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Return to outdoor Scottish National League 1 brings some big results



Grange consolidated their position at the top of the men`s National League 1 with a 3-1 victory over Uddingston, but in the women`s competition Edinburgh University remain second after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Western Wildcats.

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ROUND-UP: Investec English Women's Hockey League


Buckingham's Lottie Porter being congratulated after scoring against Clifton Robinsons. Credit Peter Smith.

Buckingham boosted their play-off ambitions and stepped up to third in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after a narrow 1-0 win at Clifton Robinsons on Saturday.

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Keeper Kumar hoping thigh pain is just minor injury

By Aftar Singh



KUALA LUMPUR: National goalkeeper S. Kumar (pic) is having a slight pain in his right thigh and is keeping his fingers crossed that it is just a minor injury.

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Terengganu and Liaoning Club declared joint champs

KUALA LUMPUR: The final of Vivian May Soars (overall) Cup could not be played due to bad weather and unplayable pitch at the Tun Razak Hockey Stadium.

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Hockey India name 34 players for national camp


Indian hockey team, AFP File Photo

Hockey India on Saturday named 34 players for the senior men's national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the season's first tournament -- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. The tournament starts on March 23.

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Male Player of the Year 2018: Arthur Van Doren



Belgium’s Arthur van Doren achieved the unique double in 2017 when he was crowned both the Rising Star of the Year and the Male Player of the Year. This year he joins hockey legends Teun de Nooijer and Jamie Dwyer as one of three players to win consecutive male Player of the Year awards.

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Day 2 in Vienna ends in Euro defeat for Clydesdale Western



Back-to-back defeats in day two of women`s indoor European Club Trophy in Vienna has Clydesdale Western battling against relegation from the division. HF Lorenzoni Bra took victory in the first outing of the day before Swedish champions Partille held on for a victory in the second contest.

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2019 Test Matches THA vs SGP (W)

Bangkok

16 Feb     THA v SGP     1 - 0
17 Feb    THA v SGP     5 - 0

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Masters Indoor World Cup Day 2 USA Continues to Fight Heading into Crossovers

HONG KONG - On day two of competition at the World Masters Hockey (MWH) Masters Indoor World Cup in Hong Kong, USA fought hard for their crossover placements. The U.S. O-40 Men's Masters Team

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Masters Indoor World Cup - Day 3

The Masters Indoor World Cup entered its final day on Saturday. Find all the results by clicking here

Great Britain's hockey teams slip to double defeat by Australia


Australia celebrate the stunning strike by Mariah Williams

Great Britain suffered double defeat by Australia in the FIH Pro League as the men's and women's both lost in Perth.

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Great Britain go down in Australia double headers

by The Hockey Paper


Hockeyroos and Kookaburras left Perth fans happy PIC: Hockey Australia

Great Britain’s Perth hoodoo continued on Saturday after Australia took double header honours.

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GB women defeated by Australia


Tessa Howard

A youthful Great Britain side slipped to a 3-0 defeat to the Hockeyroos in their second FIH Pro League match.

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Hockeyroos Continue Excellent FIH Pro League Start

Ben Somerford



The Hockeyroos’ impressive start to the 2019 FIH Pro League has continued with a 3-0 victory over reigning Olympic champions Great Britain in front of more than 4,500 fans in Perth on Saturday night.

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Great Britain’s men suffer first FIH Pro League loss


Alan Forsyth

On a scorching day in Perth, Great Britain failed to find the hot form that had seen them record back to back wins in the FIH Pro League.

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Kookaburras Laughing After Back-To-Back Wins

Ben Somerford



The Kookaburras have defeated Great Britain 2-0 to claim back-to-back wins to get their FIH Pro League campaign on track at Perth Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

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Kookaburras and Hockeyroos victorious over Great Britain in Perth



A capacity crowd of 4000 was present at the Perth Hockey Stadium as the Australia men’s and women’s teams claimed important FIH Pro League victories over visitors Great Britain on Match Day 12.

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Strong First Half by Netherlands Upends USWNT in FIH Pro League



Winston-Salem, N.C. – Looking for a win in their first home game of the FIH Pro League, the U.S. Women’s National Team took on No. 1 The Netherlands in hopes to make a statement internationally. The rain held off just in time for the match, but the temperature dropped to just above freezing to ensure the match could still be played. The Netherlands came out strong, scoring five goals in the first half. The USWNT kept the Oranje scoreless in the second half but also did not find the back of the goal themselves.

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Hometown hero Olivia Merry propels Black Sticks to win over China


Olivia Merry, right, scored both of New Zealand's goals against China on Sunday. GETTY IMAGES

Olivia Merry has played the hometown hero role to perfection in the Black Sticks women's FIH Pro League win over China.

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Vantage Black Sticks Women win their second match of the FIH Pro League



The Vantage Black Sticks have finished off their 3 games at Ngå Puna Wai stadium in style beating the China Women 2-0 in a tight match that was looking like going down to the wire until an Olivia Merry stroke sealed the result with 3 minutes to go. The win takes the Vantage Black Sticks Women onto 6 points in the FIH Pro League.

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2019 FIH Pro League (Women) - 17 February

15 Feb 2019     NZL v GER (RR)     1 - 3     Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch
16 Feb 2019    AUS v GBR (RR)     3 - 0    Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
16 Feb 2019    USA v NED (RR)     0 - 5     Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem
17 Feb 2019     NZL v CHN (RR)    2 - 0    Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch    

Live streaming on https://fih.live (Geo blocked if there is TV coverage)

Unofficial Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsWin DrawsLoss DrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePointsPercent
1 Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11 7 4 11 66.7
2 Netherlands 3 2 0 0 1 6 1 5 6 66.7
3 New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 8 6 2 6 40.0
4 Belgium 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 0 6 73.3
5 Argentina 2 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 5 83.3
6 Germany 2 1 0 1 0 5 3 2 4 66.7
7 United States 2 0 0 1 1 2 7 5 1 16.7
8 China 2 0 0 0 2 3 6 -3 0 0.0
9 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0 0.0

The FIH inexplicably and confusingly use a system not used in any other sports League in the World, of making the Percentage more important than Points until the end of the League when they will revert to Points only. Fieldhockey.com prefers to use the conventional Points and so the Unofficial Pool Standings on this site are reflected in this manner.

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2019 FIH Pro League (Men) - 17 February

15 Feb 2019     ESP v NED (RR)    3  -  3 (Shoot out 3/5 - 1/4)    Estadio Betero, Valencia
15 Feb 2019    NZL v GER (RR)     1 - 2    Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch    
16 Feb 2019     AUS v GBR (RR)      2 - 0   Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth

Live streaming on https://fih.live (Geo blocked if there is TV coverage)

Unofficial Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsWin DrawsLoss DrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePointsPercent
1 Belgium 4 2 1 1 0 14 9 5 9 75.0
4 Australia 4 2 0 1 1 12 11 1 7 58.3
2 Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 12 9 3 6 66.7
3 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 0 12 11 1 6 66.7
5 Spain 3 0 2 0 1 10 11 -1 4 44.4
6 New Zealand 3 0 0 1 2 9 14 -5 1 11.1
7 Germany 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0.0
7 Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0.0

The FIH inexplicably and confusingly use a system not used in any other sports League in the World, of making the Percentage more important than Points until the end of the League when they will revert to Points only. Fieldhockey.com prefers to use the conventional Points and so the Unofficial Pool Standings on this site are reflected in this manner.

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7 reasons why The Hockey Paper is returning in print



The Pro League is not the only hockey revolution happening in 2019!

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Race for women’s Champions Trophy tickets hots up



The dicing for fourth position in the Irish women’s EYHL goes into full effect on Saturday with six sides currently covered by just four points at the halfway stage of the campaign.

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Pembroke EYHL credentials continue to rise as Garvey come visiting


Pembroke’s Cody Thomas. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Pembroke Wanderers’ credentials as a potential men’s EY Irish Hockey League playoff contender will be further put to the test on Saturday when they face Lisnagarvey on Saturday at Serpentine Avenue.

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Terengganu Ladies want to keep coveted trophy in Malaysian hands

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu Ladies Hockey Team (TLHT) will attempt to keep the Vivian May Soars Trophy in Malaysian hands when they take on Liaoning Infinite Space Hockey Club from China in the final at the Tun Razak Stadium tomorrow (Saturday).

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Tenaga whip Thunderbolt but keeper Kumar injures thigh

By Aftar Singh


One-sided match: TNB Thunderbolt’s Muhammad Azrai Aizah Abu Kamal (right) clearing the ball as Tenaga’s Muhamad Izham Azhar charges in during their MHL match yesterday. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional trounced hapless TNB Thunderbolt 8-0 in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) match, but they are not in the mood to celebrate.

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Tough opening day for Clydesdale Western in Vienna



It was a tough opening day of EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy in Vienna for Clydesdale Western with two defeats against Hahk Mladost of Croatia, and SK Slavia Prague of Czech Republic

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Masters Indoor World Cup Australian Match Results - Day 2

By Ren Thompson



Australia Men’s Over 40 - 4 drew with Canada Men’s Over 45 - 4

Day two began with the Men’s Over 40 side tying with the Canadian side 4-all in a hotly contested match-up. Both teams had their chances to score the winner but their defences were too strong and had to settle for the tie in an entertaining contest.

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Masters Indoor World Cup Day 1: USA Opens with Three Wins and Two Ties


Images Taken by ICNIA Fotobroadcast & Doug Hetzler

HONG KONG - Competition started yesterday in Hong Kong at the second-edition of the World Masters Hockey (WMH) Masters Indoor World Cup and USA came away with three wins and two ties over eight games played. The U.S. O-40 Men's Masters Team started strong with a 3-2 win over Hong Kong Dragons before dropping their second game 2-3 in the final 30 seconds to Hong Kong. Their final game of the opening day saw them tie England 2-2. The U.S. O-50 Men's Masters Team struggled to score in their first two games, falling to Germany 0-8 and Australia 0-6. They rebounded in their third contest, defeating Canada 4-0. Lastly, the U.S. O-40 Women's Masters beat The Netherlands 4-3 in their first game and tied Hong Kong 2-2 in their second.

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Masters Indoor World Cup - Day 2

 

The Masters Indoor World Cup got under way in Hong Kong on Thursday. Find all the results by clicking here

It’s Pr-olé hockey for Spain in epic Dutch comeback

by The Hockey Paper


Spain continue to excite in inaugural Pro League PIC: FIH.Live

Incredible. ‘Epic’ and ‘Comeback ‘in extremis” rang the Spanish headlines, too.

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Germany teams win in New Zealand while Spain men produce epic fightback against Netherlands



Match Day 11 of the FIH Pro League featured two matches in New Zealand and one in Spain, with Germany’s international women’s and men’s teams claiming victories over the Black Sticks in Christchurch while Spain men fought back from 3-0 down to claim a shoot-out triumph over the Netherlands in Valencia.

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2019 FIH Pro League (Women) - 16 February

15 Feb 2019     NZL v GER (RR)     1 - 3     Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch
16 Feb 2019    AUS v GBR (RR)     3 - 0    Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
16 Feb 2019    USA v NED (RR)     0 - 5     Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem
17 Feb 2019     NZL v CHN (RR)    2 - 0    Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch    

Live streaming on https://fih.live (Geo blocked if there is TV coverage)

Unofficial Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsWin DrawsLoss DrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePointsPercent
1 Australia 5 3 1 0 1 11 7 4 11 66.7
2 Netherlands 3 2 0 0 1 6 1 5 6 66.7
3 New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 8 6 2 6 40.0
4 Belgium 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 0 6 73.3
5 Argentina 2 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 5 83.3
6 Germany 2 1 0 1 0 5 3 2 4 66.7
7 United States 2 0 0 1 1 2 7 5 1 16.7
8 China 2 0 0 0 2 3 6 -3 0 0.0
9 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0 0.0

The FIH inexplicably and confusingly use a system not used in any other sports League in the World, of making the Percentage more important than Points until the end of the League when they will revert to Points only. Fieldhockey.com prefers to use the conventional Points and so the Unofficial Pool Standings on this site are reflected in this manner.

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2019 FIH Pro League (Men) - 16 February

15 Feb 2019 11:00 (GMT +1)     ESP v NED (RR)    3  -  3 (Shoot out 3/5 - 1/4)    Estadio Betero, Valencia

15 Feb 2019 19:00 (GMT +13)    NZL v GER (RR)     1 - 2    Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch    
16 Feb 2019 15:30 (GMT +8)     AUS v GBR (RR)      2 - 0   Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth

Live streaming on https://fih.live (Geo blocked if there is TV coverage)

Unofficial Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsWin DrawsLoss DrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePointsPercent
1 Belgium 4 2 1 1 0 14 9 5 9 75.0
4 Australia 4 2 0 1 1 12 11 1 7 58.3
2 Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 12 9 3 6 66.7
3 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 0 12 11 1 6 66.7
5 Spain 3 0 2 0 1 10 11 -1 4 44.4
6 New Zealand 3 0 0 1 2 9 14 -5 1 11.1
7 Germany 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0.0
7 Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0.0

The FIH inexplicably and confusingly use a system not used in any other sports League in the World, of making the Percentage more important than Points until the end of the League when they will revert to Points only. Fieldhockey.com prefers to use the conventional Points and so the Unofficial Pool Standings on this site are reflected in this manner.

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2019 FIH Pro League (Women) - 10 February

Weekend fixtures

8 Feb 2019     NZL v GBR (RR)     5 - 1    
9 Feb 2019     AUS v CHN (RR)     4 - 3
10 Feb 2019     AUS v GER (RR)     2 - 2 (3 -1 SO)

Unofficial Pool standings

RankTeamPlayedWinsWin DrawsLoss DrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePointsPercent
1 Australia 4 2 1 0 1 8 7 1 8 66.7
2 Belgium 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 0 6 66.7
3 Argentina 2 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 5 83.3
4 New Zealand 3 1 0 0 2 5 3 2 3 33.3
5 Netherlands 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 50.0
6 United States 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 33.3
6 Germany 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 33.3
8 China 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0.0
9 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 -4 0 0.0

The FIH inexplicably and confusingly use a system, not used in any other sports League in the World, of making the percentage more important than point until the end of the League when they will revert to points only. Fieldhockey.com prefers to use the conventional Points and so the Unofficial Pool Standings on this site are reflected in this manner.

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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  

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- Go - The Trinidad Guardian
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Field Hockey Canada media release
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- Go - Hockey Australia media release
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- Euro Hockey League media release
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- Pan American Hockey Federation media release

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