Hockey

(Island Captain Tom Millar)

The Old Victorians Association currently enters two club teams into the local Jersey hockey league systems - Convicts and Victoriana.

Convicts contains a number of the club's top players and compete in Jersey Hockey Association Division I and Victoriana compete in the JHA Division II.  Old Victorians have been the dominant force of Island hockey in recent years, winning numerous league and cup titles.

In addition, Victoria College has produced the Island's top hockey players over the past decade and as such, the Jersey men's first team squad boasts a healthy complement of OVs including the current Island captain, Tom Millar.

If anyone wishes to involve themselves in OVA Hockey, training is at 19.30 on Thursday evenings at Les Quennevais and runs from September through to March, or email the current Club Captain, Stephen Ritzema;  stephen.ritzema@rbc.com

2017 HOCKEY RESULTS

The Old Victorian's 1st XI (Convicts) team entered this season in September under a new captaincy of Bill Millar after a very successful reign of captaincy for the past 5 seasons from Sam Boleat. Sam had won both the cup and league at least three times each throughout his time as captain with finishing off his season last year with winning the league and making it to the final of the cup.

Thankfully the change of captaincy didn't seem to faze the squad too much for this season and Convicts completed the double this year by winning both the league and the cup. That said it was a closely fought league and the cup final was an incredibly tight game finishing 3-3 after full time and going to penalty flicks against Jersey Hockey Club (Leopards) for us to end up winning.

Great credit goes to Gordon Hunt who was the league's top goal scorer and was crucial to many of our successful short corner routines. We had a couple of new faces to the team in September of Brad Gibb (Goal Keeper) and Ben Rawlinson (Forward) who both played extremely well throughout the season but all in all it was very much a great team effort from all of the players that helped us to be so successful this year.

The Old Victorians 2XI (Victoriana) completed a memorable season in which they were only beaten twice, each loss coming to talented Victoria College sides. 

An undefeated league campaign led to Victoriana's first championship in the side's history, guided by club legend Ian Cumin as manager and Oliver Hughes as captain.  Unfortunately the side was unable to retain the Minor Cup for a second year, losing in the final minute.

The player of the season was Daniel Yearley for his goals and work rate while Euan MacArthur and Matt Seymour also provided excellent performances throughout.

New signing and school teacher Sam Habin was the side's top scorer and his presence and goals helped push the team to the new heights it achieved this season.