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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 38 No. 22. September 11, 1975

VIC hockey team at tourney

VIC hockey team at tourney

The Vic Hockey team, depleted by various defections and other less worthy causes, to the Nationals, made its belated appearance at tourney without a hope in hell of winning. On Monday morning the team consisted of ten players and the non playing captain John Compton.


vs Massey: laughed on the field by Massey, Vic surprised even the most ardent (and only) Victoria supporter by scoring first - and staying ahead for quite some time till Massey equalised. Second half was the same and the final score was 2-2.

vs Canterbury: After a few jars the men faced the expected top team. Canterbury walked all over Vic in general play but thanks to some brilliant defence by the backs and goalie Monty Amott, no goals were scored. Canterbury finally went ahead in the second half with a goal off a penalty corner. Five minutes later our forwards clicked and Mark Compton scored. Vic held out and the final score was 1-1.


vs Auckland: After a boomer night the Vic luck started to wear thin and the fitness of Auckland was too much. Vic was thrashed 1-4.


vs Lincoln: A great game - having been seemingly well beaten in the first half Vic came back to snatch a 3 all draw. Good defensive play - especially by Wayne Buckingham and Lindsay Groves and a solid attack - well led by Bruce Kennard: made it a game worth watching.

vs Otago: A surprise early goal by Vic flustered Otago and they extended the Vic defense several times - resulting in a second half goal. Vic had its share of opportunities and innacurate shooting from penalty probably cost them the game.


vs Waikato: A win! The low score was probably not a reflection of the game but neither team had much enthusiasm left by this time. Final score 1-0.

All told a good tourney - plenty of piss and plenty of people. The hockey dinner was held with the womens hockey teams at the Awapuni Hotel and even the Aussies exelled themselves. Vic ended up 3rd equal with Lincoln behind Canterbury and Auckland.

Wayne Buckingham was the only Vic player to make NZU this year but was appointed team captain.

- At least we beat Massey!


Tuesday, September 23, 8 p.m. Lounge, UUB.

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