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President of the Jamaica Hockey Federation(JHF) elected to the Board of The Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF)

Fabian Stewart was elected to the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Board of Directors for a two year term at the recently concluded biennial PAHF Congress held in Santiago, Chile, January 27 – 29th 2022.  Fabian Stewart is the first JHF President to be elected to the PAHF Board of Directors in over a decade. While growth in the sport has been affected by the Pandemic during the last two years, the JHF has accomplished the following under President Stewart’s leadership: 

  • PAHF regional programs for Coaching, Training and Development 2016 – 2022;
  • Received the PAHF’s President’s Award for Youth Development 2019; and
  • The PAHF Award for successfully hosting the Pan Am CAC Qualifiers in 2017  

Fabian Stewart also serves on the Board of Directors for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA)

For more information, contact

Email address: jhfsecretary@jamaicahockeyfed.org 

The Jamaica Hockey Secretariat 

Tel: 876-702-4497

JHF Elects New Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jamaica Hockey Federation elects a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting.

Mona AstroTurf, Kingston, December 12, 2021: The Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the Mona Astro Turf. The council, made up of clubs, individual, and life members, gathered to fill the positions of men’s vice-president, women’s vice-president, and honorary secretary.

Ricardo Panton, who had been Vice-President since January 2021, has been reinstated. Ricardo returns to the board with a wealth of sports management experience, having worked for some of Jamaica’s top sports companies and teams, including Ballaz International and the Jamaica National Men’s Hockey Team, where he served as Team Manager.

The new Women’s Vice-President is Ms. Dionne Smallhorne, who served as Team Manager for the Women’s Team at the 2018 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games. Smallhorne, a country bakery manager at PriceSmart, brings a wealth of experience in operations, customer relations, and auditing to the board.

Krystal Buchanan, an experienced banker at VM Group, joins the board as Honorary Secretary. Krystal, a marketer by training, has a wealth of customer service and supervisory experience. Fabian Stewart, President; Dr. Carlton Campbell, Director; Collington Rowe, Honorary Treasurer; Lt. Colonel Roderick Rowe, Director; and Victor Tomlinson, Immediate Past President, complete the Board.

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For more information, contact:
Krystal Buchanan
Honorary Secretary
Email address: jhfsecretary@jamaicahockeyfed.org

Or

The Jamaica Hockey Secretariat
Tel: 876-702-4497

Guyana vs Jamaica – Women’s CAC Games Finals

Guyana women’s are the 2017 CAC Games qualifiers champions after beating Jamaica one nil in a nail biting encounter Sunday afternoon.

Both teams having already qualified for the CAC Games next year in Colombia, started the encounter cautiously creating no real opportunities in the first quarter. The tempo picked up in the second quarter as the team’s settled in the game.

La Tacia Chung dealt the telling blow to the Jamaican’s in the 48th minute sweeping home from close range from a penalty corner beating goalkeeper Lorie Ann McIntosh for the first time in the tournament.

The Jamaicans fought hard for the equaliser but it was not to be as the Guyanese stood tall in defence.

Both Jamaica and Guyana will now turn their attention to next year’s CAC Games.

Guyana vs Jamaica – Men’s CAC Games Finals

The men’s section of the CAC Games qualifiers held in Kingston Jamaica at the JN Hockey Field ended prematurely as a result of rain and technical issues with the field lights.

 Jamaica and Guyana was set to contest the finals of the inaugural CAC Games qualifiers, however heavy rains delayed the start of the by approximately half an hour.

When play eventually got on the way only one quarter of play was played as a section of the field lost lighting. The tournament director and PAHF official’s ruled that the game be abandoned as power was not restored.

Jamaica was crowned champions by virtue of topping the table in the preliminary round ahead of Guyana.

The results will not affect rankings going into the 2018 CAC Games in Colombia next year as the qualifiers does not offer ranking points.

Both teams will be represented at the CAC Games.