Story by Teo Yun Teng/Red Sports. Photos by Chua Kai Yun/Red Sports.

Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) about to swing the ball towards goal. The TPJC captain bagged 3 goals in this game. (Photo © Chua Kai Yun/Red Sports)

Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) about to send the ball towards goal. The TPJC captain bagged 3 goals in the game. (Photo 1 © Chua Kai Yun/Red Sports)

Hougang Sports Hall, Monday, May 9, 2016 — Yishun Junior College (YJC) defeated Tampines Junior College (TPJC) 5-3 in Round 1 of the National A Division Floorball Championship.

The win improves YJC to a 2-1-1 win-draw-loss record. YJC’s sole loss so far came in a 0-7 loss to Raffles Institution and they drew 2-2 with Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

This loss drops TPJC to a 1-3 record.

Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) was the top scorer of the game with three goals.

The first period saw four goals which left both teams tied at 2-2.

Hughie Chan (YJC #20) drew first blood for YJC, only for Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) to reply to level the score at 1-1.

Muhammad Ismail bin Abdul Malek (YJC #6) then scored to give his team a 2-1 lead. A determined Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) then evened out the score to 2-2 with another goal.

In the last five minutes of the first period, the two team captains, YJC’s Muhammad Ismail (#6) and TPJC’s Ruel Tan (#22), found themselves sent to the sin-bin one after the other.

The second period turned out to be scoreless but the scoring resumed in the third, with YJC outscoring TPJC 3-1.

With seven minutes left on the clock, Chee Zheng Yang (YJC #31) slotted the ball into the goal, wrestling back the lead for YJC. This lead, however, was taken away again when Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) scored another goal for TPJC, making it 3-3.

From then on, YJC stepped up their game to score two consecutive goals through Hughie Chan (YJC #20) and Muhammad Ismail (YJC #6) to pull away and eventually take the 5-3 win.

YJC will next face off with HCI while TPJC will meet RI. Both games will be played on May 16 at Hougang Sports Hall.

Score By Period
1st Period: 2-2
2nd Period: 0-0 (2-2)
3rd Period: 3-1 (5-3)

Top Scorers
Chan Guan Hong Hughie (#20) – 2 goals
Muhammad Ismail B Abdul Malek (#6) – 2 goals

Tan Zhen Yong Ruel (#22) – 3 goals

YJC Roster
Aaron Gian (#2), Ashley Ang (#17), Brendan Yeong (#5), Chan Guan Hong Hughie (#20), Chan Tat Hon Daniel (#44), Chee Zheng Yang (#31), Darryl See Wei Shen (#18), Dominic Ng Zhen Feng (#28), Lau Li Hao (#10), Lee Cheng Jia (#8), Lee Dokyu (#4), Lee Si Hao (#22), Muhammad Ismail B Abdul Malek (#6), Ng Kit Hian (#24), Ryan Tan Wei Chao (#12), Samuel Chiam Tat Hao (#99), Tan Guang Qing (#7), Tan Teng Kiat Darel (#23), Tong Yi Sheng Vernon (#1), Yeh Zheng Yang (#64)

TPJC Roster
Chao Soon Ming Joseph (#5), Chong Kee Siew, Caleb Ethan (#99), Choy Khun Hean (#11), Dion Toh Siyong (#20), Gabriel Goh Mian (#30), Haresh Nair A/L Prakash (#8), Heng Aik Chong (#2), Jeremy Teo Hao Jie (#83), Kenneth Chan Xian Liang (#15), Lai Hao Yang (#25), Leow Jing Ming (#31), Mohammad Hadi B Mohammad Sani (#10), Muhammad Iskandar B Mohd R (#7), Muhammad Zaki B Muhammad Z (#13), Peter Santosh David (#9), Ryan Tan Jun Ee (#21), Saheb Singh Parmar (#1), Tan Zhen Yong Ruel (#22)

National A Division Floorball Championship – fixtures and results

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