Nepean Hockey Association Senior Grand Finals Day

Penrith Panthers A Grade Men.

The Nepean Hockey Association (NHA) completed four senior grand finals on Saturday at the WSU Campus Hockey Grounds, Kingswood.

In bitterly cold, wet conditions all day, the 2nd Division men were up first, with Rooty Hill RSL B1 winning 2-1 over Penrith Panthers B.

The second game of the day featured the 2nd Division women, with Penrith RSL defeating Penrith Panthers Teal 3-0.

The 1st Division men were third up, with the Penrith Panthers A defeating Rooty Hill RSL A 5-2, followed by the 1st Division women, with Emu Plains 1 defeating Penrith Panthers 1 by 2-1.

(L-R) Emu Plains 1st Grade Women.  Penrith RSL 2nd Grade Women. Rooty Hill B Grade Men. Photos supplied

“It was a beautiful day, despite the very cold winter blast,” said NHA Acting Secretary Ian Kennedy.

“The balcony on the new club house got a work out when the rain hit and the extended balcony on the tournament building was great for the presentations.

“All four games were closely fought, with some outstanding skiĺls on show, and all games were decided in normal time (no extra time or shoot outs), despite some close scorelines.

“In my opinion everyone enjoyed the day and all clubs helped in making it happen by assisting on the BBQ and canteen.  A big thanks to the association on the day, hockey was the winner.”

President’s Award 2022 to Ian Kennedy, presented by Kieran Knowles.

Ian was also presented with the President’s Award for 2022, the ‘Carol Morris Junior Umpire of the year’ Award was won by Patrick Mortlake and the inaugural Pam Nelson Senior Umpire Award was won by Max Humphrey.