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Panama National Hockey Five Championship, Penonomé 2017

Penonomé, Panama - May 6-7, 2017

Ademir Montenegro

National Hockey Five Championship - Penonomé, Panama   

Saturday May 6th, a parade through the main avenues of Penonomé City, Province of Coclé, celebrated the First National Major Championship of Hockey Five, as it is called in the Olympic Terms.

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SSTMI clinch seventh MJHL overall title

by Aftar Singh

Happy bunch: SSTMI Thunderbolt players and officials posing with the trophies and prizes after clinching the MJHL overall title last night. — M. AZHAR ARIF/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: It is seventh heaven for Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI)-Thunderbolt in the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL).

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Hockey Chandigarh clinches title

A walk in the park: Hockey Chandigarh dominated from the start to win 4-0 against SAI 

Hockey Chandigarh clinched the seventh Hockey India sub-junior boys’ National championship 2017 (‘A’ Division) title after registering a fluent 4-0 victory over Sports Authority of India in the final here on Sunday.

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Pak Veterans win Hockey League

Former International Safdar Abbas receives the winning trophy from the chief guest Mrs. Tehsin Munawwar-uz-Zaman after the final on Saturday.

KARACHI: Back-to-back goals before the fag end helped Pak Veterans Hockey Club rout AO Hockey Club 2-0 in exciting final to win the late Olympian Munawwar-uz-Zaman Veterans Hockey League at the Olympian Iftikhar Syed Sports Academy (OISSA) on Saturday evening.

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UWHA & Punjab Whites remain only unbeaten sides in CM CUP

Seven team are in the fray at the 5th Chief Minister Women Gold Cup Hockey Tournament  at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore which started on May 17th.

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Rampant Police recover to leave Sikh Union in ruins


Willis Malesi of Western Jaguars (left) tries to tackle Vincent Odindo of Kenya Police during their Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League match at City Park Stadium on May 14, 2017. Police won 4-0. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya Police on Sunday came from behind to beat Sikh Union Nairobi 3-1 in a Kenya Hockey Union(KHU) men’s Premier League match at City Park Stadium.

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Ward back in black with Beeston for next season

Sam Ward will return to Beeston from Holcombe in an eye-catching transfer in the English league as the Nottingham club look to get back into the EHL frame.

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Racing secure EHL spot with demolition of Waterloo Ducks

Racing Club de Bruxelles dominated their EHL playoff decider against Waterloo Ducks, winning out 10-4 overall to secure a place in ROUND1 next October courtesy of the success.

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Dragons ease to tenth Belgian national title

KHC Dragons won the Belgian title for a third successive season with a devastating 9-2 aggregate win over Herakles following the two legs this weekend.

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Körper’s four fires HTHC to 14-goal thriller win and a playoff place

Harvestehuder THC completed the line-up for the German playoffs following an amazing final game of the season, winning 8-6 against Club an der Alster with four goals in the closing seven minutes.

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Kampong end 32-year wait for Dutch title with dramatic victory

SV Kampong won the Dutch Hoofdklasse for the first time in 32 years as they won a shoot-out for the second time in four days against Rotterdam to spark massive celebrations in Utrecht.

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Experienced Black Sticks squad selected for World League semi-final

Kirsten Pearce, right, and Stacey Michelsen will be key contributors for the Black Sticks in Belgium. Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.

The Black Sticks women have named an experienced squad for June's World League semi-final tournament in Belgium with 10 players boasting 100 caps or more.

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Three teams dominate women's Black Sticks squad

By David Leggat

Stacey Michelsen (L) celebrates Deanna Ritchie's goal. Vantage Black Sticks Women vs India. International Hockey. Rosa Birch Park, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand. Wednesday 17 May 2017 © Cop

Three teams provide the lions share of the Black Sticks women's hockey squad for next months' World League semifinal in Brussels.

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Black Sticks Women named for World League

Kirsten Pierce and Stacey Michelson celebrate. Photo: www.photosport.nz

Vantage Black Sticks Women’s head coach Mark Hager has named his strongest team to compete at the FIH World League Semi Final in Belgium next month.

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England Hockey Award Winners 2017

EH Awards Winners 2017 GB

On the evening of the 20th of May, the hockey family came together from all corner of the country to celebrate an incredible year of hockey at the England Hockey Awards Dinner 2017.

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Time to set things right

by Aftar Singh

The one to beat: SSTMI Thunderbolt striker Mohd Akhimullah Anuar Esook is the top scorer in the MJHL Division One.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang Hockey Academy (AHP)-MSP-Thunderbolt have never beaten Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) Thunderbolt since featuring in Division One of the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) since 2015.

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Butali Warriors show varsity lads no mercy


Butali Sugar Warriors players celebrate a goal against Wazalendo during their Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League match at City Park Stadium, Nairobi on May 7, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Former champions  Butali Sugar Warriors underlined their intentions of reclaiming the title after a 7-0 drubbing of Kenyatta University (KU) Vultures on Saturday in a Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League match at City Park Stadium.

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UWHA and Punjab Teams winners at CM Cup Hockey

In the 5th Chief Minister Women Gold Cup Hockey Tournament  at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore

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Manpreet readies himself for the big challenge

The Punjab player says he is confident to lead Team India in the absence of regular captain Sreejesh in the three-nation and World League semi-finals to be held in Europe.


Manpreet Singh.

Manpreet Singh is happy that he has been named as captain of the Indian team to take take part in the three nation invitation tournament and also the presitigious World League semi-final in England. The 24-year-old was given this responsibility after regular skipper  PR Sreejesh has been sidelined with a knee injury during last month’s Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Malaysia.

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Late update Sunday 7 May 2017

My apologies, but hockey commitments get in the way of updating the site completely today. THe Archives have been updated if you want to read the day's news there.

Thank you for your patience

Indian hockey team's uncharacteristic defensive blips result in Australia loss

Sundeep Misra

India in action against Australia at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Image courtesy: Twitter/@HockeyIndia

Echoes of the past reverberated in Australia’s 3-1 victory over India at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in Ipoh.

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FIH launches Rules of Hockey app

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.

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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 Times of India
- Go - The Telegraph
- Go - Stick2Hockey.com
- Go - The Trinidad Guardian
- Go - The Nation
- Go - Field Hockey Canada media release
- Go - USFHA media release
- Go - NCAA
- Go - Stuff
- Go - The New Zealand Herald
- Go - Hockey New Zealand Media release
- Go - Hockey Asia
- Go - Indian Express
- Go - DNA
- Go - The Telegraph, India
- Go - The Tribune
- Go - Hindustan Times
- Go - The Asian Age
- Go - The Hindu
- Go - Fox Sports
- Go - Hockey Australia media release
- Go - FIH site
- Go - GhanaWeb
- 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
- Go - The Daily Times
- Go - The Nation
- 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
- Go - Sportstar
- 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 Federation media release

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

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