Peterites make history at all-island hockey tourney | Sunday Observer

Peterites make history at all-island hockey tourney

St. Peter’s College squad: Genuflecting from left: Roger Vijayakumar, Janith Prasad, Dinuja Gimsara, Venuraka Rivindu, Imalka Chandeepa, Dinusha Fernando, Charan Anthony, Janith Veenanjana and Vvindu Iresha. Standing from left: Aloka Punchibandara,Vihanga Indusara, Pasan Damsara, Nishendra Christopher Perera, Sigith Kaweeshara (captain), Irshad Mohamed (assistant head coach), Sriya Jayamanne (teacher in charge),Indika Hewawasam (head coach) Pasindu Senadheera (vice captain), Akash Dissanayake, Menula Hewawasam, Lavindu Mapatuna and Navod Lakshan  

For the first time in its history St. Peter’s College won major honours in hockey when their senior team ended as joint champions in the all-island Under-20 hockey tournament recently.

The Peterites were unbeaten in the tournament and met Zahira College, Matale in the final. The match ended in 0-0 draw for both teams to be declared joint winners.

The Peterites on their road to success beat Christ Church College, Matale 2-0 in the semi finals after defeating Trinity College 1-0 in the quarter finals. In the pre-quarter finals the Peterites beat Sirimavo Model School Matale 2-0.

In the group stages the Peterites beat Vijaya College, Matale 2-0, St. Sylvester’s College 1-0 and St. Aloysius’ College, Galle 1-0. 

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