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Ohio Field Hockey Falls to Kent State



ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio field hockey team (3-9, 3-9 MAC) suffered a setback in a 3-1 loss to Kent State (8-3, 6-3 MAC) on Saturday (April 17) afternoon at Pruitt Field.

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Penn State Field Hockey Team Suffers OT Loss to Ohio State in Regular Season Finale

Penn State rallies from two goals down but falls in overtime to Buckeyes



UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.  – The Penn State Nittany Lion field hockey team (7-6, 5-2 B1G) lost a hard-fought overtime game to visiting Ohio State (5-8, 2-5 B1G) in the regular season finale for both teams. Head coach Char Morett-Curtiss' squad rallied from a two-goal deficit but dropped a 3-2 game in overtime at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex.

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Field Hockey Downs Ball State, Improves To 5-3


CMU's Kate Biglin (5) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal on Saturday at Cristy Freese Field.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Freshman Kate Biglin scored early in the third quarter and Central Michigan stood tall defensively late on Saturday in posting a 1-0 Mid-American Conference field hockey victory over Ball State on Senior Day at Cristy Freese Field.

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Late strike from Bibi Donraadt sends Maryland field hockey over Rutgers, 2-1

Shane Connuck


Maryland field hockey celebrates Mayv Clune's goal during the Terps' 2-1 win over Rutgers on April 17, 2021. (Joe Ryan/The Diamondback)

Kyler Greenwalt was in traffic near the cage, a half-step in front of Rutgers’ Gianna Mancini. She flung a backhanded shot at Scarlet Knights’ goalkeeper Gianna Glatz, who kicked the ball up in the air with her right foot.

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India women's hockey core group to resume training in SAI Bengaluru

The 25-member Olympic core group will undergo mandatory quarantine before the commencement of training.


File image of India women's hockey team. Image credit: Hockey India

New Delhi: The Indian women hockey's core group will return to the national camp in Bengaluru on Sunday to restart the preparations for the Tokyo Games after a 10-day break.

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Arul: Enough firepower even without juniors

By Jugjet Singh


National men’s senior coach Arul Selvaraj. NSTP File Pix

No juniors, no problem.

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GB Squads Prepare For Test Matches This April



Great Britain’s men and women are set to undergo several practice matches in the build up to May’s FIH Hockey Pro League resumption and the summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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Both final North v South matches to be deciders


South’s Hugo Inglis (centre) battles two defenders in today’s victory. Sunday 18 April 2021 Photo: Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz

The Sentinel Homes North v South series will go down to the wire on Tuesday night with both the men’s and women’s series locked at 1-1 after day two in Hamilton today.

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SPAR South Africa and Namibia set to battle in final



After two days of group stages at the Indoor Africa Cup at Thomas More College in Kwazulu Natal, the tournament bid farewell to Botswana while the defending champions Namibia and the hosts South Africa looking towards a repeat of the 2017 Final.

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Feisty finish to the group stage sets up Fantastic final



There was some fire in the belly when the South African and Namibian Men took each other on in the final group stage game of the Indoor African Cup. With both sides having easily dispatched of Botswana as well as securing their places in the final, the evening game offered a momentum opportunity but little else.

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Indoor Africa Cup 2021 (W) - 18 April

Durban (RSA)

(All times GMT +2)

16 Apr 2021     BOT v RSA (RR)     0 - 26
16 Apr 2021     NAM v BOT (RR)   30 - 0
16 Apr 2021     NAM v RSA (RR)   1 - 2

17 Apr 2021     RSA v BOT (RR)   18 - 0
17 Apr 2021     BOT v NAM (RR)   0 - 20
17 Apr 2021     RSA v NAM (RR   4 - 0

18 Apr 2021     RSA v NAM (Final)   0 - 2

All matches live streamed on the Watch Hockey app

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Indoor Africa Cup 2021 (M) - 18 April

Durban (RSA)

(All times GMT +2)

16 Apr 2021     NAM v BOT (RR)   27 - 0
16 Apr 2021     RSA v BOT (RR)   36 - 0
16 Apr 2021     RSA v NAM (RR)   6 - 3

17 Apr 2021     BOT v NAM (RR)   0 - 37
17 Apr 2021     BOT v RSA (RR)   0 - 30
17 Apr 2021     NAM v RSA (RR)   3 - 9

18 Apr 2021     RSA v NAM (Final)   4 - 1

All matches live streamed on the Watch Hockey app

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Penn State Field Hockey Team Downs Visiting Ohio State in B1G Battle

Goalie Brie Barraco grabs nine saves to help lift Nittany Lions to victory



UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Nittany Lion field hockey team (7-5, 5-2 B1G) downed visiting Ohio State (4-8, 2-5 B1G) in the first of two weekend meetings. Head coach Char Morett-Curtiss' squad rode the strong play of goalie Brie Barraco (Allentown, Pa.) to a 2-1 victory at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex.

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2021 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Bracket Announced

Tournament begins April 20 in Iowa City, Iowa



ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced the 2021 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament bracket on Friday, with Michigan earning the No. 1 seed after clinching the Big Ten title last week. All nine field hockey programs will play in the tournament, which will take place April 20-24 at the University of Iowa’s Grant Field in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Energy levels high as Merino enters countdown mode



The recent celebration of 100 Days to Go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will have caused a quickening of the senses for many athletes as they continue with their preparations for the blue riband event.

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Down to the wire in Australian Under 18 Hockey Finals



Four tense medal finals have capped off a high quality 2021 Australian Under 18 Championships in Launceston.

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Hockey Ramadan tournament postponed amid government restrictions

KARACHI: Olympian Islahuddin and Dr Muhammad Ali Shah Ramadan Hockey Festival Tournament has been postponed due to government restrictions.

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Future stars named in Great Britain Hockey development squads



Great Britain Hockey has selected the intake for its development programme which aims to nurture young talent into fully-fledged internationals.

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2021 GB Elite Development Programme Squads Announced



The Great Britain Elite Development Programme (EDP) squads for 2021 have been selected.

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'Where are you?'

By Jugjet Singh


Hairi Abd Rahman

Goalkeepers have always been the backbone of the national hockey team since the 1975 World Cup but sadly Malaysia's production line has dried up with the retirement of S. Kumar.

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Goalkeeper Krishan Pathak wants Indian hockey team to maintain momentum after successful tour of Argentina

In the Argentina tour that conclude on Wednesday, India defeated the hosts in a two-leg FIH Pro League away tie.


"Hope our good form continues against Great Britain." Image Courtesy: Hockey India

Buenos Aires: One of the architects of India's superb show against Argentina, young goalkeeper Krishan Pathak said he wants to be in top form for the Tokyo Olympics and is eyeing another superlative performance against Great Britain in the FIH Pro League games next month.

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Anna O’Flanagan on the Challenges Along the Road to Tokyo.


Great Britains Lily Owsley and Anna O’Flanagan of Ireland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Sitting on Anna O’Flanagan’s desk are a set of pens that have remained in the packet for almost six years now.

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Road to Tokyo: Red Caribou completes first European training tour

Men’s National Team gets its first taste of international competition in over a year


Feature Image: Emma Van Mol

We have to flip the calendar pages all the way back to January 2020 to revisit the last time the Men’s National Team was on the pitch for an international match. It was a late January morning in Santiago, Chile and the team played a test-match against Argentina.

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Victories shared in opening day of North v South



The spoils were shared in the opening matches of the Sentinel Homes North v South series at St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamilton this afternoon.

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South Africa land first blows on Day One.



The opening day of the Indoor Africa Cup at Thomas More College in KwaZulu Natal produced goals galore and a superb tight tussle between the continents top 2 sides as SPAR South Africa ended day one on top of the table.

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Indoor Africa Cup 2021 (W) - 17 April

Durban (RSA)

(All times GMT +2)

16 Apr 2021     BOT v RSA (RR)     0 - 26
16 Apr 2021     NAM v BOT (RR)   30 - 0
16 Apr 2021     NAM v RSA (RR)   1 - 2

17 Apr 2021     RSA v BOT (RR)   18 - 0
17 Apr 2021     BOT v NAM (RR)   0 - 20
17 Apr 2021     RSA v NAM (RR   4 - 0

18 Apr 2021 14:00     RSA v NAM (Final)

All matches live streamed on the Watch Hockey app

FIH Match Centre

Indoor Africa Cup 2021 (M) - 17 April

Durban (RSA)

(All times GMT +2)

16 Apr 2021     NAM v BOT (RR)   27 - 0
16 Apr 2021     RSA v BOT (RR)   36 - 0
16 Apr 2021     RSA v NAM (RR)   6 - 3

17 Apr 2021     BOT v NAM (RR)   0 - 37
17 Apr 2021     BOT v RSA (RR)   0 - 30
17 Apr 2021     NAM v RSA (RR)   3 - 9

18 Apr 2021 16:00     RSA v NAM (Final)

All matches live streamed on the Watch Hockey app

FIH Match Centre

Ernest Wall OBE (1924 – 2020)

by Dil Bahra


Ernest Wall OBE
 
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Wall on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Windyhall Care Home, Ayr in Scotland. He was aged 95.

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Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior remembered

by Dil Bahra


Leandro Negre, Dil Bahra and Balbir Senior at FIH function London 2012 Olympics

I first met Balbir Singh Senior at the Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands in 1982. I was with a group who had earlier gone to the Bombay World Cup in that year. Whilst we sat down in the lounge after the match, having our drinks, Balbir, who was the coach of the Indian team at that tournament, was passing through the lounge on his way out. He noticed our group and came over to talk to us.

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Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London

by Dil Bahra


Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.

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Afrihost

Hi 
 
I have done exactly that 3 times with no effect (once with Nick Laming in attendance).
 
The Vumatel team have been in 3 times. The first time they arrived without any equipment to test the connection.. I sent them away to come back with their own testing equipment/computer. The computer they arrived back with had a 100Mb/s Ethernet port so was entirely inadequate to carry out the tests. They then got someone in with a MacBook and a dongle to plug in an Ethernet cable. The dongle didn’t work. The second time they came round again and again with a computer inadequate for the task. They came round yesterday again and again their equipment was not up to the task. They have replaced my CPE twice. Yesterday they blamed the slow speed first on congestion and then on the broken WACS cable and then claimed there was a break in SEACOM as well. I don’t know how this affects a Speedtest connection between my property and your offices (I test to the Afrihost servers), but bullshit doesn’t baffle brain in this house.
 
I have also discovered that the wireless router you supply as standard for a 1Gb/s connection - the DLink DIR 825 AC1200 will not broadcast faster than marginally over 800Mb/s on the 5Ghz channel meaning that Afrihost do not and cannot fulfill the 1Gb/s line speed they offer, only 80% of that speed. As that is the case do you mind if I only pay 80% of the price seeing that is the maximum you supply. The standard supplied CAT5e cable is only just capable of 1Gb/s which means it is only just up to the job. I have replaced that with a CAT6 cable at my expense and have ordered an AC2600 wireless router again at my expense just to try and cover your inadequate supplied equipment. Why must I do this?
 
I have also discovered that although support tickets are your 24/7 support option they carry the lowest priority as evidenced by your response times of over 1 week on this ticket. The Whatsapp support waiting times have ranged from 45 minutes to almost 3 hours, which is again wholly inadequate and that although you have an 0800 free support line, you do not advertise this anywhere leaving customers to hang on wasting their money on your inadequate support response times by phone. 
 
I have had enough of Afrihost and their partner Vumtel and would like this resolved within 2 days, which will have long passed by the time you read this.
 
Regards
 
George Brink

 

A tribute to Jack Simonian, one of Kenya’s best all round Sportsman in the sixties

by Dil Bahra


Jack Simonian 1970

John Levon (Jack) Simonian who was the East African motor cycling, motor rally and track Champion and who represented Kenya at hockey at three Olympic Games passed away in Sydney, Australia on Monday 23 December 2019. He was aged 84.

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Memories of a very special friend.

George Brink



I first met Jack Simonian through umpiring hockey at Rugby Hockey club in Warwickshire. In typical Jack fashion he never let on his Hockey pedigree, so it was with complete surprise when umpiring a game together a few years later some know-it-all player disagreed with a decision Jack made by claiming he had played in Premier League so he knew Jack was wrong. Quite calmly Jack said, "I've been to three Olympics so I know I'm right". Needless to say the player was put firmly in his place, but my mouth fell open at this statement as I had never suspected he was an Olympian let alone a triple Olympian, Jack was so unassuming.

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Review of a Hockey NOVEL

By Ijaz Chaudhry




When one thinks of sports books, it is the biographies, coverage of some event, record books, coaching manuals, etc. Sports Novels (fiction) are uncommon.

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Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

by Dil Bahra


Rodu Bharaj doing what he enjoyed most – Koroga for his friends

Nirpal Singh Bharaj, fondly known as Rodu, a hockey personality both in Kenya and London died suddenly on Friday, May 25. He had just turned 60.

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Jagjit Singh Kular (1942 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra


Jagjit at Mexico 1968 Olympic Games

Jagjit Singh Kular who represented Kenya at Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games passed away in Toronto, Canada on Monday 12 June 2017. He was aged 75.

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Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana (1970 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra



Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana, the talented hockey player, who played for England U21 and represented the country at the Junior Hockey World Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1989 died on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 following a short illness. He was aged 46.

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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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