – Croatia (Haarlem)

Game for 11th Place:

  • 14:00 Russia – Great Britain (Rotterdam)

Schedule 2nd Round

Thursday, September 13, 2012
14:00 Spain – Czech Republic (Haarlem)
19:30 Italy – Germany (Haarlem)
19:30 Sweden – Netherlands (Rotterdam)

Friday, September 14, 2012
14:00 Germany – Sweden (Rotterdam)
19:30 Netherlands – Spain (Rotterdam)
19:30 Czech Republic – Italy (Haarlem)

Saturday, September 15, 2012
14:00 Czech Republic – Sweden (Haarlem)
19:00 Italy – Netherlands (Rotterdam)
19:30 Germany – Spain (Haarlem)

Standings 2nd Round

1) Italy 2-0
2) Netherlands 1-1
2) Germany 1-1
2) Czech Republic 1-1
2) Spain 1-1
6) Sweden 0-2

Gold Medal Game 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

  • 13:00 Gold Medal Game (1st vs. 2nd of 2nd Round) (Rotter