Petrotrin men completed the outdoor and indoor season double and Shandy Carib Magnolias captured the women’s title when the T&T Hockey Board’s Indoor Championship ended at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, Hamilton-Holder Street on Sunday. In the Men’s Open Division decider, the Oilmen featuring no fewer than five first team national players, made light work of Defence Force 5-2.
Leading the way was captain Atiba Whittington (seventh, 38th) and Dwain Quan Chan (17th, 23rd) while fellow T&T international Wayne Legerton added the fifth in the 35th minute. National duo, Mickell Pierre (29th) and Javon Woodward (39th) scored for the Teteron Boys.
The Women’s Open Division finale, was a much more interesting encounter which was decided by an Aime Olton sudden-death extra-time goal to hand Magnolias a 4-3 triumph over bitter-rivals, Ventures. Magnolias looked set for an easy victory early on when veteran player Stacey Siu Butt and Mika Ella Tang found the back of the nets in the ninth and 11th minutes.
But the daughter and mother, combination of Kristin Abreu (14th), and Cristina Abreu (16th) hit back for Ventures for a 2-2 deadlock at the 20-minute half. In-form national forward, Yesenia Luces fired Ventures ahead for the first time in the match in the 31st minute but within a minute Siu Butt got Magnolias back on level terms to send the match into the dreaded sudden-death extra-time.
The first five-minute half failed to provide a winner, but two minutes into the second-half, Olton found a way past Ventures goalkeeper, Sarayah-u Plaza to snatch a dramatic 4-3 win. Magnolias were also crowned champions in the Under-21 Women’s Division, via a third minute goal from national youth team forward, Brianna Govia to beat Paragon 1-0.
Meanwhile, Corona Fatima and Queen’s Park lifted the Under-21 Men and Mixed Veterans categories. The Vieira brothers, Jordan (11th, 24th) and Andrew (14th) combined to lead Fatima past Queen’s Park CC, 3-2 while Douglas Hay’s 32nd minute sudden-death strike earned the Parkites a successful defence of its crown, 3-2 over Malvern. The focus will now shift to the men and women national teams final two weeks of preparations for the FIH World League to be played at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, from November 11 to 18.
Petrotrin 5 (Atiba Whittington 7th, 38th, Dwain Quan Chan 17th, 23rd, Wayne Legerton 35th) vs Defence Force 2 (Mickell Pierre 29th, Javon Woodward 39th)
Magnolias 4 (Stacey Siu Butt 9th, 32nd, Mika Ella Tang 11th, Aime Olton 47th) vs Ventures 3 (Kristin Abreu 14th, Cristina Abreu 16th, Yesenia Luces 31st) - Magnolias won in sudden-death extra-time.
QPCC 3 (Raphael Govia 2nd, 16th, Douglas Hay 32nd) vs Malvern 2 (Kory Barnett 10th, Penelope Sharpe 12th) - QPCC won in sudden-death extra-time.
Magnolias 1 (Brianna Govia 3rd) vs Paragon 0
Fatima 3 (Jordan Vieira 11th, 24th, Andrew Vieira 14th) vs QPCC 2 (Shaquille Asannah 25th, Mark Ayen 28th)
Third place playoffs
Paragon 6 (Kiel Murray 8th, 15th, 21st, Cogie Butler 20th, 23rd, 35th) vs QPCC 5 (Shawn Lee Quay 22nd, 30th, 40th, Matthew Tang Nian 13th, Stefan Mouttet 34th)
Paragon 3 (Kristin Thompson 4th, Alanna Lewis 28th, Danielle Thompson 29th) vs Checkers 2 (Mindy Charles 25th, Sekayi Liburd 35th)
Notre Dame 4 (Sean Olton 5th, 8th, Leon Ramdeen 14th, John Lewis 29th) vs Carib 1 (Andre Durant 28th)
Ventures 3 (Kristin Abreu 3rd, Karissa Wyke 19th, Amanda George 29th) vs Checkers 1 (Brittney Hingh 5th)
Notre Dame 7 (Aidan De Gannes 9th, 16th, 30th, Justin Beharry 16th, 23rd, Daneil Trancoso 1st, Shaquille Daniel 24th) vs Malvern 1 (Jemuel Romeo 10th).