Saturday, November 12, 2016
THE Junior Hockey League (JHL) will only start in March, but Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak) are already making early preparations by calling for trials on Dec 4.
The open trials will be held at the Tun Razak Stadium at 4pm.
"We did not do very well and ended up seventh in Division One last season, that's why we are calling for early trials to prepare early," said Olak team manager Joseph de Silva.
Thirty-five teams, 10 in Division one and 25 in Divison Two, competed in the JHL last season.
Olak last won the Overall title in 2000, and have seen a steady slide after University Kuala Lumpur and Thunderbolts came into the picture.
"It is becoming harder to source for good talent as they are spread out in the 36 teams in both Divisions. That's another reason we need to call for early trials," said De Silva.
As for the Malaysia Hockey League, it will be held from January to March, as there is the World League Round Two in Trinidad and Tobago from March 25 to April 2.
Malaysia will play against Japan, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Chile, Barbados and Switzerland in the World League Round Two.