North East Field Hockey Association (NEFHA) is the home of Men's and Women's Club Field Hockey in and around the New York area.
For over thirty years, the Association has provided the opportunity for competitive Field Hockey as well as the development of the sport for both Men and Women, Joining this year is a Bermuda Hockey Academy High Performance team.
The brainchild of former Bermuda Hockey Federation President Mark Mello, who has worked hard in building trust in the North East Field Hockey Association (NEFHA) for Bermuda to be given a chance to compete.
Mello said, “I want to give these youngsters the opportunity to improve their game, playing in this League will help us gauge where we are at.”
Donnie Simmons is hoping that this experience improves the standard locally, “I am really hoping that these youngsters understand this chance of a lifetime, i hope they take all the information presented to them and gain the experience”.
The Bermuda Hockey Academy’s high performance program have teamed up with New York Islanders with most of the Bermuda players playing on the Islander II squad with a couple be given an opportunity to play on the Islander I squad as well.
Bermuda Hockey Academy Roster
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Clarke & Queens University of Charlotte Fall
Clarke on the left
Maha Clarke and her Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey team lost 2-0 on the road at Newberry College bringing their overall record to 1-4 on the year. Newberry improve to 4-2 with the win.
Queens outshot Newberry, 12-9, putting six shots on goal to their five. Unfortunately, they would come up short finding the back of the cage on any of their shots as Newberry succeeded twice to secure the win.
Both Newberry goals would come in the second half where both offenses took eight shots each. Kristyna Oyola of the Wolves was the first to score in the 36th minute of play, and an insurance goal followed in the 56th from the stick of Farai Kawonde.
Mazvita Mtisi led Queens with five shots. Maya Forbes followed with three shots, and Jill Sherman totaled two shots. Queens goalkeeper Kelsey Fringer recorded three saves in 70 minutes of play.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Clarke & Queens University of Charlotte First Win
Maha Clarke and her Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey teammates collected its first win of the season and first win in history on Bessant Field defeating Belmont Abbey College, 5-0.
Queens University of Charlotte now sit at 1-3 on the year, while Belmont Abbey are 4-1 and get handed their first loss of the year.
After coming out of the break tied with Belmont Abbey College, 0-0, Queens University of Charlotte saw their first goal of the game come from Mazvita Mtisi in the 38th minute when she deflected a ball from Sta'sha Waterfield into the cage. The pair then teamed up once more in the 39th when Mtisi found a pass from Waterfield in the circle to score her third goal of the year. Mtisi then picked up an assist in the 48th minute on the Queens University of Charlotte’s third goal of the day which came from Hayley Anna.
Goal number four for Queens was scored by Renee Smith in the 52nd minute when she collected a deflected ball in the circle and fired it into the back of the cage. Jill Sherman then scored t Queens University of Charlotte final point of the day rebounding a saved shot in the 62nd minute to give Queens a 5-0 lead.
The first half saw a combined eight total shots from both teams before ending in a 0-0 score. Belmont Abbey College had a strong opportunity to score in the 22nd minute turned away by Korey Fine, who dove across the cage to make the team save.
Queens outshot Belmont Abbey, 14-8, putting 10 shots on goal to the Crusaders' five. Goalkeeper Kelsey Fringer earned the first shutout of her career after totaling three saves.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Clarke & Queens University of Charlotte Fall Again
Maha Clarke and her Queen’s University of Charlotte Women’s Field Hockey teammates and Kutztown University faced off at Spooky Nook Sports to compete in the first NCAA Division II to be played at the home of USA Field Hockey.
Clarke and her teammates drop to 0-3 on the year after losing 3-1 to Kutztown who remains undefeated on the year with the win moving to 4-0.
Trailing 1-0 at the half, Queens' Korey Fine knotted things up with a goal in the 37th minute of action after rebounding a shot and sending the ball into the cage.
The game remained tied until Kutztown's Trinity Ponton scored the game winner in the 66th on a rebounded shot off the post. Kyra Wozniak would follow with an insurance goal for Kutztown in the 67th to give the game its final score of 3-1.
Queens was outshot, 31-8, putting six shots on goal to Kutztown's 17. Kutztown also won 14 penalty corners to Queens' two.
Kelsey Fringer completed the day in the cage for Queen’s University of Charlotte with 13 saves, while Chardonnay Hope of Kutztown recorded four saves.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Bermuda's CAC Games Qualifying Schedule Announced
The Women’s Qualifying Schedule for the Central American and Caribbean Games 2018 has been released.
Bermuda will play 6 games in 8 days, with only the 2 Finalists qualifying for the 2018 CAC Games Hockey, Barranquilla, Colombia.
In Bermuda’s group in Jamaica will see Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, Puerto Rico and host Jamaica all battle for those two spots.
Bermuda will face Puerto Rico on November 5th, they will then face Guatemala the next day.
November 8th Bermuda will go up against Panama, before facing Guyana on November 9th.
After a day off Bermuda will face Jamaica in their final Group match with the play-off’s scheduled to the next day.