Defending champions Hikers Hockey club crushed Old Fort 7-4 in their first division matchup when the Diamond Mineral Water Inter-
national Indoor Hockey Festival commenced on Wednesday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.
Falling behind in the early minutes to a Dwayne Allen opening goal, Hikers would quickly level proceedings as Shane Samuels found the back of the net.
Boasting the best record to date in the history of the event, Hikers took the lead as Jamarj Assanah etched his name on the scorer’s sheet. Assanah completed his hat trick with two goals from penalty corner conversions as Hikers began to dominate the matchup.
The win was sealed as Samuels, Devin Munroe and Michael Harding each found the back of the net. Netting a goal apiece for the losers were siblings Aderemi and Ascofu Simon and Mark Fraser respectively.
In the ladies division, three time champions Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Tigers hammered Hikers 8-2 compliments of an Ashley DeGroot first half hat trick.
Completing the win with solo strikes were Kerensa Fernandes, Gabriella Xavier, Trisha Woodroffe, Ulrica Suther-
land and Aliyah Gordon respectively.
Scoring in a losing effort were Marisha Rodrigues and Macaela Harding correspondingly.
National veteran’s champions GCC continued their dominant reign, beating Old Fort veterans 7-3 through a Phillip Fernandes helmet trick.
Completing the result was Damon Woodroffe who bagged a hat trick. On target for the losers was Ivor Thompson with a hat trick.