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News for 29 October 2022

All the news for Saturday 29 October 2022

2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League (M) - 29 October
Bhubaneswar, India

All times GMT +5:30

28 Oct 2022 19:10     IND v NZL (RR)    4 - 3

29 Oct 2022 19:10     NZL v ESP (RR)

30 Oct 2022 19:10     IND v ESP (RR)

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India beats New Zealand in first match of new FIH Hockey Pro League season

The 2022-23 edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League season got off to a thundering start as hosts India beat New Zealand 4-3, courtesy of a brace from Mandeep Singh. After trailing 1-3, the Men in Blue came back from behind to win 4-3.

Men lose thriller in opening Match of Pro League

Fireworks to mark the end of Diwali and to open the 2022/23 FIH Pro League with the Vantage Black Sticks (9th World Ranking) taking on India (5th).

Mandeep Singh’s late brace hands India dramatic win over New Zealand

India were 3-1 behind but scored the last three goals of the match to seal the full quota of points for India.

By Utathya Nag

FIH Pro League 2022-23 hockey: Mandeep Singh’s late brace hands India dramatic win over New Zealand Picture by ADIMAZES PVT LTD

The Indian men’s hockey team came from two goals behind to beat New Zealand 4-3 in its opening match of the FIH Pro League 2022-23 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Friday.

Mandeeps do an encore as India opens the season with a 4-3 win over New Zealand


Two Mandeeps in the Indian side — younger Mor and experienced Singh — played a key role in India seeing a victory in the 4th FIH PRo League season opener today at the Kaling Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India. With spirited replies in the last quarter, the hosts romped home a fitting 4-3 win over New Zealand.

India Ride on Late Mandeep Fireworks to Outwit Black Sticks in Thriller

The ‘experience quotient’ in the Indian forwardline was missing owing to the absence of Akashdeep Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay for the FIH Pro League games against New Zealand and Spain. It meant that there was larger responsibility on Mandeep Singh to shoulder more responsiblity upfront – and he just lived up to expectations, wriggling the Blueshirts out of potential trouble when they trailed 1-3 in the third quarter – to make matters worse, Sumit was serving a ten-minute yellow card after being earlier green-carded in the same quarter.

India men's hockey team come from behind to beat New Zealand 4-3 in opener

Mandeep scored in the 51st and 56th minute after India were down 2-3 at the end of the third quarter. Mandeep Mor (13th) and captain Harmanpreet Singh (41st) were the other goal-getters for India who are ranked fifth in the world.

File image of the India men's hockey team. AP

Bhubaneshwar: Mandeep Singh struck two field goals in the final quarter as India began their FIH Pro League campaign with a 4-3 win over New Zealand in Bhubaneshwar on Friday.

Black Sticks beaten 4-3 by India in thrilling FIH Pro League opener

Sam Lane, right, netted twice for the Black Sticks in their 4-3 loss to India. (FILE PHOTO) Andrew Cornaga/Photosport

The Black Sticks squandered a two-goal lead as they were unable to pull off an upset result in the opening game of the 2022/23 FIH Pro League.

India Hope to Conquer Spanish Frontier!

Spain men’s hockey team is making steady progress after celebrated former Dutch coach Max Caldas took charge after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where they finished eighth. The 49-year-old two-time Olympian (represented Argentina in 1996 and 2000 Olympics), who replaced Frechman Fred Soyez (who had a seven-year stint with the national side), has been able to instil a steely resolve in the team.

2022 Indoor Test matches NAM v RSA - 29 October

All times GMT +2


28 Oct 2022 12:00     NAM v RSA     6 - 5
28 Oct 2022 20:00     RSA v NAM     6 - 6

29 Oct 2022 12:00     NAM v RSA   
29 Oct 2022 20:00     RSA v NAM   

30 Oct 2022 10:45     NAM v RSA    


28 Oct 2022 10:30     NAM v RSA     2 - 0
28 Oct 2022 18:30     RSA v NAM     1 - 2

29 Oct 2022 10:30     RSA v NAM
29 Oct 2022 18:30     NAM v RSA

30 Oct 2022 09:00     NAM v RSA

FIH Match Centre

Namibia land double blow in opening test

The African Hockey Indoor Test Series between South Africa and Namibia in Windhoek got underway this morning with the opening test matches between the two World Cup bound nations.

Namibia lead after Day One in Windhoek

Namibia landed a double blow winning the Men’s and Women’s first teach match this morning in the African Hockey Indoor Test Series in Windhoek. The nature of indoor hockey means the teams did not have to ponder on this for long as they took to the court again tonight.

2022 Sultan of Johor Cup - 29 October
Johor, Malaysia

All times GMT +8

27 Oct 2022 is a rest day

28 Oct 2022 16:05     GBR v IND (RR)    5 - 5
28 Oct 2022 18:05     MAS v JPN (RR)    2 - 2
28 Oct 2022 20:35     AUS v RSA (RR)    6 - 1

29 Oct 2022 15:35     RSA v MAS (5th-6th Place)
29 Oct 2022 18:05     GBR v JPN (3rd-4th Place)
29 Oct 2022 20:35     AUSR v IND (Final)

Click of match link for live stream on Youtube

Final Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

All action in the fourth quarter, as India and Great Britain drew their well fought but ill-tempered, last pool match 5-5

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It was a high scoring encounter, but one saw all action in the fourth quarter, as India and Great Britain drew their ill-temepred, last pool match 5-5. Though India scoring five goals has become a fixure here – it struck five goals in four match and one less in the other- its four goals came in the last quarter. Yellow cards were also a galore in the quarter despite goals reigning in.

Malaysia frustrate Japan in SoJC

By Jugjet Singh

Malaysia’s Andywalfian Jefrynus is challenged for the ball by Japanese players during the match at the Taman Daya Stadium, Johor Baru. - BERNAMA PIC

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia won their first point today, and in the process knocked Japan out of the Sultan of Johor Cup (SoJC) final here.

Australia lives up to favourites tag in South African Victory

With all other games completed South Africa knew a victory against Australia would qualify them for the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup, a draw would push them into the bronze medal match and a defeat would leave them playing for 5th. That’s how tight the margins were.

Faiz, Syafiq back in team for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

By Aftar Singh

National coach Arul Selvaraj will assess their fitness in training before naming the final-18 for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, which begins on Tuesday in Ipoh. -NSTP/AIZUDDIN SAAD

KUALA LUMPUR: Defender Faiz Helmi Jali and forward Syafiq Sumantri have recovered from injuries and are back in the national training squad.

Head coach Aikman upbeat about Pakistan’s show at Azlan Shah Cup

Anwar Zuberi

The 18-member team for the Azlan Shah Cup. — Photo via PHF Twitter

KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team head coach Siegfried Aikman is optimistic that the team’s hard work in the preparatory camp will translate into good performances in the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

2022-23 Junior & Senior U.S. Men’s National Indoor Teams Named

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -  Following an in-person tryout on October 22 and virtual/online submissions due to travel restrictions, the 2022-23 Junior and Senior U.S. Men’s National Indoor Teams have been named.

Brisbane Blaze win State of Origin showdown with NSW Pride

The State of Origin hockey rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland is blazing orange tonight after Brisbane Blaze won both the Women’s and Men’s matches in an action packed double header at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre.

Tassie Tigers on a hunt to bring down Thundersticks

By Kate Allman

The Tassie Tigers head west for Saturday night’s Round 5 clash against the Perth Thundersticks in the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.

England Men's Hockey League Week 6 2022 Preview

With Hockey returning across the country, we have some big games ahead in Week 6 of the Men's Hockey League. Jade Bloomfield of Hockey World News previews what is to come in the Premier Divison and picks out the top matchups in Division One and the Conferences.

Strathmore Scorpions seek to sting their way to hockey title

By Agnes Makhandia

The moment of truth beckons for title-chasing leaders Strathmore University Scorpions when they host third-placed Lakers in the Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League at the City Park Hockey Stadium in Nairobi on Saturday.

Nakuru to host the third series of Kenyan Masters hockey league

To play in the masters league, a woman must be over 35 years while a man must be over 40 years and above.

Hockey Greensharks captain Victor Osiche (R) in a past action against drives the ball past Strathmore's Lameck Kibet. Image: /FILE

Six teams have confirmed participation in the third series of the Masters' hockey tournament slated for Nakuru on November 5-6.

NCAA Division 1 results for 28 October

Penn State field hockey ends season with win over Rutgers, claims share of Big Ten title

Will Duerksen

Midfielder Anna Simon (17) defends during Penn State's field hockey game against Iowa at the Field Hockey Complex on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 2-1 in overtime. Danny Gotwals

Penn State entered its regular season finale against No. 21 Rutgers needing a win to earn the top seed in the Big Ten field hockey tournament.

Ohio Field Hockey Season Concludes Against App State

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio field hockey team (8-9, 3-4 MAC) concluded the 2022 season this afternoon (Oct. 28), falling to Appalachian State (12-5, 5-2 MAC), 2-1, in a Mid-American Conference showdown inside Pruitt Field.

#11 Field Hockey Locks Up A-10 Regular Season Title with 4-0 Win Over La Salle

he Hawks honored their senior class on Friday

MERION STATION, Pa. – Four different Hawks found the back of the net on Friday as the 11th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team blanked La Salle, 4-0, at Ellen Ryan Field.  With the win, the Hawks clinch the outright Atlantic 10 regular season title.

Ball State field hockey falls to Miami (Ohio) on senior day

By Brayden Goins and Ellie Marker

Ball State Field Hockey Head Coach Cailtin Walsh coaches the team from the sidelines in a game against Lehigh Sept. 3 at Briner Sports Complex. Amber Pietz, DN

Ball State field hockey fell to Miami University on Senior Day 7-0 Oct. 28. The loss leaves the Cardinals 7-10 on the season and brings the RedHawks to 11-6.

Spider Hockey Drops 2-1 Season Finale at VCU

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond field hockey team dropped the 2022 regular season finale, 2-1, at VCU Friday at Cary Street Field. Richmond closes the season with a 6-12 record and 2-5 in Atlantic 10 Conference action.

Fairfield Defeats Field Hockey, 5-0

Conte shines in goal for Skyhawks again with career-high 18 saves

Conte finished with a career-high 18 saves in goal today. (PHOTO BY Brian Foley)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 28, 2022) – Fairfield University scored in each quarter on its way to a 5-0 victory over Stonehill College in a Northeast Conference (NEC) field hockey matchup at University Field this afternoon.

Field Hockey Topped by No. 23 Maine

Lynn Vanderstichele and Haley Mossmer scored for the Cardinal.

ORONO, Maine – Heading to New England for its final conference weekend, Stanford field hockey fell to No. 23 Maine in a high-scoring affair, 4-2, on Friday afternoon. The Cardinal drops to 7-8 this season with a 3-4 mark in the America East.

Field Hockey Set For Regular-Season Finale At Duke

Ciana Riccardo and the Tar Heels, who beat Duke on their home turf last October, will travel to Durham on Saturday.

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina will wrap up the 2022 field hockey regular season Saturday afternoon just down the road in Durham, taking on Duke for a noon Atlantic Coast Conference game. The matchup, set for Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

Field Hockey Heads to Seventh-Ranked Princeton for Sunday Showdown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown Bears (8-7, 1-4 Ivy League) heads to the Garden State to take on the seventh-ranked Princeton Tigers (11-4, 5-0 Ivy League) at noon on Sunday at Bedford Field.

Field Hockey Earns Top Seed for 2022 Atlantic 10 Championship

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Saint Joseph's field hockey team, ranked 11th in the nation, claimed its sixth Atlantic 10 regular season title in seven seasons and earned the top seed for the 2022 Atlantic 10 Championship, which opens on Thursday morning at the Gladchuk Field Hockey Complex in Amherst, Massachusetts.

'1975 Indian hockey team prayed in temple, mosque, gurudwara'

Indian hockey legend VJ Philips, who won the gold medal in the 1975 World Cup, recalls moments that spurred on the men's team in Kuala Lumpur.

VJ Philips (centre) with the 1975 World Cup trophy (VJ Philips)

India will be looking to end their medal drought at the the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar-Rourkela 2023 in less than hundred days from now. No medal has been won by the Indian team at this event in the last 47 years. The last time a medal was won, the legendary VJ Philips was known as one of the best outside right players in the world.

One week to go to 48th FIH Congress

Lausanne, Switzerland: The 48th Congress of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will be held virtually on 4-5 November. The meeting of FIH’s supreme body includes the election of the new FIH President and of Executive Board Ordinary Members. The full agenda is available here.

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