Canadian women edge Ireland 2-1 in first of four games in Toronto
First quarter goals from Stairs and Johansen lead Canada to victory
Photo: Yan Huckendubler
In its first game at the new Pan-Am Fields, site of the 2015 Pan American Games field hockey competition this July, the Canadian Women's National Field Hockey Team defeated Ireland 2-1 Sunday in Toronto.
Canada 2 vs 1 Ireland (Women)
This afternoon the Green Army faced Canada for the first time since the World League 2 final in Dublin, which saw Ireland reign victorious after a penalty shootout. Both squads qualified for WL3 from the aforementioned tournament and are in the midst of preparing for the final round of Olympic qualification, which begins on June 10th for the Irish in Valencia. The match also marked Lizzie Colvin’s 100th cap for Ireland. Lizzie earned her 1st cap in 2008 against France and was an integral part of the World League 2 squad that took 1st place in Dublin this March.
France 1-0 Ireland (Men)
The Green Machine played France in the first of 2 tests this weekend. The matches act as World League 3 preparation for Craig Fulton’s squad as the Antwerp-based June tournament approaches. Ireland last played France on home soil in February when the 2 teams shared the spoils in a 3 match series.
Last minute goal by Pat Harris leads Bulldogs into Cal Cup Semifinal
By Jawwad Qamar
Moorpark, CA: A penalty corner goal by Pat Harris against the Kings in the dying seconds of last Super Division match on Saturday saw the Bulldogs move into the Cal Cup semifinals. This was the second goal for Harris after Amrit Kullar gave the Kings a one goal advantage in the 3rd minute of the game.
Another victory for Dhyanchand Academy in VHA League
NAGPUR: Continuing their superb form, Dhyanchand Academy carved out their second successive victory in the Baidyanath Senior Division Hockey League at the VHA ground on Saturday.
‘Unfair’ umpiring: Greenshirts leave match unfinished
Despite repeated attempts to contact them, the Korean captain and management were unavailable for comment. PHOTO: PakistanToday
KARACHI: With only 10 minutes remaining to the final whistle and the game locked at 2-2, the Pakistan hockey team left their third match against Korea unfinished and walked out to protest alleged unfair umpiring on the Koreans’ part.
Ireland 1 vs 4 USA
The final match of the series began with an early goal for the USA. The Irish responded with a break down the right wing by Emma Smyth that was dealt with well by Team USA. A short corner resulted for Ireland after some strong passing and Megan Frazer duly converted with a composed shot . 1-1 all with 8 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Katie Mullan made a darting run up the right wing, out running 2 American defenders before the USA defence regrouped and cleared the danger and counter attacked, earning a short corner which drew a terrific save from Gray. 1-1
Eugene Magee to Reach 200 International Caps
This weekend will see Eugene Magee join Ronan Gormley in the 200 club as he earns his 200th International cap when the Green Machine takes on France. Magee who earned his first cap in 2005 against Belgium recently led Banbridge to Senior Cup final victory.
Doerner hat trick highlights Day 1 play at Cal Cup
By Jawwad Qamar
Moorpark, CA: Australian Luke Doerner’s hat trick for the JDH Montauk Sharks against the Bay Area FHA was one of the highlights of Day 1 at Cal Cup 2015. Former Argentina international Claudia Ines Burkart was equally good with her three goals, in between her two teammates, against a hapless team called Rush’d in the women’s division. The other was a 1-1 tie between men’s defending champions San Jose Khalsa and Mexico.
Cal Cup Selection Opportunity for USMNT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – More than 2,000 athletes and umpires will gather this weekend for the 43rd annual California Cup in Moorpark, Calif. Set to bring a weekend of fun, beautiful weather and intense competition, this is an opportunity for both men and women of all level, ranging from U-10 to over 50 years old, to compete. It is also a selection opportunity for those interested to try-out for the U.S. Men’s National Team.
Two wins and a defeat for Scottish clubs on opening day in Europe
A fine start for both Milne Craig Clydesdale Western and Grove Menzieshill in the Women's EuroHockey Club Champions Challenge I & II events today, but a defeat for Grange in the Men's EuroHockey Club Champions Club Champions Trophy signaled mixed results in Day 1 of continental competition for Scotland's club representatives.
Fazilla eyeing for a hat-trick of gold in Singapore
By Aftar Singh
Fazilla (left) will be featuring in her third SEA Games in Singapore.
KUALA LUMPUR: Goals and gold.
That’s what 28-year-old Malaysian hockey forward Fazilla Sylvester Silin is aiming for in her third SEA Games appearance in Singapore next month.
Fijian Hockey players juggle 5s and the full-fledged game
IT is a busy year for hockey as players juggle the five-a-side code and the full-fledged game.
UJ eye SA student champs after Varsity Hockey triumph
Newly crowned Varsity Hockey champions the University of Johannesburg appear to be in dangerous form ahead of next month’s national student championships after handing the University of the Free State their only defeat of the tournament in Bloemfontein.
Pathan brace helps Dhyanchand Academy win VHA Senior Division Hockey League opener
NAGPUR: Last year's runners-up Dhyanchand Academy edged out Eagle Club 2-1 to start their campaign on a winning note in the Baidyanath Senior Division Hockey tournament at the Vidarbha Hockey Association ground on Thursday.
Imran's triple strike leads South East Central Railway to win
NAGPUR: South East Central Railway derailed Ambedkar College Sports Academy 7-2 in their Pool A match of the Baidyanath Senior Division Hockey League at the VHA ground on Friday.
HI praises Mr. Srinivasan, Dr. B.K Nayak
New Delhi: Hockey India congratulates Mr. Srinivasan Kannan and Dr. B K Nayak for their appointment with the Asian Hockey Federation as Committee Chairman.
New project taps into West Africa’s talent pool
The first project within the FIH Targeted Assistance Programme is underway as a team of coaches and umpires travel to Ghana in West Africa to launch the initiative. FIH has joined forces with England Hockey and Ghana Hockey in the first project under the Targeted Assistance Programme, to help build hockey’s profile and development in the West African country.
Head Coach of the Women's Brazilian Field Hockey National Team
Deadline: June 16, 2015
The Brazilian Field Hockey Federation is the national field and indoor hockey administrative entity and is responsible for the development of the sport in Brazil.