[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following their beating of Argentina on two occasions earlier this month, Guyana is now ranked third in the Pan American Hockey Federation’s (PAHF) Indoor Standings.
According to Captain of the Senior Men’s Indoor Team and Guyana Hockey Board Public Relations Officer Devin Munroe, the team entered the competition in fifth place and managed to better their initial.
Munroe adumbrated that because of their experience and playing time indoor, the sport is more likely to thrive in that format of the game as against the outdoor.
While the basics of the game are the same, Munroe noted that the techniques and tactics change since it is a larger playing area and a faster game.
The Captain went on to point out that added to this is that Guyana does not have the Astroturf required to compete at the international levels in outdoor hockey, but their times indoor make them a serious adversary.
Munroe noted that his team gelled well in spite of having different club backgrounds as is sometimes the case, adding that the players supported each other well in the field.
Munroe explained that the trip was costly but it was worth it, adding that they are looking to ramp up their fundraisers for the year in an attempt to recover those monies, which they borrowed on account of a loan.
The 2014 PAHF Indoor Championship was held in Uruguay and was won by Canada.