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This year the weekend will be 12th and 13th of May. This falls during term and in order for us to make an accommodation booking we would like an expression of interest.
The available team entries will be as normal under 17, under 15 and under 13 in both boys and girls. It would be wonderful to able to field a team in each category. Would you please be able to email me with names of interested persons as soon as possible so I can book the accommodation.
Persons interested in being a coach or team manager should also let me know so as the planning process can get under way.
Please feel free to contact me at any time
Kaniva Hockey Club
Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
10.00am Warrack M 1 1 Dim M 1 0
10.30am Warrack W 0 Horsham W 1
11.00am Dim Juniors 1 1 Dim Juniors 2 3
11.30am Nhill Warrack M 2 1
12.00pm Dim M 2 1 Warrack M 1 1
12.30pm Warrack W 0 Dim W 1
1.00pm Dim Juniors 1 2 Warrack Juniors 0
1.30 pm Nhill 0 Dim M 1 0
2.00pm Warrack M 2 0 Dim M 2 1
2.30pm Horsham W 0 Dim W 1
3.00pm Dim Juniors 2 2 Warrack Juniors 1
3.30pm Warrack M 1 1 Warrack M 2 1
4.00pm Dim M 1 0 Dim M 2 1
4.30pm Nhill 0 Warrack M 1 2
5.00pm Warrack M 2 2 Dim M 1 1
5.30pm Dim M 2 2 Nhill 0
Around 90 players participated in the Round Robin Tournament. Players from all WHA teams played together in teams, not necessarily playing with their regular team mates. All players enjoyed the day, although it was extremely hot.
Dimboola 2 10
Warrack 1 8
Warrack 2 7
Dimboola 1 6
Dimboola 2 6
Dimboola 1 3
Just Hockey donated a bag and stick for our raffle. The winner was M.Paris from Watchem.
Wimmera Hockey Semi Finals
Warriors defeated Raiders in a 4-2 match for grand final spot. Great fast paced match, very competitive. Warriors taking advantage of attacking play with 2 early goals. Goal scorers were Sam Bone, Alex Pipcorn, Louise Bone and Todd Alexander of Warriors and Raiders goal scorer was Braden Clark with 2 goals. Votes went to Ryan Smith, Alex Magrath, Sam Bone and Louise Bone of Warriors and Raiders votes went to Lewis Bothe, Braden Clark and Lachie Mills.
Revengers defeated Kangaroos in a 2-1 match for preliminary spot. Revengers jumped out of the blocks to score within a minute. Kangaroos regrouped and scored midway through the half to equal the score. Even Game, Revengers playing the better team game. Revengers continued steadily using good team play to score midway through the second half. Goal scorers were Darius Cosgrave and Isaac McPherson of Revengers and Kangaroos goal scorer was Jamie Guerin. Votes went to Michael Clark, Darius Cosgrave and Isaac McPherson of Revengers and Kangaroos votes went to Caleb Halsall, Andrew King and Zack Slater-Collard.
Dimboola Women’s defeated Horsham Highlanders in a 3-0 match for Grand Final spot. First half saw both teams working hard with no goals being scored. Second half Dimboola picked up and scored 3 quick goals towards the end of the second half. Goal scorers were Vicki Smithyman, Michelle Searle and Jessica Ross of Dimboola. Votes went to Meaghan Pohlner, Michelle Searle and Jessica Ross of Dimboola and Highlanders votes went to Ange McTaggert, Elly O’Connor and Kellie Price.
Yanac defeated Nhill Thunderbirds in a 4 -3 match for Preliminary spot. Thunderbirds having trouble getting into the ‘D’. Slightly more play to Yanac in the first half, with bursts of attack from Thunderbirds. Yanac with more team play. Whenever Thunderbirds attacks, Yanac has a good counterattack. Victoria Janetski getting a goal from short corner with 1 minute left in the first half to even the score. Second half saw Leah Bailey scoring from a short after a great run from Lauren Bendall in the 4 minute mark. Yanac retaliating with a goal from a 2nd consecutive short corner by Erin Blackwood to even the score 2 all. Jasmine Wilksch putting Yanac in the lead with a field goal. Goal scorers were Erin Blackwood, Jasmine Wilksch, Marny Croot and Sharon Croot of Yanac and Thunderbirds goal scorers were Pam Cramer, Leah Bailey and Victoria Janetski. Votes went to Sheree Shurdington, Alana Colbert, Erin Blackwood and Carmel Beattie of Yanac and Thunderbirds votes went to Emma Janetski, Lauren Bendall and Leah Bailey.
Yanac Tigers defeated Kaniva Cobras in a 4-2 match for grand final spot. 1st half – 4 mins in, Yanac scoring through Nathan Alexander through a field goal. 10 mins in and Yanac with all the play. 15 minutes in Josh Cramer with a goal off a short, putting Yanac 2 in front. 20 mins in Matt McDonald scoring from a “bubbly” ball in a short corner. Half time score: Yanac 2 – Kaniva 1
2nd half – 10 mins in, Josh Cramer with a goal from a cross across goal, putting Yanac 2 goals in front. Kaniva stepping up in the 2nd half to attack and put pressure on Yanac. 3 mins left, Yanac scores, then Kaniva scored through Brett Jewell. Goal scorers were Josh Cramer (2), Michael Dart and Nathan Alexander of Tigers. Cobras goal scorers were Brett Jewell and Matthew McDonald. Votes went to Adam Clohesy, Nathan Alexander and Brad Alexander of Tigers and Cobras votes went to Clint Beattie, Jordan Clark and Adam Wallis.
Dimboola defeated Warracknabeal Hoops in a 3-0 match for the preliminary spot. Dimboola much better in forward line after a slow start. Hoops struggling with having shots, but getting in the ‘D’ nonetheless. James Klinge stand-out for Dimboola. Half-time: Dim 2, Hoops 0. Hoops stepped up in the second half with much more attacking play, but still couldn’t convert. Dimboola made the most of their attack with a great field goal by Jamie Guerin. Goal scorers were Jamie Guerin (2) and James Klinge. Votes went to Tim Jorgensen, James Klinge and Jamie Guerin of Dimboola and Hoops votes went to Ethan Schilling, Darius Cosgrave and Jarrod Koop.
Next week the Preliminary finals will be held in Kaniva.
Kaniva Raiders V Warracknabeal Revengers
Horsham Highlanders V Yanac Women
Kaniva Cobras V Dimboola Men