McAleese eases the way for Black Sticks
By: Christopher Reive
New Zealand's Shea McAleese. Photo / Brett Phibbs
After upsetting tournament favourites Belgium 5-4 on Wednesday night, the Black Sticks have continued the Four Nations winning way against Japan.
Black Sticks men beat Japan to make it two wins from two at Four Nations
Black Stick Leo Mitai-Wells battles with Japan's Genki Mitani.ANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT
The Black Sticks have made it two wins from two at the Four Nations tournament.
India's midfield, forward line guilty of sluggish display in defeat against Belgium
Indian hockey team in action against Belgium on Thursday. Image Courtesy Twitter @TheHockeyIndia
Consistency, that bugbear of Indian hockey raised its snarling head once again, as the national team went down 0-2 to the Olympic silver medallists Belgium at Blake Park in Tauranga, New Zealand. It wasn’t that India were outplayed. But for a team that gets four penalty corners and an equal number of field attempts, not scoring isn’t an aberration but a sin. Against a team like Belgium that controls the ball and play brilliantly, trying to create space and move with the ball becomes all that more difficult. In fact, this piece of stats would make the picture slightly clear–in the last 17 matches against Belgium, India has won only 4 and lost 13. Overall, the record stands at matches played 74 with India winning 46, losing 18 and 10 drawn. It also puts into perspective the rise of Belgium in world hockey. And the degree of difficulty India finds to break down Belgium in the midfield or the defence. For Belgium, the scorers were Arthur de Sloovers in the eighth and Victor Wegnez in the 34th minute.
India lose to Belgium in Four Nations Invitational tournament
Indian men's hockey team , Twitter @HockeyIndia
The Indian men's hockey team failed to convert any of the four penalty corners and ended up losing 0-2 to Belgium at the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Blake Park on Thursday.
Improved Hockeyroos Draw With Spain Again
The Hockeyroos have drawn 1-1 with Spain for the second straight match in their five-match Test Series at Warwick Hockey Centre on Thursday night.
Pakistan face World XI in first game today
KARACHI: PTCL Hockey Cup 2018 trophy was unveiled in an impressive ceremony at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi here Thursday. To revive and promote Pakistan’s national game, national and international hockey stars gathered to kick-start the five-day festivities. In this connection an all star World XI team will play two matches against Pakistan’s national hockey team. During this event, two exhibition hockey matches will be played in Karachi and Lahore. The first will be held on January 19 (today) here in Karachi while the second will be held on January 21 (Sunday) at National Hockey Stadium Lahore.
Visiting World XI players, icons vow to help in revival of Pakistan hockey
Foreign and Pakistani hockey legends pose with the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and the PHF President retired Brig. Khalid Said Khokar after being inducted into the Hall of Fame at a local hotel on Thursday. Tahit Jamal/White Star.
KARACHI: The visiting World XI players and foreign Hall of Fame stalwarts have vowed to help in the revival of hockey in Pakistan and praised the country’s contribution in the game during the past many decades.
Int’l matches in Pakistan to help revive hockey: PHF chief
PTCL Hockey Cup unveiled
KARACHI - The PTCL Hockey Cup was unveiled Thursday in a ceremony attended by national and international hockey stars, who gathered to kick-start the five-day festivities.
Footprints: ‘This used to be my ground’
THE Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium has many fond memories for visiting international hockey legends who played here in their prime.—Photo by writer
“I REMEMBER when we beat Pakistan here. The crowd was so angry that they threw oranges at us,” the veteran Dutch hockey penalty corner specialist Paul Litjens says while sharing a fond memory about the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, formerly the Hockey Club of Pakistan. “The oranges went nicely with our kit shirts,” he laughs.
Pakistan must develop hockey infrastructure to regain past glory: Bovelander
KARACHI: Hockey legend Floris Jan Bovelander has suggested that a proper infrastructure and system should be developed for Pakistani players to improve the quality of the sport in Pakistan.
One Week Until USWNT vs. The Netherlands Series
PALO ALTO, Calif. - In just one week the U.S. Women's National Team welcomes the FIH Hero World Ranked No. 1 The Netherlands to the West Coast. Both teams have a lot to prepare for in the coming months as they start their international calendars on a high note with the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 just around the corner.
England women head to EuroHockey Indoor Championships II
England women head to Brussels for the EuroHockey Indoor Championships II taking place between the 19 and 21 January.
World-class teams await Fulton's lads in Malaysia series
By Graham Hamilton
Class act: Sean Murray is valued by club and country
Ireland now know their opposition in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia in two months time and it promises to be a high-powered tournament.
Telkom eye 10th title
By BRIAN YONGA
Telkom Kenya players enjoys a light moment at City Park Stadium during their send-off by the firm Chief Executive Officer Aldo Mareuse on January 16, 2018 to the hockey Africa Cup for Club Champions that will be held in Accra from January 20, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Telkom and Strathmore University Scorpions Thursday landed safely in Accra, Ghana ahead of Saturday’s kick-off the 2017 Africa Cup for Club Champions.
Najmi urges slacking defenders to tighten up backline
By Aftar Singh
Counting on you: UniKL will be counting on Jeroen Hertzberger (left) to bolster their defence.
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) defenders must wake up from their slumber in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
Coach Sarjit wants Terengganu to end Tenaga’s winning streak
KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu coach Sarjit Singh has challenged his boys to end Tenaga Nasional’s unbeaten run in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
Scottish Men’s indoor National League 1 enters pool stage
Scottish Hockey Indoor Gala Finals 2017 – photo by Duncan Gray
The men`s indoor National League 1 championship enters the pool stage of the competition where some clubs are striving to qualify for the semi-finals, while others are equally anxious to avoid the dreaded relegation play-off.
Helen Richardson-Walsh opens East London hockey pitch
Photo credit Kios Miah, Tower Hamlets' Council
Helen Richardson-Walsh, a gold medal winning Olympian pitched up along with John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets to open the council’s new all weather hockey pitch in Mile End park.
Kelly Vanry accepted into Tokyo 2020 Emerging Leaders Familiarization Program
Last year, had anyone asked Kelly Vanry if she was expecting to go to the 2018 PeyongChang Olympics, she may have called them crazy. But the B.C. resident is now less than a month away from the experience of a lifetime.
Women's Asian Games Qualifier 2018 - Day 4 & 5
16 Jan 2018
PAK v INA 3 - 0
KAZ v HKG 0 - 3
THA v TPE 5 - 0
17 Jan 2018
SGP v PAK 3 - 0
KAZ v INA 3 - 0
HKG v TPE 0 - 0
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4 Nations Invitational Tournament (M)
IND v BEL 0 - 2
NZL v JPN 4 - 1
Superior Belgium posts an easy 2-0 win over India
Superior Belgium put up a superlative show to defeat India 2-0 in the University of Waikato 4-Nation being underway in New Zealand.
India go down 0-2 to Belgium
NEW DELHI: The Indian men's hockey team put on a fighting performance but it wasn't enough for them to prevent a 0-2 against Belgium in the third match of the Four Nations Hockey Tournament in Tauranga on Thursday. Arthur De Sloover and Victor Wegnez scored in the eighth and 34th minute respectively to help Belgium win and overcome the 4-5 loss suffered at the hands of New Zealand on Wednesday.
Stats Speak: Vivek and Dilpreet are 2nd and 3rd youngest debutants in Indian Hockey
Penalty corner expert Sandeep Singh (born Feb 27, 1986) is the youngest ever Indian player. Sandeep debut was in Kuala Lumpur Azlan Shah Cup, when India played versus Germany (Jan 8, 2004) and lost 1-3. Sandeep was 17 years 341 days old on that day and scored only Indian goals.
India's control in midfield, compact defence paved way for big win over Japan
File image of Indian hockey team. PTI
India unveiled two new champion players, Vivek Prasad and Dilpreet Singh, who apart from making their debut for the senior squad also scored twice each in the 6-0 victory over Japan in the 4-Nation Invitational Hockey Tournament in Tauranga, New Zealand. On a windy day, interspersed with rain, India threw up a raft of ideas in the midfield, controlled the right flank and showed compactness in the defence which the Japanese couldn’t breach even with two penalty corners in the third quarter. For India, the scorers were Prasad (12th, 28th), Dilpreet (35th, 45th), Rupinder Pal Singh (7th) and Harmanpreet Singh (41st).
'Legend' Dravid's pep talk lifts young Indian hockey team
Shashank Kishore in Mount Maunganui
When a youthful Indian men's hockey team took to the pitch at Blake Park, Tauranga for their first match of a busy 2018 against Japan on Wednesday, they couldn't have asked for better support in the crowd. Rahul Dravid, a "legend in Indian sport" as midfielder Manpreet Singh put it, was in attendance, along with the Under-19 cricket team.
International hockey stars arrive to shine in Karachi
KARACHI: Top players from around the world have started to arrive in Pakistan to participate in World XI vs Pakistan hockey match as well as to attend the PHF Hall of Fame event in Karachi and Lahore.
PHF names U-18 team for World XI matches, Argentina tour after ‘farcical’ trials
KARACHI: The trials held by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for the selection of the U-18 team for the upcoming matches against the World XI and a tour of Argentina were merely an eyewash and a waste of resources, Dawn can exclusively reveal.
Women’s National Team departs for Chile training tour
The Women’s National Team will be on tour January 17-30, 2018.
The Canadian Women’s National Team is en route to Chile for a two-week training tour featuring four test matches against the host nation. Assistant coach, Steph Andrews, said the trip comes at a great time for the team.
Champions KLHC held by UniKL
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) made a dramatic comeback from three goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw against defending league champions KL Hockey Club (KLHC) in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL).
More teams expected for MJHL
KUALA LUMPUR: More teams are expected to compete in the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) this season with the Sukma (Malaysia Games) taking place this year.
Magic on the Horizon at Disney Field Hockey Showcase
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - This weekend, field hockey enthusiasts will evade the dreary winter weather up and down the East Coast to travel to the most magical place on earth for the 2018 Disney Field Hockey Showcase, a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event. Hosted at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, thousands of athletes, coaches, umpires and families from across the country will compete across the three-day event for bragging rights and fun in the sun in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Australia under-18 rep Haley Crowhurst in control against Fiji U18 at the National Hockey Centre in Suva yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI
THE Fiji Invitational and President's sides conceded heavy defeats at the Oceania Hockey Challenge Cup in Suva yesterday.
Curtain comes down on a glittering umpiring career
A tribute to John Wright by Steve Jaspan
John Wright (left) and Paco Vazquez on the occasion of John's 200th International and Paco's 100th.
Several things struck me when John Wright announced his retirement as an international hockey umpire a few months back.
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.