Scotland men defeated by the Netherlands in Amsterdam
Kent Bain in action
Scotland men lost 6-1 to the Netherlands in Amsterdam in a build-up game for the World League semi-final in London next month.
Ireland’s Last-Minute Goal Sealed a Scoreboard Tie Against USWNT
Gonzalez Named MVP of Event
LANCASTER, Pa. – Clear skies and loud, enthusiastic fans set the scene for the third game of the Citi U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Ireland Series where the USWNT hit the pitch for a final turf battle against the Green Army. Although the red, white and blue held a two-goal lead, a last-quarter effort by Ireland tied the match 2–2.
USA 2-2 Ireland in 3rd test
Ireland came from a two goal deficit to draw the final test in Lancaster. The first quarter had been dominated by Ireland but remained scoreless. The second quarter saw the US take the lead in the 24m as Sharkey scored from tight angle.
Wales hold on to beat Scotland in Glasgow
Scotland Wales women - Sarah Robertson
Scotland went down 2-1 to Wales in the first of three test matches at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, part of the preparation for the World League semi-final in Brussels next month.
Women Super Division semifinals set for Cal Cup
By Jawwad Qamar
Gimnasia y Esgrima A blanked the Olympic Club 3-0 in the morning session and closed out play in the Women’s Division later with yet another shutout, this time hammering Northwest 4-0 to easily top pool B. The Olympic Club edged out Monarcas 2-1 in their second match of the day thanks to a pair of goals by Steph Byrne to finish second in the pool.
KPS Gill tried changing Indian hockey but ended up as a half-baked messiah
File photo of KPS Gill. AFP
It all began in the month of July, 1994 in the city of Bhopal. In a cavalcade of Gypsy jeeps, Ambassadors and a few Madhya Pradesh police vans, KPS Gill, the then DGP of Punjab Police arrived at hotel Lake View Ashok, then the destination in Bhopal. Gill was fighting the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) elections. The cop who had cleaned up Punjab now had his sights on Indian hockey.
Late update Sunday 28 May
My apologies early morning coaching commitments mean today's update is a little late. Should be all up by 10
England's women defeated in Spain series
England women in Spain
England’s women narrowly lost out 2-1 to Spain in their three-match series held in Madrid as they stepped up preparations ahead of this summer’s Investec Internationals.
England downed again
By Mike Haymonds
SOPHIE BRAY and Nicola White were England’s scorers as they suffered a second defeat 3-2 to Spain in the final of a three-match series in Madrid.
USWNT Secures Second Victory Over Ireland During Three-Game Event
LANCASTER, Pa. – While the Citi U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Ireland Series is providing Team USA with vital international stick to ball touches against a strong opponent, it serves another opportunity. It is here, within the three-game event that USWNT Head Coach Janneke Schopman will watch the USA athletes one more time in game mode before constructing her FIH Hockey World League Semifinals roster. Schopman is playing fresh talent and seasoned players in various pitch locations to find the 18 who will be representing USA in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 8 - 23, 2017. Under the stadium lights of Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. the red, white and blue was able to prevail in its second match against Ireland with a score of 2-0.
Ireland v USA second test
Ireland played their second test against the World Ranked No. 6 USA in Lancaster this evening USA were the more dominant team In first quarter with Irish Keeper Grace O Flanagan the busier of the two keepers making a top class save to leave the game scoreless. US had one PC but the defence cleared.
Ireland v England (Men)
Ireland travelled to the UK this morning to play two practice matches (Uncapped) against England at Bisham on Saturday 27th May at 2pm and Sunday 28th May at 1pm
Gemma McCaw’s 4-goal romp leads Cal Cup Day 1
By Jawwad Qamar
Gemma McCaw makes her mark on CalCup2017. Photo: Ned Dawson
It only took the first minute for Black Sticks dynamo Gemma McCaw to remind everyone of her talents as women’s defending champions Jolie Pitts totally humiliated their opponent Oh Yeah! 9-0 in the opening match of the 46th Cal Cup. McCaw had a 4-goal morning while teammate Charlotte Harrison added 2 goals and Daphne Voormolen netted 3.
Hero MotoCorp has once again invested in a major hockey event
Hero MotoCorp to be the Title Sponsor of Men’s Hockey World League Semi-Final, London 2017
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and England Hockey are delighted to confirm Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, as the title sponsor of the 2017 Men’s Hockey World League Semi-Final in London.
Its going to be Hero time for the London razzmataz
Indian motor cycle behemoth, Hero MotoCorp, will be the title sponsor of the much awaited Hockey World League Semifinal to come off in London in three week's time.
The Ultimate Rivalry? India v Pakistan heads to London
India in action
Rivalry is defined as a competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.
Playing mind games with Team USA and the Hockeyroos
When the USA women’s team were 2-0 down to Australia in the bronze medal match at the 2016 Hockey Champions Trophy, their dreams of a first medal at a top tier international championship since they won bronze in the 1994 Hockey World Cup looked to be at an end.
Coach Stephen working overtime to put out strong team in London
by Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian hockey chief coach Stephen van Huizen has got his work cut out for him as he tries to get the men’s team ready for the World Hockey League Semi-Finals in London from June 15-25.
Pakistan hockey team leaves for UK
Pakistan hockey team will play in the world league, which will be held from June 15 to June 25. Photo: Geo News screen grab
LAHORE: The Pakistan hockey team has left for the United Kingdom to take part in the World League, which will be held from June 15 to June 25.
Manpreet ready to lead from front
BENGALURU: If the Indian hockey team was to have a designated prankster, newly-appointed skipper Manpreet Singh will fit the bill to a T.
Want to do well against world's best teams: Akash Chikte
NEW DELHI: Young India goalkeeper Akash Chikte is confident of doing well against world's best sides having dished out some creditable performances since his international debut last year at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Chikte: learning on the job
Akash Chikte feels he is a far better goalkeeper today than a year back.
A knee injury to P.R. Sreejesh during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup earlier this month put Akash Chikte firmly in the spotlight. The 24-year-old goalkeeper from Pune did not disappoint as India returned from Malaysia with a bronze medal.
Felix to replace Harendra as junior hockey coach
BENGALURU: As a fresh batch of junior India probables went through the paces at the SAI, South Centre here on Friday morning, a familiar face missing among the coaching staff was that of Harendra Singh. The chief coach, who led the 2016 Junior World Cup team to title triumph, is set to be replaced by former India skipper Jude Felix.
Police take on Gladiators: Struggling reigning hockey champions target their second win of the season
Butali Warriors eyeing second spot league battle.
By Elizabeth Mburugu
Chase Sailors George Mutira with the ball as Kenya Police Felix Okoth blocks when they played Men Premier at City Park yesterday, 17/07/2016. Chase Sailors scored 3-2. PHOTO: JENIPHER WACHIE
Struggling reigning hockey champions Strathmore University Gladiators, former holders Butali Warriors and Kenya Police will all be in action this weekend as the battle for this season's men's Premier League title intensifies.
NFM supports Junior Development Hockey squad
NFM CEO, Kelvin Mahabir (right), presents the contribution to TTHB President, Douglas Camacho in support of the Junior Development Hockey Squad.
National Flour Mills Limited (NFM) is a proud sponsor of the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board’s Junior Development Squad as this team prepares to participate in an invitational Under 23 Provincial National Hockey Championships in Vancouver, Canada in July 2017.
Reliving Indian hockey’s glory days: On this day in 1928, India won its first Olympic gold
The country’s eighth and last gold in hockey came in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
1936 Olympic team / www.bharatiyahockey.org
India first sent a team to the Olympics in 1920 but it was only eight years later that a hockey team took part. The year was 1928 and the venue Amsterdam. Indian hockey’s fairy-tale run started from that year with the team winning the gold in the final, which was played on May 26.
Former IHF Chief KPS Gill is no more
One of the greatest sons of India, Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, popularly known as KPS Gill, is no more. The celebrated Super Cop, who won the top civilian award Padamshree, breathed his last today in his residence in New Delhi.
KPS Gill, Indian hockey’s long serving administrator, dies at 82
KPS Gill, who died on Friday, served as Indian Hockey Federation’s (IHF) president for 14 years. He was known to stand by the players in times of need.
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill took over the reins of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) – the then national body for the sport – in 1994 and held the post till 2008.
KPS Gill, who was at the helm of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for 14 years, breathed his last at the age of 82 on Friday. The retired police officer’s tenure not only saw Indian hockey rise to new highs but also had several controversial moments.
‘Gill changed the way hockey was administered’
During his tenure, India won its first junior World Cup in 2001 (Hobart), claimed the gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok after 32 years, organised two Champions Trophy (1996 & 2005) and an Asia Cup (2007).
A. Joseph Antony
K.P.S. Gill passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Friday. He was 82. - PTI
K.P. S. Gill, former president of Indian Hockey Federation passed away in New Delhi on Friday. Gill held the top post for a record four terms, starting in 1994. He was also the vice-president of Asian Hockey Federation from 2004-08.
Late update Sunday 7 May 2017
My apologies, but hockey commitments get in the way of updating the site completely today. THe Archives have been updated if you want to read the day's news there.
Thank you for your patience
Indian hockey team's uncharacteristic defensive blips result in Australia loss
India in action against Australia at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Image courtesy: Twitter/@HockeyIndia
Echoes of the past reverberated in Australia’s 3-1 victory over India at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in Ipoh.
FIH launches Rules of Hockey app
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.