BHF names men’s and women’s teams for CAC qualifiers
The Bermuda Hockey Federation has announced the national men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games Qualifiers, which the island will host at the National Sports Centre over the Easter period.
The national men’s team consists of Justin Dill (goalkeeper), Reese Young, Aizaya Smith, Alex Godet, Michail Ming-Woodley, Charlie Lightowler, Jayson Jackson, Jonah Trott, Samuel Thompson, Hemijah Bean, Donnie Simmons, Xyaire Smith, Richard Minors, Tyler Smith, Zahyinde Lightbourne-Cann, Freddie Twite, Aaron Madeiros and Nathan Bothello.
The national women’s team includes Christina Stephen-Weser (goalkeeper), Tse Smith (captain), LaKae Tavares, Alyssa De Silva, Amy Harper, Elizabeth Stewart, Georgia Harris, Isabel Roe, Jennifer Chisnall, Jessica Hollis, Keishae Robinson, Maha Clark, Maya Palacio, Lauren Cardwell, Tihanna Booth, Caroline Black, Mallory Towlson and LaTonia Fray.
Both teams will be led by coach Kovin Moodley, who will be assisted by Rupert Cuddon -Large with the women’s team.
Mark Mello has been appointed as the manager of the men’s team and the trio of Megan Troake, Laura West-Burt and Joann Beilby named for the women’s team.
The qualifier will be held from April 13 to 17 with the top two men’s and women’s teams earning a spot at next year’s CAC Games in San Salvador, El Salvador.
The men’s competition involves three countries, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and hosts Bermuda who will play each other twice.
Bermuda’s men’s team will kick off the event in the only match of the day against Puerto Rico in their opening group game on April 13.
The women’s competition features four teams, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Jamaica and Bermuda.
Puerto Rico will face Guyana in the opening women’s group match on April 14 while hosts Bermuda will do battle against Jamaica in their tournament opener later the same day.
One game is scheduled for Good Friday, April 15, when Bermuda will play Jamaica.