Bruce's bonus keeps Bann's Euro hopes alive as Elks bag a win too
Banbridge came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against Swiss side Rottweiss Wettingen in the opening game of their EuroHockey Trophy series in Glasgow last night.
They trailed to Raphael Brunner's goal but Stephen Dowds levelled from a penalty stroke.
Jan Hodle's penalty corner restored Wettingen's lead but Bruce McCandless produced the equaliser to keep Bann's hopes of reaching Monday's final alive.
On the women's side, Ulster Elks made a winning start to their Euro series in Prague when they beat hosts Slavia 2-0. Rebecca Barry got the opener and Gemma Frazer's penalty corner sealed the win. They face Swansea today (2.45pm).
Pegasus went down 5-0 against Club de Campo Madrid in their opener in the top flight series near Utrecht.
Pegasus enter the relegation group tomorrow when they are likely to take on Canterbury.
Meanwhile the Irish men, without four regulars, lost 6-0 in their second game against Olympic champions Germany in Hamburg ... a little improvement on the 9-0 opening defeat.