FIH needs to revise Champions Trophy format
Pakistan's hockey team poses with their silver medals following the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 final match against Germany at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on December 14, 2014. — AFP/File
Contrary to the fact that the format of the recently-held Champions Trophy benefitted the two finalists more than other competing teams, it needs to be reviewed by the games controlling body, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) as it made the event a laughing stock.
Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL
Australian player Jamie Dwyer. File Photo
Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy.
Jamie Dwyer Gearing up for Hockey India League 2015
Australian forward Jamie Dwyer had played 14 matches in the inaugural edition of the Hockey India League with a credit of scoring four goals.
Dwyer scored 4 goals in 14 matches in the previous edition. © NDTV
Looking at continuing the success of the second season of the Hockey India League, Australia's legend Jamie Dwyer promised to come out with all guns blazing in the third edition of the league starting January 22, next year. Playing consecutively for Jaypee Punjab Warriors in both the seasons of the HIL, the Australia forward, Dwyer, is again leading the team in the upcoming edition and convinced to dish out a commendable performance yet again.
A 5-year-old helping hockey find its feet in Finland
Among the 5.5 million in Finland is the 5-year-old Arjunjit Singh, who has been inspiring the Finns in Vantaa to play field hockey in a country known for its ice hockey.
Helsinki, football and ice hockey is what comes to mind at the first mention of Finland. With a population of around 5.5 million, the North European country lives happily in peace and hardly makes the news for any wrong reason. And among those 5.5 million is the 5-year-old Arjunjit Singh, who has been inspiring the Finns in Vantaa to play field hockey in a country known for its ice hockey.
Semi-finals bring conflicting emotions to razor-sharp Nolands PSI sides
Semi-finals day! What a mouthwatering prospect - and so it proved at Noland PSI Nationals 2014 Thursday for the U16 and U18 Sections.
Gryphons U18A boys retain PSI title in absolute heart-stopper
PSI Nationals 2014 came to a thrilling close on UCT Court 1 when coach Jean de Wilde’s brilliant Gauteng Gryphons clinched back-to-back U18A Section Boys titles 2-1 on penalty shootout in a mesmerising final against mentor Trevor Cormack’s magnificent Namibia Hawks after the scores were tied 6-6 at full-time.
Hauke looking forward to special Leipzig atmosphere
Tobias Hauke is looking forward to a “very special atmosphere” when the Indoor Hockey World Cup comes to Arena Leipzig in early February 2015.
USA Women's Indoor Hockey Prepares for Germany Tour
The U.S. Women’s National Indoor Hockey Team will send selected Senior and U-19 Teams to Hamburg, Germany through December 29, 2014 to January 5.
Women’s Junior Team named for U21 Series with United States
Four-game series begin on February 12, 2015
Field Hockey Canada’s Women’s National Program has named twenty-two athletes to the Women’s National Junior Development Team set to take part in a four-game series versus the American Under-21 team at Spooky Nook in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from February 9-17, 2015.
Men’s national squads announced
National men’s senior and development groups named for 2015
The national men’s senior and development groups have been named for 2015. Next year’s senior squad of 28 athletes will welcome on-board four new faces ensuring a sustainable future for the Australian men’s senior squad, an inclusion of eight athletes will be added into the national men’s development squad.
Pakistani players could face stiffer ban: FIH
NEW DELHI: The FIH president Leandro Negre said that disciplinary committee of the parent body could hand out a stiffer punishment to the Pakistani hockey players Muhammad Tousiq and Ali Amjad for making obscene gestures post their Champions Trophy semifinal win against India.
Champions Trophy fiasco: Shahnaz Sheikh writes report to FIH
By Nabil Tahir
According to Sheikh, the report will first be presented to the Pakistan Hockey Federation, who will forward it to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) after studying it. PHOTO: AFP
KARACHI: Disenchanted with the treatment meted out to the Pakistan hockey team during the recently concluded Champions Trophy, head coach Shahnaz Sheikh has written a report about the chain of events that occurred in India.
India conspired against us before Champions Trophy final, fumes Pakistan coach Shahnaz
KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh has alleged that it was ‘India's conspiracy’ to put pressure on his players ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Germany, which his team lost 0-2. Pakistan players had engaged in wild celebrations after beating arch-rivals India 4-3 in a nail-biting semi-final in Bhubaneswar with some taking their jerseys off while making obscene gesture towards the Indian spectators. As a result two of his players Amjad Ali and Mohammed Tousiq were banned.
India conspired against us before CT final: Pak hockey coach
Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh
Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh made allegations that it was “India’s conspiracy” to put pressure on his players ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Germany, which his team lost 0-2.
Pakistan to world hockey: ‘Unite against India’s overbearing attitude’
by Mihir Vasavda
Pak coach Sheikh was not happy with HI’s handling of the ‘celebration incident’. (Source: PTI)
Days after tendering a written unconditional apology, chief coach of the Pakistan hockey team Shahnaz Sheikh has claimed that it was forced upon him by Hockey India and International Hockey Federation (FIH) after spending ‘tough hours’ with them. He also called on the other nations to ‘unite against the overbearing attitude of India in world hockey and how they were trying to influence the game.’
Black Stick women lack ruthless streak, says Anita Punt
LETHAL: Anita Punt was a big threat for the New Zealand hockey team this year, scoring 39 goals. Warwick Smith/Fairfax NZ
Black Sticks captain Anita Punt has mixed feelings about 2014.
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Netherlands defeat Belgium in shoot-out competition
The Netherlands eventually saw off Belgium in a shoot-out to earn a fifth place playoff from the opening game of day five at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar.
Fiji hockey ready
Members of the national hockey squad with coach Hector Smith after receiving their new gear from UB Freight Ltd branch manager Wayne Gibson for today's final with New Zealand Presidents XI. Picture: JONE LUVENITOGA
THE Fiji men's hockey side will be a different team when it takes on the New Zealand Presidents XI in the final of the Oceania Pacific Cup today at the National Hockey Centre in Laucala at 3pm.
Las Leonas in the final
Hockeyroos to face hosts and defending champs Argentina at 9am AEDT Monday
The Hockeyroos will face Argentina in the women’s Champions Trophy final after the hosts overcame the Netherlands 2-1 in the second semi final in Mendoza on Sunday, following the Hockeyroos’ 3-0 shoot-out victory over New Zealand.
Drag flick safety
Further to the article on the legality of a drag flick striking a player on the line published last week, Anna Flanagan proves a raised drag flick can be executed in perfect safety. It shows why the raised drag flick should stay in the game and only the erroneous awarding of a penalty stroke when a defender on the line is struck in the upper body or head should be changed.
Phil Hughes - a wake up call to the FIH?
By George Brink
As the sports world is reeling from the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes after being struck on the head by a bouncer, the question is, could this happen in Hockey and what are the FIH doing about it?