Guyana hockey men and women off to CAC qualifier

Written by  Friday, 03 November 2017 00:00

The Guyana Hockey Board has selected 16 females and 17 males to participate in the upcoming qualifiers for the Central American & Caribbean Games 2018 being held in Kingston Jamaica.  The qualifiers are being held at the Mona Complex in Kingston from 5th to 12th November and will feature both male and female competitions simultaneously.

As a result of their absence from international outdoor competition recently, Guyana finds both its teams vying for the final two places in the CAC Games with those spots going to the top two finishers of the qualifiers.  The men’s team last competed in international competition when they narrowly missed silver medals in the Pan Am Challenge held in Peru in 2015.  In this qualifier, they will face challenges from hosts Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Panama.

The women last competed in the CAC games of 2014 in Vera Cruz Mexico where they finished 6th of eight teams.  Qualifier hosts Jamaica, will be looking to avenge their penalty shootout loss to Guyana at the last games while Bermuda, Guatemala, Panama and Puerto Rico have also entered the competition.

The teams travel to Jamaica tomorrow (Sat 4th Nov) on Fly Jamaica and the airline has provided part sponsorship through a special discounted package offer to the teams.

The full schedule of matches (in Guyana time) are as follows:

5th Nov

Men – vs Puerto Rico at 7:30AM

Women – vs Panama at 11:30PM

6th Nov

Women – vs Puerto Rico at 11:30PM

7th Nov

Rest day

8th Nov

Women – vs Jamaica at 11:30PM

Men – vs Guatemala at 1:30PM

9th Nov

Women – vs Bermuda at 9:30AM

Men – vs Panama at 1:30PM

10th Nov

Rest day

11th Nov

Women – vs Guatemala at 7:00AM

Men – vs Jamaica at 3:00PM

12th Nov

Final placement matches

Matches will be streaming live on www.panamhockey.org

The full selection of teams are:

 

Men’s Team

Manager – Hubert Forrester

Coach – Robert Fernandes

Players – Jamarj Assanah, Aroydy Branford, Rayon Branford, Hilton Chester, Marvin Dannett, Robert France, Jael Gaskin, Randy Hope, Kareem McKenzie, Mark Sargeant, Meshach Sargeant, Medroy Scotland, Dwayne Scott, Orland Semple, Andrew Stewart, David Williams, Steven Xavier

 

 

Women’s Team

Manager – Latoya Fordyce

Coach – Philip Fernandes

Videographer – Dwayne Alleyne

Players – Maria Munroe, Shebiki Baptiste, Latacia Chung, Minsodia Culpepper, Ashley DeGroot, Nicole Eastman, Kerensa Fernandes, Marisha Fernandes, Marzana Feidtkou, Tamala Glenn, Aliuyah Gordon, Briawna Gordon, Bushani Kaladeen, Ulrica Sutherland, Trisha Woodroffe, Gabriella Xavier

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