Season starts with Sevens
GRAFTON Hockey’s season opens with the Mike Rowe Seven-A-Side carnival today.
Action will be fast and furious as players start their season from 1-6pm.
It will be a test for all teams as they experiment with their playing base before settling on their top teams for the coming season starting on Sunday, April 3.
The A-division teams entered are Barbarians A, Royals A, Bears A and Sailors A. The B-division teams are Barbarians C, Barbarians B, Royals B and Sailors B.
The carnival is named after Michael Rowe, who was tragically killed when he was just 17. He was a passenger in a car that was hit by a vehicle near Burringbar on the Pacific Highway on November 25, 1985.
Mike was an outstanding hockey player, a goalie of great talent. His last representative game was for the under-21 Grafton team at Taree. He originally played with Royals before transferring to Barbarians where he moved quickly from junior age groups to be the resident A-grade Barbarians goalie.
His mates remember him as a happy, outgoing, fun-loving guy.
It is to this type of person that Grafton Men’s hockey dedicated this prestigious pre-season carnival in memory of his talent as a player and to his tremendous character.
1pm - Royals B v Sailors B
1.20pm - Royals A v Bears A
2.40pm - Barbs B v Barbs C
3pm - Sailors A v Barbs A
3.20pm - Royals B v Barbs C
3.40pm - Goalie race
4pm - Sailors A v Royals A
4.20pm - Sailors B v Barbs B
4.40pm - Barbs A v Bears A
5pm - Royals B Barbs B
5.20pm - Bears A v Sailors A
5.40pm - Sailors B v Barbs C
6pm - Barbs A v Royals A
6.40pm - Trophy presentation