In the Final Match on USA Turf, USWNT Defeats Canada in the Citi Rio Send-Off
Image taken by Mark Palczewski
LANCASTER, Pa. - July 26, 2016 - The colors of the Brazilian flag were painted over packed stadium bleachers and surrounding grass seating at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County, Pa. setting the scene for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s final match of the Citi Rio Send-Off Series. Team USA took on Canada in their last game on United States turf before heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and left the pitch victorious with a score of USA 5, Canada 0.
Canadian women close out series at Spooky Nook with loss to United States
PHOTO: Canada and the United States play at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario (By Yan Huckendubler)
Canada’s women’s field hockey team is headed back home to Vancouver after what turned out to be a three-game series at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Match called off due to bad weather
US Tour : The last match of Indian women's team against Canada called off due to extreme weather conditions
Amateur passion fuels the 'Green Machine': Irish men’s hockey team back at Olympic Games after 108-year wait
By FIH/Stephen Findlater
Ireland's Green Machine will be competing in the men's hockey tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo: Getty Images/Bryn Lennon)
Absent from the Olympic Games since 1908, a team made up mainly of amateurs and part-funded by fans will be one of the highlights of the Rio 2016 hockey tournament
Men's Black Sticks not out there to make up numbers
George Muir, Simon Child and Nick Ross celebrate scoring a goal. Photo / Getty Images
The men's Black Sticks are out to prove they aren't at the Olympics to simply make up the numbers.
Olympic Preview: Carter to debut Olympic themed mask in Rio
Canadian Olympic goalkeeper David Carter will be debuting a new Olympic-themed goalie mask at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Men's team set off for Rio
Team GB men at Heathrow
The Great Britain men's hockey team are on their way to Rio.
Guardian select Hinch as 'one to watch in Rio'
Maddie Hinch in The Guardian
Our women's goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was selected as one of The Guardian's athletes to watch during this summer's Olympic games.
How Sam Ward went from car sales to the Olympics
Sam Ward and Geoff Prince at Arthur Prince, Volkswagen dealership on Belton Road, Loughborough
GB men's athlete Sam Ward flies out to Rio today for the 2016 Olympics, and he has a great story of balancing a working life with the demands of hockey.
Brogdon & Cullen on the importance of compression
With Rio just around the corner, our athletes are continuing to look for every possible advantage in the pursuit of Olympic glory. Our compression partner 2XU are crucial to an athlete's success, and Alastair Brogdon & Crista Cullen have spoken of 2XU's importance.
Stats Speak: know the teams in the Rio Olympics (part-9)
By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)
Renowned hockey statistician B.G.Joshi have compiled stats and records on all the 24 competing teams in Rio Olympics. Today he is providing stats and records of India and Belgium- two men teams.
Hockey embraces inclusivity in John's Road to Rio
With seven men’s teams, five women’s teams, more than 350 juniors and a thriving Masters section, Cambridge City Hockey Club is clearly giving something back to the community.
U18 EuroHockey – Day two in Glasgow brings drama and goals
It was another excellent day of hockey at the EuroHockey Youth Championship II competition in Glasgow as the second day brought drama, late goals, and exceptional action.
Day 3 in Glasgow sees wins for Austria boys and Czech girls
Picture credit – Mark Pugh
The U18 EuroHockey Youth Championship II competition’s third day in Glasgow saw wins for Austria boys and Czech girls; and competitive draws between Switzerland and Russia boys, and Italy and Scotland girls.
Big second half performance sees Scotland girls earn a draw against Italy
Hanna McKie U18 girls
Scotland U18 girls produced a big second half performance to claw back a two goal deficit against Italy, in their second game of the EuroHockey U18 Youth Championship II competition in Glasgow.
U18 EuroHockey Championships – Ireland come back from a 2-0 deficit
Ireland’s girls come back from a 2-0 deficit to beat a well organised Russian team 2-3 and blow Pool B wide open!
Netherlands girls play themselves into the semi-finals
Day 2 of the U18 EuroHockey Championships as the girls in Pool A were in action. Spain took on Poland and Belgium faced Netherlands, and the boys in Pool B were also in action here in UCC, Cork
Germany too strong for England U18 Girls
England U18 girls huddle
A strong second half performance from England Under-18 Girls wasn’t enough as they lost out to Germany in their second game at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in Ireland on Tuesday morning.
FT check into hockey semis in Sukma
by Aftar Singh
KUCHING: The Federal Territories are the comeback kings in men’s hockey.
Canterbury women's hockey team boosted by Great Britain additions
Former Black Stick Rachel McCann will be a key performer for Canterbury in the national league. MartinHunter
The Canterbury women's hockey team will have a strong Great Britain flavour for this year's national league.
School Girls’ Hockey Challenge finals
The Green Machine’s leader, Lauren Brown chats to fellow team mate Polly Mashau from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School during the penalty shootout with St Anne’s College at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge that took place this weekend at St Mary’s DSG. PHOTO: Jonathan Burton
THE wet weather did not dampen the spirits, or the action at the grand finals of this year’s SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge with St Mary’s DSG taking the win in determined fashion on their home turf.
Belgium's Red Lions combat climate change for Rio 2016
Courtesy of the Royal Belgian Hockey Association
Belgium have off-set their carbon footprint ahead of Rio 2016 Photo: FIH/Getty
The Royal Belgian Hockey Association (RBHA) and their men's national team - the Belgian Red Lions, decided to balance the greenhouse gas emission caused by their trip to the Rio Olympics by planting 33,000 trees in Madagascar.
The Real Heroes of Rio 2016
As the South African Olympic athletes settle in at Rio de Janeiro, I cannot help but feel a sense of sadness for a certain group of sportsmen and women who did not make the trip to Brazil for the showpiece event kicking off on 5 August 2016.
There is no easy match in Olympics: Sreejesh
BENGALURU: Newly-appointed Indian men's hockey team captain PR Sreejesh said there is no "easy match" in a sporting extravaganza like the Olympics, and all 12 teams will fancy their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals in Rio.
Stats Speak: know the teams in the Rio Olympics (part-8)
By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)
Renowned hockey statistician B.G.Joshi have compiled stats and records on all the 24 competing teams in Rio Olympics. Today he is providing stats and records of Germany and Great Britain- two men teams.
England U18 Boys hit Italy for six
England U18 Boys celebrate
Five second half goals helped England Under-18 Boys secure their first win of the EuroHockey Youth Championships as they beat Italy in Cork on Monday afternoon.
McQuade blasts Scotland boys to victory over Wales
Scotland U18 huddle
Aidan McQuade scored a dramatic late winner to give Scotland boys a 3-2 win over Wales, and put the Scots through to the semi-finals.
Birthday boy braves father’s funeral to play for India
Personal sacrifices mark any committed players’ career. Krishnan Bahadur, the Indian goalkeeper, who is now in Lilleshall National Sports Cente, England, as a part of Junior India team, bore one last week.
Pakistan to play youth hockey series with Oman: Kamran
ISLAMABAD-Camp commandant Olympian Kamran Ashraf confirmed that upon Oman Hockey Federation (OHF)’s request, Pakistan youth hockey team will play a series against visiting Oman youth hockey team from September 14 to 20 at either Lahore or Islamabad.
Whanganui wins the weekend
By Jared Smith
Whanganui's Lisa Grant looks to get her shot on goal through the College Development defence at Gonville on Saturday.
It was a rare double success weekend for the local teams in their Manawatu divisions as Tech College Old Boys came from behind to beat Palmerston North Boys High 2-1, while the combined Whanganui women defeated College Development 5-3 to stay on top of their grade.
Negri's semi-final ambitions suffer a jolt
by Aftar Singh
KUCHING: Negri Sembilan suffered a jolt in their quest to reach the semi-finals in men’s hockey.
Sapura determined to win MHL this season
by S. Ramaguru
Sapura have engaged the services of Phillip Burrows (right) to help them in attack.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former champions Sapura are hungry for success and want to win at least one title in this season’s Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
MHAL League: MbPT rally to seal Division One crown
MUMBAI: Mumbai Port Trust rallied from an early deficit to overcome Goan Sports Association 2-1 in the First Division final of the Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL) League at the MHAL - Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate.
The Hockey Museum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
The Hockey Museum has been awarded a grant of £15,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to digitise its collection of nearly 100 old hockey films dating back to the 1930s.
Scotland Boys begin Euros with a win
Scotland boys got off to a winning start in the EuroHockey Youth Championship II tournament in Glasgow. Goals from Joe Waterston and Owen Jenkins-Garcia gave the Scots a superb 2-0 win over France.
Avtar says Indians were scared at Munich
MUNICH Olympics is a watershed one in the annals of field hockey: a Non-Asian winning the gold after 1920, Indians missing out the final second time in trot, and a medal winning entire Olympics team (Pakistan) banned for misconduct.
7 Laws of the game
Shiv Jagday, Former Canadian & U.S.A. National Coach
Everything in the universe is governed by one law or the other, and so is field hockey. Here are 7 core laws of the game, which will enable one to play hockey smartly and effectively.