Has Max got the Midas touch?
After achieving every honour possible with the Netherlands women's team, can Max Caldas now turn silver into gold with the men?
The Netherlands men's hockey team has won silver medals at the most recent editions of the Olympic Games, World Cup and Champions Trophy, losing out to Germany, and then Australia twice. During that period of time they have been coached by Paul van Ass, and most teams would have been satisfied with the consistency of regular silverware. However, this is the Netherlands, a team with a long and successful hockey tradition and Robert van der Horst and his men are longing to get back to the very top.
Gurjinder, Lalit in Champions Trophy hockey squad
Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh and vice-captain P.R. Sreejesh. The Hindu
Young drag-flicker Gurjinder Singh and forward Lalit Upadhyay have been included in the 18-member Indian team for the Champions Trophy hockey tournament to be held at Bhubaneswar from December 6 to 14.
Oltmans unfazed by duel responsibility in Champions Trophy
NEW DELHI: Discharging duel responsibility in a crucial tournament is not a new thing for Indian hockey's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans whose primary focus now is to prepare the team as best as he can for the Champions Trophy in the absence of just-retired coach Terry Walsh.
Ready to re-appoint Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI
NEW DELHI: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI).
Terry Walsh writes to Minister on tussle with HI chief
Australian coach Terry Walsh has written a letter to Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal explaining his side of the position in the on-going tussle with the Hockey India President N.K. Batra.
I am wiling to return immediately: Terry Walsh to Union Sports Minister
Terry Walsh on Monday shot off a letter to sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, saying he is willing to return to India immediately.
Indian teams will be across three continents simultaneously early next month
Various Indian hockey teams will be in action across three continents simultaneously in early next month, presenting vibrancy of its national game at elite levels, creating in its wake a great amount of zeal for the sport in the world.
PSB to face IOC in final
New Delhi - Indian Oil and Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) registered contrasting victories to storm into the final of the Nehru Hockey Tournament here on Monday. Sunil Yadav scored a brace as Indian Oil thrashed ONGC 5-2, while PSB edged past Army XI 6-4 via a penalty shoot-out after ending 1-1 at full-time.
National sport not being treated like one
By Nabil Tahir
Hockey players are uneasy as the government has refrained from providing assistance as the financial crisis worsens. PHOTO: FILE EXPRESS
KARACHI: The national hockey team, whose players are without their central contracts since the past 22 months, has yet to receive any support from the government to avert the financial crisis surrounding the national sport.
Samiullah lashes out at PHF for poor planning
ISLAMABAD - Olympian Samiullah lashes out at Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Rana Mujahid and termed him a non-technocrat as far as managing Pakistan hockey is concerned.
Canadian women to host Indoor 4-Nation tournament in December
Tournament to take place in Toronto December 5-7
The Canadian Women’s Indoor National Team is set to host a 4-Nation competition in Mississauga, Ontario from December 5-7th. South Africa, USA and Argentina will be joining two teams from Canada (Canada and Canada "A'," a development squad) in the competition.
Gordon McIntyre joins the Great Britain programme
Scotland player Gordon McIntyre will be joining the Great Britain programme at Bisham Abbey in the New Year.
Orange stroll to second win in Zimbabwe
By BRIAN YONGA
Jane Ofula (left) of Orange Telkom fights for the ball with Racheal Wangui of USIU-A in a past Premier League match at City Park Stadium. MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION
Defending champions Telkom Orange registered their second win at the ongoing Africa Cup of Club Hockey Championship in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, by beating home side Bulawayo Athletics Club (BAC) 3-0 Monday at the Khumalo Stadium.
Orange reach semis
Champs to meet Tanzanian rivals as Strathmore take on Gentrix
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Christabel Moraa of Strathmore Scorpions runs with the ball pursued by Sharkia's captain Sara Ahmed during their Africa Cup of Clubs championship match in Bulawayo. [PHOTO: ELIZABETH MBURUGU/STANDARD]
Africa Hockey Cup of Clubs defending champions Orange Telkom yesterday beat hosts Bulawayo Athletics Club (BAC) 3-0 to progress through to the semi finals stage.
Three sides lead the way in France
The French Top Six sees Racing Club de France, Lille and Saint Germain share the lead on seven points after three games after a double-weekend in the top tier.
Terengganu out to stop KLHC lifting hockey title
By S. Ramaguru
Terengganu's hockey player Faizal Saari in a friendly match agaisnt New Zealand last year. - Filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: The stage is all set for a battle royal in Kuala Terengganu on Friday for the Premier Division title of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
Toussaint lifts T&T ‘stickmen’ into gold match
Opportunities for medal at the CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico, were at a premium for T&T, yesterday, but Christopher George came up big when the chance came, securing bronze in the men’s judo 100kg weight division. He, however, was one of few athletes who were in the final stages of competitions.
T&T stickwomen narrowly fail to get bronze medal
T&T senior hockey women were left without a medal at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games after losing 2-1 to host Mexico in their bronze medal contest at the High Performance Centre, Veracruz, Mexico, yesterday.
Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad
Mandeep was among the three men left out of the squad that toured for the bilateral series in Australia, which India won. Midfielder Satbir Singh and defender Harbin Singh were the two other men who won't be playing the Champions Trophy to be held in Bangalore from Dec 6 to 14.
New Delhi: Young forward Mandeep Singh was the notable omission from India's 18-man squad for the Champions Trophy announced by Hockey India on Monday.
Ritu Rani to lead Indian eves in Italy tour
NEW DELHI: Ritu Rani will lead a 18-member Indian hockey team for the five-match Test tour of Italy to be played in Rome from December 1 to 12.
Superb Strath thrash Sharkia
By BRIAN YONGA
Strathmore’s Angela Mayaka in a past league match at City Park. Strathmore thrashed Egypt’s Sharkia 5-0 in Bulawayo on November 23, 2014. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
On Saturday, defending champions Orange thrashed Shams 7-0 in their Pool A match to take an early advantage of the group. Orange will take to the pitch at 5pm this evening in their second game against hosts Bulawayo Athletics Club (BAC) while Strathmore’s next match is against Genetrix of Malawi Tuesday.
Scorpions dismiss Sharkia 5-0 in hockey
By ELIZABETH MBURUGU in Bulawayo
Strathmore University Scorpions thrashed Sharkia Ladies of Egypt 5-0 in their opening match of the Africa Hockey Cup championships here at the Khumalo Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Champs Orange lock horns with hosts BAC in Africa Cup
By ELIZABETH MBURUGU in Bulawayo
Telkom Orange player Hellen Chemutai controls the ball during their match against Strathmore at City Park Stadium. [PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE]
Orange Telkom target a dominant play against hosts Bulawayo Athletics Club (BAC) in their second match of women’s pool A in the ongoing Africa hockey Cup of Club Championships here at Khumalo Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Padros guides Polo to Campo win
RC Polo de Barcelona moved a further point clear at the head of the Spanish Honour Division thanks to a 2-1 win over Club de Campo.
Reading get the best of Beeston
Reading survived a thrilling closing ten minutes to record a 3-2 win at Beeston in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.
Reading win after late goal fest
Buckingham in bloom as Holcombe feel force of international exodus
By Rod Gilmour
On the mark: Surbiton’s Matt Daly celebrates 16th goal of the season Photo: SIMON PARKER
Buckingham recorded a morale-boosting 4-1 win against Holcombe on Saturday, leapfrogging out of a relegation play-off spot at the expense of Bowdon Hightown.
Battle heats up
BY JUGJET SINGH
KLHC's Razie Rahim (left) scores against Sapura in their MHL match at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. Pic by Hasriyasyah Sabudin
KUALA Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) and Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) kept their date for a Nov 28 showdown after winning their respective Malaysia Hockey League Premier Division matches yesterday.
KLHC still in the driver’s seat… just
BY S. RAMAGURU
Harivinder Singh of KLHC (right ) shielding the ball in the match against Sapura in the Malaysia Hockey League in Bukit Jalil on Sunday, - BRIAN MOH/ The STAR.
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) did exactly as they were told.
Same faces expected in Olympic hockey qualifier squad
BY S. RAMAGURU
KUALA LUMPUR: There is unlikely to be any new faces when the national senior training squad is named.
UConn repeats as national champion with 1-0 win against Syracuse
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- For the second consecutive season UConn finished as the nation's top team, defeating Syracuse 1-0 in the 2014 NCAA National Championship game on Sunday afternoon at the Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. The Huskies conclude their historic campaign with a 20-2 record, winning both the conference regular season and tournament crown to go along with the national title, while the Orange round out the season at 18-6.
‘We just play our hearts out’ B
ehind Veitner's lead, the Huskies repeat as national champions
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Late in the first half, Connecticut’s star freshman Charlotte Veitner leaned forward and corralled the ball on her stick. She controlled it in the corner for several seconds before deciding on her next move.
UConn Makes a Habit of NCAA DI National Championships
For the second year in a row, the University of Connecticut’s field hockey squad closed out the season holding the highly sought after NCAA DI National Championship trophy high above their heads. The defending 2013 champions took to the pitch earlier today in College Park, Md. against the Syracuse Orange.
Syracuse field hockey loses to Connecticut in national championship game
By Jacob Klinger
College Park, Md. — As Syracuse walked off the field at about 2:55 p.m. Sunday afternoon a UConn player turned to her teammates and shouted, "Hey, we have to get our sticks."
76 players given international opportunity
Hockey New Zealand is focused on growing the depth of hockey players and support staff throughout the country and is aiming to expose a wider group of players to international touring, competition and training.
Robert Adams: St Helens man, 84, plays full hockey match
Robert Adams said he was "elated he was still alive"
A man from Merseyside believes he may have set a world record for the oldest hockey player.
Hockey Australia seeks High Performance Director
Hockey Australia are looking for a new High Performance Director after incumbent Trisha Heberle announced her intention to stand down from the position last month. INterested candidates should see the job application page for the position and apply from there. Applications close 1 December 2014
Hockey Australia media release
Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)
by Dil Bahra
Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.
Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014. He was aged 73.