St Albans are the holders, while their Pool B rivals, Stourport, are also indoor experts. With East Grinstead having the whip hand in Group A, the stage may be set for a possible re-run of last year's thrilling final, which St Albans won on a penalty shoot-out in their ninth final in the event. At 20 minutes a game, with six a side and rolling substitutes, the action should come thick and fast.
National Indoor Hockey Championships, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, today. First game, 4pmReuse content