FIVE of Benalla Hockey Club’s junior hockey players and two from Euroa competed in the Goulburn Valley regional teams in the Hockey Victoria Junior Country Championships in Melbourne on the weekend.
Benalla’s under 13 girls Cindy Daws, Taree Fletcher, Alex White and Georgie White and under 15 boys Evan Dowe, with Mark Kubeil and Andy Williams from Euroa Hockey Club, all played at the State Hockey Centre and Essendon Hockey grounds.
The under 13 girls played seven games, winning four and drawing one, with an aggregate final score of 13 points, just missing out on the grand final against Albury-Wodonga by one point.
The under 15 boys had an awesome weekend of great hockey, winning seven of their eight matches, coached by Benalla goalie Daniel Trevaskis.
With E Dowe and M Kubeil rotating around forward positions, and A Williams playing solid games as goalie, their winning streak against Ballarat (5:0), Hockey Central (3:1) and Sunraysia (1:0) was halted by North Central late on Saturday night, losing 4:0.
Luckily Dowe recovered from an injury scare in the second game to continue playing on the wing and as an inner for the rest of the weekend, including scoring two goals out of penalty corners.