Tech College Old Boys won 12-1 in their men's club competition match over Massey at the twin turfs on Saturday.
Only limited games were played because players were away at the National Hockey League and Massey fielded the majority of their second division team in the game.
Both teams had opening chances before Luke Kirk started Tech's sweeping move that culminated in Tech players drawing the keeper out for a free man to tap it in.
The Massey forwards struggled to penetrate Tech's defensive circle, with Tech being organised and crowding out any free Massey player.
Massey relied on the individual skills of midfielders Sam Moffatt and Jack Aplin to carry the ball.
When possession turned over, Tech swarmed down field and worried the Massey defence.
Kane Watkins scored the goal of the day with a half volley shot from the top of the circle which hammered past the scrambling defence.
That goal set the tone for the match, with Tech rampant on attack over the next quarter hour with four more goals rattled in.
After the break, Massey scored immediately when a Jarred Bowick pass found Ben Finlayson and he tipped the ball in.
Massey competed briefly after the goal but normal service resumed with Brad Williamson and Watkins grabbing hat-tricks and Callum Wilbur and Brett Poloski a brace of goals each.
With players away at NHL and semifinalists already found, High School Hockey Club defaulted to College and the game between MCOB and Rangers was not played.
In the women's competition, College and HSHC Evergreens entertained those who stayed to watch the late match. College got hard match practice against a revamped Evergreens side with three male players, and they drew 2-all.
College opened the scoring in the first three minutes through a penalty corner and were quickly up another goal.
However, Evergreens' combinations started to click as they got used to each other and competed well on defence.
At the break College were still ahead 2-0 and after the break the game evened out with Evergreens scoring straight away.
Play flowed back and forth with Evergreens grabbing a goal later in the half to level the scores.
Club semifinals are next Saturday, September 8, when all sides should have their NHL representatives back.
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