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Minister Ross Opens Sport Ireland Hockey Training Centre



The new state of the art hockey pitch at the Sport Ireland Campus was officially opened by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, providing a welcome boost to Ireland’s national hockey teams ahead of their pivotal Tokyo 2020 qualification matches against Canada.

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Baekers takes home fifth Big Ten Freshman of the Week Award

Andrew Golden


Bente Baekers hits the ball. The freshman forward leads the team with 19 goals. Daily file photo by Alison Albelda

For the fourth time in the past five weeks, freshman forward Bente Baekers received Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honors. The award comes after the Netherlands native helped NU snap its three-game losing streak.

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A split weekend creates a sense of urgency

After another tough loss to an unranked foe, Northwestern kept its postseason hopes relatively high with a crucial win.

By Lia Assimakopoulos


Christen Conley plays a pass down the line. Northwestern Field Hockey

After extending its losing streak to three games with a loss to Penn State, No. 10 Northwestern field hockey (11-5, 3-1 B1G) was able to bounce back on Sunday with a decisive win against No. 19 Rutgers.

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Claire Jones Scores 2 Goals in Field Hockey’s Win Over Yale

By Faith Fisher


The team improved its Ivy record — but couldn't keep up against out-of-conference competition. Boris Tsang / Sun Photography Editor

Cornell field hockey earned another Ivy League win this weekend by defeating Yale, but the winning momentum failed to translate into a victory against non-league opponent California-Berkeley.

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Shahril’s back in the frontline after being sidelined

By K. RAJAN



PETALING JAYA: Mohd Shahril Saabah (pic) is back to his old self again and ready to make his presence felt against Britain in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic playoff matches next month.

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Spain’s seven year journey to Tokyo



Continuing our series of video interviews with the teams that will participate in the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers, Spain (FIH World Ranking: 7) captain Georgina Oliva looks ahead to her team’s all-important two-match clash with Korea (WR:11), with a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on the line. The crucial matches will take place at the Estadio Betero, Valencia, Spain on 25/26 October 2019, both matches starting at 20:00 local time. A transcription of the interview can be found below.

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No room left for error, says hockey coach

By Jugjet Singh


Syarman Mat Tee (right) tries to dribble past Australia’s Sam McCulloch in their Sultan of Johor Cup match at Taman Daya Stadium on Sunday. PIC BY HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM

MALAYSIA have no choice but to beat New Zealand today in the Sultan of Johor Cup if they hope to salvage some pride as hosts.

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New Zealand bounce back emphatically at Sultan of Johor Cup



New Zealand have bounced back emphatically at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia with a comprehensive 6-0 win over the host nation. New Zealand looked clinical from the outset and were buoyed by a hattrick to defender Benji Edwards who produced some outstanding drag flicks.

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India suffers its first loss

India lost to Japan 3-4 in a high octane game for its first loss in the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey here on Tuesday.

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Indian junior hockey team loses 3-4 to Japan

Indian junior men's hockey team suffered its first loss in the Sultan of Johor Cup as it lost 3-4 in a fiercely-contested match against Japan on Tuesday


Indian hockey junior team captain Mandeep Mor in action at the Sultan of Johor Cup.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Indian junior men's hockey team suffered its first loss in the Sultan of Johor Cup as it went down 3-4 to Japan on Tuesday. Kosei Kawabe (22', 37') scored a brace for Japan while Wataru Matsumoto (1') and Keita Watanabe (33') added two more either side of the half-time to register its first win of the tournament.

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Japan's hockey team bring India down to earth


Japan’s Wataru Matsumoto (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring against India during the Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Baru. -NSTP/Hairul Anuar Rahim

Japan upset India 4-3 in the Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Baru yesterday.

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Golden’s strike seals Sultan of Johor Cup victory over Australia



Great Britain maintained their 100% win record at the 2019 Sultan of Johor Cup with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Australia thanks to Jamie Golden’s early strike.

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Black Sticks men beat Japan 2-0 to clinch four-match series


New Zealand have won their series against Japan 3-1. GLENN JEFFREY/STUFF

The Black Sticks men have won their four-match series against Japan after victory in their final match on Tuesday.

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Black Sticks seal series win with outstanding performance



The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished off their preparation for the Olympic Qualification series with a gutsy 2-0 win over Japan in the fourth match of the TSB Community Trust Series. Behind an outstanding performance from TET man of the match Nic Woods who was a rock in the middle for the New Zealand team.

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Ireland find Belgians too hot to handle in Wavre


Alexander Hendrickx scored twice. Pic: Frank Uijlenbroek / World Sport Pics

Ireland lost 6-0 to the reigning World Cup and European champions Belgium at the Lara club in Wavre in the Green Machine’s final warm-up game for the Olympic qualifiers.

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2019 Sultan of Johor Cup - Day 4

Johor Bahru (MAS)

Results

15 Oct 2019     GBR v AUS (RR)     1 - 0
15 Oct 2019     JPN v IND (RR)     4 - 3
15 Oct 2019    NZL v MAS (RR)     6 - 0

Fixtures

16 Oct 2019 16:10     IND v AUS (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)
16 Oct 2019 18:10     MAS v GBR (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)
16 Oct 2019 20:40     NZL v JPN (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)

Pool Standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Great Britain 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9
2 India 3 2 0 1 15 8 7 6
3 Australia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4 Japan 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
5 New Zealand 3 1 0 2 8 10 -2 3
6 Malaysia 3 0 1 2 3 11 -8 1

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Field hockey sophomore Maddy Fagan wins Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week

The forward notched two goals and two assists over the weekend

By Zack Rovner


Credit: Gary Lin

The Red and Blue had five straight losses to start the year, but Penn field hockey has managed to turn the corner in recent weeks.

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No. 8 Northwestern snaps its three-game losing streak with win over Rutgers

Gabriela Carroll


Freshman forward Bente Baekers, attempts a steal in a matchup against Maryland. Baekers, who recorded 2 goals against Rutgers, and is third in the nation in scoring with 19. Daily file photo by Alison Albelda

After Friday’s overtime loss to Penn State, it seemed No. 8 Northwestern’s season was on the verge of taking a turn for the worst. Sunday, the Wildcats reversed the narrative in a 4-1 win over No. 19 Rutgers.

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No. 9 field hockey improves to 11-3 with weekend victories

The Cavaliers swept their weekend series, beating No. 5 Louisville and Miami University on the road

By Kushal Patel


The Cavaliers conceded just one goal in weekend matchups against the Cardinals and the RedHawks. Courtesy Virginia Athletics

No. 9 Virginia field hockey played an impressive pair of games over the weekend, defeating No. 5 Louisville on the road before traveling to Oxford, Ohio to secure another win against Miami University. The Cavaliers (11-3, 2-2 ACC) were powered by a stellar offensive performance in a fourth quarter comeback to defeat ACC foe Louisville (10-2, 2-2 ACC) 2-1 and used a strong defensive performance to blank the RedHawks (7-7, 2-1 MAC) 1-0.

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After starters built a big lead, Maryland field hockey’s bench sealed win over Indiana

David Suggs


Forward Mayv Clune with the ball in Maryland field hockey’s 6-0 win over Indiana on Oct. 13, 2019 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. (Gabby Baniqued/The Diamondback)

After scoring her second goal in Sunday’s matchup against Indiana, Maryland field hockey forward Mayv Clune jogged off the pitch and into the arms of her teammates, who greeted her with a vociferous reception as soon as the ball rattled the back of the cage.

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Malvern youths ends Parkites unbeaten start

by Nigel Simon


Kristien Emmanuel scored a hat-trick to lead a youthful Malvern to a 6-3 beating of titleholders Queen's Park Cricket Club in the T&T Hockey Board Indoor Championship Men's Open Division at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, Hamilton-Holder Street, Woodbrook, on Sunday. KRISTIEN EMMANUEL

Kristien Em­manuel scored a hat-trick and fel­low na­tion­al play­er Daniel By­er scored twice to lead a youth­ful Malvern team to a 6-3 beat­ing of ti­tle­hold­ers Queen's Park Crick­et Club in the T&T Hock­ey Board In­door Cham­pi­onship Men's Open Di­vi­sion at the Wood­brook Youth Fa­cil­i­ty, Wood­brook on Sun­day.

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Two league ties put off owing to rain

By AGNES MAKHANDIA


USIU-A Spartans forward Rhoda Kuira (left) dribbles past Lakers' Aurelia Opondo (right) and Linet Barasa (centre) during their Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match on October 12, 2019 at City Park Stadium, Nairobi. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

The two men’s Kenya Hockey Union Premier League matches have been rescheduled to a later date after failing to kick off at the weekend due to a heavy downpour that rendered the City Park Stadium unplayable.

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Scottish Cup first round gets underway

The first round of the Scottish Cup produced a few scenarios – the odd upset, a few penalty shoot-outs and several large scores.   But that`s all part of this old competition.

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Bowdon's Maddie Goodman shows grassroots resilience

Rod Gilmour


Maddie Goodman is in her second full season with Bowdon Hightown, the only northern club in the Investec Premier Division Credit: HOCKEYTODAY.CO.UK

When Maddie Goodman, the Bowdon Hightown forward, moved from Banbury to Cheshire as a young girl, her parents were intent on finding her a pitch to play on and keep active in sport. As the 17-year-old says now: "A football pitch, hockey pitch, any sport."

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Queensland claim Meg Wilson Trophy at ‘extraordinary’ Women’s Masters

Nic Kerber



Masters Hockey in Australia continues to go from strength to strength after a highly successful 2019 Women’s Championship came to a close on the Gold Coast.

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Successful Men’s Masters comes to a close in Bunbury and Busselton

Nic Kerber



The Western Australian cities of Bunbury and Busselton have turned on one of the best Men’s Masters Championships in recent memory.

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Hockeyroos team named for cutthroat Olympic qualifiers

Nic Kerber


Grace Stewart returns to the team after a good Oceania Cup showing

The Hockeyroos team has been announced for the upcoming do-or-die Olympic Qualifying Series against Russia to be held in Perth on 25/26 October 2019.

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Ambitious Ireland ready for Canadian challenge



Continuing our series of video interviews with the teams that will participate in the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers, Ireland (FIH World Ranking:13) forward Shane O’Donoghue looks ahead to his team’s all-important two-match clash with Canada (WR:10), with a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on the line. The crucial matches will take place at Rutledge Field, Vancouver, Canada on 26/27 October 2019, with the matches taking place at 15:00 (Pacific Daylight Time) and 14:00 (PDT) respectively. A transcription of the interview can be found below.

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3 Nations Invitational : IRL v BEL v KOR (W)

Abbottstown (IRL)

14 Oct 2019     BEL v KOR (RR)     2 - 0

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Blacks Sticks go one up on Japan in test series


New Zealand's Nic Woods scored the Black Sticks opener in their 2-10 win against Japan, on Monday. FILE PIC. JOHN COWPLAND/PHOTOSPORT

The Black Sticks men have gone back to back in Stratford with a gritty 2-0 win over Japan.

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Two fourth quarter goals seal tough win for the Vantage Black Sticks Men



The Vantage Black Sticks Men have gone back to back in Stratford with a gritty 2-0 win over Japan in the third match of the TSB Community Trust Series. The match went scoreless through three quarters until a Nic Woods drag-flick in the fourth quarter broke the match open. Japans Seren Tanaka was named the Stratford Business Man of the Match.

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2019 Test matches NZL v JPN (M)

Stratford (NZL)

10 Oct 2019     NZL v JPN     1 - 2
12 Oct 2019    NZL v JPN     6 - 3
14 Oct 2019      NZL v JPN     2 - 0
15 Oct 2019    NZL v JPN     2 - 0

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2019 Sultan of Johor Cup

Johor Bahru (MAS)

Fixtures (Times GMT +8)

15 Oct 2019 16:10 GBR v AUS (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)
15 Oct 2019 18:10 JPN v IND (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)
15 Oct 2019 20:40 NZL v MAS (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)

16 Oct 2019 16:10     IND v AUS (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)
16 Oct 2019 18:10     MAS v GBR (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)
16 Oct 2019 20:40     NZL v JPN (RR) (Click here to watch the LIVE stream)

Pool Standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 India 2 2 0 0 12 4 8 6
2 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 4 1 3 6
3 Australia 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
4 Malaysia 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 1
5 Japan 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0
6 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 2 10 -8 0

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Sultan of Johor Cup Live-stream

Ashley Morrison

The Sultan of Johor Cup is regarded by many as the leading Men’s under 21 Hockey tournament outside of the Junior World Cup.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Sites

   

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

The Hockey Paper

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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 - Firstpost
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
Sultana Bran Hockey One League Media release
- Go - FIH site
Official FIH Pro League Site
- Go - FIH Match Centre
- Go - GhanaWeb
- Go - The New Vision
- Go - Daily Nation
- Go - The Standard Digital
-- Go - SA Hockey Association media release
- Go - Independent Online
- Go - The Express Tribune
- Go - Dawn
- Go - The News International
- Go - The Daily Times
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- 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
Go - The Hockey Paper
- 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
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