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Grand final boilover on the cards in under-16s hockey

THERE is no doubt it will be a tough ask, but Bears Elders have a strong chance to cause a grand final boilover.

Barbs Kookaburras were the form team during the regular season, and were crowned worthy minor premiers after they lost just one game.

Hot on their heels was Bears, who finished just three points adrift.

Bears will have to be on their best to get past Barbs in a match that features the top six goal scorers for the season.

Barbs' Nicholas Pate was identified by Bears coach Neville Lollback as one to watch, after the youngster slotted 19 goals during the regular season.

"He and Josh Cumberland are very dangerous," Lollback said.

"It's going to be an uphill battle for us. We have beaten them recently, so we know we can do it.

"The Barbs outfit have played together for the last few years whereas Bears are more a 50/50 mix of new and seasoned players.

"We're certainly getting closer to them."

FINALS DRAW

Under-7s

12pm (Legends Field)

Mod 1: Sailors Sabretooth v Barbs Boomers (Logan Trivett)

Mod 2: Sailors Swordfish v Royals Raiders (Luke Essex)

12.50pm

Presentation at Legends Field

Under-9s

12pm (Brent Livermore Field)

Mod 1: Sailors Sharks v Bears Cromack Transport

Mod 2: Sailors Stingrays v Barbs Badboys

12.15pm

Mod 1: Bears Cromack Transport v Barbs Badboys

Mod 2: Sailors Sharks v Royal Ravens

12.30pm

Mod 1: Barbs Badboys v Royals Ravens

Mod 2: Bears Cromack Transport v Sailors Stongrays

1,30pm

Presentation

Under-11s

2pm

Sailors Misfits v Bears Big River Pizza

3pm

Presentation

Under-13s

3.30pm

Royals Rangers v Barbs Bombers

4.40pm

Presentation

Under-16s

5pm

Barbs Kookaburras v Bears Elders

6.10pm

Presentation

Topics:  gha, grafton hockey association, hockey

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