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News for 31 May 2022

All the news for Tuesday 31 May 2022

Hero Asia Cup 2022 - 31 May

All times GMT +7

30 May is a rest day

31 May 2022 13:30     OMA v INA (7/8th Place)         2 - 0
31 May 2022 16:00     JPN v MAS (Super4s Pool)
31 May 2022 18:30     IND v KOR (Super4s Pool)    

Pool standings

Live streaming and full game replay on the Watch Hockey App (May be Geo blocked if there is TV coverage)

FIH Match Centre

Two-goal difference or bust

By Jugjet Singh

Speedy Tigers coach Arul Selvaraj (right) gives a half-time pep talk to his boys during their Asia Cup match against India on Sunday. PIC COURTESY OF MHC

MALAYSIA must beat Japan by two goals in today's final Super-Four stage match to fight for the Asia Cup gold medal at GBK Stadium in Jakarta.

Injured Faizal and Co bent on leading Tigers to final


Someone to rely on: Marhan Jalil (left) has been outstanding in defence.

PETALING JAYA: Nothing will stop Faizal Saari from playing, not even a heavily bandaged hand.

We promise to beat Japan, says coach Arulselvaraj

No way out: Norsyafiq Sumantri is surrounded by Indian players in their Asia Cup super four match. — AHC

PETLING JAYA: It will be a do-or-die battle but expect the best from Malaysia.

India eyes outright win against Korea to book final berth

India had almost clinched a spot in the title clash before Razie Rahim turned out to be Malaysia's saviour with a hat-trick

Indian Men Hockey Team

Defending champion India would look for an outright win against South Korea in its final Super 4 round-robin league match to book their place in the final of the Asia Cup men's hockey tournament on Tuesday. India had almost clinched a spot in the title clash on Sunday before Razie Rahim turned out to be Malaysia's saviour with a hat-trick in an enthralling 3-3 draw in their second 'Super 4' encounter.

Exciting Prospect for the Future: Pawan Rajbhar

There are many positives from the Indian men hockey team’s campaign at the 11th Asia Cup in Jakarta. And perhaps the biggest of find of the tournament is forward Pawan Rajbhar. The towering presence of the strapping 24-year-old Uttar Pradesh youngster was amply evident in all of India’s matches in the Asia Cup irrespective of what was the final outcome. The Ghazipur lad, who is employed with Indian Navy, made everyone sit up and take notice of him with his impressive and consistent performances in Jakarta.

Lack of funding — the passion-killer in Asia

By Jugjet Singh

AHF CEO Datuk Tayyab Ikram. - Courtesy pic

ASIAN countries have the passion for hockey, but funding is the biggest problem in this region.

2022 Test Matches NZL v AUS (M)

All times GMT +12

31 May 2022 19:05     NZL v AUS     1 - 8
02 Jun 2022 19:05     NZL v AUS     
04 Jun 2022 13:35     NZL v AUS     
05 Jun 2022 13:35     NZL v AUS     

FIH Match Centre

Another solid win for Scotland women over Wales in Durham

Scotland women made it two wins from two as they beat Wales 5-2 in Durham in another positive performance. It’s a fourth win on the bounce for the Scots who have now won six out of their last seven games.

How to play Hockey5s: Know the rules and its differences with field hockey

Hockey5s is the shorter and faster variant of traditional field hockey where each team plays with five players each.

By Utathya Nag

Picture by Getty Images

Hockey5s is a shorter and faster variant of the traditional sport of field hockey. It’s similar to what T20 is to cricket, Rugby7s is to rugby and 3x3 basketball is to basketball.

Changes in the rankings as hockey activity ramps up

There have been some shifts in the FIH World Rankings following a busy period of hockey action with FIH Hockey Pro League matches in Europe and the Hero Asia Hockey Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indian men drop a rung to 4th, women rise to 6th

The Indian men's hockey team slipped to fourth spot but the women's side gained a place to rise to number six in the latest FIH World Rankings, issued on Monday.

The Indian men's hockey team slipped to fourth spot but the women's side gained a place to rise to number six in the latest FIH World Rankings, issued on Monday.

A Time For Big Decisions

Ashley Morrison

Following the judgement handed down in the High Court of Delhi last week one would have expected a statement to have been made by the International Hockey Federation in relation to the findings and their President.

Colorado Bears and LA Tigers the big winners at the 50th Cal Cup

By Jawwad Qamar

2022 Cal Cup Champions LA Tigers - photo courtesy of Tigers and Jag Reyatt

Four long days of non-stop field hockey came to an end with two exciting finals in front of a capacity crowd in the beautiful setting of Moorpark College on Memorial Day at the 50th Anniversary edition of California Cup.

In the Women’s Super Division final, the Colorado Bears got the better of the Zoo Animals in a shootout after a 1-1 tie in regulation. Emma Bozek gave the Bears an early lead in the sixth minute mark with her tournament leading fourth goal and Maren Langford responded for the Animals 11 minutes later. Amanda Dinunzio and Dana Bozek were successful for the Bears in the shootout while Laura Hurff was the only player to put the ball in the net for the Animals. Interestingly, the Zoo Animals were the more aggressive team during regulation play, gaining six penalty corners to only two for Colorado. However, this was sweet revenge for the Bears after losing 1-0 to the Animals in pool play on Saturday.

Rush’d beat the Olympic Club 2-1 for third place on goals from Kathryn Peterson and Audrey Matthew. Briana Harney scored late in the match for the Olympic Club.

Canadian veteran Scott Tupper was the hero for the LA Tigers in the Men’s Super Division final, breaking a 3-3 tie, late in the game, with his second penalty corner tally, after the Bulldogs had made an amazing comeback, down 1-3, on two quick penalty corner strikes for a hat trick by USA Men’s Aki Kaepeller, much to the delight of the local crowd. Tupper had started the scoring for the Tigers in the 13 minute mark with his first penalty corner goal and Devohn Noronha-Teixeira followed two minutes later for a 2-0 lead. After Kaepeller got his first goal for the Bulldogs, Tyler Sundeed made it 3-1 for LA.

Tupper was the leading goal scorer of the tournament with 11 goals. Eight were penalty corner goals, two penalty strokes and one field goal.

HFS Adidas easily beat USA U-21 squad for third place with an 8-3 score as Will Holt, Keegan Pereira and Teague Marcano each scored 2 goals.  

Founded by Tom Harris in 1972, the 2022 edition of one of the oldest and largest field hockey tournaments in the world, more popularly known as the Cal Cup, included 127 teams, consisting of over 1,600 athletes competing in 11 divisions ranging from Under-8 to Men/Women Super Divisions. The super divisions featured current and former international players from Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and USA.

In addition to a cash top prize in each Super Division, all players in the top three teams of each division received Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.

For a complete list of all 2022 Cal Cup winners and final standings, please visit www.calcup.com.

Fieldhockey.com Exclusive

Polo and Harvestehuder THC join Mannheim and Rot-Weiss in men’s final four

Hamburger Polo Club and Harvestehuder THC won game three of their quarter-final series to reach the German men’s Bundesliga semi-finals and keep alive hopes of glory this season.

Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Alster and HTHC into German women’s semis

Mannheimer HC, Düsseldorfer HC, Der Club an der Alster and Harvestehuder THC all reached the women’s Bundesliga final four over the weekend to earn their place at next weekend’s final four in Bonn.

Men's Premier League title race hots up

By Agnes Makhandia

It’s a dog-fight at the top in the men’s Kenya Hockey Union Premier League as the first leg nears the end.

Skipper Okello unhappy with Wananchi’s finishing

Even with the absence of club coach Christopher Otim on game day, the players took it upon themselves to get the three points

Charles Lwanga

Wananchi's Andrew Lubega takes a tuble during the match against KHC Originals. Photo by Charles Lwanga

Wananchi's Martin Okello says his side was not lethal enough in the opponent’s box and that they need to work on goal conversion and better their defence as the Ugandan league's first round draws closer to the end.

Field Hockey Canada Staff Update

Field Hockey Canada’s Transformation Continues

As Field Hockey Canada continues to drive transformation towards strategic objectives, we are pleased to announce changes to our staff structure that will help us achieve these.

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