In Yugoslavia, the competition for the Thayer Tutt Trophy ice hockey competition began in Ljubljana on Saturday (8 March) and has drawn teams from east and western Europe.
TOP VIEW ZOOM OUT From a face-off in the Yugoslav half China (wearing dark blue shirts and red helmets) gain possession and put pressure upon the Yugoslav defence
LV Game in progress
TV PAN China attack
LV Scoreboard and clock - one-nil in first period
CU & GV Crowd watch as play continued (2 shots)
TV PAN Chinese attack breaks down when goal-minder stops the puck
CU Chinese and officials on team bench watching
TV PAN Yugoslavia break away and narrowly fail to score as the slap-shot goes wide
CU & TV Crowd watch as play continues with Yugoslavia bringing puck into Chinese half and building up an attack until Chinese goal-minder saves
CU PAN Injured Chinese on bench having blood from nose staunched
LV Yugoslavian player in penalty box
SV PAN Play in the final period with China building up an attack which ends in a goal PAN ON Chinese goal-scorer
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: In Yugoslavia, the competition for the Thayer Tutt Trophy ice hockey competition began in Ljubljana on Saturday (8 March) and has drawn teams from east and western Europe. Taking part in the competition -- named after the famous American organiser of the sport -- are teams from Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, France, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Rumania, Hungary, China and West Germany. The opening match of the tournament was between China and Yugoslavia.
SYNOPSIS: A face-off in the Yugoslav a half and China, wearing dark blue shirts and red helmets, soon gain possession of the puck and bear down heavily on Yugoslavia's defence..
A skilful attack by China leads to the first goal of the match. The score: one-nil in the first period..
Another breakthrough by the Chinese ends with the goal-minder getting to the puck in time..
Now an attack by Yugoslavia who only narrowly fail to score as the slap-shot goes wide..
Yugoslavia breaks away again bringing the puck into the Chinese half... an attack which builds up until China's goal-minder saves the shot.
A tense match all the way which was not without some injury.
The end of the final period and China building up an attack which ends in a goal. The final score: three goals each. The Chinese team displayed a lot of technical ability and speed to draw with Yugoslavia at one of its major sports.