New Zealand hockey team refuses to tour India for Hockey Pro League matches
The Black Sticks Men were to play at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar on 29th and 30th May 2021, but have now decided to pull-out of the tour due to rising covid-19 infections in India.
By Abhijit Nair
Indian men's hockey team (Source: Hockey India)
In yet another blow to the Indian hockey team ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, New Zealand has refused to travel to India for the Hockey Pro League matches amidst the second wave of covid-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc in the country.
Better Coordination Helped Indian Men's Hockey Team Improve Results, Says Defender Gurinder Singh
Indian men's hockey team defender Gurinder Singh said that better coordination between players in recent tours of Europe and Argentina helped the team achieve good results.
Gurinder Singh said that the national side is fine-tuning a few techniques ahead of the Olympics.© Twitter/TheHockeyIndia
The Indian men's hockey team defender Gurinder Singh, who has played 58 matches for the national side, has said that good coordination among the players helped the team achieve good results in its recent tours of Germany, Belgium, and Argentina. India remained unbeaten in their tour of Europe in March and was handed one loss in their tour of Argentina in April. "One of the things that we have always focused on is good coordination on the field. Skill is important, but if there is no coordination between players then the skill of players will not be utilized properly," said the 26-year-old in an official Hockey India release.
“Our aim is to peak at the right time,” says midfielder Monika
Bengaluru: Despite doubts persists over holding of the already postponed Tokyo Olympics number, Indian women’s hockey team did not let down their guards, putting all efforts to be ready for the battle there. According to Monika, the seasoned midfielder, the team’s prime objective is to peak at right time. She however dwells much deeper in the team’s preparation details including the Red Session.
Indian women hockey players have become more tech-savvy, says mid-fielder Monika
The player from Chandigarh explained that the coaching staff is planning week-on-week training in such a way that the team peaks at the right time.
Monika, who was part of the Indian team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, said Saturday mornings sessions are the toughest. (FILE PHOTO) - K. Murali Kumar
The Indian women hockey players have become tech-savvy and now understand the purpose of their training sessions, which they were earlier following blindly, experienced mid-fielder Monika said on Monday.
Arul baffled by no training in Bukit Jalil decision
By Jugjet Singh
National coach Arul Selvaraj is peeved that his wish for his players to train at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil has hit the wall. -NSTP File Pix
National coach Arul Selvaraj is peeved that his wish for his players to train at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil has hit the wall.
Natl. women's hockey team player tests positive for COVID-19
One member of the South Korean national women's hockey team tested positive for the new coronavirus Tuesday, a local government said.
Eva de Goede set to bow out at 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup
Holland celebrate 2018 World Cup success PIC: England Hockey
Eva de Goede will join Hague-based HGC next season and plans to end her international career on her own terms following the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
Bloemendaal shoot their way to 21st Dutch men’s championship
HC Bloemendaal took the Dutch men’s championship with a second successive shoot-out win over SV Kampong after normal time, once again, finished 2-2.
Matla’s last second strike sees Den Bosch land 20th title
Frédérique Matla’s last second penalty corner handed Den Bosch their 20th Dutch national championship title as they recorded back-to-back 1-0 wins over AH&BC Amsterdam.
Invercargill hockey trust plans $2m upgrade to turfs, lights, pavilion
Plans for a major redevelopment of the hockey complex at Turnbull Thomson Park in Invercargill are underway with the hope work will be carried out during the next three off-seasons.
SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge
Grantleigh College: Saturday 15 May
A reason to celebrate! Grantleigh College First X1 team jump with joy at winning the North Coastal Regional of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge that took place on Saturday 15 May at their school. Grantleigh won the tournament in the finals against Felixton College. Photo by Val Adamson
After a two year break, Grantleigh College reclaimed the North Coast Regional title of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge for the fourth time on Saturday 15 May.
Queenstown GHS retain SPAR hockey playoffs title
SPAR Eastern Cape promotions and events manager Alan Stapleton (back left) with the Queenstown Girls’ High School team that won the East London Inland leg of the SPAR EC Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge in Queenstown yesterday. The team are, back from left, Thinama Qasana, Amy Styles, Kristin Schuman, Keagan Lottering, Jana Labuschagne, Rebecca Aylesbury, Sivu Matshoba, Hayley van Schoor, Alison Muir, Anuja Jomon, Luyolo Sokabo and, front, Jana Benecke, Courtney Stone, Tarien Wentzel and Nicolette Stone (coach). Photo: Charne Mungur
The Queenstown Girls’ High School team retained their title in the East London Inland section of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge with a hard-earned win over Aliwal North in Queenstown yesterday.
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15 May 2021 BEL v USA (RR) 3 - 0
16 May 2021 BEL v USA (RR) 6 - 1
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AUS v GBR (01.02.2020) worth double points because of the match cancelled on 02.02.2020
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Strong Scoring Performance Gives Belgium Win Over USWNT in Second FIH Hockey Pro League Game
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ANTWERP, Belgium - In their second FIH Hockey Pro League meeting, the No. 15 U.S. Women’s National Team was met by a strong scoring performance from No. 12 Belgium. Six goals across the second and third quarters propelled the Red Panthers over USA, 1-6.
Belgium beat US 6-1 to claim maximum points from Hockey Pro League doubleheader
By Ali Iveson
Ambre Ballenghien, in white, scored twice as Belgium beat the United States 6-1 ©Getty Images
Belgium thrashed the winless United States 6-1 to ensure they finished the two-game Hockey Pro League series with the minimum six points.
Ireland Take 4 – 1 Win Over Scotland
Ireland secures a second victory in as many days against Scotland. The match got underway with higher energy than the start of yesterday’s game, with Evans pushing the ball up the pitch and O’Flanagan chasing it fast, but Scotland’s Buchanan managed to get there before O’Flanagan could make the most of the opportunity. Scotland countered shortly after with a shot from Jamieson into the Irish circle, however, she sent the ball wide of the mark with no one on hand to meet it. O’Flanagan managed to put herself in a strong position for a second shot on the goal, but Buchanan came out to meet her and the deflection failed to convert to a goal. McLoughlin, Evans and Duke all contributed to further pressing the Scottish defence, however, it was a penalty corner to Ireland that saw McCay’s shot defended from the goal but Evans securing the rebound to give Ireland the lead in the opening quarter.
Scotland women make significant step up but clinical Ireland win in Belfast
In the second of a two-match series in Belfast, Scotland women lost 4-1 to Ireland as the Scots prepare for next month’s EuroHockey Championships after a long lay-off.
Green Army ease to second strong win over Scotland
Putting together a similar goalscoring sequence to game one, Ireland beat Scotland 4-1 in game two of their series at Queen’s to complete an upbeat weekend against one of their European Championship rivals.
Braveheart Ward and an Olympic vision borne of courage
When he was hit in the eye in a 2019 Olympic qualifier against Malaysia in London, Sam Ward’s hockey future looked bleak.
The waiting game
By Jugjet Singh
National hockey coach Arul Selvaraj. - NSTP File Pix
National hockey coach Arul Selvaraj is a worried man as the Covid-19 pandemic has brought sports in the country to a standstill once again.
The victory in the men’s fixture follows the 1-0 defeat to Oxford in the women’s match earlier this afternoon (16/05)
Cambridge defeat Oxford on shuffles to win 121st Men’s Varsity Hockey Match
by Jack Wadding & Cameron White
The Cambridge players celebrate. Jack Wadding
Cambridge have beaten Oxford 5-3 on shuffles to win the 121st Men’s Varsity Hockey Match following a 1-1 draw at the close of play, denying Oxford the double after they beat Cambridge 1-0 in the women’s fixture earlier this afternoon.
Oxford defeat Cambridge 1-0 to win 121st Women’s Varsity Hockey Match
Today’s victory sees Oxford gain their fifth win in six years
by Jack Wadding & Cameron White
The fixture was played in four quarters rather than two halves for the first time. Jack Wadding
Oxford have this afternoon (16/05) defeated Cambridge in a tight 1-0 affair to win the 121st Women’s Varsity Hockey match.
2021 Test matches AUT v CZE (W) - 10 May
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8 May 2021 AUT v CZE 3 - 2
9 May 2021 AUT v CZE 2 - 2
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