Duke field hockey shut out by Louisville in opening game of weekend
By Cam Polo
Duke goalkeeper Piper Hampsch recorded seven saves Friday, but the Blue Devils were unable to score. Photo by Courtesy of Nat LeDonne/Duke Athletics | The Chronicle
On a crisp, clear night in Durham, Louisville arrived in a team bus parked outside Williams Field at Jack Katz stadium. And when it rolled away as the sun fell beyond the horizon, the Cardinals walked off Duke’s campus with a win.
Field Hockey Knocks Off No. 23 Kent State
CMU holds on to even MAC mark at 1-1
CMU goalkeeper Katie Maxim (in gold) celebrates with teammates as time runs out in a 1-0 Mid-American Conference win over No. 23 Kent State on Friday at Cristy Freese Field.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- A historic day for Central Michigan field hockey on Friday as the Chippewas knocked off No. 23-ranked Kent State, 1-0, at Cristy Freese Field.
No. 11 UVA Field Hockey Overcomes Early Deficit to Defeat No. 16 Wake Forest 3-1
After falling behind 1-0, Virginia scored three unanswered goals to beat the Demon Deacons on Friday night.
The No. 11 Virginia field hockey team played its third-consecutive road game at a ranked opponent at No. 16 Wake Forest on Friday night. The Demon Deacons struck first, but the Cavaliers responded with three straight goals and prevailed 3-1 in Winston-Salem.
No. 10 Field Hockey Topples No. 3 Northwestern
Victory marked highest ranked win in modern history
EVANSTON, Ill. – In the team's Big Ten Conference opener, No. 10 Rutgers field hockey earned the highest ranked win in modern history, earning a 2-1 comeback victory at No. 3 Northwestern. Rutgers improved to 7-1 to open the season with the win and gave RU it's best eight-game start to a season since beginning the 2008 season with a 9-1 record.
No. 9 Maryland field hockey dominates Indiana, 8-2
Bibi Donraadt battles for possession during Maryland field hockey's 3-2 overtime loss to Penn State on Sept. 18, 2021. (Autumn Hengen/The Diamondback)
Hope Rose ran downfield, moving the ball in open space into the circle. Once an Indiana defender reached her, she dumped it to Julianna Tornetta, who took a shot that was tipped in by Taylor Mason.
No. 7 UNC field hockey dominates No. 5 Boston College, 6-1, in top-10 ACC showdown B
y Joshua Dolgoff
UNC sophomore midfielder/fullback Katie Dixon (14) fights for the ball in the Sept. 24 match against Boston College. UNC won 6-1.
No. 7 North Carolina (5-3, 1-0 ACC) picked a convincing 6-1 victory against No. 5 Boston College (7-2, 0-2 ACC) to begin ACC play having six different goal scorers.
No. 2 Iowa field hockey tops No. 6 Penn State to remain undefeated
The Hawkeyes took a 1-0 victory over the Nittany Lions at Grant Field Friday night to move to 9-0 on the season.
Iowa midfielder Lokke Stribos hits the ball after receiving the penalty corner shot during the second quarter of the Big Ten field hockey tournament quarterfinals against No. 4 Maryland on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play No. 1 Michigan tomorrow afternoon. Hannah Kinson
No. 2 Iowa field hockey won the battle of undefeated teams Friday night as it took a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten No. 6 Penn State.
Grange ready to unleash teenage scoring sensation on Clydesdale
The door is open for Western Wildcats to open up a three point lead over Grange at the top of the men`s Premiership following the postponement of the champions trip to Clydesdale due to Covid-19 cases.
By Craig Madden
Grange's Fraser Heigh has taken the Scottish men's Premiership by storm.
Wildcats have been in mauling mood with 13 goals in their two games so far, and the problem for the Wanderers defence is that the goals come from Fraser Calder, Rob Harwood, Andy McConnell and several others.
Surbiton aiming to exact revenge at Oxted
Holly Hunt calls on Hampstead faithful ahead of East Grinstead clash
By Lucas Ball
Hampstead opened up with win at Wimbledon PIC: Mark Clews
Hampstead & Westminster’s Holly Hunt can’t wait to get back playing at Paddington Recreational this weekend and believes the Londoners’ game against East Grinstead should provide plenty of pace and flair as she called on the home faithful to show their support.
Loic and Arthur Van Doren amazed the HC Embourg
“That Red Lions come to visit us by helicopter, it’s a first here!", Confides the president of the Embourg Hockey Club, Jérôme de Marchin . If this great event was possible, it is also through a partnership with Red Bull but also Osaka, a joint sponsor of the club and Arthur Van Doren . He and his brother Loic are not the first Red Lions to come and tread the embouriens lawns. “John-John Dohmen came to do clinics for young people, ”continues Jérôme. “Tom Boon organized an internship here, and we had the chance to be one of the filming locations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic publicity, produced in 2019. We had a lot of Red Lions with many young people from the club for turn this on the site. I had played the keeper! It had been a great experience. Here with Arthur, we still receive someone who, in addition to his European, world and Olympic titles with the national team, has been twice elected best player in the world! “
Michel van den Heuvel, without tongue in cheek
The successor of Shane McLeod at the head of the Red Lions, assumes a different style. But claims not to be “as hard” as some think …
There are defeats that we can sometimes allow ourselves to justify by “bad luck”. On the other hand, no victorious epic finds its foundation in chance. Wednesday at the Center of Excellence of the Belgian Hockey Federation, if no more odor of sweat wafted in the sports hall, no fragrance of champagne perfumed more the upper floors of the Antwerp building, which this summer became the HQ of the Red Lions and of the Red Panthers. Forty-eight days after the victorious Olympic final, and a good hour after a new training of the “Olympic-world-champions of Europe”, there was no longer any question of finding in Wilrijk that sweet euphoria which had bathed in Tokyo then in Brussels, at the beginning of August.
"Our Tokyo Olympics performance has changed our mentality" — Hockey player Neha Goyal
Neha Goyal, who made her Olympics debut in Tokyo said, competing at the Games was a landmark moment of her career
Mid-fielder Neha Goyal (Source: Newsroom)
Indian women's hockey team mid-fielder Neha Goyal says their inspirational performance at the Tokyo Olympics has changed the mentality of the side and instilled self-belief in players. The team missed out on its first-ever Olympic medal but produced its best-ever show in the history of the quadrennial with a fourth-place finish.
"Playing in Odisha is always special" — Hockey player Simranjeet Singh
Midfielder Simranjeet Singh's next aim is to hone his skills further to become a regular feature in the team for the upcoming events
India hockey mid-fielder Simranjeet Singh (Source: Olympics)
He played a pivotal role in India's historic hockey bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics and midfielder Simranjeet Singh's next aim is to further hone his skills to become a regular feature in the team for the upcoming events, including next year's Asian Games.
FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021: Argentina and Ireland on board
Following last week’s announcement by Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand that they will no longer be able to participate to theFIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, both teams have been replaced by Argentina and Ireland.
F1 great partners England Hockey to reduce sports-related injury in young
Field Hockey Canada Development Coach Award — Zeeshan Minhas
Maryland field hockey wants to perfect its game as Indiana looms
Julianna Tornetta runs down the field during Maryland field hockey's 4-3 overtime win over Princeton on Sept. 21, 2021. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)
No. 9 Maryland field hockey trailed Penn State at the half Saturday, despite leading in nearly every other category on the stat sheet.
No. 2 Iowa field hockey looking to stay undefeated
Iowa will play two games against No. 6 Penn State at Grant Field in Iowa City this weekend.
Iowa forward Ciara Smith runs the ball down the field during the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio 8-0. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)
No. 2 Iowa field hockey and No. 6 Penn State will square off twice this weekend at Grant Field in Iowa City.
Wake Forest field hockey totals 4-3 record
After losing their first two games, the Demon Deacons bounced back with an ACC win
Field hockey had a perfect weekend, finishing with a 3-2 win over UMass.
Coming off a shortened 2020-2021 season that left much to be desired, the Wake Forest field hockey team headed into the fall season on a mission. The Lady Deacon squad has strung together a losing record just once since 2012, and they were looking to get back on track in 2021. Their competition, though, is in no regards a cake walk — the ACC consistently boasts the highest-ranked conference for field hockey — with the reigning national champion, North Carolina Tar Heels, leading the pack.
Negative for Malaysian team at Bisham Abbey
By Jugjet Singh
The national hockey players have been cleared of Covid-19 and are eager to start training at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Berkshire, England, for their international friendlies.
THE national men's hockey team passed their first test at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Berkshire, England, with flying colours.
Fourth place finish at Pan Ams vaults Team Canada into World Cup Berth
Odisha to host FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021
A total of 16 teams will compete in the under-21 competition which will be played in Bhubaneswar from November 24 to December 5.
By Naveen Peter
Picture by Charles McQuillan/ Getty Images
The FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The under-21 tournament will begin on November 24 this year and the final is scheduled for December 5.
Men’s Junior World Cup 2021 will be in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: The Junior World Cup for men will be held from 24 November to 5 December 2021 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The BBSR event will feature 16 teams: Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina, besides the depending champions India.
FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021: USA and Canada joining
Following last week’s announcement by Hockey Australia and Hockey New Zealand that they will no longer be able to participate to the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 due to COVID-related international travel restrictions put in place by their respective governments, both teams have been replaced by the USA and Canada.
Fifty years ago – when Kenya made it to the semi-finals of Barcelona World Cup
by Dil Bahra
Kenya’s Captain Avtar Singh Sohal leading his team at the opening ceremony of the first World Cup in Barcelona in 1971. Photo: Avtar Singh Sohal collection.
The idea of holding a Hockey World Cup had come from India and Pakistan, then the two dominant nations in international hockey, in early 1969.
Ernest Wall OBE (1924 – 2020)
by Dil Bahra
Ernest Wall OBE
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Wall on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Windyhall Care Home, Ayr in Scotland. He was aged 95.
Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior remembered
by Dil Bahra
Leandro Negre, Dil Bahra and Balbir Senior at FIH function London 2012 Olympics
I first met Balbir Singh Senior at the Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands in 1982. I was with a group who had earlier gone to the Bombay World Cup in that year. Whilst we sat down in the lounge after the match, having our drinks, Balbir, who was the coach of the Indian team at that tournament, was passing through the lounge on his way out. He noticed our group and came over to talk to us.
Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London
by Dil Bahra
Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.
Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.
A tribute to Jack Simonian, one of Kenya’s best all round Sportsman in the sixties
by Dil Bahra
Jack Simonian 1970
John Levon (Jack) Simonian who was the East African motor cycling, motor rally and track Champion and who represented Kenya at hockey at three Olympic Games passed away in Sydney, Australia on Monday 23 December 2019. He was aged 84.
Memories of a very special friend.
I first met Jack Simonian through umpiring hockey at Rugby Hockey club in Warwickshire. In typical Jack fashion he never let on his Hockey pedigree, so it was with complete surprise when umpiring a game together a few years later some know-it-all player disagreed with a decision Jack made by claiming he had played in Premier League so he knew Jack was wrong. Quite calmly Jack said, "I've been to three Olympics so I know I'm right". Needless to say the player was put firmly in his place, but my mouth fell open at this statement as I had never suspected he was an Olympian let alone a triple Olympian, Jack was so unassuming.
Review of a Hockey NOVEL
By Ijaz Chaudhry
When one thinks of sports books, it is the biographies, coverage of some event, record books, coaching manuals, etc. Sports Novels (fiction) are uncommon.
Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)
Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)
by Dil Bahra
Rodu Bharaj doing what he enjoyed most – Koroga for his friends
Nirpal Singh Bharaj, fondly known as Rodu, a hockey personality both in Kenya and London died suddenly on Friday, May 25. He had just turned 60.
Jagjit Singh Kular (1942 - 2017)
by Dil Bahra
Jagjit at Mexico 1968 Olympic Games
Jagjit Singh Kular who represented Kenya at Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games passed away in Toronto, Canada on Monday 12 June 2017. He was aged 75.
Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana (1970 - 2017)
by Dil Bahra
Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana, the talented hockey player, who played for England U21 and represented the country at the Junior Hockey World Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1989 died on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 following a short illness. He was aged 46.
Stats Speak: Asian Champions Trophy winner India in down under
By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)
Asian Champions Trophy winner Indian men and women will open their campaign in Melbourne Hockey Festival on November 23 against hosts Australia. Indian men (World Ranking 6) team will face Kookaburras (World Ranking 1) in 4-nations tournament league match, while Indian women (World Ranking 12) will challenge Hockeyroos (World Ranking 4) in first test of 3-match series. Statistical highlights are:
Journalist Patrick Rowley receives British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey
Patrick Rowley (BEM) receives his British Empire Medal Award at the Tower of London by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London. Left to Right: Lord-Lieutenant of London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, Elizabeth Rowley (wife), Patrick Rowley BEM, Alison Heeks (nee ROWLEY his daughter) and Constable General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC
International sports journalist Patrick Rowley received the British Empire Medal for services to Hockey at a ceremony held at The Tower of London on Friday 4 November.
Patrick Rowley awarded British Empire Medal
Patrick Rowley, arguably the best known hockey journalist there is has been rewarded for his outstanding services to hockey with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Patrick Rowley honoured
Pat Rowley. Photo: Hockey Writers Club
When I started Fieldhockey.com 20 years ago one of the first journalists to support and encourage my efforts was the English writer Pat Rowley, I am utterly delighted to report that Pat has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Hockey in the Queen's Birthday Honours list released today.
Alex Danson - Player of the Tournament
By Dil Bahra
Alex Danson displaying why she won Player of the Tournament. Photo: Koen Suyk
There have been a few great action photos in our sport of hockey over the years but this photo by Dutch photographer Koen Suyk tops them all. Koen, a photographer for over 40 years has covered seven Olympic Games and states that Sports photography is his great love, with hockey, golf and tennis as his specialties.
Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)
by Dil Bahra
Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.
Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014. He was aged 73.
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Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info