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Published: Sunday February 9, 2014 MYT 4:23:00 PM
Updated: Sunday February 9, 2014 MYT 10:08:12 PM

Junior Hockey League: Bukit Jalil to host knockout stages

KUALA LUMPUR: The final of the MHC-Milo-NSC Malaysia Junior Hockey League will be held on March 9.

The MHC competitions committee has decided that all matches from the knockout stage will be played at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil although it will be on a home and away basis.

The quarter-finals will start on Feb 28.

The top four teams from Division One and the top four from Division Two will make up the cast for the knockout stage.

The draw for the Division Two second round will be held on Feb 16 after the end of the league fixtures while the quarter-finals draw is slated for Feb 23.

However, the four qualifiers from Division Two will only be known after their second round matches from Feb 20-23.

There are three groups in Division Two and the top two teams will make the cut for the second round.

The final of the Division Two is set for Feb 23.

MHC competitions committee chairman M. Gobinathan said that all the four teams in Division One will be seeded.

“The draw for the quarter-finals will only involve the Division Two teams. There will also be a draw for the Division Two second round matches,” he said.

He added that the second round ties will also be played at the National Hockey Stadium and not at the respective home venues.

SSTMI-Thunderbolt currently leads Division One while Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak)-PKT, Politeknik Johor, Nur Insafi, SMK Syed Hassan and MSS Pahang are the front runners in Division Two as they remain unbeaten at the moment.

Tags / Keywords: hockey, Junior Hockey League, Gobinathan, National Hockey Stadium

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