GALLERY: Perfect start for The Waves Cities in hockey

Raiders Rovers player Riley Howard clears the ball from defence against The Waves Cities. Photo: SHANE JONES.

By Shane Jones

It was almost a clean sweep for one side in Bundaberg Hockey.

The Waves Cities dominated in the opening round of the season, which started Saturday at Hinkler Park.

The team won in five of the seven age groups over the weekend.

This included a 7-0 against Raiders Rovers in under-16 with Sam Aitkenhead scoring a hattrick.

He was joined by Jonty McMahon, Gabi Aitkenhead and Connor Castelli, with two, on the scoring sheet.

Bundaberg Today was at the game, taking photos as The Waves Cities controlled the contest against their rivals.

In the top division, last year’s grand finalists started off on the right foot with The Waves Cities and All Blacks winning 4-0 and 4-1 against Raiders Rovers and Arrows respectively.

In the women’s competition, The Waves Cities showed they will be strong again as the defending champion, winning 7-1 against Raiders Rovers.

Arrows Athletics won 5-1 over All Blacks in the other game.

Here are all the results

U11s

Raiders Rovers 5 defeated Waves Cities 4

Arrows Athletics 3 defeated All Blacks 0

U13s

Waves Cities 9 defeated Raiders Rovers 1

Arrows Athletics 12 defeated All Blacks 0

U16s

Waves Cities 7 defeated Raiders Rovers 0

Arrows Athletics 2 defeated All Blacks 1

Div 2 Women

Raiders Rovers 2 defeated Waves Cities 1

All Blacks 0 drew with Arrows Athletics 0

Div 2 Men

Waves Cities 3 defeated Raiders Rovers 1

Div 1 Women

Waves Cities 7 defeated Raiders Rovers 1

Arrows Athletics 5 defeated All Blacks 0

Div 1 Men

Waves Cites 4 defeated Raiders Rovers 0

All Blacks 4 defeated Arrows Athletics 1