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News for 08 September 2023

All the news for Friday 8 September 2023

2023 Test Matches USA vs CAN (W) - 8 September
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Indian Men's Hockey Team Forward Gurjant Singh oozes confidence ahead of his maiden Asian Games appearance

The 28-year-old forward is looking to make an impact with his skills and experience at the big-ticket event

Bengaluru: Having made the cut for the 18-member squad for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, the Indian Men's Hockey Team forward Gurjant Singh is looking to make an impact with his skills and experience as he oozes confidence ahead of the big-ticket event.

Deepika: Training under Rupinder at national camp will help me during Asian Games 2023

Indian women’s hockey team’s penalty corner specialist Deepika feels the training stint at the national camp under former drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh will help her in taking decisions in match situations during the upcoming Asian Games.

Malaysia want to shed 'fifth in Asia' tag

By Jugjet Singh

Malaysian women's hockey team. -NSTP FILE/FATHIL ASRI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian women's hockey team aim to discard their "fifth in Asia" tag by gatecrashing the Hangzhou Asian Games semi-finals.

Watching live hockey inspired Raheel to take up the stick

India went on to lose that semifinal clash against their arch-rivals, but the then 17-year-old Raheel, mesmerised by the electric atmosphere and the passion displayed by the players, knew exknew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up.

Hita Prakash

Follow Us Watching live hockey inspired Raheel to take up the stick Karnataka's Mohammed Raheel (left) scored 21 goals during India's title-winning show at the Hockey 5s Asia Cup in Salalah, Oman. Credit: Special Arrangement

During India’s match against Pakistan in the 2014 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, a young Mohammed Raheel sat amongst a noisy animated crowd, quietly observing and occasionally cheering every move made by the home team on the field.

Field Hockey at Asian Games - Historical Records II

By Tariq Ali

The following teams won medals in the Men's and w Asian Games

Teams From - To     App. Gold Silver Bronze Medals
PAK.    1958 - 2018.  16.     8.      3.       3.              14
KOR.    1958 - 2018.  13.     4.      1.       2.                7
IND.     1958 - 2018.   16.     3.      9.      3.               15
JAP.     1958 - 2018.   16      1      0.       2.                 3
MAS.   1958 - 2014.   16.     0.     2.       6.                 8
CHN.   1982 - 2014.     8.      0.     1.       0.                 1

The best positions for the other men's hockey teams participating in the 19th Asian Games, Hangzhou, China, 2023
Teams From - To       App Best Position
BAN.    1978 - 2010.   10. 6th (2018)
INA.      1962 - 2018.    2.  9th (1962)
OMA.    1982 - 2018.    7.  7th (1982, 2010, 2014 and 2018)
SGP.      1962 - 2014.    5.   5th (1962 and 1970)
THA.     1966 - 2018.    6.   8th (1966, 1970 and 1978)
UZB        Yet to make debut in Asian Games hockey

Teams From - To.    App. Gold Silver Bronze Medals
KOR.    1982 - 2018.   10.      5.      3.      0.              8
CHN    1990 - 2018.     8.       3.      2.      3.              8
JAP.     1982 - 2018.   10.      1.      3.      3.              7
IND      1982 - 2018.   10.       1.      2.      3.             6
MAS.   1982 - 2018.     6.       0.      0.      1.              1

The best positions for the other women's hockey teams participating in the 19th Asian Games, Hangzhou, China, 2023
Teams From - To      App Best Position
HKG.    1982 - 2018.  5.    6th (1982 and 1986)
INA.      2018.              1.    7th (2018)
KAZ.     1998 - 2018.  4.    6th (1998 and 2014)
SGP.     1982 - 1994.   3.    5th (1982)
THA.    1986 - 2014.   5.    5th (1986)

No stones left unturned to make FIH Hockey Men's Junior World Cup a success

The FIH Hockey Men's Junior World Cup 2023 to be hosted by Malaysia from Dec 5-16 is three months away, but the coordination committee is not leaving any stones unturned to make it a successful and memorable one for all.

MHC prepares to be world class host

By Jugjet Singh

MHC president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal. - NSTP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Junior World Cup is four months away, and organisation-wise, the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) is ready to deliver a gold-medal performance.https://www.nst.com.my/sports/hockey/2023/09/952622/mhc-prepares-be-world-class-host

Preparations for Egypt to host the FIH Pyramids Hockey5s tournament – 20-21 October 2023

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African Hockey Road to Paris Qualifier Confirmed

The Paris Olympic Games are less than a year away where hockey will once again form part of the program at the tournament. Netherlands women and Belgium Men were the victors of the tournament in Tokyo in 2021 but all eyes are now on who will compete in the tournament in 2024.

SA Women’s Hockey Squad Named

The South African Hockey IPT recently concluded at Riverside Sports Complex in KwaZulu Natal. The tournament saw Western Province secured a famous victory over the Northern Blues in the final. Now with the dust settled on our national tournament, the selectors of the national women’s team have named the players selected for the next period.

Hockey One: Canberra Chill playing list update for 2023

Following the announcement of the Canberra Chill men’s and women’s final squads, the Canberra Chill would like an update on some key players.

NCAA Division 1 results - 8 September

Weekend College Games: September 7 – 13

Andrew Miller

Each week, USA Field Hockey highlights upcoming college games to watch. This edition covers the week of September 7 – 13, 2023.

No. 4 Maryland field hockey preview: Terrapin Invitational

The Terps dropped one spot in the latest national poll.

By Ryan-Martin

Maryland will host Miami (Ohio) and Yale this weekend. Photo by Mackenzie Miles/Maryland Terrapins

After finishing 1-1 in last weekend’s Big Ten/ACC Cup, Maryland field hockey dropped one spot to No. 4 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll ahead of this weekend’s Terrapin Invitational. This year’s two-game weekend tournament will see the Terps face off against Miami (Ohio) on Friday at 5 p.m. and Yale on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Temple Field Hockey looks to build off last year’s success

Led by returning stars and key transfers, the Owls hope to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 31 years.

Colin Schofield

Temple junior Devin Kinzel chases down the ball during the Owls' August 27 win against Bucknell. | CHARLOTTE SAUNDERS / THE TEMPLE NEWS

In the 2022 season, head coach Michelle Vittese guided Temple Field Hockey to its first above .500 record since 2014 and made the Big East tournament both of her first two years. Now, in year three of the Vittese era, the team is aiming for higher goals than in previous years.

Field Hockey Hosts No. 12 Rutgers and Lasalle This Weekend

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—The Villanova field hockey team returns to action with two home matches this weekend against No. 12 Rutgers, and Lasalle.

Field Hockey Host No. 10 Saint Joseph’s

EAST LANSING, MICH.—Michigan State field hockey will play in front of a home crowd for the first time this season after a three-game road trip as they host 10th ranked Saint Joseph's on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.

Two National Ranked Programs Travel to Orono for a Weekend of Field Hockey

Orono, ME - The University of Maine field hockey team prepares to play host to a pair national ranked opponents as #3 Northwestern and #20 UMass travel to Orono.

Field Hockey Hosts Colgate

ST. CHARLES, MO. – The Lindenwood field hockey team (0-2) will take on the Colgate University Raiders (1-3, 0-0 Patriot League), on Friday, September 7th at 4:00 pm at SportPort International, in Maryland Heights, Mo.

Bryant opens new field Friday vs Merrimack

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University field hockey team plays its first home game on Friday afternoon, welcoming Merrimack to Smithfield.

Joan Priestman Obituary: Hockey community remembers one of its greats

The hockey community grieves the loss of one of the greatest servants of the sport of hockey in Ireland, Joan Priestman (nee Horne) 6th May 1929 – 5th September 2023.

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