Jetty Jets dominant at home against City Bears Village Green

On the ball for the Jetty Jets is Sean Lovering, defended by Bears Hockey player Toby Power and watched by the Jets’ Kaemon Smith and Bears’ Michael Russ and Jesse Sampson.


THE Jetty Jets have made a rare appearance at home as they take part in this year’s Grafton Hockey Association men’s season.

The Jetty Jets played just their third match at home this season at the Coffs Harbour Hockey Complex, with their home fans cheering them on to an 8-2 win against City Bears Village Green.

The Jets currently sit second in the men’s first grade competition with 7 wins, 1 draw, and 6 losses.

The Coffs Crusaders women’s team were also at home on Sunday for just the third time this season as they took on the Sailors Roches, with the Crusaders sharing the points with a 1-1 draw after coming from 1-0 down.

The Jetty Jets are the premier men’s team of Hockey Coffs Coast, made up of the best-of-the-best from the senior men’s competitions including representatives from Beaches, Bellingen, Orara and Urunga.

Jets coach Rick Fischer said it was good to play at home after playing the majority of games this season in Grafton.

“It was certainly good to have a game at home in Coffs, and we generally get three home games against each of the teams from Grafton,” he said.

“We had another good turnout and spectators were keen to watch some top-level hockey for the area.

“We are playing another catch-up game against the Barbarians Hockey Club and they have chosen to come down and play us on our home soil.”

The Jets coach said his side made the most of a rare opportunity to play at home.

“Our Jets team really made the most of this opportunity by playing a very stand out structured game and dominated in every aspect of the game,” he said.

“Standout players for Jets were Adam Ellison scoring two goals and also celebrating his birthday, Sean Lovering, Phoenix Smith, Josh Perry and 13-year-old Levi Fischer Getting a taste of first grade men’s hockey and scoring his first ever goal at this level.”

“The Jets were clinical and their decision making which is why their performance was reflected on the scoreboard.”

Fischer explained to News Of The Area his side had a point to prove this season.

“The performance of both teams was very good on Sunday, there are always changes you want to make in order to improve,” he said.

“The Crusaders won the Grafton comp last year so we have a point to prove after they failed to acknowledge our win due to COVID shortened the season last year and left our name off the trophy.”

The latest round of the Hockey Coffs Coast season was also decided on the weekend with just five rounds to go before this season’s finals series.

Bellingen Hockey Club were the big winners in Round 17 winning 3 of their 5 matches and drawing the other 2, while Urunga Hockey Club won two of its four matches.

Hockey Coffs Coast Round 17 results.

Women’s division 1.

Beaches Seahorses 5 def. Orara Gems 0

Bellingen Magpies 0 drew. UNO’s 0

Women’s division 2

Bellingen Swoopers 3 def. Urunga Marlins 2

Norths Tigers 1 def. Beaches Sea Dragons 0

Women’s division 3

Urunga Bluefins 1 def. Norths Roar 0

Bellingen Braves 4 def. Orara Owls 0

Bellingen Bullrouts 1 def. Beaches Great Whites 0

Men’s division 2

Norths Lions 3 drew. Bellingen Barnstormers 3

Beaches Coast Hotel Camels 1 def. Urunga Cyclones 0

Urunga Storm 5 def. Orara Ravens 0



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