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News for 30 May 2023

All the news for Tuesday 30 May 2023

Men's Junior Asia Cup - 30 May
Salalah (OMA)

All times GMT +4

28 May 2023 18:45     KOR v BAN (Pool B)        3 - 1
28 May 2023 21:00     IND v THA (Pool A)         17 - 0

29 May 2023 18:45     JPN v PAK (Pool A)         2 - 3
29 May 2023 21:00     OMA v MAS (Pool B)       0 - 1

30 May 2023 18:30     JPN v OMA (5-8th Place)     
30 May 2023 21:00     BAN v THA (5-8th Place)   

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 – DAY 7

The positions for the decisive phases that are coming up in the next few days have been defined. Today Japan and Pakistan, along with Oman and Malaysia, will define their places.

Pakistan qualify for Junior Hockey World Cup

They beat Japan in the ongoing Junior Asia Cup on Monday

By Faizan Lakhani

Pakistan team is unbeaten in the ongoing Junior Asia Cup — Asian Hockey Federation

Pakistan on Monday booked a spot in the semi-final of the ongoing Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2023 while also qualifying for this year’s Junior World Cup in Malaysia.

Malaysia to take on Pakistan in Junior Asia Cup s-finals

By Jugjet Singh

Malaysia (in yellow) in action against hosts Oman in Monday's Junior Asia Cup match at Sultan Qaboos Stadium. - Pic credit Asian Hockey Federation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will play Pakistan in the semi-finals of the Junior Asia Cup in Oman after topping Group B with maximum points from four matches.

Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team ready for Korea challenge in Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 Semi-Final

 India defeated Thailand 17-0 in their final Pool A fixture to reach the Semi-Finals

New Delhi: Following a resounding 17-0 victory over Thailand, the Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Salalah, Oman on Sunday. Subsequently, the Indian team qualified for the FIH Junior Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 5 to 16 December 2023. India will now face Korea in the Semi-Final of the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 on Wednesday for a place in the summit clash.

With Junior World Cup spot booked, Indian men hope to go all the way at Asia Cup

India will most likely face South Korea in the semifinals on Wednesday and the defending champion – India won in 2015 with the 2021 edition cancelled due to COVID – is keen on continuing the momentum.

Uthra Ganesan

FILE PHOTO: Uttam Singh, captain of the Indian junior men’s hockey team. | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT/The Hindu

With the Indian men’s hockey team reaching the semifinals of the ongoing Junior Asia Cup and booking its spot at the Junior World Cup later this year, coach CR Kumar is looking beyond, preparing players for the step up to the senior level.

FIH President hands over FIH Certificate of Recognition to Governor of Dhofar

FIH President Tayyab Ikram had a fruitful meeting with His Highness Sayyid Marwan Bin Turki Al Said, the esteemed Governor of Dhofar, Oman, on 28 May 2023. During the meeting, Tayyab Ikram presented His Highness with the FIH Certificate of Recognition in appreciation of his exceptional services to the development of hockey in the Dhofar Governorate.

“Everyone wants to win a Medal for the country, I am no different,” says Mumtaz Khan ahead of the Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023

The clinical forward is looking to impress at the Women's Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Japan

Bengaluru: Rising Indian star Mumtaz Khan spoke candidly about her hockey journey and her expectations at the Women's Junior Asia Cup 2023 in a recent episode of Hockey Te Charcha, a podcast series launched by Hockey India. The dashing forward was named the FIH Rising Star of the Year 2021–2022 (Women's) and she also won the Hockey India Asunta Lakra Award for Upcoming Player of the Year 2022; carving a niche for herself early in her career.

Malaysian women in tough Junior Asia Cup group

Malaysia will play Taiwan on June 2, followed by India on June 5, Uzbekistan on June 6, and South Korea on June 8.

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will have to play their A-game in the women's Junior Asia Cup from June 2 to June 11 to qualify for the Junior World Cup. The three top finishers in Kakamigahara, Japan, will earn their Junior World Cup tickets.

‘There has to be more Pro League incentive – I miss tournament hockey’

Teams don’t prioritise the Pro League as there are more important events to focus on.

By Lily Owsley

Team GB's Lily Owsley drives forward against Spain PIC: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The best teams playing each other all over the world and getting exposure to those nations all year round. It sounds like a great idea from the outset, doesn’t it?

European Club Hockey round up day 4

Eugene McGee’s final game walk of honour. Pics by Albert Mact.


Pool B winners Banbridge took on Pool A winners TJ Plzen- Litice in the tournament gold medal match at Banbridge this afternoon.

Irish hockey record caps holder Eugene Magee ends club career with win

Eugene Magee is applauded off the pitch PIC: Hockey Ireland

Irish record caps holder Eugene Magee was given an emotional farewell as he played his last game for Banbridge at the weekend.

Watsonians and Clydesdale Western both win to set up semi-final clash

Scottish clubs Watsonians and Clydesdale Western have both reached the promotion semi-finals at the women`s EuroHockey Club Challenge tournament in Turkey after winning their final pool matches yesterday. Watsonians finished top of pool A with maximum points while Clydesdale had to be content with the runners-up spot in the other pool, and so the two sides meet head-to-head in today`s second semi-final, so only one Scottish side will be promoted.

Campo win Spanish men’s league title

Club de Campo de Madrid landed confirmed top spot in the Spanish men’s Liga MGS regular season to add to the Copa del Rey they already have in the bag.

Pinoke end Bloemendaal hat-trick hopes

Pinoké men became Dutch domestic hockey champions for the first time in the club’s 93-year history on Monday.

Dutch final series all square into second leg

It all comes down to this afternoon in the Dutch championship after Saturday’s first leg fixtures saw both the women’s and men’s games end in a draw.

LA Tigers win their third Cal Cup title while Osaka women win their second

By Jawwad Qamar

The 51st California Cup saw the LA Tigers repeat for their third Cal Cup title with an easy 3-1 win over the LA Kings on goals by Tyler Sundeen, Vincent Heller and Stan Brendenstein. Tristan Algera struck late in the match to put the Kings on the scoreboard. The defending champion Tigers won their first Cal Cup title in 2017.

In the women’s final, Osaka prevailed over Thirsty Turtles in a shootout 3-2 after a 1-1 regulation tie. Nicole Woods put the Turtles ahead 1-0 in the 36 minute but Samantha McCrory leveled score for Osaka in the next minute in a tightly fought contest. Osaka were also Cal Cup champions in 2019.

Samantha McCrory scoring the tie goal for Osaka. Photo by Jag Reyatt.

Tres Generaciones HC from Mexico took women super division 3rd place with a 2-0 win over the Olympic Club on goals from Claire Jones and Mayra Lacheno.

Yuba Brothers beat the Bulldogs 3-2 for men’s 3rd place with three unanswered goals after being down 0-2 thanks to a brace by Bjorn Kellerman including the winner. Devinder Walmiki scored the equalizer for the winners in between Kellerman’s goals. Ross Gilham-Jones and Manuel Mondo had scored early in the first-half to put the Bulldogs up by two goals.

Jaime Golden of Khalsa was the winner of Ross Rutledge Award as tournament’s top scorer with eight goals.

The 2023 edition of one of the oldest and largest field hockey tournaments in the world, more popularly known as the Cal Cup, featured 113 teams, consisting of over 1,500 athletes competing in 13 divisions ranging from Under-8 to Men/Women Super Divisions.

In addition to $5K cash prize in each super division, all players in the top three teams of each division received Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.

For all results visit www.calcup.com.

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“We are happy to retain the title and return home with Gold Medal,” says Uttar Pradesh Hockey Coach after winning 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023

Uttar Pradesh Hockey defeated Hockey Association of Odisha 7-1 in the Final

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Hockey emerged victorious in the 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023 on Sunday after defeating Hockey Association of Odisha 7-1 in the Final at the iconic Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. Ujjwal Pal (6', 38', 47') converted three penalty corners, while Rahul Yadav (30'), Ketan Kushwaha (39'), Rahul Rajhbar (52'), and Team Captain Ajeet Yadav (54') each scored a goal to make sure Uttar Pradesh Hockey go all the way in the tournament.

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