(Island Captain Tom
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
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;
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
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.