On the 5th of September 2020, the under-16’s faced an ever dangerous and in form Vantaa HC in the finals of the under-16 outdoor season. These two teams have consistently played in the finals over the past few years and have proved that they are contenders to be reckoned with. Vantaa HC gained top honors again in an exciting match-up. The final score was 9-2 in favor of Vantaa HC who dominated from the start.
On the day of the tournament, Vantaa HC, a thorn in the Warriors’ side for the past few years, again dominated leaving the Warriors dejected and demotivated at times. The one component the team needs to work on for the next outdoor season is their psychological approach when facing a highly skilled team. Combined, our team has a great skill set, but when faced with adversity during the game, they seem to lack confidence and it becomes difficult to remain positive and energized when goals are scored against them.
The under-16’s leave an outdoor season behind where they are able to vividly recount the positive and negative components of matches played and how they would have loved to have played the game differently at times. The lessons to be learnt from this season are abundant and the team needs to go back to the drawing board to look at the components lacking in their game and how they can incorporate changes that will ultimately assist them in winning all their matches. Becoming fitter, developing agility, increasing speed and stamina as well as attending practices as an entire team are essential components to facilitate future success.
We would once again like to thank all players, parents, supporters and sponsors for their continued support this season. With your assistance, guidance and encouragement, the boys can reach even greater heights. We can’t possible begin to express how much we appreciate all the support offered over the years.
Last, but not least, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to dedicated coach Vicky Moga (Bikramjit Singh), for always been there and sacrificing to keep hockey alive from a multicultural perspective in a setting that can sometimes be rather challenging. In addition, we would also like to thank Paramprit Gill, for stepping up in assisting with coaching during the training as well as during the matches this season.