Dom Stephens was in great form for the Cooloola Heat at the weekend.
Dom Stephens was in great form for the Cooloola Heat at the weekend. Craig Warhurst

Game heats up for Cooloola men

A THREE goal blitz from come-back king Ben Fitzpatrick gave the Cooloola Heat men's hockey side their first win of the season.

The Heat went on to Ramsey Park confident against Bundaberg outfit the All Blacks.

Captain Dom Stephens said they had the strongest side of the year.

It didn't take long for that prediction to come true with Fitzpatrick scoring the first two of his hat tricks, and Daniel Naismith backing it up with a double.

The Heat went to half-time with a 4-0 lead and kept the goals coming in the second half through Jordon Warhurst, Nathan Stephens and Fitzpatrick's third.

Heat captain Dom Stephens said he was happy with the 7-0 win but didn't want the team to read too much into the result.

"They were a bit weak," Stephens said.

"We will have to be on our game to win against Hervey Bay next weekend," he said.

The Heat will be without a couple of players from last week's team but coach Neil McKean said he had plenty of players ready to fill the void.

One player who was missed last week was Joey Collins, the state representative should be back on deck for this week's match.

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