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Oilmen too slick for Paragon
Former national standout Brian Garcia scored a hat-trick as defending champions, Petrotrin spanked Paragon 5-2 in a top-of-the-table Men’s Open Division encounter in the T&T Hockey Board Indoor Championship at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo on Friday night.
Garcia’s goal came in a late two-minute span, in the 37th and twice in the 38th minute to open up a tight game and his team 2-1 ahead. Earlier on, national forward Evan Farrell continued his rich vein of form for the Oilmen by opening the scoring in the fourth minute and scoring another in the 25th after Syl Sinnette had leveled for Paragon in the seventh minute while Akim Toussaint added a 40th minute item.
With the win the Oilmen pushed their points tally to 13 from five matches before they closed out round-robin group play in a 4-4 draw against Defence Force (seven points) in a re-scheduled match on Saturday night ahead of the semifinals while Paragon, which has one match left to play stayed on nine points and not certain of a top four finish as yet for the semis.
Notre Dame joined the Paragon on nine points after their 6-3 whipping of Malvern led by a beaver-trick from national forward Shaquille Daniel, in the 22nd, 26th, 32nd 33rd while his international team-mate Aidan De Gannes got the other two, in the second and 32nd minutes.
For Malvern, which tasted its fifth loss in-a-row, national youth players, Tariq Marcano (two) and Kristien Emmanuel were the players on target.
And on Saturday, Queen’s Park also made full use of Paragon’s slip up, by edging past Notre Dame 8-7 inspired by a Nicholas Camacho beaver-trick to go second on the seven team table with ten points and one match left to play.
In the Women’s Open Division Tamia Roach scored a hat-trick for Notre Dame to squeeze past Maritime Harvard Checkers 5-4 in a meeting of pointless teams.
Dana-Lee De Gannes and Blair Wynne, national junior and senior team players respectively added one each for the Dames now with to end their four-match campaign with three points and in the last semifinal qualifying spot while Checkers which got a hat-trick from former national defender Patrice Padmore is still without a point, but has a match left to play and can still qualify.
Already certain of a place in the semifinals are defending champions Shandy Carib Magnolias (nine points), and Paragon and Ventures, both with six points.
The line-up for the Mixed Veterans Division was completed on Saturday night after Notre Dame edged past Queen’s Park 2-1 in a winner-take-all contest on Saturday. The win saw the Dames finish level on ten points with fellow qualifiers Defence Force, but second on goal-difference while the Parkites stayed third with six points while the two qualifiers for the semifinals from the other pool, were Malvern (seven points) and Fatima, with five.
In the semifinals, Defence Force faces Fatima and Notre Dame tackles Malvern.
T&THB Indoor Championship results:
Notre Dame 2 vs QPCC 1
QPCC 8 vs Notre Dame 7
Petrotrin 4 vs Defence Force 4
Notre Dame 5 vs Paragon 4 (Tamia Roach 6th, 13th, 27th, Dana-Lee De Gannes 13th, Blair Wynne 30th) vs Checkers 4 (Brittney Hingh 7th, Patrice Padmore 8th, 24th, 36th)
Petrotrin 5 (Brian Garcia 37th, 38th, 39th, Evan Farrell 4th, 25th) vs Paragon 2 (Syl Sinnette 7th, Akim Toussaint 40th)
Notre Dame 6 (Shaquille Daniel 22nd, 26th, 32nd, 33rd, Aidan De Gannes 2nd, 32nd) vs Malvern 3 (Tariq Marcano 7th pen, 10th, Kristien Emmanuel 28th)
Petrotrin 4 (Donald Charles 10th, 29th, Bertrand Duncan 22nd, 25th) vs Shape 4 (Nolan Sampson 8th, 17th, Leroy Sookdeo 1st, Sean Walter 9th)
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