T&T's stickmen finished tenth at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup on Saturday morning after Losing 3-2 to Russia in their final game.
Within the first ten minutes, the Russians rushed out front with a 2-0 lead. First, in the sixth minute, Dmitriy Kuraev scored then four minutes later, Pavel Golubev doubled the lead.
In the 20th minute, Jordan Vieira pulled a goal back for the local boys, before Akim Toussaint leveled the scores in the 33rd minute.
T&T's hockey men were given a rude awakening in their opening Indoor World Cup match against the Czech Republic on Wednesday morning, losing 7-2.
Within the first ten minutes of the game, T&T found itself 4-0 down. Jakub Kyndl opened the scoring in the third minute while David Vacek doubled the lead a mere minute after. Two minutes later in the sixth minute, Lukas Plochy made it 3-0 to the Czechs.
T&T's men's hockey team was edged out 5-4 to Russia on Tuesday in their final warm-up match before their World Cup opener against the Czech Repubic on Wednesday in Berlin.
The defeat will not, or at least should not, affect the morale in the T&T camp, because this Russia team is ranked number four in the world.
The local boys gave one of the World Cup favourites a run for its money with goals from Akim Toussaint, Jordan Vieira, Mickell Pierre, and Shaquille Daniel.
The T&T Red Force trio of Jason Mohammed, Sheldon Cottrell and Evin Lewis are set to be replaced as they head off to the World Cup qualifiers on West Indies duty.
T&T Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer Suruj Ragoonath confirmed Rayad Emrit, Jon-Russ Jagessar and Kamil Pooran will fly to Barbados to replace the three players.
T&T's hockey men ended their Dutch camp with a convincing 8-4 victory over Venlo Heren 1 today.
Jordan Vieira was again in top form, scoring four goals.
Akim Toussaint scored a brace while Marcus James and Jordan Reynos had one each.
Now it's on to Berlin for the World Cup.
Three of West Indies cricket's biggest stars will not be making the trip to Zimbabwe to help the regional side try to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. This was confirmed today as Cricket West Indies (CWI) named its 15-man squad.
The squad is as follows: