The trio of Emmanuel brothers, Kristien, Kieron and Kwasi as well as Marcano brothers, Tariq and Teague, all of Malvern, dominated a very strong T&T men’s Under-21 hockey team which will compete at the 2016 Junior Pan American Hockey Championship from May 20-26 in Toronto, Canada.
It is the first time that three brothers have been selected to any one men’s national team which will be led by goalkeeper Kwasi Eammanuel, who will have Queen’s Park Jordan Reynos as his vice-captain.
T&T will compete against Argentina, Puerto Rico and USA in Pool A, while Guyana, Chile, Canada and Mexico are in Pool B of the eight-team tournament which will qualify one team to the Junior World Cup to be held in India in December, later this year.
T&T Under-21 men’s hockey team
Zachary Clarke, Jordan Reynos (vice-captain), Keegan Dos Santos, Che Modeste, Dylan Francis, Jordan Vieira, Kristien Eammanuel, Jarryon Paul, Jovan Wren, Tariq Marcano, Teague Marcano, Cheon Steele(GK), Marcus Pascal. Kieron Eammanuel, Kwasi Emmanuel (captain/GK), Kelon Skerritt, Jabari Perez, Lyndell Byer
Technical staff: Darren Cowie (coach),
Akim Toussaint (assistant coach),
Natakii Akii-Bua (team manager),
Jameel Beharry (stand-in manager),
Karielle De Bique (physiotherapist)