Italian Women no longer coming to New Zealand
Pictured: Anita Punt (Credit: Dirk Markgraf)
There has been disappointing news for Kiwi hockey fans overnight, with the Italian Women announcing they won't be coming to Hamilton to play a four-test series against the Black Sticks Women.
Another tough year for SA men’s hockey
The South African men’s and women’s hockey teams had contrasting fortunes in 2014, but overall, there was little to smile about for the country’s hockey lovers.
De Saedeleer calls time on Red Lions career
Waterloo Ducks captain Alexandre de Saedeleer has decided to call time on his international career after 185 caps for Belgium, confirming the decision to Red Lions coaching team Jeroen Delmee and Philip Goldberg last Thursday.
Khalsa Move into Second Place with Win against Punjab
By Bill Cox
Khalsa-A’s goalie made many important blocks and saves in their HKHA Premier Division match against Punjab-A at King’s Park on Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)
HONG KONG—Khalsa-A won their match with Punjab-A last Sunday Dec. 14 to move into second place in the Hong Kong Hockey Association Premier Division standings and just 1-point behind leaders SSSC-A. Punjab-A have now dropped to 3rd place and are 3-points below the leaders at the half way stage of the HKFA Premier Division season.
FIH needs to revise Champions Trophy format
Pakistan's hockey team poses with their silver medals following the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 final match against Germany at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on December 14, 2014. — AFP/File
Contrary to the fact that the format of the recently-held Champions Trophy benefitted the two finalists more than other competing teams, it needs to be reviewed by the games controlling body, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) as it made the event a laughing stock.
Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL
Australian player Jamie Dwyer. File Photo
Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy.
Jamie Dwyer Gearing up for Hockey India League 2015
Australian forward Jamie Dwyer had played 14 matches in the inaugural edition of the Hockey India League with a credit of scoring four goals.
Dwyer scored 4 goals in 14 matches in the previous edition. © NDTV
Looking at continuing the success of the second season of the Hockey India League, Australia's legend Jamie Dwyer promised to come out with all guns blazing in the third edition of the league starting January 22, next year. Playing consecutively for Jaypee Punjab Warriors in both the seasons of the HIL, the Australia forward, Dwyer, is again leading the team in the upcoming edition and convinced to dish out a commendable performance yet again.
A 5-year-old helping hockey find its feet in Finland
Among the 5.5 million in Finland is the 5-year-old Arjunjit Singh, who has been inspiring the Finns in Vantaa to play field hockey in a country known for its ice hockey.
Helsinki, football and ice hockey is what comes to mind at the first mention of Finland. With a population of around 5.5 million, the North European country lives happily in peace and hardly makes the news for any wrong reason. And among those 5.5 million is the 5-year-old Arjunjit Singh, who has been inspiring the Finns in Vantaa to play field hockey in a country known for its ice hockey.
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Netherlands defeat Belgium in shoot-out competition
The Netherlands eventually saw off Belgium in a shoot-out to earn a fifth place playoff from the opening game of day five at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar.
Fiji hockey ready
Members of the national hockey squad with coach Hector Smith after receiving their new gear from UB Freight Ltd branch manager Wayne Gibson for today's final with New Zealand Presidents XI. Picture: JONE LUVENITOGA
THE Fiji men's hockey side will be a different team when it takes on the New Zealand Presidents XI in the final of the Oceania Pacific Cup today at the National Hockey Centre in Laucala at 3pm.
Las Leonas in the final
Hockeyroos to face hosts and defending champs Argentina at 9am AEDT Monday
The Hockeyroos will face Argentina in the women’s Champions Trophy final after the hosts overcame the Netherlands 2-1 in the second semi final in Mendoza on Sunday, following the Hockeyroos’ 3-0 shoot-out victory over New Zealand.
Drag flick safety
Further to the article on the legality of a drag flick striking a player on the line published last week, Anna Flanagan proves a raised drag flick can be executed in perfect safety. It shows why the raised drag flick should stay in the game and only the erroneous awarding of a penalty stroke when a defender on the line is struck in the upper body or head should be changed.
Phil Hughes - a wake up call to the FIH?
By George Brink
As the sports world is reeling from the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes after being struck on the head by a bouncer, the question is, could this happen in Hockey and what are the FIH doing about it?