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News for 23 September 2023

All the news for Saturday 23 September 2023

Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Men's Hockey Competition - 23 September
Hangzhou (CHN)

All times GMT +8


24 Sep 2023 09:00     MAS v THA (Pool B)     
24 Sep 2023 11:15     IND v UZB (Pool A)     
24 Sep 2023 13:30    JPN v BAN (Pool A)     
24 Sep 2023 15:45     KOR v INA (Pool B)
24 Sep 2023 18:30     CHN v OMA (Pool B)     
24 Sep 2023 20:45     PAK v SGP (Pool A)     

Pool Standings

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Indian Men's Hockey Team aims to strike Gold at 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou 2022

The Indian team will kick off their campaign in the marquee event on 24th September against Uzbekistan

Hangzhou:  With determination in their hearts and sticks in their hands, the Indian Men's Hockey Team are all set to embark on their journey to the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Having won the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 recently, the Indian team is keen to carry forward this momentum and make their nation proud by bring home the Gold medal.  

‘Looking forward to making a strong start to our campaign’, says Indian Men’s Hockey Team defender Sanjay

Sanjay will appear in his maiden Asian Games

Hangzhou,: Indian Men’s Hockey Team defender Sanjay considers it a great honour to have the opportunity to represent India at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022. This will be the Haryana-born hockey player’s maiden appearance at the mega event.

Challenges remain for Indian hockey teams despite favourite tags

Indian men's and women's hockey teams will be targeting to secure the 2024 Olympics quota by winning gold medal at Asian Games 2023.

By Md Imtiaz

Indian men's and women's teams will look to secure the Paris Olympics berth by winning gold in the Asian Games 2023.

The Indian men's hockey team, despite boasting eight Olympic gold medals, faces an intriguing paradox at the Asian Games in China. They've not been as dominant in this continental competition as their global achievements would suggest.

 "The goal is to be the number one team in Asia": Indian men's hockey chief coach Craig Fulton

Join Craig Fulton, the driving force behind the Indian men's hockey team, as he discusses their ambitions, challenges, and the quest to become Asia's top team ahead of the 19th Asian Games.

Savita Punia and Team India's Quest for Asian Games Gold

Follow the unwavering determination of Indian skipper Savita Punia and her resolute women's hockey team as they set their sights on nothing less than gold at the prestigious 19th Asian Games.

Speedy Tigers determined to end Asiad Gold, Olympics wait

Malaysian Contingent poses for a photo at the team welcoming ceremony for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou today.- BERNAMA Pic

HANGZHOU: The Malaysian men's team had played in all 16 editions since the sport of hockey made its Asian Games debut in 1958 in Tokyo, but the gold medal has always eluded them.

Arul: Every match is a final at the Asian Games

By Syafiq Aznan

National men's hockey coach A. Arul Selvaraj wants his men to approach every match at the Asian Games as if it were a final.

KUALA LUMPUR: National men's hockey coach A. Arul Selvaraj wants his men to approach every match at the Asian Games as if it were a final.

Speedy Tigers set to turn up the heat in 'cool' Hangzhou

Head coach A. Arul Selvaraj said the cool weather is considered perfect for hockey, being a highly competitive endurance outdoor sport.

HANGZHOU: After training under the sweltering heat in Kuala Lumpur, which reaches over 33 degrees Celsius, the national hockey team didn't expect the weather during the Asian Games here would be rainy and dip about 10 degrees Celsius lower.

Pakistan team confident about beating India in Asian Games: Shahnaz

The event will be held in China

By Syed Intikhab Ali

Pakistan team departed for Hangzhou, China, on Thursday night, along with taekwondo and squash teams. - PHF

KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team head coach Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh has said that Green Shirts would surprise India in the Asian Games 2023.

Indian hockey at the Asian Games - medal count over the years

India has won 15 medals in total in men’s hockey and six medals in women’s hockey at the Asian Games. Here’s a look at each one of India’s medals over the years at the continental tournament.

India has won 15 medals in total in men’s hockey and six medals in women’s hockey at the Asian Games. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Indian hockey teams, both men and women, will be hoping to secure podium finishes in Hangzhou and qualify for the Olympics next year.

Field Hockey in Asian Games: Statistics

By Tariq Ali

The following are the statistics of the men's and women's field hockey event in Asian Games

Key to abbreviations:
T-------Teams participated
Pld----Matches Played
Dec---Matches Decided
Draw--Matches ended in a Draw
G--------Goals scored
Ave---- Goal averages
*---------Matches decided in the shootout

Men's Hockey
Year Venue.           T--Pld--Dec--Draw--G--Ave
1958 Tokyo.           5--10-----8------2-----44--4.4
1962 Jakarta.        9--20---18------2-----86--4.3
1966 Bangkok.      8--20---19------1-----50--2.5
1970 Bangkok.     8--20---17------3-----55--2.7
1974 Tehran.         6--17---15------2---101--5.9
1978 Bangkok.      8--20---20------0-----86--4.3
1982 New Delhi     9--23---23------0---160--6.9
1986 Seoul.            9--24---23------1---140--5.8
1990 Beijing.          7--21---21------0---112--5.3
1994 Hiroshima    9--24---23------1---106--4.4
1998 Bangkok.    10--29---26------3---156--5.3
2002 Busan.          8--20---19------1---126--6.3
2006 Doha.          10--29---25------4---170--5.4
2010 Guangzhou.    10--29---28------1---186--6.4
2014 Incheon.         10--27---25------2*-153--5.6
2018 Jakarta.          12--37---34------3*-362--9.7

Women's Hockey
Year Venue.          T--Pld--Dec--Draw--G--Ave
1982 New Delhi     6--15--14-------1---89--5.9
1986 Seoul.            6--15--14-------1-102--6.8
1990 Beijing.          6--15--14-------1---83--5.5
1994 Hiroshima     6--15--13-------2---58--3.8
1998 Bangkok.       7--24--22-------2-112--4.6
2002 Busan.           4----8----8-------0---30--3.7
2006 Doha.             7--21--19-------2-128--6.1
2010 Guangzhou    7--24--23--------1-124--5.1
2014 Incheon.       8--18--17--------1-103--5.7
2018 Jakarta.          10--27--26--------1-158--5.8

99 Speedmart's generous RM1.2m boost for Junior World Cup

By Jugjet Singh

The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) received an unexpected RM1.2 million windfall for the Kuala Lumpur Junior World Cup (JWC) when 99 Speedmart came knocking on their door. - Bernama pic

BUKIT JALIL: The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) received an unexpected RM1.2 million windfall for the Kuala Lumpur Junior World Cup (JWC) when 99 Speedmart came knocking on their door.

The art of defence, on the hockey turf and cyberspace, is key to Riana Pho's success

Zoë George

Riana Pho enjoys being the last line of defence both on and off the field. Hockey NZ/Supplied

Riana Pho thrives on being the last line of defence, and that’s where she’ll be both on the hockey field at the upcoming Junior World Cup, and in academics.

Tryouts for Junior & Senior Indoor USMNT Confirmed for October 29

Jason Mulder. World Sport Pics

NEWTOWN, Pa. – U.S. Men’s National Indoor Team Head Coach Jason Mulder and staff have confirmed tryouts for the Junior and Senior U.S. Men’s National Indoor Teams will be held Sunday, October 29, 2023 at the Philly Sports Center in Newtown, Pa.

Worldwide Hockey results and fixtures - 23 September

Results and fixtures from the various leagues around the World (Click on the Previous match day link for results)

England Hockey League 2023/24 Premier Division Weekend 2 Preview

After an action-packed opening weekend, the weekend 2 of the England Hockey League 2023/24 Premier Division is upon us and the teams are aiming to find an early momentum.

Old Georgians Ace Alan Forsyth Prepared for Home Debut Against Former Club

Rod Gilmour, of The Hockey Paper, speaks to Old Georgians ace Alan Forsyth ahead of his first home fixture against old club Surbiton

File Image - Alan Forsyth

Nearly four years ago, a brace from Alan Forsyth inflicted Old Georgians' first defeat in the Men's Premier Division during a typically frenetic match and 4-3 win for Surbiton.

Wales Goalkeeper Ella Jackson believes Swansea Hockey Club can start the Climb back towards the top

Hockey Wales Preview - Sept 22

Swansea Hockey Club 1XI in group photo with coaching staff

Swansea open their National Hockey League Division One North campaign at home to Durham University, three years to the week since they became the first Welsh club – men’s or women’s – to play in England’s Premier Division. Their brief stint in the top flight lasted two seasons including one interrupted season that spanned Covid lockdowns, their first season post covid restrictions saw them narrowly missing the mark and facing relegation.

Exciting Double Header Premiership Weekend Ahead

After a week`s grace the university sides are plunged directly into a Scottish Premiership double header weekend, and that also applies to Hillhead`s men and women who now also make a start to this season`s campaign.

NCAA Division 1 results - 23 September

FH Earns 3-0 Victory At Wake Forest

UNC's Jasmina Smolenaars had a goal and an assist in Friday's win.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Two Atlantic Coast Conference games, zero goals allowed.
The second-ranked UNC field hockey team earned its second-consecutive ACC shutout on Friday, beating host Wake Forest 3-0 at Kentner Stadium to improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in ACC play.

No. 2 UNC field hockey defeats No. 17 Wake Forest on the road, 3-0

By Riley Kennedy

UNC senior midfielder/back and team captain Katie Dixon (14) sweeps a ball during the exhibition field hockey match against Duke at Karen Shelton Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. UNC won 5-3. Photo by Derek Peng / The Daily Tar Heel

The No. 2 UNC field hockey team (6-1, 2-0 ACC) defeated No. 17 Wake Forest (3-3, 0-1 ACC) on Friday 3-0 in Winston-Salem.

Field Hockey Topped by No. 4 Louisville

LOUISVILLE – James Madison cut the deficit to two, 3-1, late in the third quarter but could not capitalize on late scoring opportunities, falling to No. 4 Louisville 4-1 on Friday night at Trager Stadium.

Piekarski Nets Game Winner as No. 15 Field Hockey Defeats Brown 1-0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 15 Harvard Field hockey (5-2, 2-0 Ivy) won its third straight game after defeating Brown 1-0 on Friday evening. In another exciting fourth quarter from Berylson Field, Sage Piekarski and Tessa Shahbo carried the Crimson to victory in the final frame. The first-year scored her third goal of the season while Shahbo was able to come up with a huge stop as time expired in the fourth quarter. Harvard is back in action on Sunday against No. 5 Duke.

Field Hockey Drops Ivy Opener at #15 Harvard, 1-0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Brown Bears (4-2, 0-1 Ivy League) and the 15th-ranked Harvard Crimson (5-2, 2-0 Ivy League) played a scoreless 50 minutes at Berylson Field before a late Crimson goal gave the home team a 1-0 victory on Friday.

ODU Field Hockey Downs #19 Temple 1-0 On Friday

NORFOLK, Va. –  A Sanci Molkenboer goal with two minutes before halftime proved to be enough as Old Dominion Field Hockey defeated #19 Temple 1-0 at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex on Friday.

Drexel Secures First CAA Victory over Towson

PHILADELPHIA - Five Dragons scored as Drexel downed Towson 5-1, in an offensive outburst on Friday afternoon at Buckley Field. Eline Di Leva, Delfi Cabral, Val Van Hellemont, Marti Sanabria, and Natali Foster found the back of the cage against the Tigers. The contest secured Drexel's first CAA win of the season as the team improved to 6-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.

Virginia Field Hockey Beats No. 10 Syracuse 3-2 in Double Overtime

Adele Iacobucci scored the game-winner in the waning moments of the second overtime period to give the Cavaliers a top 10 road win

Matt Newton

After suffering back-to-back losses, the Cavaliers were in need of a serious bounce-back performance. But the odds were not in their favor as UVA faced yet another top 10 opponent on the road. The Hoos delivered when it mattered most, though, and a goal by Adele Iacobucci in the waning moments of the second overtime period gave the No. 6 Virginia field hockey team a thrilling 3-2 victory at No. 10 Syracuse on Friday afternoon.

UMass Lowell field hockey team defeats Maine for the first time

ORONO, Maine – It was a full-team effort on the road on Friday, as the UMass Lowell field hockey team carried its momentum into America East Conference play and shut out Maine, 4-0, at the UMaine Field Hockey Complex.

Field Hockey Defeated by UMass Lowell, 4-0

Orono, ME - The University of Maine field hockey team was defeated by UMass Lowell on Friday evening, 4-0.

Bears Fall To Great Danes In Overtime

Tina Jolly Records Career-High 12 Saves, Bente Baekers Scores 90th-Career Goal

Tina Jolly recorded a career-best 12 saves in the overtime loss at UAlbany.

ALBANY, N.Y. – The California field hockey team's offense was dormant for large portions of the afternoon Friday, but still managed to force overtime thanks to a Bente Baekers goal late in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, host UAlbany got the game winner early in the first overtime to defeat the Golden Bears 2-1 at Alumni Turf.

Ohio Field Hockey Defeats Kent State in Final Seconds, 3-2

KENT, Ohio – The Ohio Bobcats Field Hockey team (3-3) scored a last-minute goal to defeat Kent State (2-7) 3-2 in Kent this Friday (Sept. 22). The Bobcats captured their first MAC win of the season on the road, bringing their record back up to even on the season.  

Spartans Score Late for B1G Shutout Victory

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Led by Ellie Rutherfords' late fourth quarter goal, Michigan state gets back in the win column, topping Indiana 1-0, Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field to spark MSU Homecoming festivities.

Minutewomen Shutout La Salle In A-10 Home Opener

AMHERST, Mass. -- The Minutewomen (6-3, 2-0) held strong against La Salle (5-4, 1-1) on Friday, earning a shutout victory in their Atlantic 10 home opener at Gladchuk Field Hockey Complex. Graduate Student Steph Gottwals led the charge offensively for Massachusetts recording her first career two-goal game.

Field Hockey Wins 3-0 Over Wagner

LEWISBURG, Pa.- The Bucknell Bison field hockey team (4-5, 0-1 PL) defeated the visiting Wagner Seahawks (0-6, 0-0 NEC) 3-0 on Friday afternoon in nonconference action. The Bison used a balanced attack to dominate as three Bucknell players tallied a goal. The Orange & Blue outshot the Staten Island team 15-9 and drew five penalty corners to Wagner's four.

Field Hockey Drops Close League Opener To New Hampshire

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Catamounts return home to open America East play this afternoon as they took on New Hampshire. The Catamounts looked to win two straight against the Wildcats for the first time since 2017-18. Lilly Leiprecht opened the scoring early before Nicole Poulakis had a goal and an assist to help lead New Hampshire to a 2-1 win. The loss drops Vermont to 3-5 and moves the Wildcats to 6-2.

Field Hockey Loses In First of the Weekend

Ball State defeated Central Michigan 4-0.

Muncie, Ind.— Central Michigan Field Hockey started it's two game weekend off today with a 4-0 loss against the Ball State Cardinals.

Excitement peaks as inaugural edition of Hockey India Sub Junior Zonal Championships set to kick off on 24th September in Ranchi

The Championships form an integral part of Hockey India's Grassroots Development initiative, which aims to unearth young talent

New Delhi:   In a thrilling development for hockey enthusiasts, the inaugural edition of the Hockey India Sub Junior Men and Sub Junior Women Zonal Championships is set to kick off with the East Zone leg, scheduled from 24th to 30th September in Ranchi, Jharkhand. This exciting tournament will see participation from six formidable teams in both the men's and women's categories - Hockey Association of Odisha, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Bengal, Hockey Bihar, Manipur Hockey, and Assam Hockey.  


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