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Legends of the EHL: Jeroen Hertzberger

Euro Hockey League Legend Jeroen Hertzberger is ambitious that he can create goalscoring record that can never be beaten if he can help his Rotterdam side qualify for the EHL on a couple more occasions.

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Hoofdklasse returns with major new broadcast shows

The Hoofdklasse returns on Sunday with Ziggo Sport and NOS set to provide a large increase in coverage of the Dutch elite league.

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Why are drag-flickers firing blanks?

Uthra Ganesan

The absence of Sandeep Singh, the top-scorer in two of the four HIL editions he played, has coincided with a decline in short-corner conversions this year. Photo Credit: Manob Chowdhury

Penalty corner specialists have struggled this HIL season and have two days to get it right

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Dabang, Wizards look to make maiden finals

Uthra Ganesan

When Dabang Mumbai takes the field against Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League here on Saturday evening, it will hope to carry its form from the league stage.

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HIL semis: Mumbai, Kalinga seem the best bets

Indervir Grewal

Dabang Mumbai players during a practice session at the Sector 42 stadium in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu.

Chandigarh: After a month of city-hopping and desperation-filled duels for the knockout slots, the dust has finally settled with the four most deserving teams left standing.

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Top four teams ready for Semi Final face-off

Chandigarh: The stage is set for an exciting day of hockey as the Semi Finals of the fifth edition of Coal India Hockey India League gets underway with a clash between Kalinga Lancers and Uttar Pradesh Wizards here at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium in Sector 42. This match will be followed by the second Semi Final between table toppers Dabang Mumbai and Delhi Waveriders.

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Field Hockey Alum Swaps UConn Blue for Irish Green

Steven Lewis

Former UConn standout Roisin Upton '16 (ED) swings at the ball during a game against Hong Kong in South Africa in January. Since graduating, Upton traded her UConn blue jersey for the green of the Irish National Team.

Former Husky field hockey standout Roisin Upton ’16 (ED) has traded her UConn blue jersey for the green of the Irish National Field Hockey Team.

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Canadian men aiming higher as World Cup qualification kicks off with World League

Shaheed Devji

In just over a month, Canada’s men’s field hockey team will play in its first competition of the year.

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Wits and Southern Gauteng midfielder receives national hockey team call-up

Rusten Abrahams (yellow) does the business for Wits on the hockey field.

BRAAMFONTEIN – Wits first-year student Rusten Abrahams makes South Africa's men’s senior national hockey team for upcoming summer series against Germany and England

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Weakened Proteas face star-studded England

Allan Isaacs

The South African women's hockey team will have to do without Quanita Bobbs (centre) in Saturday's match against England at Hartleyvale. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN - The South African women’s hockey team face an uphill battle when they take on England at Hartleyvale on Saturday in the first of two Test matches.

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SA Women's squad for tests against England

Various changes had to be made to the South African Women’s team that will play two tests against England this Saturday and Sunday.

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Uncovering The Hatred Towards Umpires

Over the last few days there has been an article making the rounds. Simon Orchard, a current international player with Australia aka the Kookaburra’s, recently penned an article titled, “It’s Time Umpires Learnt The Game“.

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Dear Simon Orchard… Love an official!

This week there was an article released by a top Australian player about officials and their accountability in the game. The original article can be found on UK site The Hockey Paper. In it, Simon Orchard provided his viewpoint on the role and approach that officials have in top level club, National and International hockey from his experiences as a Kookaburra.

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Hockey needs support from state governments too: Narinder Batra

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that future of Indian hockey was bright, FIH president Narinder Batra on Thursday said that state governments too should do their bit to ensure that the sport further flourish in this country.

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GB & England sweep the board at FIH Awards

Goalkeeper of the year, Maddie Hinch

Great Britain and England Hockey have the world's best male hockey coach, best female coach and best female goalkeeper- that is the verdict of hockey players, coaches and fans around the globe, with Danny Kerry, Karen Brown and Maddie Hinch voted as respective winners at the International Hockey Federation's prestigious Hockey Stars awards ceremony in India.

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EHL-bound van Doren and Harte win FIH Star awards

EHL-bound stars Arthur van Doren and David Harte along with regular EHL umpire Christian Blasch were all honoured as members of the very best this morning at the FIH’s Hockey Stars event in Chandigarh, India.

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Europeans sweep FIH awards

Europeans sweep FIH awards

Dohmen, Van As named best players as 9 out of 10 awards go to Europeans

The award winners with FIH president Narinder Batra (3R) during the ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photos

Chandigarh: It was a European sweep at the FIH annual awards, with Belgium’s John-John Dohmen and retired Netherlands star Naomi van As bagging the respective male and female Players of the Year awards for 2016.

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Dohmen, Naomi van As win FIH awards


It isn’t often that Olympics-winning team members get sidelined at a function to honour the best in the business. But at the first-ever FIH Hockey Stars event here on Thursday, Argentina was conspicuous by its absence among the men even as Belgium swept the awards. Among the women, though, the awards were more equally distributed.

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International Hockey Federation awards: John-John Dohmen, Naomi van As best

Saurabh Duggal

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) awards were given away in Chandigarh on Thursday. John-John Dohmen of Belgium (right) and Netherlands’ Naomi van As were adjudged the best male and female players, respectively.(FIH)

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It’s anybody’s game in chase for TNB Cup final berths

by S. Ramaguru

KUALA LUMPUR: The battle for berths in the final of the TNB Cup is still wide open.

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Huge weekend of hockey in National league 1 and Scottish Cup

Cammy Fraser from Grange, Lee Morton from Kelburne

A massive weekend of hockey awaits with the current top two in both the men’s and women’s National League 1 competitions crossing swords, not to mention the men’s Scottish Cup semi-finals on Sunday at Peffermill.

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Double headers in store for top teams

Nicola White in action for Holcombe. Credit Peter Smith

Title hopefuls East Grinstead and Holcombe play twice this weekend, with the clash between the two on Sunday being the highlight of the programme in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division.

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Play-off hopes hang on double header

Wimbledon's Phil Ball in action during last season's final. Credit Simon Parker

Two matches in two days could give East Grinstead’s play-off hopes a big boost in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division – but they must first overcome two tough opponents.

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Stats Speak: Asian Champions Trophy winner India in down under

By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)

Asian Champions Trophy winner Indian men and women will open their campaign in Melbourne Hockey Festival on November 23 against hosts Australia. Indian men (World Ranking 6) team will face Kookaburras (World Ranking 1) in 4-nations tournament league match, while Indian women (World Ranking 12) will challenge Hockeyroos (World Ranking 4) in first test of 3-match series. Statistical highlights are:

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Journalist Patrick Rowley receives British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey

Patrick Rowley (BEM) receives his British Empire Medal Award at the Tower of London by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.   Left to Right:  Lord-Lieutenant of London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, Elizabeth Rowley (wife), Patrick Rowley BEM, Alison Heeks (nee ROWLEY his daughter)   and  Constable General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC

International sports journalist Patrick Rowley received the British Empire Medal for services to Hockey at a ceremony held at The Tower of London on Friday 4 November.

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Patrick Rowley awarded British Empire Medal

Patrick Rowley, arguably the best known hockey journalist there is has been rewarded for his outstanding services to hockey with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Patrick Rowley honoured

Pat Rowley. Photo: Hockey Writers Club

When I started Fieldhockey.com 20 years ago one of the first journalists to support and encourage my efforts was the English writer Pat Rowley, I am utterly delighted to report that Pat has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Hockey in the Queen's Birthday Honours list released today.

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Alex Danson - Player of the Tournament

By Dil Bahra

Alex Danson displaying why she won Player of the Tournament. Photo: Koen Suyk

There have been a few great action photos in our sport of hockey over the years but this photo by Dutch photographer Koen Suyk tops them all. Koen, a photographer for over 40 years has covered seven Olympic Games and states that Sports photography is his great love, with hockey, golf and tennis as his specialties.

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Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)

by Dil Bahra

Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.

Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014.  He was aged 73.

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12 Punjab Warriors players? Judge for yourself

These screen grabs are from The Official YouTube stream. Note the running time of the video in the bottom left. This covers a pan from 2:47:27 - 2:47:30. Punjab Warriors are in blue.

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- Go - The Nation
- Go - Field Hockey Canada media release
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- Go - NCAA
- Go - Stuff
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- Go - Fox Sports
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
- Go - FIH site
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- Go - The New Vision
- Go - Daily Nation
- Go - The Standard Online
-- Go - SA Hockey Association media release
- Go - Independent Online
- Go - The Express Tribune
- Go - Dawn
- Go - The News International
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- Go - Malay Mail
- Go - New Straits Times
- Go - The Star of Malaysia
- Go - Malaysian Hockey blogspot
- Go - Jugjet's World of Field Hockey
- Go - Irish Hockey Association media release
- Go - The Irish Times
- Go - BBC Sport
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- Go - Gulf Times
Go - Daily Express
- England Hockey Board Media release
- Great Britain Hockey media release
- Scottish Hockey Union media release
- Hockey Association Malta media release
- Euro Hockey League media release
- Fédération Française de Hockey media release
- Pan American Hockey Federaion media release

Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info  

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