News for 21 June 2010

All the news for Monday 21 June 2010

India defeats Canada in Surrey

The Canadian women's national team were defeated 4-1 by India in the third match of the Canada-India Cup 2010 from Surrey, British Columbia.  Game four occurs at 4:00pm (PST) in Vancouver today.

Azelia Liu was called upon early to make a couple of saves, however, Canada settled down and scored the first goal of the game in the 10th minute on a penalty corner on a nice deflection by Anna Kozniuk. 

India received the next 4 penalty corners of the game and they scored on the fourth one at the 17th minute mark.

India was quick to score again on a free play goal 4 minutes later on a free play goal.

India received a penalty corner early in the second half and score at the 38th minute mark to make the score 3-1

In the 51st minute India struck again on a free play goal making it 4-1

“The girls competed well and had a good start to the game, unfortunately we were unlucky on many of the calls”  Coach Mendonca.

Congratulations to Carolina Romeo on playing in her first international game.

We were very happy to have Hans Excavating Company provide both the teams and crowds with food and refreshments.

Field Hockey Canada media release

Surinder nets two, India clinch series against Canada

NEW DELHI: Skipper Surinder Kaur led from the front, scoring from two penalty corners as India trounced Canada 4-1 in the third hockey test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series at Tamanawis Park, Surrey on Sunday.

India thus won the India-Canada Cup having beaten the hosts in the opening game while the second match was drawn.

India led 2-1 at half time after Anna Kozniuk had given Canada the lead from a penalty corner in the 10th minute.

Surinder restored parity in the 17th minute and four minutes later Jasjeet Kaur Handa gave India the lead from another penalty corner conversion.

The Indian captain struck again in the 38th minute to make it 3-1 before striker Rani Rampal sealed Canada's fate with a field goal in the 54th minute.

India earned eight penalty corners while their opponents got two.

The final test will be played on Monday at UBC Wright Field in Vancouver.

The Times of India

Hockeyroos draw 1-1 with Great Britain

The Hockyroos have been unable to reproduce their winning form again Great Britain, drawing 1-1 in England.

Things began well for the Hockeyroos, with Captain Madonna Blyth making Great Britain pay for a costly turn over in the midfield to score the opening goal of the match at the 21 minute mark.

However some poor defensive work allowed Great Britain to generate 9 penalty corners throughout the match, with Great Britain converting one of these attempts at the 44 minute mark to level the game.

Goalkeeper Rachael Lynch and defender Kobie McGurk were amongst the best players for the Hockeyroos who will now travel to Germany to compete in a 4 nations tournament against Germany, India and Ireland.

Hockeyroos 1 Great Britain 1 (1-0 half time)

Goals Madonna Blyth (AUS) 21m FG, Crista Cullen (GB) 44m PC

Hockey Australia media release

Australian Hockey League - Round 1

Australian Hockey League - Round 1 Results Sunday 20 June

Australian Hockey League, Adelaide: Round 1 Men
WA Smokefree Thundersticks def OAMPS Southern Hotshots 7-0 (6-0 Half Time) Goals: WA – Taylor 1m FG, Boyce 8m FG, Mittton 10m FG 12m FG 41m FG, Kavanagh 17m FG, Park 19m FG

Australian Hockey League, Adelaide: Round 1 Men
OAMPS Queensland Blades 4 def Darwin Airport Resort Territory Stingers 4-1 (2-0 Half Time)
Goals: QLD Whetton 29m FG, Wilson 32m PC, 53m PC, Gohdes 70m FG; NT Gabriel 50m PC

Australian Hockey League, Sydney: Round 1
Victorian Vikings 4 NSW Waratahs 2
Goals – Alister McLennan (VIC) 5m FG, Alister McLennan (VIC) 19m FG, Eli Matheson (NSW) 28m FG, Russell Ford (VIC) 34m FG, Josh Miller (NSW) 47m FG and Paul McKinnon (VIC) 56m PC

Australian Hockey League, Sydney: Round 1
Tassie Tigers def Canberra Lakers 2-1 (1-1 half time)
Goals – Glenn Turner (ACT) 8m FG, Geoff Cock (TAS) 32m FG, Geoff Cock (TAS) 46m FG


Hockey Australia media release

Pakistan greats slam appointment of Dutch coach

KARACHI: The appointment of a Dutchman to revive Pakistan’s dwindling field hockey fortunes is a waste of money and will not stop the alarming decline, former greats said on Sunday.

Pakistan Saturday named Michel van den Heuvel as coach of their national team in a bid to revive the game here, which hit its lowest ebb in New Delhi in March this year.

Pakistan, winner of three Olympic gold and four world titles, finished 12th and last — their worst-ever finish — in the World Cup.

Former Olympian and ex-coach Shahnaz Shaikh said hiring a foreign coach will prove a waste of money.

“Under economic problems, Pakistan government has already slashed sports budget by 60 per cent and the hiring of a foreign coach will increase financial woes and will not produce desired results,” Shaikh told AFP.

“I am told the Dutchman will be paid 1.6 million rupees (18,000 dollars) per month until 2012, which is huge and unacceptable in this poor country.”

Shaikh said Van den Heuvel had failed to lift Dutch hockey.

“In the last ten years the Dutch hockey has failed to produce results and with Van den Heuvel involved, either as assistant coach or coach, this step is unwise and will fail,” said Shaikh, a winner of the World Cup in 1971.

Van den Heuvel will be Pakistan’s third foreign coach, succeeding fellow Dutchmen Hans Jorritsma, appointed in 1994, and Roelant Oltmans, in 2004.

Another former Olympian, Shahbaz Ahmed, was just as scathing.

“When I played in the Dutch league (1996-2000), Van den Heuvel was my team coach and I found him very ordinary, he failed to handle the team and I told club’s president that until he is in charge, we cannot win,” Ahmed said.

“By appointing a foreign coach they (officials) are trying to save themselves and when the team loses they will put the blame on the foreign coach,” said Ahmed, a member of Pakistan’s World Cup winning team in 1994.

Under the new coach Pakistan tour Spain next month before featuring in October’s Commonwealth Games in India and November’s Asian Games in China.


Stephens, Siu Butt in hockey squad for Chile

Nigel Simon

The veteran duo of Penelope Stephens and Stacey Siu Butt have been included in a 21-member national women’s hockey that leaves here on Wednesday for a 12-day tour of Chile. The tour is being used as part of this country’s preparations for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games next month in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, India, in October. In Chile, the T&T women will play five matches against the Chile national team and three against top club oppositions. Stephens’ has been in good form for her club Stag Malvern and her inclusion by coach David Francois in the team for the South American tour is geared towards getting her ready for the Commonwealth Games as the team for Puerto Rico has already been submitted to the T&T Olympic Committee.

She will be making her first national tour in close to eight years, while Siu Butt of Shandy Carib Magnolias, has also been among the goals for her club and is fit to travel after recovering from a hamstring injury that kept her out of her team’s T&T Hockey Board Championship Division “Big Four” series which ended on Sunday. The team for Chile includes four US-based Collegiate players in Avion Ashton, Krizia Layne, Teresa Lezama and Kristin Thompson while the teenage quartet of Stephanie Whiteman, daughter of former national players, Kenneth and Carol Wynn-Whiteman, Charnise Cato, Brittney Hingh and Kelli O’Brien earn their first senior call-ups. At the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi India, the T&T women’s team will play in Pool A with defending Australia, South Africa, India and Scotland. Pool B comprises, England, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and Wales.

Women’s hockey team:

Patricia Wright-Alexis (nee Borneo), Avion Ashton, Petal Derry, Arielle Du Quesnay, Kecia Jones, Krizia Layne, Teresa Lezama, Sekayi Liburd, Stacey Siu Butt, Oire Trotman, Curlyne Wynn, Alanna Lewis, Blair Wynne, Anastasia Netto, Kelli O’Brien, Britney Hingh, Charnise Cato, Sarayahu Plaza, Penelope Stephens, Kristin Thompson, Stephanie Whiteman.

Technical staff: David Nicholas Francois (coach), Anthony Marcano (assistant coach/videographer), Joan Layne (manager), Kemoy Clarke (assistant manager), Ian Carter (physiotherapist).

The Trinidad Guardian

IOCL triumphs

BANGALORE: Hamza Muzitabh's two quick strikes spurred IOCL to 3-2 title triumph over Army XI in the Chief Minister Yeddyurappa Cup hockey championship which concluded on Sunday.

The results: Final: IOCL 3 (Hamza Muzitabh 48, 54, Ramandeep Singh 57) bt Army XI 2 (Sunil Ekka 36, 66). For third place: BPCL 3 bt Air-India 2 .

The Hindu

Jahid treble sinks Wari

Sports Reporter

Striker Hasan Jubair struck a hattrick to power Abahani to a comprehensive 7-1 win over Wari Club in the Green Delta Insurance Bangladesh Premier Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.

Abahani, the last year's runners-up, hardly faced any challenge from the Old Dhaka outfit and took a comfortable 3-0 lead in the first half with defender Asaduzzaman Chandan converting two corners after Rubel Hossain gave the Sky Blues an eighth minute lead.

National striker Pushkor Khisa widened the margin two minutes into the second half before Selim pulled back a goal for Wari.

However, it was Jubair, who launched a late onslaught to strike a treble scoring in the 48th, 53rd and 68th minutes to complete the rout.

The Daily Star