Hikers and GCC successfully retained their Woodpecker Products U-21 male and female titles respectively when the fourth annual Hikers Hockey Club Junior Indoor tournament concluded Sunday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.
Hikers defeated GCC 5-2 in the male final compliments of a five goal spree from Aroydy Branford. With the win, the tournament hosts have now secured the title for the fourth consecutive year.
In the female section, GCC exacted revenge on the hosts by defeating the Hikers Ladies 3-0.
In the INet Communications U-16 category, Marian Academy and GCC were crowned
male and female champions.
Marian Academy defeated Old Fort Vikings 2-1 via a penalty shoot-out after normal time finished 1-1. Rosario Ramsammy and Eleomar Silva were on target for the winners while Stephon Sprosta scored for the losers from the mark respectively.
In the earlier minutes of the fixture, Ramsammy had given the Carifesta Avenue side the early lead through a fourth minute strike. However, Old Fort Vikings would equalize as Sprosta netted three minutes later.
In another female encounter, the Bourda girls edged a resolute Old Fort side 1-0 through an Aaliyah Gordon strike. For winning their respective divisions, the championship sides at the presentation ceremony collected the winner’s accolade and medals.
Also collecting trophies and medals were the divisional runner-ups and third placed units. On the individual side, Ashley DeGroot of GCC and Aroydy Branford of Hikers were adjudged to be the Woodpecker U-21 Most Valuable players of the division.
For their efforts they were presented with gift certificates valued at $10,000. In iNet Communications u-16 division, A. Gordon (GCC) and R. Ramsammy (Marian Academy) were adjudged to be the MVP. They each received gift certificates valued at $8000.
Makeda Harding (Marian Academy) and Omari George were credited as the MVPs of the U-13 section and received gift certificates valued at $6000 each.
In the Global Technology Inter-Schools category, champions Christ Church as well as MVPs Bushani Kaladeen (North Ruimveldt Multilateral) and Hilton Chester (Queen’s College), all received gift certificates valued at $45,000 each for computer classes at the aforesaid institution.