COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – February 19, 2020 – At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Men’s Masters Program held a tryout for the 2020 Masters Hockey World Cup teams. Held at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas, the two-day event brought approximately 120 participants looking to be selected to the O-40, O-45, O-50, O-55 or O-60 teams. Athletes were put in a series of skill and drill sessions, small-sided games and 11-a-side matches. A sincere thank you to all those who participated, including those who volunteered their time to make the weekend a success.
The interest in the U.S. Men’s Masters Program continues to grow and that was evident in the high-level of talent on display and as a result the competition for spots on the Masters Hockey World Cup teams was extremely high. Selectors found deciding who would make the final team to be very difficult, and like in previous years, squads were created from which travel teams will be selected.
The U.S. Men’s Masters Program will announce the travel teams after the April 11 and 12 weekend of matches against Canada's Masters teams in Vancouver, Canada. This international tournament will involve the O-50, O-55 and O-60 teams playing solely against Canada. Matches will also be played for the O-40 and O-45 teams against local Vancouver teams.
U.S. O-40 Men’s Masters Training Squad
Alexander Armas (Charlotte, N.C.), TJ Bamrah (Santa Clara, Calif.), Federico Baudini (Doral, Fla.), Liaqat Bhutta (Santa Clara, Calif.), Yoandy Blanco (Charlotte, N.C.), Stuart Carpenter (McLean, Va.), Jatinder Dhaliwal (Elk Grove, Calif.), David Eddie (Somerville, Mass.), Adam Falla (Austin, Texas), Alan Golding (Washington, D.C.), Stuart Gower-Jackson (Bentonville, Ark.), Logan Hargett (Ventura, Calif.), Daniel Haydon (New York, N.Y.), Shawn Hindy (Moorpark, Calif.), Harpreet Juneja (Clovis, Calif.), Anuj Mubayi (Tempe, Ariz.), Surjit Nijjar (Yuba City, Calif.), Ian Rourke (Albany, N.Y.), Alan Scally (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Ian Scally (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Trevor Shattuck (Baltimore, Md.), Hardeep Singh (Delaware, Ohio), Kevin Tan (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Michael Warari (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Paul Wood (Phoenix, Ariz.)
The U.S. O-40 Men’s Masters Team will be coached by Shiv Jagday (Santa Clara, Calif.) and managed by Robert Hindy (Westlake Village, Calif.).
U.S. O-45 Men’s Masters Training Squad
John Bailey (San Francisco, Calif.), Davinder Baring (Fresno, Calif.), Peter Buckingham (San Francisco, Calif.), Kenneth Cho (West Lake Hills, Texas), Adolph Colaco (Sugar Land, Texas), Niles Draper (South Chatham, Mass.), Damian Glennon (Berkeley, Calif.), Juan Heredia (Miami, Fla.), Shamsher Johal (Phoenix, Ariz.), Harpreet Labana (Mountain View, Calif.), Sau Thong Lee (Vienna, Va.), Paul Lewis (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Saran Mandair (San Jose, Calif.), Barry Merriman (Washington, D.C.), Riyaz Mohamed (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Marian Mueller (Barrington, R.I.), Barry Payne (Newton, Mass.), David Peel (Perry Hall, Md.), Sumarjit Singh (Gilbert, Ariz.), Konix Varahoor (Windsor, Calif.), Vernon Vassou (Arlington, Va.), Joost Vlek (Seattle, Wash.)
The U.S. O-45 Men’s Masters Team will be coached by Craig Williams (Nowra, Australia) and managed by Amir Akhtar (Tuttle, Okla.).
U.S. O-50 Men’s Masters Training Squad
Prashant Aji (San Jose, Calif.), Suresh Anand (Irvine, Calif.), Rino Bouwman (Ventura, Calif.), Michael Caddy (Drake, Colo.), Fernandez Diez de Onate (Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jonathan Drucker (Coral Gables, Fla.), Andre Ferguson (Attleboro, Mass.), Matthew Hanson (Virginia Beach, Va.), Robert-Philippe Heller (San Francisco, Calif.), Stanley Iyadurai (Chester Springs, Pa.), Srinivas Karuturi (Monroe Township, N.J.), Riaz Khan (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Damien Lanyon (Solana Beach, Calif.), Hugo Mazzulupi (Wayne, Pa.), Muzammal Malik (Westminster, Md.), Salim Malik (Aldie, Va.), Leroy Mayers (Budd Lake, N.J.), Michael Merkx (Moorestown, N.J.), Manuel Morales (Miami, Fla.), Ali Murdoch (Austin, Texas), Muhammad Siddiqui (Arlington, Va.), Charanjit Singh (Keller, Texas), Paramjeet Singh (Merced, Calif.), Paul Slaats (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
The U.S. O-50 Men’s Masters Team will be coached by Andrew Davy (Tamworth, Australia) and managed by John Boyce (Burlington, N.J.).
U.S. O-55 Men’s Masters Training Squad
Amir Akhtar (Tuttle, Okla.), Manmohan Brar (Phoenix, Ariz.), Abid Chowdhy (Downey, Calif.), Joost Douwes (Stanwood, Wash.), Gurpreet Gill (Peoria, Ariz.), Peter Jones (Stamford, Conn.), Thomas Khoo (Bethesda, Md.), Bob Khosla (Phoenix, Ariz.), Amrit Kohli (Bethesda, Md.), Markus Krueger (Seattle, Wash.), Bill Larkins (Manchester, N.H.), Pradeep Menon (Cumming, Ga.), John Michalak (Camarillo, Calif.), Greg Pereira (Fulton, Md.), Warren Prestwich (Towson, Md.), Jeremy Roberts (Beltsville, Md.), Alex Rooks (Belmont, Mass.), Roberto Sabella (Key Biscayne, Fla.), Kewal Singh (Fairfield, Calif.), Brian Spencer (Moorpark, Calif.), Ian Wagge (Scarborough, Maine)
The U.S. O-55 Men’s Masters Team will be co-coached by Claus Buehs (Krefeld, Germany) and Christoph Weber (Krefeld, Germany) and managed by Chris Pereira (Clarksville, Md.).
U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters Training Squad
Peter Bale (Portland, Ore.), Andrew Dunning (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Lance Eichert (Conshocken, Pa.), Chamkaur Gill (Placenta, Calif.), Gurprett Gill (Peoria, Ariz.), Asif Hosain (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Manzar Iqbal (Chicago, Ill.), Richard Jagdeo (Courtland Manor, N.Y.), Peter Jones (Stamford, Conn.), Eric McGinley (Falls Church, Va.), Martin McGinley (Bethesda, Md.), Jon O’Haire (Columbus, Ohio), Sankar Ramani (Fremont, Calif.), Alex Rooks (Belmont, Mass.), Mahesh Saraswat (Northridge, Calif.), Alva Serrette (Lagrange, Calif.), Jaswinder Singh (Woodland, Calif.), Paramjit Singh (El Sobrante, Calif.), Jeff Starfield (Marblehead, Mass.), Larry Zappone (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
The U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters Team will be coached by Ian Wilson (Glasgow, Scotland) and managed by Alan Golding (Washington, D.C.).
These selected squads continue to prepare throughout the year with many athletes attending the annual California Cup held over Memorial Day weekend in Moorpark, Calif. The squads will also attend the Shooting Stars Masters tournament in Boston, Mass. from June 6 to 7.
O-35 Men & O-40 Men Nottingham, England August 8-17, 2020
O-45 Men, O-50 Men & O-55 Men Cape Town, South Africa September 19-29, 2020
O-60 Men Tokyo, Japan November 5-15, 2020
For more information regarding the U.S. Men’s Masters Training Squads, continue to follow usafieldhockey.com for releases, but go to usamastersfieldhockey.org for more information on the U.S. Masters Programs.