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Taupo Hockey Club--Mini Tournament

Mini Tournament held after the cancellation of Tournament Week

Our First XI Boys and Girls Hockey teams had an awesome start to the holidays, as they played in an invitational mini-tournament. This was organised by the Taupo Hockey Club to fill some emptiness after the cancellation of Tournament Week. 

In the pre-round, our Boys team won against Mount Maunganui and Aquinas College and drew against the BOP reigning champion, Tauhara College. The final was played between Taupo-nui-a-Tia College and Tauhara College. With the score at 1 all until the last 4 minutes, the team fought for every opportunity to score and to keep the ball out of the goal. Tauhara College played strong to bring the score to 3-1. It was a great game and our boys walked away with their heads high, super proud of their improvement this year, and finishing second with a silver medal.

Our girls also played some great hockey. The first game against Tauranga girls, a Rankin Cup team, started very even with a 0-0 halftime. Unfortunately, they had to take the loss of 3-1, which is a great achievement against a team of that calibre. They didn’t have the legs to play with the same intensity in a second game that day, and they lost their game against Mount Maunganui. On Sunday, they came back fresh and finished their tournament with a great win against Whakarewa Girls. What a way to finish the season!

Well done to everyone involved. It was great to see some great hockey, awesome sportsmanship, and mahi from our teams!!!

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