Hayden Shaw and Jenna-Rae McIntyre dominating hockey scoring charts
Four hat-tricks from former Black Stick Hayden Shaw leaves him way out in front in the race to be the top scorer in the Hockey South Canterbury men's division one hockey competition.
Shaw has been in superb goal scoring form bagging 14 goals in total in the first half of the season.
It has in fact been a goal fest in the men's competition to date with 103.
Cambridge scored the most in one game with 10 against Temuka, who have the second highest total, and nine against Tainui.
Across the 14 games played to date there's been an average of seven goals.
Shaw will no doubt add to his tally over the back end of the season, while there have been seven hat tricks all up in the men's matches, with Angus Dyer, Matt McAtamney and Liam Parker claiming the others.
His nearest challenger McAtamney, who opened the season with four goals against Temuka, has missed a couple of clashes due to injury.
McAtamney, with eight goals, has some way to go to catch Shaw once he returns to the park.
He is regarded as the most clinical striker in the competition and will be hoping to find the net on numerous occasions.
Cambridge striker BJ Mason sits third with six goals, while Temuka's Oli Anderson and Liam Parker, Cambridge's Dyer and Tainui's Nick Dalziel all have five.
Cambridge and Temuka have scored more than half the goals with 31 and 29 respectively, while Hearts have netted 21.
In the women's division one competition, Timaru Girls' High School's Jenna-Rae McIntyre leads the goal scoring charts with 10.
The 16-year-old has scored one hat-trick against Craighead Diocesan and has bagged at least one goal against all of the other teams, while Emily Bell, Harriet Cameron, Kerryn Jansen, Leigh Brunton and Colleen Suddaby have all scored three or more goals in a match.
McIntyre could have scored a number of other goals but decided to feed her team-mates instead of taking all the glory, the sign of talented player.
There's been 81 goals scored in the women's competition, an average of four per game.
Girls' High have scored 26, Cambridge 21 and Hampstead the defending champions 16.
McIntyre's biggest challenger for most goals is team-mate Bell and Cambridge striker Brunton, with six each, while a host of others have five.
All up there has been 69 different goal scorers across the two competitions, 36 in the men's grade and 33 in the women's.