Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

SCORE TO SETTLE; Cliffe Keen to Torch Her Scorchers Rivals in AHL Competition

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

SCORE TO SETTLE; Cliffe Keen to Torch Her Scorchers Rivals in AHL Competition

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Rob McNicol

Rob.mcnicol@dailymercury.com.au

HOCKEY: Mackay hockey product Jodie Cliffe has a score to settle when she kits up for Northern Territory at the Australian Hockey League competition in Hobart next week.

The 20-year-old was selected in the Queensland Scorchers squad this year but was named in the shadow team ahead of the AHL and drafted to the Northern Territory team.

Northern Territory's first game is against Queensland, and Cliffe said she would be out to show the Queensland coaches she should be in their team.

"That's the game I'm most excited about," she said.

"I was selected in the Scorchers squad but made the shadow team. When you're in the shadow team you can be drafted out to other teams so you still get a chance to play in the AHL.

"It will be a bit of a grudge match against Queensland because I want to prove to them that I should be there."

Cliffe has never played in Australia's top hockey competition before, and said she couldn't wait to test her skills against some of Australia's best players. …

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