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News for 22 October 2022

All the news for Saturday 22 October 2022

2022 Sultan of Johor Cup - 22 October
Johor, Malaysia

All times GMT+8

22 Oct 2022 16:05     AUS v JPN (RR)
22 Oct 2022 18:05     GBR v RSA (RR)
22 Oct 2022 20:35     IND v MAS (RR)

23 Oct 2022 16:05     JPN v GBR (RR)
23 Oct 2022 18:05     IND v RSA (RR)
23 Oct 2022 20:35     AUS v MAS (RR)

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Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Junior World Cup teams begin rehearsal with SoJC

By Jugjet Singh

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Cup (SoJC) is the only Under-21 international invitational in the world, but this year's edition has turned into an Under-20 affair.

WHAT is it with Malaysian hockey and Australian Terry Walsh that seem inseparable?

By Jugjet Singh

Walsh was with Malaysia when Maninderjit Singh was playing for the country and the stout defender even commented about SoJC on television, while the Australian is back to help Amin. - NSTP file pic

No doubt he was a good player as well as coach-cum-administrator during his hey days, but he is just another retired hockey official biding his time in the sun and suft of twilight at 68.

Olympic and World Cup berth for FIH Pro League winners


Thiery Weil, the CEO of the FIH has informed that the winners of the FIH Pro League will directly qualify for the future Olympics and World Cup. Winners of Season 5 (2023-24) & 6 (2024-25) will qualify for the 2026 World Cup while Seasons 7 & 8 for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Season 4 (2023 – 24) for men commences from October 28 (Bhubaneswar, India) while for the women from Nov 4.

FIH Pro League to offer direct berths to Hockey World Cup and Olympic Games

By Rod Gilmour

The Pro League has yet to set hockey alight PIC: Germany Hockey

The FIH Pro League will offer direct qualification to future World Cups and Olympic Games following a major change to the fledgling competition.

Major changes in FIH Pro League format

The new format, to be staged in seven countries featuring 11 teams in both men’s and women’s leagues, has drifted from the home-and-away arrangement

Y. B. Sarangi

FIH CEO Thierry Weil. File. | Photo Credit: Biswaranjan Rout

In order to make the Pro League more relevant and interesting for all the participating teams, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to introduce the promotion and relegation system from the fourth season and make it a qualifying event for the World Cup and Olympics from the fifth season onwards.

Hockey Pro League winners to get direct berths in WC, Olympics from 2023-24 season

Manpreet Singh

The winners of FIH Pro League from 2023-24 season in both men's and women's categories will directly qualify for 2026 World Cups and 2028 Olympic Games, said hockey world body's CEO Thierry Weil on Friday.

Hockey India League return on the cards

Last held in 2017, hockey India asks world body for a suitable window to host the franchise-based league again.

By Mihir Vasavda

Five years after it was last held, the Hockey India League (HIL) could make a comeback after the national body reached out to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) earlier this week to check on the available window in the international calendar. Apart from the men’s competition, Hockey India enquired with the FIH about suitable dates for a ‘shorter women’s league’ as well.

Emotional bond within Indian hockey team makes us special: Goalkeeper Krishan Pathak

The 25-year-old, who has grown exponentially as a keeper since his debut in 2018 credits the influence for Sreejesh for making him a better player. Emotional bond within Indian hockey team makes us special: Goalkeeper

Indian Men's Hockey Team goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak (HI)

The Indian Men's Hockey Team goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak, currently preparing for the FIH Hockey Pro League, spoke about his journey in the Senior Indian Men's Hockey team and the adversities he had to overcome when he appeared on Hockey Te Charcha ­– a podcast series initiated by Hockey India.

NSW Pride edge out Thundersticks in two classics

By Adam Clifford

NSW Pride have made their first home fixture of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League season count as the men’s and women’s teams both held off fast finishing Perth Thundertsticks outfits.

Grand Final rematch for Hockey One women in Brisbane


The final double-header in round four of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League is shaping to be a thriller as HC Melbourne heads to the Queensland State Hockey Centre to face a defiant Brisbane Blaze at home.

Men's Hockey League Week 5 2022 Preview

It's all eyes on the men's Premier Division this weekend as league hockey across the country takes a break for the school half-term. As well as some cup matches, the Premier League is the only place to get your hockey fix, with all games being played on Saturday. Jade Bloomfield of Hockey World News looks over week five of the EHL.

It’s half-term, will Premier Division hockey see bumper crowds?

By Rod Gilmour

We need the crowds to boost domestic product

It’s often been said that one of the many reasons for the lack of attendances at top level domestic hockey, since the turn from grass to astro, is down to the fact that many can’t watch due to playing at different times on a weekend or away on the road.

Scottish Premiership is hotting up at both ends of the tables

Watsonians and Grange sit at the top of their respective leagues but after only five rounds of matches there is a long way to go in the race for the title.

Western Jaguars host Kenya Police in Kakamega's clash of titans

By Washington Onyango

Western Jaguars’ Ivan Ludiali (left) and Victor Wekesa Captain Kenya Police during Hockey Premier League match at City Park Stadium on Sunday, 3rd 202. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Western Jaguars will host second-placed Kenya Police in a top-of-table affair Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match set to be played at Eregi TTC in Kakamega from 2pm on Saturday.

Jaguars scent blood against faltering Police

By  Agnes Makhandia

A well-oiled Western Jaguars side hosts former champions Kenya Police in a clash for second spot in the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League at the Eregi Teachers Training College in Kakamega on Saturday.

NCAA Division 1 results for 21 October

UNC field hockey outlasts Virginia, 3-1, in rematch of 2021 ACC Championship

By Kaitlyn Schmidt

UNC senior forward Erin Matson (1) runs past defenders during a 3-1 victory over Virginia at Karen Shelton Stadium on Oct. 21, 2022. Photo by Nick Pacini | The Daily Tar Heel

On Friday, the No. 1 UNC field hockey team routed No. 7 Virginia, 3-1 in a rematch of the 2021 ACC Championship.

Top-Ranked Field Hockey Beats No. 7 Virginia 3-1

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Top-ranked North Carolina scored three times before halftime on the way to a 3-1 field hockey win over No. 7 Virginia Friday afternoon in the Tar Heels' final home game of the Atlantic Coast Conference season.

Maryland field hockey can’t claim full regular season Big Ten title in 5-1 Penn State loss

Taylor Lyons

Maryland field hockey reconvenes during its 1-0 victory over Michigan on Sept. 23, 2022. (Eric Robinson/The Diamondback)

Maryland field hockey’s backfield was arguably its greatest strength through 15 games this season. The unit frequently stifled opposing offenses, allowing more than three goals in a game just once.

No. 2 Maryland field hockey drops first Big Ten game of season in 5-1 loss to No. 5 Penn State

The Terps suffered their second loss of the season.

By Damon Brooks Jr.

Photo courtesy of Penn State field hockey.

Just over halfway into the second quarter of No. 2 Maryland field hockey’s top-five showdown against No. 5 Penn State, Nittany Lion junior forward Sophia Gladieux sprinted out in transition looking for her team’s fourth consecutive goal. Gladieux used her body to shun the defender away before ultimately sending a rocket into the left side of the cage.

No. 5 Penn State dominates No. 2 Maryland field hockey in key Big Ten matchup

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Nittany Lion field hockey team (15-3, 6-1 B1G), ranked No. 5 in the NFHCA Coaches Poll, dominated No. 2 Maryland (14-2, 7-1 B1G) by a 4-1 score in the home finale for Penn State Friday night. The Lions gave up an early first period goal and then dominated the remainder of the game to roll to the resounding Big Ten victory at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex. The win keeps Penn State's chances for a share of the 2022 Big Ten Field Hockey Championship alive as the Lions need one more win next Friday at Rutgers to grab a share of the crown.

Ohio Field Hockey Shuts Out Bellarmine, 4-0

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  The Ohio field hockey team (8-7, 3-3 MAC) returned to action Friday afternoon (Oct. 21), recording its third-straight shutout by defeating Bellarmine (4-12, 2-4 MAC), 4-0 on the road.

#9 Field Hockey Rolls Past Davidson, 6-0

Lily Santi notched a hat trick for the second consecutive game on Friday

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Lily Santi collected her second hat trick in as many games as the Saint Joseph's field hockey team routed Davidson, 6-0, at Belk Turf Field on Friday night for its eighth consecutive win.

No. 12 Syracuse upsets No. 4 Louisville field hockey, 3-2

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – When you're playing Cards, a pair is always a good place to start.

Quirine Comans picked up a pair of goals Friday night under the lights as No. 12 Syracuse University field hockey knocked off the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals 3-2 at J.S. Coyne Stadium, remaining unbeaten at home this season.

Field Hockey Downs Temple 2-0 On Friday

Philadelphia, PA – The No. 14 Old Dominion Field Hockey team extended their win streak to seven games with a 2-0 win over Temple on Friday. Delphine Le Jeune and Marlon de Bruijne scored the goals in the victory. The win also marks the third straight shutout giving ODU six clean sheets on the year.

Field hockey edges out No. 17 James Madison in overtime win

By Ryan Beyer

Senior attacker Lynn Vanderstichele during a game between Holy Cross and Stanford Photo: SCOTT GOULD/ISI Photos)

Stanford field hockey (6-7, 3-3 American East) surrendered a two-goal lead to No. 17 James Madison (8-6, 0-0 Sun Belt Conference) before surging back to win 3-2 in its final home game of the season in overtime on Thursday afternoon.

Frank Scores Eighth of the Season; Spider Hockey Falls to No. 20 UMass

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond field hockey team fell to No. 20 Massachusetts, 2-1, Friday afternoon in Atlantic 10 Conference action at Crenshaw Field.

Field Hockey Falls At Home To Miami

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Central Michigan field hockey team fell on Friday to Mid-American Conference leader Miami (Ohio), 6-0, at Cristy Freese Field.

Field Hockey Suffers Heartbreaking Double OT Loss at App State

BOONE, N.C. - The Ball State field hockey team (7-8, 4-2 MAC) suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 double overtime loss in Mid-American Conference action at App State (10-5, 4-2 MAC) Friday night at Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field.

Field Hockey Drops 1-0 Decision to Cornell Friday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown Bears (8-6, 1-4 Ivy League) suffered a 1-0 home conference loss against the Cornell Big Red (8-6, 3-2 Ivy League) Friday afternoon at Goldberger Family Field.

Field Hockey Falls 3-2 To Kent State In Shootout Thriller

Lancers Fourth Quarter Comeback Sends Match To Extra Time

FARMVILLE, VA. – The Longwood Lancers field hockey team battled all the way to end in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Kent State Golden Flashes. Longwood overcame a two-goal fourth quarter deficit to send the game to extra time on Senior Night. The match was Longwood's second shootout of the season, with the other being a 2-1 victory over the Miami Redhawks.

Field Hockey Clinches CAA Tournament Berth

PHILADELPHIA –  Natali Foster and Eline Di Leva scored as Drexel shutout CAA rival, Hofstra, in a convincing 2-0 victory on Friday afternoon at Buckley Field. DU completed its third shutout on the year and is 10-5 with a 3-1 record against CAA opponents this season.

No. 15 Field Hockey Heads to No. 10 Princeton in Key Ivy Matchup

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In one of the great rivalries in all of college field hockey, the 15th-ranked Harvard field hockey team (11-3, 4-0 Ivy) hits the road to take on rival No. 10 Princeton (10-4, 4-0 Ivy) at Bedford Field on Sunday (Oct. 23) at 12 p.m. The game will air on ESPN+.

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