Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final 2017 - Day 2
Pool B ENG v GER 0 - 2
Pool B ARG v CHN 3 - 0
Pool A NZL v KOR 1 - 2
Pool A USA v NED 0 - 2
Netherlands defeat hosts on day 1 of Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final 2017
Black Sticks outclassed by Netherlands
By David Leggat
Samantha Charlton of New Zealand challenges Lidewij Welten of the Netherlands at the Senteniel Homes Hockey World League Final. Photo / www.photosport.co.nz
The Netherlands demonstrated why they are the world's No 1-ranked team by thumping New Zealand 4-0 in their opening match at the women's World Hockey League final in Auckland tonight.
Black Sticks women thumped by world No 1 Netherlands in World League final opener
Kelly Jonker scored twice as the Netherlands beat the Black Sticks on Friday. (File Photo). SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS
The Black Sticks women have been thumped by the Netherlands in their opening match at the Hockey World League final.
Germany, Argentina, Korea and Netherlands win on day 2 of Hockey World League Final
Late goals condemn England to opening game loss
Hannah Martin v Germany HWL Final 2017
Two late penalty corner strikes saw Germany fight off a battling England side in the opening game of Pool B at the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final.
England lose to Germany in Auckland
England also play Argentina and China in Pool B
England lost their opening Pool B game at the Hockey World League Final as two late penalty corner goals gave Germany a 2-0 victory in Auckland.
England fall to Germany in Auckland World League tournament
By David Leggat
Alex Danson in action for England against Germany's Hanna Granitzki. Photo / Getty Images.
Olympic champions England's ambitions to lift the World League trophy at its final tournament took an early dent in Auckland today.
Black Sticks fall late to South Korea
By David Leggat
Brooke Neal (L) and Ella Gunson leave the field after a 2-1 loss to Korea. Photo / Photosport
South Korea are proving themselves heavily imbued with never say die defiance at the World Hockey League at North Harbour.
South Korea score twice late to edge Black Sticks at Hockey World League final
Erin Goad scored for the Black Sticks in their loss to South Korea. (File Photo). PHIL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES
The Black Sticks women have been beaten for the second time in two days at the Hockey World League final in Auckland.
Hockeyroos Finish 2017 With Clean Sweep Over Japan
The Hockeyroos have emphatically defeated Japan 8-1 to seal a clean sweep of their Test series in front of a healthy Adelaide crowd on Saturday afternoon.
2017 Test Matches: RSA v ZIM (W) - Day 3
17 Nov 2017
RSA v ZIM 8 - 2 (2 - 2)
18 Nov 2017
RSA v ZIM 5 - 0 (2 - 0)
FIH Match Centre
Sardar Singh's exclusion surprising, but exemplifies Sjoerd Marijne's stress on youth
File photo of Sjoerd Marijne. Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia
Sjoerd Marijne had a brilliant and enviable start as national hockey coach when India won the Asia Cup recently in Dhaka for the third time in their history. There were no clouds of uncertainty hanging around the Indian team in the Bangladesh capital. They went unbeaten; the 1-1 draw against South Korea did ruffle feathers. But now the Dutchman wants to consolidate. Marijne comes across as realistic and does believe in the knowledge that this Indian team is yet to break into the top three. So when the Indian team for the Hockey World League Final was announced on Friday, a few names which were not on the list caught the eye – former Indian captain and the team's talisman for long, Sardar Singh, the ever-dependable Surender Kumar as right back, Ramandeep Singh as the centre-forward and in the half-line, Satbir Singh.
HWL final: Sardar left out
Philosophy is to give younger players a chance, says David John
Sardar Singh has been left out of India’s team for next month’s Hockey World League Final, while Rupinderpal Singh and Birendra Lakra have returned from lengthy injury breaks. Hockey India’s High Performance Director, David John, would not say Sardar had been dropped, but exclusion from such a high-profile competition does not augur well for the veteran midfielder. The 31-year-old played in defence as a sweeper in last month’s Asia Cup; he now finds himself out of the side.
'Rested', 'replaced' Sardar Singh finds himself out of the team
Sardar Singh was moved to defensive role in the Asia Cup, which was India’s previous tournament (Reuters)
Former captain’s future in balance as management goes for new combinations
165-day long wait ends for Rupinder Pal Singh
Rupinder Pal Singh
"165 long days..."
That was Rupinder Pal Singh's tweet hours after making a comeback into the Indian team for the Hockey World League Final in India starting from December 1.
Rupinder eager to start second innings after injury lay-off
Rupinder Pal Singh's inclusion will add sheen to India's already potent penalty corner area (Getty Images)Rupinder Pal Singh's inclusion will add sheen to India's already potent penalty corner area (Getty Images)
No permanent place for any player: Shahbaz
KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has admitted the Green-shirts played poorly in the four-nation tournament in Australia, but claimed that the solution lay in giving them opportunities to play tough international matches regularly.
Top five face bottom five in men’s EY Hockey League day seven
Sam O’Connor on the attack for Glenanne last week. Pic: Adrian Boehm
The top half face the bottom half of the men’s EY Hockey League with the majority of the lower ranked hoping they can use home comforts to good effect on week seven of the competition.
Early season roller-coaster sees five sides jockeying for top
Belfast Harlequins’ Gemma Frazer gets away from Kate Lloyd. Pic: Adrian Boehm
The early season roller-coaster in the women’s EYHL enters day seven after two changes in leadership last weekend and five teams still covered by just three points.
Eight teams missing, but tournament won’t lose its pizzazz
By S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: The absence of eight affiliates of the Malaysia Hockey Confederation (MHC) from the women’s Razak Cup hockey tournament should not detract the value or competitiveness of the event.
Terengganu have faith in Sukma squad for women’s Razak Cup challenge
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu are ready to put their faith in their juniors for the women’s Razak Cup hockey tournament, which begins at the KL Hockey Stadium today.
Daggers drawn as nemeses Telkom, Scorpions clash
By BRIAN YONGA
Meris Akoth of Strathmore University Scorpions (left) vies for the ball with Telkom's Maureen Okumu during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match at City Park Stadium on July 24, 2016. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Women’s champions Telkom battle arch-rivals Strathmore University Scorpions Sunday at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi in the pick of this weekend’s Kenya Hockey Union league matches.
Undefeated Connecticut survives extended scare, Maryland rolls into field hockey title game
By Vicki L. Friedman
After two overtimes and a shootout, Connecticut emerged with a 2-1 victory over North Carolina to advance to the championship game against Maryland. Courtesy Adam Creech
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Connecticut field hockey team survived a thriller Friday, and Maryland rolled in a rout. Now two of the sport's most decorated programs, with 12 NCAA titles between them, will clash on Sunday in a national championship game at the University of Louisville's Trager Stadium.
DII Field Hockey Championship: Shippensburg, LIU Post advance to finals for 2016 rematch
Friday's semifinals action from Owsley B. Frazier Stadium in Louisville, Ky. set up a rematch from the 2016 DII Field Hockey Championship title game. Shippensburg was able to top its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rival East Stroudsburg by the score of 2-1. The second game featured the lone non-PSAC team remaining against a team that is quickly becoming a field hockey perennial power. LIU Post's experience proved too much for Millersville, as Emily Miller's hat trick helped the Pioneers advance 3-0.
DIII Field Hockey Championship: Messiah, Middlebury to play for national championship
Messiah, making its 16th NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship this weekend, will get to defend its 2016 national title against Middlebury. A goal by Kristin Donohue was all the Falcons needed to get past No. 3 The College of New Jersey.
Pakistani Hockey Olympian Afzal Manna Passes Away
Celebrated Olympian Afzal Manna breathed his last in Lahore, Saturday morning.
Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final 2017 - Day 1
Pool A USA v KOR 1 - 1
Pool A NED v NZL 4 - 0
Late Korea Equalizer Holds USWNT to Tie in Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final Opener
Image Courtesy of Ned Dawson/Planet Hockey Magazine
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – November 17, 2017 – Under the lights of the North Harbour Hockey Stadium, the U.S. Women’s National Team took on FIH Hero World Ranked No. 9 Korea in their first pool match of the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final. A first quarter goal for USA was equalized late in the fourth by Korea as the opening match finished in a 1-1 tie.
England women seek maiden Hockey World League Final gold
By Nick Hope
Britain beat the Netherlands in a penalty shootout to win Olympic gold in Rio
England's women will look to make further hockey history when they begin their last World League Final campaign against Germany on Friday.
Future of English hockey excites Ansley and Hinch
England celebrate reaching 2017 HWL Final
Giselle Ansley and Maddie Hinch believe English hockey has a very exciting future following a youthful squad selection for this month’s Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final.
Great Britain defeated in final Test match
Great Britain celebrate
Great Britain lost the final match of their three-match Test Series with Germany in Mannheim.
Hockeyroos Hang On To Clinch Test Series Win
The Hockeyroos have hung on to claim an unassailable lead in their three-match Test series with a 2-1 victory over Japan at Adelaide’s State Hockey Centre on Thursday night.
Kookaburras’ World League Final Team Announced
Hockey Australia today announces the Kookaburras 18-member team for next month’s Men’s FIH World League Final in Bhubaneswar, India.
Indian team announced for HWL Final 2017 Bhubaneshwar
New Delhi: The Indian team will be led by 25-year-old midfielder Manpreet Singh, while Chinglensana Singh is the vice captain. The team will see Akash Chikte and Suraj Karkera guard the Indian goalpost Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra make a comeback while Sardar Singh has been dropped.
Sardar Singh dropped; Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra return
Sardar's exclusion might just mark the end of the former skipper's illustrious career.
Sardar Singh (PTI - File Photo)
Veteran mid-fielder Sardar Singh was on Friday dropped from India's 18-member squad for next month's Hockey World League Final, while the fit-again Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra made comebacks for the season-ending tournament to be held in Bhubaneswar.
2017 Test Matches: RSA v ZIM (W) - Day 2
16 Nov 2017 RSA v ZIM 8 - 1 (4 - 0)
17 Nov 2017 RSA v ZIM 7 - 1 (2 - 0)
FIH Match Centre
Malaysian hockey teams confirmed for Commonwealth Games
By S. Ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: Both the national men and women’s hockey teams have been confirmed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Holcombe test for Hampstead & Westminster
Hampstead and Westminster's Chris Cargo, left, in action against Beeston. Credit David Kissman
Hampstead & Westminster host Holcombe in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division on Sunday, with both sides aiming to take victory and maintain their place in the top four.
Kuala Lumpur rely on balanced side for women’s Razak Cup
Old hand: National player Norazlin Sumantri (in blue) will lead Kuala Lumpur’s charge in the women’s Razak Cup tournament.
PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur may not have had the best of preparations for the women’s Razak Cup hockey tournament but the combination of youth and experience could serve them well.
Get Ready as NCAA Final Four Action Starts Today in Louisville, Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Get ready for an exciting weekend full of field hockey! The NCAA Final Four games for all divisions take place in Louisville, Ky. with Semifinal Games on Friday, November 17 and the Championship Games on Sunday, November 19. In addition to the NCAA National Championship, the Victory Sport Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior Games take place on Friday and Saturday. In addition, USA Field Hockey has worked with the Louisville Sports Commission and the Kentucky Field Hockey Coaches Association to plan several additional fun events for new and experienced players and fans as well as coaches and umpires of all levels.
Weekend College Games: NCAA Final Four
College field hockey has now entered NCAA Tournament Semifinal and Final play. USA Field Hockey highlights each Division Tournament this weekend.
Maryland field hockey’s freshmen have played a key role in its final four run
By Scott Gelman
Maryland field hockey midfielder Kyler Greenwalt brings the ball up the field during the Terps' 2-1 win over Saint Joseph's on Aug. 27, 2017, at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. (Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics)
The Maryland field hockey team's history and distinguished roster intimidated midfielder Kyler Greenwalt when she arrived in College Park for pickup games over the summer.
Behind Terps field hockey star Linnea Gonzales (Patterson Mill), a reliable voice
By Jonas Shaffer
At every Maryland field hockey game, Linnea Gonzales knows where to look. There, standing at the top of the bleachers, is family: her mother, her father, her older sister. Sitting next to them is Landon. He’s her older brother by 2 years. He’s autistic. And he is nothing if not reliable.
U18 National Team Departs for California Training Tour
Rowan Childs pursues the ball at the 2016 Junior World Cup in Lucknow, India. (Yan Huckendubler/PAHF)
Field Hockey Canada is excited to announce the extended U18 boys roster that will travel to Moorpark, California this week for a training tour. The team, currently made up of 22 players, consists of athletes that are aiming to be selected for the Canadian roster that will attend the 2018 U18 Pan American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico in March. If the team successfully qualifies, these athletes will then be in line to represent the Red and White at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games roster next fall.
New Team Management App combining Facebook, WhatsApp & Youtube
Working with thousands of Sportplan coaches, we’re always asked the same question: "Can you recommend a good tool for managing my team’s availability and fixtures?" Until now, we couldn't!
Field hockey loses seniors but freshmen assure promising future
By Greg Levinsky
Senior Grace Boston is one of the many Terriers that will graduate this year. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/ DFP FILE PHOTO
With nine freshman on the roster, it seemed unlikely that head coach Sally Starr and the Boston University field hockey team would go further in postseason play than they did last season.
FIH launches Rules of Hockey app
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.