India showed flair and sublime skills in clinical decimation of Malaysia
India players congratulate Akashdeep Singh (hidden) after he scored their opening goal. Image courtesy: Neeraj Tiwari
With one foot outside the final, the baggage of a tight draw where tactically they seemed outplayed by South Korea, India could only recalibrate—play with flair, show sublime skills and get the goals. They did all three as Malaysia, looking for their third consecutive win over India, were a team stuck in the past.
Majestic show by India over Malaysia
India showed glimpses of its vintage stuff when it slotted five goals without answer till the third quarter before taking in a brace int he fourth quarter against hitherto all-win Malaysia, a boost which enhances its quest to annex its third Asia Cup in four decades. Marauding India won Malaysia 6-2.
Dominant India crush Malaysia 6-2
Hijam Raju Singh
NEW DELHI: India displayed how dangerous they can be when they play an all-out attacking game as they pummelled Malaysia 6-2 in their second game of the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka on Thursday. With the win, India jumped to top of the Super 4s standings with four points from two games.
India inch closer towards final after dominant win over Malaysia
India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification of Hockey Asia Cup final. Image courtesy: Twitter @TheHockeyIndia
Dhaka: India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship in Dhaka on Thursday.
Malaysia take a sound beating from India in Super Fours
By S. Ramaguru
Mohamed Razie Rahim
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia were brought down to earth with a bump when they went down 6-2 to a rampaging India in the Super Fours of the Asia Cup in Dhaka.
Insight into India-Malaysia feats
Traditionally Malaysia has been a tough customer for India. It was more so in the context of Asia Cup, which commenced in the early 80s to arrest the decline of Asian hockey.
2017 Asia Cup: Pakistan draw 1-1 with South Korea
PHOTO COURTESY: ASIAN HOCKEY FEDERATION
Pakistan on Thursday drew their second Super-4s match against South Korea in the 2017 Asia Cup.
Stats Speak: India likely in final,Korea have to beat Malaysia
By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal,India)
India thrash Malaysia 6-2 in Dhaka Asia Cup yesterday. By virtue of this win India is virtually in final, unless they lose to Pakistan by 3 goals difference on Saturday’s last medal pool match.It will be 8th appearances of India in Gold Medal match of Asia Cup. Malaysia have never enterd in final. Korea have to beat Malaysia in their medal pool match on Saturday to make 6th appearance in final.
Undefeated United States in the Drivers Seat. Canada and Argentina Both Within Striking Distance. Womens Indoor Pan Am Cup
Trinidad & Tobago Best Hosts Guyana to move up table. Uruguay Split Matches
2017 Indoor Pan American Cup - USA vs Barbados. Photo: Yan Huckendubler
Canada 2 v Uruguay 1
A big match opened Day 4 of the Pan Am Cup. Canada looked to remain undefeated while Uruguay needed a win to stay in contention. The first half was a goalkeeping showcase with Kathryn Williams and Rosanna Paselle keeping their sheets clean.
Trinidad & Tobago Maintain Perfect Record with Canada and Argentina just behind. Mens Indoor Pan Am Cup
Guyana sit in fourth while Barbados and Mexico winless
2017 Indoor Pan American Cup - Guyana vs Canada. Photo: Yan Huckendubler
Trinidad & Tobago 13 v Mexico 2
A quick start for Mexico resulted in their first goal of the competition courtesy of Luis Solorzano. Their celebration may have refocussed TTO as they responded x times in the half to enjoy a comfortable 6-1 lead at half time.
Strong Scoring Performance Over Barbados Keeps Indoor USWNT Undefeated at IPAC
Image courtesy of Yan Huckendubler/PAHF
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - October 19, 2017 - In the first of their double game day, the U.S. Women's National Indoor Team scored five goals in each half against Barbados to earn their fourth win at the 2017 women's Indoor Pan American Cup in Guyana. The strong scoring performance has kept them undefeated in round-robin competition as they are set to face hosts Guyana this evening at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Indoor USWNT Defeats IPAC Hosts and Becomes Points Leader
Image courtesy of Yan Huckendubler/PAHF
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - October 19, 2017 - In their second match of the day at the 2017 women's Indoor Pan American Cup, the U.S. Women's National Indoor Team defeated host Guyana, 7-1, in front of a home-spirited crowd that featured the USA Ambassador of Guyana. The victory continues their undefeated streak and also places USA as the overall leader in the points column heading into the final day of round-robin play.
Vieira nets beaver in 13-2 Mexico drubbing
T&T’s Mickell Pierre, left, takes cover as Barbadian Neil Franklin goes flying over his back in their 2017 Indoor Pan American Cup Women’s match at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana on Wednesday night.T&T won 8-2. PHOTO: YAN HUCKENDUBLER.
Jordan Vieira scored a beaver-trick to lead T&T ‘Calypso Stickmen’ to another come-from-behind victory, 13-2 against Mexico for a fourth straight win at the Indoor Pan American Cup Men’s Tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, in Georgetown, Guyana, yesterday.
Dlungwana's next goal is Africa Cup hockey
Tyson Dlungwana © SuperSport.com
University of Johannesburg hockey star Tyson Dlungwana has some long-term goals on his mind, but his immediate priority will be to confirm his prowess when he competes in the Africa Cup from Sunday.
Kenya sides off to Egypt for Nations Cup
By BRIAN YONGA
Kenya's forward Audrey Omaido drives forward during a training session at City Park Stadium on October 17, 2017 in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nation tournament to be held in Egypt. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Kenya men and women’s hockey teams depart the country Friday night for Ismailia, Egypt ahead of the 11th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Burras Set For Sultan Of Johor Cup Title Defence
Australia’s campaign at the 2017 Sultan of Johor Cup commences on Sunday against the United States in Malaysia.
U-21 USMNT Ready for Tough Competition at Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia
JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia. – The U.S. U-21 Men's National Team and coaching staff departed yesterday to travel to Johor Bahru, Malaysia for the 7th annual Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC). Taking place October 22 to October 29, the tournament provides valuable competition for a growing squad as prepare to face the highest level possible among some of the top junior teams in the world.
Will home advantage spur Black Sticks to success?
New Zealand will be hoping home fans can inspire them to victory in Auckland Photo: FIH/Getty Images
Sam Charlton and Sally Rutherford are two long-serving New Zealand players who have been part of a squad that has been on the verge of greatness for some time. Two fourth place finishes at the London and Rio Olympics; a silver at the Hockey World League Final in 2015 and a bronze in Brussels at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals and it is clear this is a team that is consistently good without breaking through the final barrier.
Hockey can reach new heights in Ireland if cards are played right
Hockey Ireland needs help in how to sell healthy, drug-free World Cup-qualified teams
Ireland’s Maurice Elliot celebrates with Shane O’Donoghue during a Test match against Pakistan in June. Photo: Mervyn McClelland/Inpho
The uplifting news that both the men’s and women’s national teams qualified for next year’s World Cups passed with barely a murmur outside the hockey family.
Double headers in Premier Division
East Grinstead action
East Grinstead could give their Premier Division campaign a big boost this weekend as they face two matches in two days in the Men’s Hockey League.
Greensharks tackle Badgers in hockey league
By BRIAN YONGA
Vivian Achieng' of Amira Sailors drives the ball during their their Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match against Multimedia University at City Park Stadium on October 14, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Second-placed Greensharks will be looking to close the gap on leaders Kenya Police when they take on Parkroad Badgers Friday afternoon in a Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League match at City Park Stadium, Nairobi.
Top 10 ACC, Big Ten matchups highlight weekend's best games
Pat Ralph, Excelle Sports
UNC hosts No. 2 Duke Friday night at 6 p.m. in the lone Top 5 matchup of the weekend. Jeffrey A. Camarati | UNC Atheltics
The three best games in college field hockey this weekend all feature top 10 teams. While a pair of ACC showdowns will feature teams ranked in the top 10 in the country, the Big Ten will also showcase a top 10 matchup this weekend too. The ACC is the best conference in college field hockey, but the Big Ten is close on its heels. Here are the three best games we recommend watching and checking out this weekend:
Weekend College Games
Each week, USA Field Hockey highlights some of the top college games in Division I, II and III.
Columbus Academy's Horton Earns 500th Career Win
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After reaching a career milestone on October 11, Columbus Academy field hockey coach Anne Horton quickly deflected the attention away from herself.
Olak continue to be the hotbed of young hockey players
By Aftar Singh
Giving full attention: Olak manager Joseph De Silva (second from left) talking to the players before a training session at the Pandamaran Hockey Stadium in Klang. On the left is coach Paul Raj. — FAIHAN GHANI / The Star
OLD La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak) are one of the most successful hockey clubs in Malaysia.
Kenyan legend recalls glory days
Avtar Singh Sohal led his team at the 1971 Barcelona Hockey World Cup Photo: Sikhs in Hockey
When you think of hockey powerhouses in the 21st century, you tend to think Netherlands, Argentina, Australia and India; however, back in the 1960s, one of the top teams in the world was the East African nation of Kenya.
Former women's hockey team goalkeeper says was assaulted by head coach
Abu Bakar Bilal
Former goalkeeper for the Pakistan women's hockey team Syeda Sadia has accused the team's head coach, Saeed Khan, of harassment and assault, DawnNews reported on Thursday.
Ulster and Irish hockey pay tribute to Dukie
Like all funerals, that of Philip Duke which took place at St Bartholomew’s Parish Church in Belfast on Monday was tinged with sadness, writes John Flack.
India made to work hard after South Korea showed tactical superiority
It would have been easier to dodge through peak-hour Dhaka traffic than ask the Koreans to commit an error. Image Courtesy: Twitter @TheHockeyIndia
The script was written in the third minute itself. Suk Hoon had the ball just short of the centre-line. Two channels were open up ahead. One on the left flank and the other was a sprint through the middle which could have opened up opportunities in the Indian striking circle. Hoon chose none. The risk was only one – if South Korea lost the ball, they were open to an Indian counter-attack.
Tactically superior Ind-Korea tie delight for fan
India and South Korea, who between then won six of the nine Asia Cup titles, played a superb 1-1 draw today in Dhaka. Containing India for almost all the time, Korea struck a surprise goal against run of play in the 40th minute. Uncharacteristically, India did not panic, kept cool before equalizing just 58 seconds left in the clock. What looked a sedate, tame, eventless -– not even a single card, and just solitary penalty corner in the entire duration –- should normally be condemned as run of the mill stuff, but it was not so today. What one witnessed was tactically a superior, if not one of the best, hockey matches play out in front of us.
Wake up call for India as Korea draw India 1-1
Gurjant Singh's opportunistic goal just 58 seconds before hooter helped India salvage a draw from the far superior South Koreans, who surprised India with precision, poise and polish in whatever they did today in the first match of the newly introduced Super 4s' contest in Dhaka Asia Cup. India and Korea drew the exciting and entertaining match 1-1.
Gurjant salvages a hard-fought draw for India against Korea
Unbeaten India looks the most convincing team in the tournament so far
India's Gurjant Singh (right) celebrates after scoring the first goal against Belgium in the Junior World Cup hockey tournament final at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow. (File Photo) | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt
Striker Gurjant Singh saved the day with a last minute equaliser as India eked out a fighting 1—1 draw against Korea in their first Super 4 stage match of the 10th men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament on Wednesday.
South Korea hold India 1-1
By Jugjet Singh
AS EXPECTED South Korea came out of their cocoon to hold India 1-1 in the round robin of the Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh Wednesday.
Fitri’s timely return
By S. Ramaguru
Eyes on the ball: Malaysia’s Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin (left) vying for the ball with a Pakistan player in the Super Four match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have finally overcome the Pakistan jinx in the Asia Cup hockey tournament.
Malaysia Downs Pakistan 3-2 in Super Four
Malaysia had never defeated Pakistan at the Asia Cup; eight defeats and one draw.
Pakistan beaten 3-2 by Malaysia in Asia Cup 2017
By Nabil Tahir
PHOTO COURTESY: Asian Hockey Federation
KARACHI: Pakistan lost 3-2 to Malaysia in their opening Super Four stage fixture of the 2017 Hockey Asia Cup at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Stadium in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Pakistan lose five-goal thriller against Malaysia
DHAKA: Pakistan’s start to the Super 4 campaign of the Asia Cup got off to the worst possible start when they twice relinquished the lead before losing 3-2 to Malaysia in a thriller at the Maulana Bhashani Stadium on Wednesday.
Spirited Malaysia beat Pakistan in Hockey Asia Cup
Dhaka - Malaysia started their Super 4s stage of the Hero Asia Cup 2017 campaign with a narrow 3-2 victory over Pakistan here today at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium in Dhaka. Goals by Razie Rahim (10?), Shahril Saabah (25?) and Fitri Saari (34?) while Muhammad Umar Bhutta (1?) and Muhammad Yaqoob (19?) ensured Malaysia notched up their first ever win against Pakistan in Asia Cup history.
South Korea, Pakistan's Next Opponents in Asia Cup
Pakistan plays South Korea in their second match of the second round (super four) of the 10th Hockey Asia Cup at Dhaka's Maulana Bhashani Stadium on Thursday.
Canada, United States remain undefeated. Argentina suffer first loss Womens Indoor Pan Am Cup
Guyana pick up first win with strong performance against Barbados
2017 Indoor Pan American Cup - Guyana vs Barbados. Photo: Yan Huckendubler
Canada 3 v Trinidad & Tobago 0
Canada opened day 3 looking to add to their two wins while Trinidad & Tobago looked for their first points. TTO earned a pair of Penalty Corners from Krizia Layne, but both attempts were rebuffed by Kathryn Williams in the Canadian goal. To the dismay of the TTO fans, Canada earned a late penalty corner and Kathleen Leahy buried the layoff to give her side a 1 goal lead at the half.
Argentina Stuns Canada, Trinidad & Tobago Cruise to Top of Standings
Guyana thrill home crowd with 12 goals on the festival of lights
2017 Indoor Pan American Cup - Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados. Photo: Yan Huckendubler
Trinidad & Tobago 8 v Barbados 2
Trinidad looked strong at the start and a burst of speed up the right side earned them the matches first penalty corner but they couldn’t convert. On the first Barbados corner Neil Franklin fired direct and hit the body of a defender. Franklin stepped up and converted the stroke for a 1-0 lead, the first for Barbados in the competition. This was short lived as James Marcus tied things up within a few minutes and Jordan Reynos put TTO in the lead. Barbados continued to look dangerous in attack but seemed to miss the final touch. TTO extended their lead with two quick Akim Toussaint goals leaving Barbados with reason to reflect at half time.
Four Goals by Campbell Lifts Indoor USWNT Over Argentina in Thrilling IPAC Match
Image courtesy of Yan Huckendubler/PAHF
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - October 18, 2017 - The U.S. Women's National Indoor Team remained perfect in the women’s Indoor Pan American Cup after topping FIH Hero Indoor World Ranked No. 13 Argentina 4-2 in their third pool play game. Ali Campbell (Boyertown, Pa.) scored early and often for USA in the match, tallying all four goals.
Hockey Men stay hot
By Mark Pouchet
LOOKING SHARP: Team TTO’s men’s hockey team player Aidan De gannes prepares to flick a pass during T&T’s Indoor Pan Am Cup Tournament match against Barbados yesterday in Georgetown, Guyana. T&T won 8-2. –Photo: PAN AMERICAN HOCKEY FEDERATION
Trinidad and Tobago maintained their unbeaten record in the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Indoor Pan American Cup Men’s Tournament yesterday when they squashed Barbados 8-2 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana.
Madibaz hockey duo prepare for African challenge
Madibaz striker Ignatius Malgraff (left) and coach Cheslyn Gie are in the South African hockey squad to compete in the Africa Cup in Ismailia, Egypt, from Sunday. Photo: Brittany Blaauw
Honoured to be part of the national hockey set-up, Nelson Mandela University members Cheslyn Gie and Ignatius Malgraff will be flying the Madibaz flag high when the Africa Cup begins in Ismailia, Egypt, on Sunday.
Ireland set to join Sultans of swing on Malaysia trip
By Graham Hamilton
Watt a man: Ulster’s Michael Watt stays on the Irish coach’s radar after scoring four for his English club at the weekend
Ireland will wing their way to Malaysia in March after being invited to take part in the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Bumper Month Displays HA’s Commitment To Participation
Hockey Australia’s (HA) commitment to participation and game development has been in evidence over the past month after almost 3,000 players participated in more than 640 matches across six tournaments.
Seven Kookaburras & Hockeyroos Named As GC2018 BatonBearers
Hockey Australia today congratulates the seven current Kookaburras and Hockeyroos and many former athletes who have been selected as batonbearers for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Repeat of Holcombe vs Surbiton clash
Holcombe's Beth Bingham, right. Credit Andy Smith
Premier Division leaders Holcombe host reigning champions Surbiton on Saturday, in a repeat of last season’s final in the Investec Women’s Hockey League.
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Field Hockey Prepares for Crucial Home Date with Princeton
By Leon K. Yang
Freshman back Hannah Pearce looks to advance the ball in action against Connecticut earlier in the season. Timothy R. O'Meara
As Harvard coach Tjerk van Herwaarden called it, “the battle of the unbeatens” will take place this Saturday at Berylson Field. The No. 13 Harvard field hockey team (10-3, 4-0 Ivy League) will take on No. 14 Princeton (8-6, 4-0) in a pivotal, high-stakes matchup of the Ancient Eight’s two remaining unbeaten teams.
HI names 37-man core group for junior men's national coaching camp
LUCKNOW: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced a 37-member core group for the junior men's national coaching camp which will take place at SAI centre till September 17 to prepare for the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup.
FIH launches Rules of Hockey app
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.