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The Ravens QBT invitational celebrated its 15th annual 3-day long weekend of inline hockey with 62 games overall, a huge achievement, a fantastic atmosphere under brand new LED lighting and run pretty much to time.
Thank you to all the members who gave their time to preparing the rink, running the snack shop, cleaning the rink after the event, coaches, players, officials and also the strong spectator contingent. The rekindled friendships and sharing of experiences are an important part of hockey life “downunder” .
The club continued their commitment to NZ teams by providing game time, covering referee reimbursements and including the games in a very tight roster, to assist their development programmes prior to attending events overseas.
Congratulations to the following players who received Fair Play - MVP Jerseys over the weekend.
Jackson Baker - Renegades Seniors
Clyde Jackson - Panthers Seniors
Summer Turia - Penguins Under 19
Jill Griffin - Mustangs Senior Goalie
Eythan Prendergast - Panthers Senior Goalie
Dylan Reynolds - Panthers Under 16
The club were amazed and grateful for the support shown by all teams entering in 2018. The number of teams created the need for a very tight schedule, but games were kept to an 18 minute x 2 halves format to ensure that all teams in each grade had the opportunity to play as much hockey and meet as many teams on the rink as possible.
A huge thank you to Kane Taylor for organising the referee roster, to Alan Henderson, Andrew Kibblewhite, Dylan Radford, Brett Turia, Craig Heyward, Sam Bayes, Willy Harvey, Connor Robertson and Pheora Sims who all gave time to referee games over the weekend.
The scorebench was manned by Julia Craig and Krys Beardman for the majority of games with help from Sandra Kivell and Alethea Stove - thank you all for your time.
The final results were:
Under 16 Grade: Panthers 1st, Miners 2nd, Penguins 3rd
Senior Women: Devils 1st, Ravens 2nd
Senior: Renegades 1st, Panthers 2nd
Premier: Panthers 1st, Penguins 2nd, Stingrays 3rd
While New Plymouth was busy hosting their annual QBT Invitational further north the Hamilton club were covering the junior grades and hosting Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Junior Women.
The results were:
Under 10: Vipers 1st, Panthers 2nd, Stingrays and Thunder 3rd
Under 12: Panthers Red 1st, Devils 2nd, Ravens 3rd
Under 14: Devils Red 1st, Panthers Black 2nd, Ravens Black 3rd
Junior Women: Devils 1st, Panthers 2nd, Ravens 3rd
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Both these events provide all players and clubs with an opportunity for a mid season event after playing the Mt Wellington Invitational in Auckland over Easter and commencing their own regional league games. A chance to check out the opposition and work on developing skills and strategic game plans once other clubs and teams are observed and met in competition as a build up to NZ National Championships.
The club congratulates all teams at both events for their sportsmanship and commitment.
The July Junior School Holiday event entry forms are out. The form can be downloaded here. The club look forward to hosting your teams. Closing Date is June 22, 2018.
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