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News for 12 December 2021

All the news for Sunday 12 December 2021

Japan upset hosts South Korea to win Women’s Asian Champions Trophy

By Geoff Berkeley

Japan recovered from an early setback to win the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy in Donghae ©Asian Hockey Federation

Japan came from a goal down to beat defending champions and hosts South Korea to capture the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy title for the second time in Donghae.

Covid triumphs again

By Jugjet Singh

National coach Arul Selvaraj (second from right) and his team will not be competing in the Asian Champions Trophy starting Tuesday in Bangladesh. - Pic courtesy of MHC

Covid-19 turned out to be the winner yet again — knocking out the Malaysian men's team from the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) starting Tuesday in Bangladesh.

Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera

Karkera will have big shoes to fill in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament with veteran goalie Sreejesh having been rested.

File image of PR Sreejesh. AFP

New Delhi: Suraj Karkera, who has been picked in India's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament squad in place of the rested PR Sreejesh, says it will be hard to fill the seasoned goalkeeper's shoes.

Have We Found a Rare Drag-Flicking Forward in Araijeet Singh Hundal?

The Indian senior men’s hockey team enjoys the luxury of having a slew of top-quality drag-flickers over the years. Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar as well as the recently-retired Rupinder Pal Singh represent a redoubtable drag-flicking unit. Now that potent drag-flick unit could see new members joining in the near future. Araijeet Singh Hundal with his power-packed performances in the 12th Junior Men’s World Cup has shown that he can be an exciting prospect for the national senior team.

EuroHockey Indoor Junior Championship II (M) 2021 - 12 December
Paredes (POR)

All times GMT

11 Dec 2021     BLR v DEN (Pool A)     12 - 8
11 Dec 2021     CRO v UKR (Pool A)     7 - 6
11 Dec 2021      IRL v POR (Pool A)        2 - 7
11 Dec 2021      DEN v CRO (Pool A)     7 - 5
11 Dec 2021      BLR v IRL (Pool A)        9 - 3
11 Dec 2021     POR v UKR (Pool A)      4 - 5

12 Dec 2021 10:00     UKR v BLR (Pool A)
12 Dec 2021 11:30     DEN v IRL (Pool A)
12 Dec 2021 13:00     CRO v POR (Pool A)

Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Belarus 4 4 0 0 37 18 19 12
2 Ukraine 4 3 0 1 26 19 7 9
3 Denmark 4 2 0 2 26 29 -3 6
4 Croatia 4 2 0 2 25 28 -3 6
5 Portugal 4 1 0 3 19 21 -2 3
6 Ireland 4 0 0 4 15 33 -18 0

FIH Match Centre

Big learning curve for Irish Under-21 men’s indoor side

The Irish Under-21 men’s indoor side had a steep learning curve on day one of their EuroHockey Junior Championship II in Porto as they made their debut in two high-scoring affairs.

Contrasting fortunes for Kenyan national teams in Jamhuri tourney

By  Abdulrahman Sheriff

The national women hockey team Saturday got off to a good start in the MCHA Daikyo Japan Motors Republic Hockey Championship when they registered victories in their first two matches at Mombasa Sports Club.

Karnataka, Punjab register big wins in Senior National Men's Hockey

Karnataka, Puducherry, Chandigarh and Punjab registered comprehensive wins in their respective pool matches of the 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship.

Players in action at Senior National Hockey Championship (Source: Times of India)

Karnataka, Puducherry, Chandigarh and Punjab registered comprehensive wins in their respective pool matches of the 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship here on Saturday.

One-sided contests on opening day of Hockey National Championships

Karnataka beat Jammu & Kashmir 14-0, Puducherry beat Arunachal 14-0, Punjab beat Uttarakhand 11-0, Chandigarh beat Rajasthan 14-0 and Manipur beat Tripura 21-0 on the opening day of the Senior Men National Championships.

Manipur trounced Tripura 21-0 in the highest-scoring game of the opening day. (Hockey India)

The 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship Pimpri Chinchwad 2021 kicked off in Pune on Saturday with Hockey Karnataka, Le Puducherry Hockey, Hockey Chandigarh and a solid looking Hockey Punjab stamping their credentials as contenders with huge wins in their respective openers. Manipur Hockey too showcased their pedigree by trouncing Tripura Hockey 21-0 in a high-scoring game of the tournament.

Western Stay Ahead of the Chasing Pack in Scottish Men's Indoor League

Western`s back-to-back victories over Watsonians and Uddingston have kept the Auchenhowie side in pole position in the indoor division one table by the end of day two. Champions Inverleith kept up their challenge with two wins, but the Tayside pair of Grove Menzieshill and Dundee Wanderers lost some ground.

Welsh hockey international found dead by her mum after failing to arrive for lunch

An inquest was told Nia Fowler had been in a 'toxic' relationship with the father of her children

The former Welsh hockey international took her own life an inquest has concluded. (Image: Western Mail)

The body of a former Wales hockey international was discovered by her mother at her home after she failed to turn up for lunch.

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