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21-goal thriller leaves Paragon on top
National forward Kiel Murray scored six goals including five of his team’s last six as Paragon held off Petrotrin 11-10 in their T&T Hockey Board Super Indoor Championship Men’s Open Division opener at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo on Wednesday.
Paragon, which recently captured the national Indoor crown to deny the Oilmen, the double was first to strike via another national player, Akim Toussaint and two minutes later his international team-mate Cogie Butler made it 2-0.
However, Petrotrin with its own core of national players hit back with five unanswered goals through Wayne Legerton in the sixth, seventh and eighth minutes, Evan Farrell (ninth) and Atiba Whittington for a 5-2 lead.
The see-saw battle then swung back Paragon’s way as Murray (12th), Gerron Frank (13th) and Toussaint (18th) replied to leave both clubs even at 5-5 at the end of a pulsating half.
On the resumption, Paragon picked up where it left off with Murray scoring three quick goals inside the first three minutes and another by Toussaint to take control of the match at 9-5.
There was still another twist to the match as Dwain Quan Chan banged in three goals in the 27th, 30th, and 31st to pull the Oilmen within one at 9-8 and nine minutes left.
With five minutes remaining Toussaint got his third to give Paragon some breathing space at 10-8, but Whittington drove in his second for Petrotrin to pull within one again at 10-9 in the 36th.
Murray then calmed the nerves of his team-mates with a 38th minute goal for a 11-9 lead and despite Quan Chan’s fourth item of the match in the 40th minute his team managed to hang on for victory.
..Henry triggers Paragon revenge
Zene Henry had a hat-trick as Paragon avenged a 5-4 semifinal loss to national Outdoor and Indoor champions, Notre Dame, 7-1 in the Women’s Open Division lone match on Wednesday.
Henry got the opener as early as the first minute before national forward Blair Wynne drew the Dames level a minute minute.
But Paragon was a no mood to play second fiddle to its opponents on the night and then hammered in six goals without reply to seal a convincing victory ahead of its remaining matches against Indoor runners-up Ventures and Shandy Carib Magnolias.
Pauline Joseph made it 2-1 in the 15th minute while Keima Gardiner added a quick double in the 18th and 19th for a 4-1 cushion at the half.
Three minutes after the restart, Henry got her second and within a minute she completed her hat-trick while Danielle Thompson added another in the 27th.
Wren, Morales set up easy Army/Coast-Guard vets win
Nicholas Wren and Anthony Morales scored two goals each as newly crowned Mixed Veterans champions, Defence Force picked up from where it left off last week with a 9-4 bashing of Notre Dame.
The quintet of Gerard Ferguson, Kirth Davis, Anton Reyes, Roger Daniel and Neil Lashley added one each for the Teteron Boys while Sean Olton got two, and John Lewis and Selwyn King one apiece for the Dames.
Malvern, runner-up to Defence Force last weekend in the National Indoor final, also made a winning start, 5-2 over Fatima led by a Darius Nathaniel treble. (NS)
Nathaniel found the target in the fifth, tenth and 11th minutes while Anthony Marcano and Cecile Wren chipped in with one each to cancel out Derek Lee and Rolph Young’s goals for Fatima.
Wednesday’s T&THB Super Indoor results
Defence Force 9 (Nicholas Wren 3rd, 19th, Anthony Morales 4th, 28th, Gerard Ferguson 5th, Kirth Davis 8th, Anton Reyes 9th, Roger Daniel 17th, Neil Lashley 19th) vs Notre Dame 4 (Sean Olton 3rd, 5th, John Lewis 20th, Selwyn King 29th)
Malvern 5 (Darius Nathaniel 5th, 10th, 11th, Anthony Marcano 27th, Cecile Wren 30th) vs Fatima 2 (Derek Lee 23rd, Rolph Young 26th)
Paragon 7 (Zene Henry 1st, 23rd, 24th, Keima Gardiner 18th, 19th, Pauline Joseph 15th, Danielle Thompson 27th) vs Notre Dame 1 (Blair Wynne 2nd)
Paragon 11 (Kiel Murray 12th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 35th, 38th, Akim Toussaint 3rd, 17th, 25th, Cogie Butler 5th, Gerron Frank 13th) vs Petrotrin 10 (Dwain Quan Chan 27th, 30th, 31st, 40th, Wayne Legerton 6th, 7th, 8th, Evan Farrell 9th, Atiba Whittington 10th, 36th)
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