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2020 Inline Season Postponed

We are sorry to announce that the 2020 hockey season in the Falkland Islands has been postponed effective immediately.
We have been advised by the Chief Medical Officer and the Government emergency advisor that activities with a higher risk of injury, including hockey, should postpone activities for a period of time.

This is not due to the risk of directly spreading Covid-19, but is because of limited medivac capabilities which are now only available for life-threatening conditions. Lesser injuries, such as complicated broken bones, will now only be able to be treated in the Falkland Island without the specialist treatment that you can access with a medivac. Additionally treating these injuries will potentially take away hospital resources from those who may need critical care in the coming weeks as the Covid-19 situation develops.
Hockey does pose an increased risk of injury so we are happy to follow expert advice and postpone the rest of the season.

We are anticipating that this will only be for a short time and we will resume the season with the same 2020 teams once we have the all clear to do so. In the meantime, we will discuss as a committee what we might be able to do instead of inline hockey. We will let you know in due course what we have planned.

As always, if you have any questions please just ask.  We are a hockey family, and we want to do whats best for everyone in our community.

Please be kind to one another, take the time to help those who are struggling, and give a helping hand.

 

NEW TEAMS for 2020

The news you’ve all been waiting for: 

Peewee

Villains

Tanner Benjamin
Ollie Bonner
Benjamin Bruna-Hewitt
Alvin McLaren
Freya Paice
Tommy Ross
Harrison Williams
Nick Chater GT
Manager: Kirsty Williams

 

Crazies

Ollie Eccles
Marjorie Ellis
Ethan Elsby
Tyler Elsby
Grace Kelly
Tom McKee
Rose Piek
Matthew Ellis GT
Manager: Louise Ellis

junior

polar bears

Nick Chater
James Hare
Kai Heathman
Esme Horton
Tom McKee
Heidi Smith
Logan Halliday GT
Manager: Jeff Halliday

vikings

Marcy Bonner
Rowan Christie
Jenna Crowie
Keysha Crowie
Matthew Ellis
Alfonso Fajardo
Alvin McLaren
Nick Cockwell GT
Manager: Jeanette Hartley

thunder

Perry Clifton
Alexia Davis
Terrie Davis
Betsy Horton
Thomas McLeod
Tommy Ross
Archie Paice GT
Managers: Jo Turner

bulldogs

Lucy Barker
Ollie Eccles
Amber Hills
Malachi Robinson
Ethan Ross
Toyah Wilson
Seb Horton GT
Manager: Debbie Horton

Rookies

Minions

Nat Cockwell
Nick Cockwell
Louis Francis
Logan Halliday
Mina Horton
Tyler Jordan
Elijah Robinson
Taylor Stroud
Josh Williams
Kevin Hills GT
Manager: Jeanette Hartley

Nemesis

Marco Bee
Holly Bennett
Kingsley Chipunza
Theo Clifton
Tom Cochrane
Alexia Davis
Terrie Davis
Alejandro Fajardo
Hayden Stanworth
Kevin-Joe Contreras GT
Manager: Jo Turner

elite

Griffons

Kingsley Chipunza
Theo Clifton
Jake Hawksworth
Andrew McKay
Flora McKee
Jose Quinto
Manager: Jo Turner

Ninjas

Craigie Chipunza
Tyler Jordan
Jack Kelly
Ruby Shepherd
Hayden Stanworth
Josh Williams
Manager: Fernando Seguel

KNights

Ben Chater
Ethan Fowler
Louis Francis
Jacob Smith
Neve Stanworth
Liam Williams
Manager: Nick Francis

Dragons

George Gould
Katie Hare
Gabby Hartley
James Hartley
Kevin Hills
Seb Horton
Liam McRae
Manager: Jeanette Hartley

SENIOr

beasts

Dean Ellis
Ben Hoyles
Travis Jaffray
Jack Kelly
Marco Leyton
Fernando Seguel
Shania Shepherd
Kristina Skalicka

Brayan Romero
Nick Francis GT

ducks

Sam Cockwell
Rhiannon Didlick-Smith
Gabby Hartley
Jake Hawksworth
Lane McKay
Jose Quinto
Jorge Ramos
Jacob Smith
Tom Watson GT

scorpions

Marvis Chipunza
Theo Duncan
Kyran Evans
Ethan Fowler
George Gould
David Phillips
Danny Ross
Glen Smith

Simon Gilbert

StueyDuncan GT

stingers

Kathy Aguilera
Richard Bonner
Grant Budd
Malachi Budd
Craigie Chipunza
James Hartley
Keon Kennedy
Regan Newman
Paul Ellis GT
Tiphanie May GT

Sign up now!

The 2020 season is nearly here! but we need you!

Please head to the sign up page to register for the new season, if you can Please register by the 24th of January so that we can get teams and fixtures sorted in time for the season.

Head here to register your interest in playing

Registration form

All ages welcome – we have different leagues for all ages and abilities.

and no experience necessary – training before and during the season is a big part of our sport and we are always happy to see new and returning faces.

The registration page also has links to the updated rules and statutes for the club.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any issues or questions either thorough the site or email directly media@hockey.co.fk

Also for up to date hockey news and banter and notices of training or scrimmages etc, please join our Facebook page: Falkland Islands Hockey

Cheers and Happy New Year!

LATAM Cup 2019 Teams

With days to go before our teams depart for the LATAM Cup it is time to make them official!

Under 16’s – stanley penguins

  • Danny Ross   (07) – Forward
  • Ethan Fowler (19) – Forward
  • Jake Hawksworth (10) – Defenceman
  • James Hartley (06) – Forward
  • Joseff Murphy (05) – Defenceman
  • Lane McKay (11) – Forward
  • Malachi Budd (09) – Forward
  • Matt Francis (08) – Forward
  • Temis Smith (02) – Goaltender
  • Theo Duncan (03) – Defenceman
  • Thomas Watson (01) – Goaltender
  • Travis Jaffray (15) – Defenceman
  • Tyrese Ceballos (12) – Goaltender

Senior Team – ROTW

  •  Arild Stormer (44) – Defenceman
  • Chris Keen (69) – Defenceman
  • Claudio Ross (07) – Forward
  • Craig Dockrill (91) – Defenceman
  • Edward Naus (58) – Forward
  • Grant Budd (10) – Defenceman
  • Hillel Sokolsky (55) – Forward
  • Jason Wood (36) – Goaltender
  • Jonathan Nicholson (84) – Forward
  • Michael Whitlock (15) – Forward
  • Ryan Bahl (19) – Forward
  • Sam Cockwell (42) – Forward
  • Stuart Duncan (96) – Goaltender

The tournament dates are 6th to 8th of September with our games as below (Falklands time) all games are in the Panthers Ice Den and here it the link to the tournament: LATAM Cup 2019

Friday 6th September
ROTW(Stanley Senior Team) Vs. Mexico 16:30
Colombia U16 Vs Stanley U16 18:00
Brazil Vs. ROTW 22:30
Saturday 7th September
Stanley U16 Vs. USA U16 09:00am
Argentina U16 Vs. Stanley U16 19:30

Fanzone + streaming of the games

We are beginning organising a Fanzone this year at the Narrows Bar with live streaming of all the above games (we hope) (and more if we go through to other rounds) with support from Sure to make sure (I know sorry terrible pun) that the games steam well and on time.  We will be publicising this nearer the time on radio TV and Penguin news – including possible time slipped game for the early Saturday game.

For those that can’t make the fanzone, you can stream these yourself from http://www.hockeytv.com for free all you need to do is sign up!

Wish us luck!

Holiday Skating

Should I skate on holiday?

Absolutely you should, recently I was on a trip to London and thought about having a skate, found a really great skate shop in Kensington called Slick Willy’s here is the link– they are a great shop, very knowledgeable and great to chat to.  Also very helpful with giving advice on the skating groups in London.  They will rent you inline skates, pads, the whole lot.  I am confident that there are other rental places in other towns, definitely worth a check on google if you are around a city for a while and fancy a day on the blades.

If you are lucky enough to be going somewhere with an ice rink (I was in Aberdeen and Oxford both of which have great ones)  consider taking your own ice skates with you if you have them. Its a good chance to get them sharpened and get some ice time in the actual boots you will use.  If however you can’t fit them in your bag, just go along and all ice rinks will have rental skates which believe me are totally fine for a quick blast.

Aberdeen Ice Rink – Beautiful Ice
Oxford Ice Rink – Fantastic viewing gallery with cafe – perfect for families.

Renting skates… won’t they be rubbish?

Not at all!  These skate shops and rinks know how to look after their skates, and the ones for rental are specifically designed for rental so are extra tough, maybe not as refined or light as the ones you can buy or already own, but the inline skates I rented from Slick Willy’s were really good, I had them for 24 hours, and I got more than enough skating done in that time.  I had my own ice skates in Aberdeen so couldn’t really comment on their rentals, but the people I spoke to were happy with them, and they had decent edges so worth a go.

Chilling in Hyde Park with my rental skates from Slick Willy’s

Routes for inlining?

There are often groups for rollerblading in towns and cities, the Friday night skate in london is fairly famous, here is the link if you find yourself there on a Monday, Friday, Wednesday or Sunday.  I bumped into them at one of their stops and they were a good bunch.

Apart from that group there are always good bits of advice from skate shops, parks or seafront with space to skate.  its well worth looking into, and if you arent sure, have a look around and see if anyone else is doing it.

Just give it a go

Russel Smith Memorial Trophy Playoffs

Reapers hold on, and A STORMer comes to blow away the Beasts

Tuesday night saw two furious games in the Russel Smith Memorial Trophy, Reapers Vs. Scoprions, and Ducks Vs. Beasts.
First Game

The Reapers Vs Scorpions game was first with a close and hotly contested game, with the Scorpions having to win by 5 clear goals to get through on aggregate.

In the first period it all looked to be going the Scorpions way with brutal shooting and sharp use of rebounds putting them ahead while the Reapers struggled to connect and get past Stu Duncan in the Scorpions net.

Both teams had elite players playing for their first ever game, Craigie Chipunza for Scorpions and Ethan Fowler for the Reapers.  Both of these new players were playing their hearts out and netted a goal each before the end!

Well done to them both, and what a pair of great new players to see coming through.  Joseph Murphy also made a surprise appearance for the Scorpions adding his physical and aggressive game to their line-up.

The second half saw the Reapers holding on with equalisations which the Scorpions rapidly responded to; however once again Malachi Budd for the Reapers one of the association’s best players showed his quality with a late hat-trick on top of his other goals which put the Reapers into the lead with only a minute to go.  The Scorpions put up a hell of a fight to try and win the game in those last seconds with furious attacks and the Reapers just a furiously defending.

Results

Final score of Reapers 9-8 Scorpions sadly sees the scorpions put out of the cup this year, but with a game in the GAMEATHON to look forward to at least there is another chance for this team to shine.

 

Lane McKay takes a low shot at Tom Watson
Guest Arild Stormer lines up a wrist shot with Thomas Graham standing ready for the Beasts
Second Game

The second game saw the league winners and very dominant Beasts being taken on by the Ducks.  Guest coach Arild Stormer took a yellow shirt for the ducks as they recently lost Hillel Sokolsky when he left to go back to Canada.  Playing up for the first time was Jose Quinto, who showed great effort and skills for the Beasts.

This game couldn’t have surprised people more, with the Beasts having Lane McKay and Grant Budd on the roster it seems like it would be a close and tough game for the ducks even with some new help.

However in goal for the ducks Tom Watson showed his class and put everything that came his way down, an amazing first period saw the beasts firing shots, but nothing getting past him.

Stormer had a slow start, but quickly found his balance and rhythm with brutal slap shots coming in which quickly found their mark, and passes gliding through the field to open player further down, Kyran Evans benefitting from this on his line with some beautiful through passes to the midline for Kyran to take forward for 1 on 0 attacks.

The second half was much the same with the beasts pushing very hard on Tom Watson but just not finding any holes in his armour.  Duck pressure mounted in this half with more goals coming from right across the team.  Final score Ducks 8 – 0 Beasts, a rare shutout for Tom, and against the league champions is well worthy of mention.

Results

Looking forward to Sunday 28th we have the Gameathon with opportunities to see all the teams play throughout the day, please make your way to the Stanley Leisure Centre and support the Hockey Association as we raise funds for the LATAM Cup in Miami in September.

 

Gameathon

this sunday 28th July

overview of the day

Hi All, this weekend we have got the GAMEATHON, its an all day hockey extravaganza.  The Home and Away sides are picked (see poster) and the scores will be added up as the day goes to see if the Home or Away side is victorious overall at the end of the final game.  We start with the youngsters, and then work our way through the youth and elite leagues to finish off with the seniors.  Please do sponsor someone from your family or a friend who is playing, it can just be a donation to the club to go toward our first full size international hockey tournament in Miami in September.  This tournament is the biggest thing we have ever done as an association and the culmination of years of work into hockey in the Falklands.

sponsorship form

Down load by clicking here – Gameathon Sponsorship Form – July 19

Training begins

Training for LAtam cup 2019

Training for the Amerigol LATAM Cup 2019 commenced on Tuesday 21st of May with the selected youth players taking part (and one senior).

The training focused on the team getting used to working in their own third and breaking out.  This is difficult in the Falklands as our playing surface is actually only the size of a third of a full size rink.  The youth players there performed very well, taking on board the coaching from Grant, and working on break outs, defending a 3 on 2 attack, and assertive passing.  A good focus and strong effort all round.

More updates as the training gets more intense.

MEGA Patagonian 2018 Teams Rosters

The success of the Falkland Islands hockey teams in 2018 at the MEGA Patagonian hosted in Punta Arenas is fully covered in the write up here: Round up of 2018 Internationals, however in brief the teams took home gold in all of their respective categories which was a huge accomplishment for the players, the association and ice hockey within the region.  Especially as there is no ice in the Falklands, so all these teams had to convert to ice from inline in the days running up to the tournament. for clarity this tournament was played on a small ice rink so the game format was 3-3 with only two zones with the centre line being the offside line also.

This page is dedicated to recording those who competed and contributed to the team during that contest:

Seniors Team (Stanley Penguins)

  • Claudio Ross
  • Macro Leyton
  • Sam Cockwell
  • Grant Budd
  • Ed Naus
  • Tom Watson (GT)
  • Stu Duncan (GT)
  • Mike Whitlock
  • Theo Duncan
  • Matt Francis
  • Malachi Budd

Ladies Team (Valkyries)

  • Lucy McGuire
  • Samantha McCormick
  • Gabby Hartley
  • Juliette Hennequin
  • Kathy Aguilera
  • Regan Newman
  • Thomas Graham (Guest GT)

Junior Team (Stanley Penguins)

  • Matt Francis
  • Malachi Budd
  • Theo Duncan
  • Danny Ross
  • Kathy Aguilera
  • Regan Newman
  • Tyrese Ceballos (GT)
  • Richie Short
  • Dean Ellis (GT)
  • Lane McKay
  • Gabby Hartley

youth Team (Stanley Rock hoppers)

  • Jake Hawksworth
  • Luke Gilbert
  • Calvin Curtis
  • Theo Clifton
  • Tyler Jordan
  • Jacob Smith
  • Jack Kelly
  • Logan Halliday
  • Liam McRae (GT)
  • James Hartley
  • Louis Francis

Staff

  • Nick Francis – Equipment manager
  • Grant Budd – Head Coach
  • Ed Naus – Assistant Coach
  • Pam Budd – Treasurer
  • Paul Ellis
  • Jeanette Hartley
  • Jeff Halliday
  • Thomas Stockting (FITV)

Thanks also to the Zona Austral for hosting the tournament and all the work put in by the organisers and teams in Punta Arenas for making it happen.