Defending Men's champions Petrotrin suffered a narrow 6-7 loss to arch rivals QPCC in their opening match of the tenth annual Ventures Hockey Club's Invitational International Indoor Hockey Tournament at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, O'Connor Street, Thursday.
The reigning two-time national indoor champions came up just short as QPCC prevailed, led by a Lee Ron Tom Pak hattrick. Tom Pak got good support from Shawn Lee Quay and Khadeem Fortune who both scored doubles.
The Oilmen's Evan Farrell netted a beavertrick, but that proved not good enough while Wayne Legerton and Atiba Wittington chipped in with one each.
The biggest margin of victory on the opening day was the 18-2 whipping the Colin Thompson-coached Paragon, featuring the national senior women's quartet of Avion Ashton, Alanna Lewis, Zene Henry and Kristin Thompson inflicted on the visiting USA club Edge (Fear None I), coached by former national women's team coach, Kelvin "Koo" Nancoo.
Thompson had a personal tally of six goals. leading a procession of scorers, including Rolanda Cuffy-Bernard (four), Danielle Thompson (two), Avion Ashton (two) and one item each from Keima Gardiner, Alanna Lewis, Arielle Williams and Nikita Cudjoe.
Ashley Davis and Chelsea Davis scored one each for the Americans.
Paragon later trounced Fear None II 13-2, with Henry topscoring with five goals.
The competition continues today as the teams in the Open Divisions are competing for a top prize of US$1,000 each, plus a trophy and hampers while their will also be individual awards for the Most Valuable Player, Goalkeeper of the Tournament and Most Goals in each category.
Ventures I (Yesenia Luces 2) vs Ventures II 1 (Anya Sealy)
Paragon 18 (Kristin Thompson 6, Rolanda Cuffy-Bernard 4, Danielle Thompson 2, Avion Ashton 2, Keima Gardiner, Alanna Lewis, Arielle Williams, Nikita Cudjoe) vs Fear None I (Ashley Jones, Chelsea Davis)
Notre Dame 7 (Blair Wynne 4, Arielle Du Quesnay 2, Tamia Roach) vs Fear None II 6 (L. Schott 4, M. Springmeyer, L. Mc Cormick
Ventures I 6 (Kristin Abreu 12th, 13th, Yesenia Luces 17th, 34th, Cristina Abreu 20th, Emerald Piper 28th) vs Fear None 2 (Rachel Misto 16th, 25th)
Paragon 13 (Zene Henry 1st, 9th, 21st, 24th, 27th, Nikita Cudjoe 12th, 28th, Alanna Lewis 27th, 36th, Keima Gardiner 37th, 38th, Avion Ashton 7th, Rolanda Cuffy-Bernard 40th) vs Fear None II 2 (L. Schott 8th, M. Springmeyer 19th)
QPCC 7 (Lee Ron Tom Pack 14th, 15th, 30th, Shawn Lee Quay 17th, 40thKhadeem Fortune 20th, 36th) vs Petrotrin 6 (Evan Farrell 14th, 28th, 29th, 31st, Wayne Legerton 22nd, Atiba Whittington 37th)
D/Force 6 (Shane Legerton 3, Marcus James 2, Mickell Pierre) vs Paragon 2 (Terrence Baptiste, Syl Sinnette)
D/Force 10 (Mickell Pierre 3, Gerard Ferguson 3, Javon Woodward 2, Kirth Davis, Marcus James) vs Fatima 5 (Ryan Daniel 2, Jordan Vieira 2, Quinn Clarke)
D/Force 5 vs QPCC 0
Notre Dame 5 (Scott Dopson 3, Selwyn King 2) vs St Martin 4 (Colin Thompson 2, Gordon Snow, Paul Dijkoltz)
Fatima 4 (Dean Nieves 2, Colin Young, Rolph Young) vs QPCC 1 (Gary Chin)
D/Force 3 (Nicholas Wren 3) vs Notre Dame 3 (Scott Dopson, Selwyn King, Kenneth Whiteman)