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Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Managing Director

Day-to-day management of the organization

The Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) is the governing body for the Pan Americas in the international Olympic sport of Field & Indoor Hockey and is one of 5 Continental Federations that report to and are funded by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

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U14 Boys School Championships

Whitgift U14 School Winners

Whitgift were crowned the U14 Boys School Champions after beating Cranleigh 2-0 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

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Game paramount for first citizens of hockey

Manuja Veerappa

BENGALURU: Abhinandan Kumar Bhardwaj, the right winger of Citizen Hockey team, is an aggressive force on the pitch. Although shy by nature off the field, what stands out in the wily player is his ability to take on challenges life throws at him consistently.

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Johor Juniors move closer to top with home win

KUALA LUMUR: SMKDBL Johor Juniors are on a roll in Division One of the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL).

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Pak Jrs Trounce Tasmania 5-1

Hobart, Tasmania: Pir Mahal's Naveed Alam and Faisalabad's Rizwan Ali both had a brace as Pakistan routed the hosts Tasmania 5-1 in their first  match of the 4-team Playoffs at the National Junior Hockey Championships of Australia.

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Sikh Union eye revival


Collins Winjila of Sikh Union plays during their Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League match against Strathmore University at City Park Hockey Stadium on March 15, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Former champions Sikh Union Nairobi play Parkroad Badgers Wednesday evening in a mid-week Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier league match at City Park Stadium, Nairobi.

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EY Champions Trophy Preview

The opening match of the weekend see’s UCD take on Loreto, with the students presumably riding on a wave of confidence following their recent Irish Senior Cup and EY Hockey League titles as they bid for the treble. On paper there isn’t much between these two sides with the teams drawing their first EYHL game 2-2, and UCD taking the spoils in the reverse fixture with a 1-0 victory. The UCD defence currently holds the lowest goals- against title in the EYHL and Clodagh Cassin will surely prove tough to beat while the experienced Sarah Robinson and Lena Tice are all too capable of turning defence into attack with pin point passes through to midfield. But Loreto have goal-scoring threats all over the pitch with a whole host of the squad getting on the scoresheet throughout the season. Sarah Torrans racked up 5 goals in their final match of the season, while Jessica McGirr bagged herself 2 hat tricks in quick succession. Louisa Healy should prove invaluable in the Loreto goal and all the teams international experience will be called upon whether it be Ali Meeke’s creativity or Hannah Matthews’ unwavering reliability. Likewise, the duel between Lizzie Colvin and, Gillian Pinder in midfield could be a key battle in who progresses to the final with Colvin in imperious form this season domestically and internationally. Colvin is set to depart Loreto at the end of the season which may add additional motivation for silverware, regardless the opening match of the weekend should set the high standard for the weekend.

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Hockey Australia re-sign major sponsor Ausdrill

Hockeyroos major sponsor

Holly MacNeil

Hockey Australia has today announced that diversified mining services company, Ausdrill has re-signed as a major sponsor of the Australian Women’s National hockey team in a deal which will see them continue until at least the end of 2019.

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2017 Junior and Senior U.S. Women's National Indoor Teams Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Following two selection weekends, the 2017 U-17, U-19 and Senior U.S. Women's National Indoor Teams have been confirmed. Head coach of the program, Jun Kentwell and her staff have developed the rosters that will represent the red, white and blue in the international playing arenas.

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South African Indoor Hockey Men’s side named for African World Cup Qualifier

Tyron Barnard

The FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup will take place in February 2018 in Berlin in Germany. 12 Teams from around the globe will compete for the ultimate prize in Indoor Hockey, one of those teams will be from Africa. The identity of that team will be decided at the upcoming African Indoor Hockey World Cup Qualifier in Swakopmund in Namibia.

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South African Inter-Provincial Mens & Womens Tournament 2017

Results and Tables from Day 2

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A timely boost

by S. Ramaguru

Proving his worth: Syed Mohamed Syafiq will feature for the second time with the national senior team in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh which starts on Saturday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former National Juniors defender Syed Mohamed Syafiq Syed Cholan is set to make his second outing with the senior national hockey team in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, which starts in Ipoh on Saturday.

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Surbiton make history

By Mike Haymonds

SURBITON made history, being the first club to win both men’s and women’s titles in the same year at the League Championships play-offs since they were introduced in 2009/10.

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Poster Boy Bob smiles his way through EHL KO16 victories

Bob de Voogd, the poster boy for the EHL, said he loved being the face of the KO16, helping to promote the event at his home club in Eindhoven last week.

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Denayer and Dragons dreaming of historic Brasschaat hosting

Felix Denayer said his KHC Dragons side had to show major patience before eventually breaking down Racing Club de France in their KO8 tie to earn the much-coveted home date for the FINAL4.

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Surprise league leaders MBPJ ready for a fight despite feeling the heat

KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) are beginning to feel the pressure of being the Malaysian Junior Hockey League’s (MJHL) Division One leaders.

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Big wins for AIU, Chattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Jyoti Gupta and Narinder Kaur's triple strikes helped Association of Indian Universities beat Hockey Karnataka 8-1 in Pool A match of the 7th senior national women's hockey championship in Rohtak on Monday. In a Pool B match, Chhattisgarh Hockey swamped Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd 9-0. In Pool C, Hockey Madhya Pradesh beat Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu. Shivani Singh scored a hat-trick for the winners in the 6-0 rout.

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South African Inter-Provincial Men's and Women's Tournament

Results and Pool standings from Day 1

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Sam judge joins Scotland women’s coaching team

Sam Judge in action for Scotland

Former Scotland internationalist, and current Edinburgh University Women Player-Coach, Sam Judge has joined the Scotland senior women's coaching team.

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Derek Forsyth to join GB Hockey men as Assistant Coach for tournament in Malaysia

Photo by Nigel Duncan Media

Derek ForsythScotland’s senior men’s hockey Head Coach, Derek Forsyth, will be joining GB Hockey’s men’s team as Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Malaysia.

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Hockey is still his life

by Roger Rodrigo

Sarjit (second from right) putting his national junior players through the pace on the first day of training. — filepic

He easily qualifies as one of Malaysia’s hockey heroes, having served as captain at the junior and senior levels as well as coaching both the junior and senior national teams in his career.

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Extreme heat no surprise for Black Sticks at Azlan Shah

By David Leggat

Black Sticks captain Arun Panchia. Photo / Photosport

There won't be any surprises for the Black Sticks when they chase a third victory at the annual Azlan Shah men's tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia from this weekend.

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Black Sticks draw with Malaysia

New Zealand's, Stephen Jenness

New Zealand have completed their official Azlan Shah tournament buildup with a 3-3 draw against hosts Malaysia in their second test in Kuala Lumpur.

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Black Sticks improve ahead of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Sam Lane opened the scoring for New Zealand against Malaysia. PHOTOSPORT

The Black Sticks men have bounced back from their horror loss to draw with Malaysia in their final warm-up ahead of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

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Black Sticks Men draw with Malaysia

The Vantage Black Sticks Men have drawn 3-3 with hosts Malaysia in their second test ahead of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which starts this weekend.

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Faizal comes to Malaysia’s rescue with late equaliser

by S. Ramaguru

Flying in: Shahril Saabah challenging New Zealand’s David Brydon in the second Test at the Tun Razak Stadium yesterday. — M. AZHAR ARIF/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Forward Faizal Saari scored a late goal to salvage a 3-3 draw for Malaysia in the second hockey Test against New Zealand.

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Second Test: Malaysia 3 New Zealand 3

By Jugjet Singh

NATIONAL coach Stephen van Huizen made a few changes to the team, and Malaysia drew 3-3 with New Zealand in the Second Test at the Tun Razak Stadium Sunday.

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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
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- 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
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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
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- Go - Independent Online
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- 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 - Irish Hockey Association media release
- Go - The Irish Times
- Go - BBC Sport
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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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