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Bhubaneswar, India to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

Government of Odisha confirmed as Title Sponsor of both events

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Government of Odisha have today officially confirmed that the Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 will be held in Bhubaneswar, India.

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Perak beat Terengganu to regain boys’ Under-16 title

by S. Ramaguru

Happy bunch: The Perak players and officials celebrate after beating Terengganu in the boys’ final of the MHC-Milo Under-16 hockey championships in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Perak won 1-0. —MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Perak regained the boys’ crown at the MHC-Milo Under-16 hockey championships after edging defending champions Terengganu 1-0 in the final at the KL Hockey Stadium.

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National U16: Kirandeep Kaur leads KL title charge

By Jugjet Singh

Pic: Kirandeep Kaur

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kirandeep Kaur Gurdip Singh led a dramatic Kuala Lumpur fightback to beat Sabah 4-3 in the final of the National Under-16 tournament at the Kuala Lumpur HA Stadium yesterday.

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Little change at the top of the tables

There’s little change at the top of the Scottish National League 1 tables; in the men`s league Bromac Kelburne are still two points in front of Grange while Grove Menzieshill have the same advantage over Edinburgh University in the women`s competition.

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Irish Men's EYHL Weekend Round Up

Three Rock Rovers moved top of the men’s EY Hockey League with back-to-back wins over the weekend, winning a controversial tie with Pembroke on Saturday before running up a 4-1 victory over Instonians.

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Irish Women's EYHL Weekend Round Up

The end of season showdown for the women’s EY Hockey League title between UCD and Hermes-Monkstown has been set after the two sides both won their respective games on week 17 of the season.

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Canterbury face relegation play-offs after Brooklands MU loss

Team Bath Buccaneers, March 26 2017

Brooklands Manchester University guaranteed their Premier Division status for next season with a 3-2 defeat of fellow strugglers Canterbury as the Men’s Hockey League reached a thrilling finale.

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Dragons pegged back as Racing close in

KHC Dragons and Royal Leopold shared an incredible 5-5 draw on day 18 of the Belgian Audi Hockey League on Sunday, trimming the former’s lead to a single point.

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India draw with Chile 2-2 ahead of Women's HWL

WEST VANCOUVER: The Indian women's team drew with Chile 2-2 in a closely-fought first match here on a cold evening ahead of the all-important Women's Hockey World League Round 2.

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India women lose to Canada 1-3 ahead of Hockey World League

WEST VANCOUVER: The Indian women's hockey team went down to Canada 1-3 in their second match ahead of the Women's Hockey World League Round 2 here.

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Canadian women sweep three-game World League 2 prep series

Shaheed Devji

Canada’s women celebrate a goal in a 3-1 victory over India, March 26, 2017 in West Vancouver, BC (By Blair Shier)

Canada’s women’s field hockey team is headed into next week’s Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 on a high after winning its third of three pre-tournament matches 3-1 against India Sunday in West Vancouver.

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T&T stickwomen off to Canada

By Mark Pouchet

'LISTEN HERE’: In this file photo, Brian Garcia, centre, head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago women’s senior team, discusses strategy with his charges prior to the start of the Junior Women Pan American Hockey Championships last year.

Trinidad and Tobago head coach of the senior women’s hockey team, Brian Garcia, is optimistic of a solid performance at the FIH Women’s World League Round 2 which takes place in West Vancouver, Canada, from April 1-9.

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Russia whip local stickmen

By Mark Pouchet

Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s hockey coach Glen “Fido” Francis believes a few missed opportunities and some quality saves by Russia goalkeeper Marat Gafarov was the main difference that prevented the local hockey men from gaining a point Saturday night when they lost 3-1 to Russia.

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Canada and Japan impress on Day 1 in Tacarigua

Men’s Hockey World League Round 2 event in Trinidad & Tobago gets underway

Canada (FIH Hero World Ranking: 11) got their FIH Men’s Hockey World League Round II campaign off to a solid start in Pool A with a 4-2 victory over neighbours USA (WR: 29) on Saturday (25 March 2017) at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago.

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USMNT Logs 7 Goals in 60 Minutes to Present Barbados with Second Event

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, Tacarigua – Situated in Pool A, the second day of 2017 FIH Hockey World League Round 2 saw a turf battle between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Barbados. With both teams collecting losses on the opening day of the competition, the international squads were eager to notch a victorious performance. The red, white and blue prevailed with a frenzy of goals to make the final score USA 7, Barbados 1.

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Canada remains undefeated in Trinidad and Tobago after 5-1 win over Chile

Shaheed Devji

Taylor Curran carries the ball against Chile at World League Round 2 in Trinidad and Tobago on March 26, 2017 (Courtesy of PAHF)

Canada’s men’s field hockey team is off to a 2-0 start at World League Round 2 thanks to a dominant 5-1 victory over Chile Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Men's HWL Round 2 - Tacarigua Results March 26, 2017

Pool A     USA - BAR     7 - 1
Pool A     CHI - CAN     1 - 5
Pool B     RUS - JPN     1 - 3
Pool B     SUI - TTO     2 - 6

Official FIH Event site

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 - DNA
- Go - The Telegraph, India
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- Go - The Asian Age
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- Go - Fox Sports
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
- Go - FIH site
- 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
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- 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 - 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 Federaion media release

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

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