A taste of in­ter­na­tional hockey

Canning Gazette - - SPORT -

HOCKEY teams from Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia and Ja­pan took on teams of young WA play­ers in Un­der18 Girls, Un­der16 Girls and Un­der16 Boys’ matches for the FHE Cup last month.

The matches were held in swel­ter­ing con­di­tions at Perth Hockey Sta­dium at Curtin Univer­sity.

The FHE Cup started in 2007 to en­able ju­nior play­ers to ex­pe­ri­ence in­ter­na­tional hockey.

In­ter­na­tional teams that took part this year in­cluded the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), Mata­dor Hockey Club and Pe­nang Hor­nets, all from Malaysia, as well as Team Ma­ju­lah (Sin­ga­pore) and Ja­pan.

The Un­der 16 Girls gold medal match be­tween Ja­pan and Kuala Lumpur SS was a thriller, with the game go­ing to a penalty shoot-out af­ter scores were tied 1-1 at the end of the game.

Ja­pan scored 2 to nil in the shoot-out, tak­ing home the vic­tory.

In the Un­der 16 Girls bronze medal match, WA Pos­sums were vic­to­ri­ous over WA Quokkas, 2-1.

Por­tia Miller, who played ex­tremely well through­out the whole tour­na­ment, scored both of the Pos­sums’ goals, while Hayleigh Duck scored for the Quokkas.

The Un­der 16 Boys com­pe­ti­tion ended in an­other thriller, with the gold medal match be­tween Ja­pan and the WA Echid­nas also go­ing to a penalty shoot-out.

Ja­pan took home the win 3-5, with goals scored by Ryoga Ito, At­suki Ya­manaka, Joudai Saeki and Shu Hasegawa (2) for Ja­pan, and Fletcher Wetherell, Hamish Adam­son and Tom Keat­ing for the WA Echid­nas.

In the Un­der 18 Boys bronze medal match, Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) from Malaysia ran away with the win, scor­ing four goals to the WA Whale

Sharks nil.

In the Un­der 18 Girls tour­na­ment, Team WA took home the gold medal 30 against Ja­pan.

The goal scor­ers were Tyler Ped­ley, Ge­orgina Dowd and Beatriz Monger­molowny.

In the Un­der 18 Girls bronze medal match, South­ern River Bar­bar­ians won 2-1 against BCA (Bobby’s Coach­ing Aus­tralia).

Ivy Forster and Emily Stephens scored for the Bar­bar­ians, while Sin­duri Iyengar scored BCA’S goal.

Hockey WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu Gilse­nan said the games showed the high­est stan­dards of hockey.

“The vi­sion and con­tin­ued ded­i­ca­tion of Yoshi Sashiki al­lows the FHE Cup to em­brace more of our Asian hockey na­tions and in­crease the pro­file for both the U16 and U18 com­pe­ti­tions,” he said.

Full re­sults at https:// fhe­cup.wixsite.com/fhe­cup.

Pic­ture: John Whit­ting­ham

Fierce com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the vis­it­ing Ja­panese and Kuala Lumpur teams in the Un­der 16 girls FHE Cup fi­nal, re­sult­ing in a shootout vic­tory to Ja­pan.

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