Table leader Petrotrin will go into its top-of-the-table clash with second placed Paragon today, needing only a point to complete a hat-trick of titles in the T&T Hockey Board Men’s Championship Division. The Oilmen will enter their 6.30 pm meeting with Paragon at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua with a comfortable three-point cushion and a goal-difference of plus 41 to it rivals’ plus 34, meaning it can also afford to lose the match by six clear goals and still hold onto its title. When both teams met in the first round, Petrotrin came away with a 3-1 win and the star-studded Oilmen line-up which include national players Tristan Grant, Solomon Eccles, Atiba Whittington, Ron Alexander and Wayne Legerton, will no doubt want to add another win against Paragon, which has already won the “Big-Four” crown.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame bolstered its claims to the Women’s Championship crown with an 11-1 thrashing of Defence Force on Tuesday led by hat-trick from national senior women’s team forward Blair Wynne and her cousin, Stephanie Whiteman. Dana-Lee De Gannes and Kayla Brathwaite added two goals each for the Dames while Carol Wynn-Whiteman, Stephanie’s mother got the other for the winners. Wynette Campbell netted a 28th minute goal for Defence Force. The win pushed the Dames to 34 points from 13 matches and assured of the title at least for now as second placed Paragon has 25 points and only two matches left. However, there are Disciplinary Committee matters involving Notre Dame that has gone before the T&T Olympic Committee which means Paragon are still in the hunt.
Notre Dame 11 (Stephanie Whiteman 9th, 26th, 37th, Blair Wynne 11th, 16th, 56th, Dana-Lee De Gannes 24th, 62nd, Kayla Brathwaite 35th, 65th, Carol Whiteman 21st) vs Defence Force 1 (Wynette Campbell 28th).
Magnolias 2 (Stacey Siu Butt 15th, Nicole Lee 28th) vs Checkers 1 (Jevanna George 18th).