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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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Line-up confirmed for ABN AMRO U14 EHL

©: World Sport Pics

The line-up for ABN AMRO U14 EHL has been finalised as six sides from around the continent look forward to an experience of a lifetime at HC Rotterdam at Easter.

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Five top clubs to pioneer new STICK project with European Commission

©: Frank Uijlenbroek / World Sport Pics

A consortium of five hockey clubs and universities are set to be awarded funding by the European Commission as part of the STICK project, sharing a fund worth €372,251.

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Kampong honour Caspers, Jonker and de Wijn

©: World Sport Pics

SV Kampong honoured some of their major stars last weekend with a series of special presentations following their historic run of recent success, winning the 2016 EHL and the Hoofdklasse title in 2017.

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Telkom eye 10th title


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pakistan must develop hockey infrastructure to regain past glory: Bovelander

Staff Report

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.

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Footprints: ‘This used to be my ground’

Shazia Hasan

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.

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Int’l matches in Pakistan to help revive hockey: PHF chief

PTCL Hockey Cup unveiled

Mohsin Ali

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.

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Visiting World XI players, icons vow to help in revival of Pakistan hockey

Anwar Zuberi

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.

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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.

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Improved Hockeyroos Draw With Spain Again

Ben Somerford

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.

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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.

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India's midfield, forward line guilty of sluggish display in defeat against Belgium

Sundeep Misra

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.

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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.

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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.

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Kiwis remain undefeated at Four Nations

Photo: www.photosport.nz

The Vantage Black Sticks have continued their winning run with an impressive 4-1 win over Japan at the University of Waikato Four Nations in Tauranga.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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PHF names U-18 team for World XI matches, Argentina tour after ‘farcical’ trials

Anwar Zuberi

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.

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International hockey stars arrive to shine in Karachi

Faizan Lakhani

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.

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'Legend' Dravid's pep talk lifts young Indian hockey team

Shashank Kishore in Mount Maunganui

Hockey India

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.

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India's control in midfield, compact defence paved way for big win over Japan

Sundeep Misra

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).

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Vantage Black Sticks stun Belgium in Tauranga

Photo: www.photosport.nz

The Vantage Black Sticks Men have secured a thrilling 5-4 victory over Belgium in their opening match at the University of Waikato Four Nations in Tauranga.

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Stats Speak: Vivek and Dilpreet are 2nd and 3rd youngest debutants in Indian Hockey

B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal,India)

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.

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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.

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Superior Belgium posts an easy 2-0 win over India

s2h team

Superior Belgium put up a superlative show to defeat India 2-0 in the University of Waikato 4-Nation being underway in New Zealand.

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4 Nations Invitational Tournament (M)

Tauranga (NZL)

IND v BEL     0 - 2
NZL v JPN     4 - 1

1 New Zealand 2 2 0 0 9 5 4 6
2 India 2 1 0 1 6 2 4 3
3 Belgium 2 1 0 1 6 5 1 3
4 Japan 2 0 0 2 1 10 -9 0

FIH Match Centre

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

1 Thailand 4 4 0 0 20 0 20 12
2 Hong Kong China 4 2 2 0 7 1 6 8
3 Chinese Taipei 5 2 2 1 6 6 0 8
4 Kazakhstan 4 2 1 1 10 4 6 7
5 Singapore 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 4
6 Pakistan 5 1 0 4 3 19 -16 3
7 Indonesia 4 0 0 4 0 16 -16 0

FIH Match Centre

Hockey woes

Moiz Munif

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.

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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.

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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.

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FIH launches Rules of Hockey app

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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12 Punjab Warriors players? Judge for yourself

These screen grabs are from The Official YouTube stream. Note the running time of the video in the bottom left. This covers a pan from 2:47:27 - 2:47:30. Punjab Warriors are in blue.

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- Go - The Times of India
- Go - The Telegraph
- Go - Stick2Hockey.com
- Go - The Trinidad Guardian
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Field Hockey Canada media release
- Go - USFHA media release
- Go - NCAA
- Go - Stuff
- Go - The New Zealand Herald
- Go - Hockey New Zealand Media release
- Go - Hockey Asia
- Go - Indian Express
- Go - Daily News & Analysis
- Go - The Telegraph, India
- Go - The Tribune
- Go - Hindustan Times
- Go - The Asian Age
- Go - The Hindu
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
- Go - FIH site
- Go - FIH Match Centre
- Go - GhanaWeb
- Go - The New Vision
- Go - Daily Nation
- Go - The Standard Online
-- Go - SA Hockey Association media release
- Go - Independent Online
- Go - The Express Tribune
- Go - Dawn
- Go - The News International
- Go - The Daily Times
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Malay Mail
- Go - New Straits Times
- Go - The Star of Malaysia
- Go - Malaysian Hockey blogspot
- Go - Jugjet's World of Field Hockey
- Go - The Hook
- Go - Irish Hockey Association media release
- Go - The Irish Times
- Go - BBC Sport
- Go - Sportstar
- Go - Gulf Times
Go - Daily Express
- England Hockey Board Media release
- Great Britain Hockey media release
- Scottish Hockey Union media release
- Hockey Association Malta media release
- Euro Hockey League media release
- Fédération Française de Hockey media release
- Pan American Hockey Federation media release

Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info  

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