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Former international Soon named coaching chairman

by Aftar Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Former international Soon Mustapha (pic) has been appointed as the new Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) coaching committee chairman.

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Farewell Logan Raj, welcome Soon Mustafa...

FROM LEFT: Tai Beng Hai, Logan Raj, Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal, S. Shamala and Terry Walsh at the press conference.

MALAYSIAN Hockey Confederation (MHC) CEO K. Logan Raj has decided not to renew his contract, as he wants to head Down Under to be with his family and turn into a corporate man.

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New format for New Zealand's Ford National Hockey League

Photo: www.photosport.nz

The 2017 Ford National Hockey League will be played under a new format which puts greater emphasis on exciting high stakes matches.

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Canadian 2017 National Championships: Day 8

Kori Sidaway

Bison and Marmots battling it out on the turf in the fight for bronze in the U23 Men’s division on the last day of Nationals.

The final day of competition in the 2017 National Championships, Day 8, was filled with final medal matches for the U18 and U23 age groups at Tamanawis Fields in Surrey, BC.

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Scotland women's squad announced for test series against France

Photo by Nicolas Evrard

Scotland women will play a three-match international test series against France this weekend as part of their final preparations for Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017 in Amsterdam.

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Kwan Browne: T&T veteran is back for PanAms

Robert Dumas

T&T veteran hockey player Kwandwane Browne is back home and ready to boost T&T's chances of success at the upcoming Pan-Am Cup to be held in Lancaster, USA between August 4-13.

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Pakistan hockey down to 14th place in FIH rankings

LAHAORE: Pakistan hockey team are placed at the 14th position in the Federation International Hockey (FIH) rankings, their worst ever ranking. According to the latest rankings released by FIH on Wednesday, Pakistan slipped one place from their previous worst 13th to a new low of 14th in the chart with 895 points. The green shirts finished at seventh place out of 10 teams in the recently concluded FIH World Hockey League and failed to secure direct qualification to the World Cup 2018. Pakistan earlier missed the 2016 Olympics, the FIH Champions Trophy and the 2014 World Cup due to poor show. The latest ranking are led by Argentina, followed by Australia and Germany at second and third position, respectively.

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USWNT Climbs to Fourth FIH Hero World Ranking Following Performance in South Africa

LANCASTER, Pa. – Following an impressive performance at the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa, where they went on to win gold, the U.S. Women's National Team reached a new program milestone climbing from FIH Hero World Ranked No. 6 to No. 4. This new ranking has followed a five-year procession as the team rose from tenth to eighth, and ultimately clinching fifth in March 2015. The new ranking is a testament to USWNT Head Coach Janneke Schopman and her coaching staff's consistent hard work that has lead to strong performances, including the most recent in South Africa.

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FIH Hero World Ranking Update: July 2017

The latest round of Hockey World League Semi-Final results from London (men), Brussels (women) and Johannesburg (men and women) has led to some movement up and down the FIH Hero World Rankings, with USA women the major movers.

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Wishes for a speedy recovery to Danny Kerry

England Hockey would like to wish women’s team Head Coach Danny Kerry a speedy recovery after he suffered a heart attack during this month’s Hockey World League Semi Final event in South Africa.

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PHF names Jr team management

LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Tuesday appointed a group of four former captains as the new management of Pakistan junior hockey team.

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Chase Sailors battle USIU in hockey league


Titus Ngolia of Chase Sailors clears the ball during their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match against KCAU at City Park Stadium on April 8, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDA GROUP

Chase Sailors will be aiming to move away from the relegation zone when they take on United States International University of Africa(USIU-A) in a mid-week Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League on Wednesday at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi.

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Australian Hockey League returns to Perth

Teams announced

Holly MacNeil

It has been confirmed that the 2017 Australian Hockey League will take place at the Perth Hockey Stadium from September 28 until October 8.

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Canadian 2017 National Championships: Day 7

Kori Sidaway

Alison Lee of the U23 Women’s Ontario team winds up to rip the ball during their gold medal game versus the B.C. Rams.

A week of high level hockey was rounded out as the 2017 National Championships in Surrey, B.C. headed into its seventh day. The sun was shining as the U23 Women’s medal games played on, with fight for the bronze medal up first.

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HIL’s 2018 edition cancelled, future uncertain

Hockey India claimed that the move to not hold the HIL next year was taken to review the five seasons of the league. File photo

The future of Hockey India League (HIL) looks jeopardised after only five seaons with the organisers postponing the next edition of the cash-rich tournament to 2019.

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Hockey India League cancelled for 2018

To return in 2019; conflict in dates among the reasons for postponement

After five successful editions, there will be no Hockey India League (HIL) next year and the cash-rich domestic tourmament will only return in 2019 with a fresh outlook, Hockey India said on Tuesday.

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No Hockey India League next yea

s2h team

Now there is no speculation. The jury is out. The much awaited Hockey India League (HIL) will not be held next year but will return in 2019 mainly due to clash of dates with Hockey Indoor World Cup. The Indoor world cup for men is a five-day phenomenon to be held in Berlin (Germany) from 7th to 11th February 2018. HIL normally a month long affair in the time bracket of January to March. Hockey India, the mentor and guardian of the globally acclaimed league, is also seemed to have been disturbed by the Hockey Pro League that will start early 2019.

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No Hockey India League in 2018

HI insists it will be back in 2019, but uncertainty continues

Uthra Ganesan

File photo 

It’s official. There will be no Hockey India League (HIL) in 2018 with Hockey India (HI) deciding to give the league a break next year and return in 2019.

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Pan Am Cup stickmen squad named

The T&T national men’s hockey team will be participating at the 2017 Pan American Cup which will be held in Lancaster, USA, August 4-13.

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10 Days From Pan American Cups

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Just 10 days remain before some of the best field hockey talent in the world descend upon Spooky Nook Sports, The Home of Hockey, in Lancaster, Pa. for the 2017 Pan American Cups (PAC).

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Teams all set to star on the Spooky Nook stage

2017 Pan American Cups - August 4-13

Sarah Juggins

It has been 21 years since a major international hockey event took place on USA soil – and that was just one part of a multi-sport event, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. From 4-13 August, the Pan American Cups will be the first field hockey-only major event to take place in the USA. Add to that notable first, the fact that this is the first dual-gender Pan American Cups, with men and women’s matches taking place on alternate days, and you just know this is going to be memorable occasion in the PAHF’s timeline.

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2017 National Championships: Day 4

Kori Sidaway

Quebec vs. Ontario Central on Day 3 of the 2017 National Championships

Day 4 saw the 2017 Nationals has hit the halfway mark! The day also marked the start of the U23 Women’s tournament, oversaw the U18’s continue pool play, and the U15 Girls teams battled out their semi-final match ups before heading to the medal rounds in Day 5.

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Don’t get carried away

by S. Ramaguru

Excellent job: S. Kumar (left) posing with the World Hockey League Semi-Finals best goalkeeper award at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London. Together with him is national coach Stephen van Huizen.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian men’s hockey team produced one of their best showings ever in an international tournament in recent years – and that has raised hopes of better things to come.

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

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