9 for Veterans Meet

A total of nine teams will participate in the National Veterans Hockey Tournament.

Hosted by the Johor Hockey Association, the .tournament will be played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium from 7-10 December.

The nine who have confirmed participation are defending joint champions Terengganu and Armed Forces, hosts Johor as well as Perlis, Perak, PDRM, Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan.

“ The nine teams will be placed in two groups with one having five and the other four,” said JHA Secretary Shahbuddin Royani.

“ We will conduct an open draw at the team managers meeting to determine the grouping.

“ We anticipate a keenly contested tournament.”

Conspicuously missing are Kedah who hosted the veterans tournament for the past 10 years as well as teams like Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Penang who have produced many Hockey players in the past.

Johor will be coached by Gurmit Singh who was at one time the assistant coach of the national team.