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Maryland field hockey defender Bodil Keus named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

By Scott Gelman


Defender Bodil Keus pushes the ball up the field during Maryland's 2-1 win against Penn State on Oct. 15, 2017. (Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Maryland field hockey defender Bodil Keus was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.

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After switching positions, Maryland field hockey’s Carrie Hanks scored the game-winner

By Scott Gelman


Defender Carrie Hanks passes the ball to a teammate during Maryland's 2-1 win against Penn State on Oct. 15, 2017. (Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Defender Carrie Hanks spent her first season at Maryland as a midfielder, so when field hockey coach Missy Meharg asked her to play forward in the final moments of Sunday's 2-1 double-overtime win against No. 6 Penn State, it was a smooth transition for the senior.

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Maryland field hockey beats No. 6 Penn State in overtime for its second top-10 win

By Scott Gelman


Midfielder Lein Holsboer sprints past a defender during Maryland's 2-1 win over Penn State on Oct. 15, 2017. (Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Maryland field hockey defender Carrie Hanks heard her teammates cheering around her, but she couldn't tell what happened.

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Maryland downs No. 6 Penn State, 2-1, in double overtime

Maryland Athletics


Maryland field hockey is rolling after its fourth straight win on Sunday. Maryland Athletics

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The 16th-ranked Maryland field hockey team took down No. 6 Penn State, 2-1, in double overtime Sunday when senior Carrie Hanks scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute on Senior Day.

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Field Hockey Outlasts Cornell, Remains Undefeated in Ivies

By Sean B. Chanicka

After junior forward Kathleen Young suffered an injury in last week’s game against Boston College, Harvard Field Hockey knew that it would be facing a challenge going forward. Traveling to Ithaca this weekend, the Crimson had to quickly adapt to life without its leading scorer. In a highly contested game, Harvard (10-3; 4-0 Ivy) eventually overcame the Big Red (7-4; 1-3) 4-3 thanks to an overtime goal.

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EHL KO16 draw – Rotterdam set for series of classic knock-out ties



The draw for next Easter’s EHL KO16 has set up a series of potentially top-class ties at HC Rotterdam as the world’s premier club hockey competition enters the knock-out phase.

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Gaudoin Praises Emerging Hockeyroos

Ben Somerford



Hockeyroos coach Paul Gaudoin says Australia’s Oceania Cup triumph over New Zealand will instill much-needed belief in his young side that the international arena is where they belong.

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Batch: Oceania Success Is A Breakthrough

Ben Somerford



Kookaburras coach Colin Batch says his side’s Oceania Cup success is a significant breakthrough as the current group’s maiden Final triumph.

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Four additions for Vantage Black Sticks Men


Pictured: Dane Lett, courtesy www.photosport.nz

Vantage Black Sticks Men’s head coach Darren Smith has named a squad for two tests against Australia in Bendigo and the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne.

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Schopman Confirms 18-Athlete Roster for FIH Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final in New Zealand


Image courtesy of Mark Palczewski

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It’s an end of the year showdown you won’t want to miss! U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Janneke Schopman and coaching staff have confirmed the 18-athlete roster that will travel to Auckland, New Zealand for the women’s FIH Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final, November 17-26, 2017. The selected squad is a mix of veterans and young talent, some of whom are getting their first opportunity to perform abroad on the international stage.

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England's Danson and Hinch relish Auckland challenge


Alex Danson and Maddie Hinch are ready to take on the world in Auckland Photo: FIH.

England women will be heading out to Auckland in the ‘best possible shape’ according to Head Coach Danny Kerry. "We have great pace in our attack and in our defensive unit we have some of the best players in the world," said Kerry as he addressed a group of hockey players and spectators at the club where he first picked up a hockey stick, Pelicans Hockey Club in Norfolk.

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2018 hockey sponsorship

Pravin Narain

Fiji's Marist Hockey Club is looking forward to working with Geotech Drilling International Services as sponsor for the 2018 Marist Hockey Tournament in Suva.

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Bronze for hockey

By CROFTON UTUKANA


The Solomon Islands Boys and Girls teams celebrating their wins.

The Solomon Islands men’s and women’s teams has won bronze medals in the Oceania Intercontinental Cup successfully ended over the weekend in Sydney, Australia.

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Hockey wins gold

Rosalie Willis

THE Fiji women's hockey team won gold after defeating Samoa 5-2 in the Oceania InterContinental Hockey 5s tournament at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday evening.

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Rani Rampal to lead India in women’s Asia Cup


Rani Rampal. File photo

Striker Rani Rampal will captain an 18-member Indian team at the ninth women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament, which starts from October 28 at Kakamigahara City, Japan.

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400th Cap milestone for Canadian Ken Pereira


Ken Pereira (Canada). Photo: Yan Huckendubler   

Looking for his next Pan American Cup gold medal, the co-captain of the Canadian Indoor National Team is no rookie: today, in Georgetown, Guyana, Ken Pereira took his position on the court after hearing the pre-game Canadian national anthem for the 400th time, a combination of 348 outdoor Caps and 52 indoor Caps!

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After Slow Start, Indoor USWNT Fights Back to Win First IPAC Match


Image courtesy of Yan Huckendubler/PAHF

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Unable to produce a desirable outcome and trailing at the half, the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team fought back from a 2-0 deficit in their opening game of the women’s Indoor Pan American Cup in Georgetown, Guyana. Seven unanswered goals found the Indoor USWNT ahead of Trinidad and Tobago to earn the victory 7-2.

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Argentina and Uruguay top the tables with two wins on Day 1 Womens Indoor Pan Am Cup

Canada and USA undefeated after one match while hosts Guyana suffer narrow loss


2017 Indoor Pan American Cup - Argentina vs Barbados. Photo: Yan Huckendubler

Argentina 14 v Barbados 1

The opening match of the 2017 Womens Pan Am Cup started quickly for Argentina.  Three goals by Carina Guzman in the opening 3 minutes had Barbados on their heels. They held for a bit before Guzman made it 4-0 on a beautiful solo effort.

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Canada and Trinidad & Tobago Impress on Day 1 Mens Indoor Pan Am Cup


2017 Indoor Pan American Cup - Canada vs Mexico. Photo: Yan Huckendubler

Canada 10 v Mexico 0

The 2017 Mens Indoor Pan Am Cup started with defending champions Canada taking on Mexico.  The Canadian captain Ken Pereira celebrated his 400th International Match for Canada, an incredible milestone.  In the first half Canada built a steady lead through quick passing, effective press and sharp finishing.  They were up 4-0 at the 10 minute mark before Mexico adjusted the pace and held Canada to a 5-0 margin at half time.

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South Korea thrash China to enter knockouts

DHAKA: Defending Champions South Korea outclassed China 4-1 in a Pool B match of the Asia Cup hockey tournament on Monday.

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Holders South Korea outclass China with 4-1 victory

Korea face India, Malaysia take on Pakistan in Super-4 stage



KARACHI: Defending champions South Korea outclassed China 4-1 in the 2017 Men’s Asia Cup Hockey Tournament at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. With this win, Korea entered the Super-4 stage and will play top-ranked India on Wednesday while Pakistan will take on Malaysia as the tournament inches closer to an exciting title clash on October 22. Though the first quarter began with the two teams showcasing skill and strategy that was on par with each other, Korea drew the first blood to put pressure on Chinese defence. It was Jonghyun Jang who successfully converted a penalty corner to fetch Korea a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. The second quarter saw some tense moments with China missing out on crucial chances. It was not until the 38th minute when Talake Du scored an equalizer through a PC. Jonghyun scored his second goal of the match in the 43rd minute through another PC and took a 2-1 lead.

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Good target practice

By S. Ramaguru



KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia warmed up for the Super Four round of the Asia Cup hockey tournament with another big win.

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Malaysian top Group A

By Jugjet Singh

MALAYSIA toyed around with Oman but still won 7-1 to remain unbeaten in Group A of the Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh Monday.

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India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Korea reach Super 4s at men's Hero Asia Cup 2017

India and Malaysia top pools, Pakistan and Korea remain in hunt for title in Dhaka


Malaysia (in orange) have been in impressive form at the men's Hero Asia Cup 2017, winning all three of their matches played so far. Photo credit: Asian Hockey Federation

Four teams remain in the hunt for glory at the men's Hero Asia Cup 2017, currently being played in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with India and Malaysia showing outstanding form to top the pools as the competition enters the Super 4s phase.

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Wild weekend sees Penn field hockey split matches

Quakers lose against Columbia, prevail in comeback win over Temple

By Moses Nsereko


Senior Alexa Hoover finished with one goal and two assists in Penn field hockey's 4-2 win over Temple. Photo: Ananya Chandra

This weekends' two matches were two sides of the same coin for Penn field hockey. That is, during the course of one weekend, the Quakers experienced two completely different results.

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UCD shake off UCC in student Irish Senior Cup battle


Deirdre Duke created two of UCD’s goals. Pic: Adrian Boehm

In a precursor to next week’s intervarsities, UCD belatedly shook off Munster Division One leaders UCC to run up a 4-1 victory and advance to the second round of the women’s Irish Senior Cup.

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Murray’s smashes late winner for Garvey over Bann


Lisnagarvey’s Daniel Buser scored twice against Banbridge. Pic: Sinead Hingston

Sean Murray smashed home a last-minute winner for Lisnagarvey to grab a memorable opening round 3-2 result over local rivals, eliminating the reigning Irish Senior Cup champions Banbridge.

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Irish Womens EYHL Weekend Round Up

UCD moved to the top of the women’s EY Hockey League as they continued to bounce back from their opening day defeat with a confident 3-1 win over student rivals Trinity.

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Irish Mens EYHL Weekend Round Up

Glenanne produced a superb comeback to suggest they could be a dark horse for title contention as they came from 2-0 down to beat EY Champions Trophy holders Three Rock Rovers 3-2 at Grange Road.

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Surbiton overcome Wimbledon challenge


Surbiton's Alan Forsyth. Credit Tim Rede

Defending champions Surbiton made it four wins out of four in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division after a 2-1 victory at Wimbledon on Sunday.

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Indoor USWNT All Set for Women’s Indoor Pan American Cup Beginning Tomorrow



GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team arrived in South America as they prepare to partake in the seventh edition of the women’s Indoor Pan American Cup (IPAC). As an event that holds great potential, the Indoor USWNT will look to advance and qualify for the 2018 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Berlin Germany. Taking place at The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, this 6-day event will bring together seven teams consisting of Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and the USA. With a current FIH Hero Indoor World Ranking of No. 28, the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team opens tournament play against Trinidad and Tobago, tomorrow, Monday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Oman will host Men's Asian Games Qualifier next March

s2h team

Muscat, Oman will be the host city of next year's Men's Asian Games Qualifier 2018. The Qualifying round for the Jakarta Asian Games will be held between from March 2 to 10 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat.

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It’s test and tweak against Oman

By S. Ramaguru

KUALA LUMPR: Malaysia are using the match against Oman to fine-tune their game ahead of the Asia Cup Super Four round.

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Keep Calm and Play Hockey

By Jugjet Singh

THE Asia Cup has never been Malaysa's favourite hunting ground, as in nine previous editions, only one bronze medal was won in 2007 in Chennai, India.

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Ponacha knows the score

By Jugjet Singh

OMAN coach A.K. Ponacha, from India, knows that his men are in for a torrid 60 minutes in their last Group B match of the Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today.

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Oman warm-up for Super 4 crunch

By Jugjet Singh

MALAYSIA will use the last Group B match against Oman Monday as  warm-up for the Round Robbin of the Asia Cup.

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Tanaka’s double helps Japan down Bangladesh 3-1



KARACHI: Japan held their nerves till the final hooter to snatch a 3-1 victory against hosts Bangladesh who put up a strong fight in Sunday’s Pool A match of the Asia Cup 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was Kenta Tanaka’s back-to-back goals in the dying minutes of the match that helped Japan earn the winning points. With both Japan and hosts Bangladesh vying for that elusive three points in Pool A, the clash on Sunday witnessed the two teams give it their best and entertain the home crowd. While Japan had to win by a big goal difference to keep their Super 4s hope alive, Bangladesh had to win to salvage their pride in their home ground.

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A toss between Korea and China

By Jugjet Singh

INDIA, Pakistan and Malaysia have qualified for the round robbin of the Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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'India always beat Pakistan in Dhaka': Vijender Singh's trolling game spot-on after Asia Cup hockey match


Vijender Singh (PTI - File Photo)

The Indian men's hockey team continued their good form in their Asia Cup 2017 campaign with a third successive win beating arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a high intensity Pool A match here at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

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Pakistan lose against India but qualify for semifinals



KARACHI: India won 3-1 against archrivals Pakistan in their last pool match of the 2017 Men’s Asia Cup Hockey Tournament at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Sunday. This was India’s fifth consecutive win against Pakistan in all tournaments. Earlier, Pakistan defeated hots Bangladesh 7-0 and scored a 2-2 draw against Japan in their first two group matches. India have topped Group A with nine points, with three wins from as many matches. Both Pakistan and Japan finished with four points but Pakistan qualified for the next round of Super Four, semifinals, because of the better goal difference than that of Japan.

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India down Pakistan to top Asia Cup pool



DHAKA: India continued their winning momentum, defeating arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a Pool ‘A’ encounter of the Asia Cup hockey tournament on Sunday.

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India survive Pakistan scare, top pool A with 3-1 victory

Pakistan lost 3-1 to arch-rivals India in their last pool match at the Asia Cup hockey tournament at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

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Pakistan lose 1-3 to India but qualify for Super 4

As Japan had managed only a 3-1 win over Bangladesh in their last pool match earlier today, pressure was somewhat off Pakistan.

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India gets the better of Pakistan

An all-win record help the Men in Blue top Pool A


Job well done! Indian players congratulate each other after besting Pakistan in their Pool A match on Sunday. 

Favourite India continued its winning momentum, defeating Pakistan 3-1, in a Pool A match at the 10th men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday.

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India overcomes Pak, tops the table

s2h team

Improved Pakistan put up its best performance so far in the Dhaka Asia Cup, but it was not adequate against the perfect Team India. Picking up its London form, India continued its winning spree against their famed rival, with a 3-1 victory today in the last pool match for the both. Both teams have entered the Super 4s.

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India's victory over Pakistan came despite them playing far from their best hockey

Sundeep Misra


India players celebrate a goal against Pakistan. Image courtesy: Twitter/@Hockey India

Domination of territory and possession do look good for sports analytics but when it comes to stamping your class on an opponent whose tactical acumen kept margins low and leveraged opportunities, the 3-1 win for India is a deep disappointment for a team that started as if sitting on a jet propeller and finished like an auto ride through jam-packed Dhaka.

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Tanaka's double goal helps Japan beat Bangladesh 3-1

Japan ends their Pool A campaign with a fine victory against hosts
 
Dhaka (Bangladesh) Japan held their nerves till the final hooter to snatch a 3-1 victory against hosts Bangladesh who put up a strong fight in today’s Pool A match at the Hero Asia Cup 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was Hero of the match Kenta Tanaka’s back-to-back goals in the dying minutes of the match that helped Japan earn the winning points.

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Kiwis finish second at Oceania Cup


Photo: Planet Hockey

The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women have both finished second at the Oceania Cup in Sydney after going down to hosts Australia on finals day.

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Australia men and women win Oceania Cup 2017


Photo courtesy of Planet Hockey Magazine

Australia men and women retained the Oceania Cup at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, beating off the challenge of New Zealand.

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PAHF Managing Director

Day-to-day management of the organization



Managing Director

The Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) is the governing body for the Pan Americas in the international Olympic sport of Field & Indoor Hockey and is one of 5 Continental Federations that report to and are funded by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

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Vacancy- Hockey Ireland Performance Director

HOCKEY IRELAND PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR - JOB DESCRIPTION AND ROLE DETAILS

Hockey Ireland is seeking to appoint a Performance Director to support the ongoing development of the High Performance Programme.

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HI names 37-man core group for junior men's national coaching camp

LUCKNOW: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced a 37-member core group for the junior men's national coaching camp which will take place at SAI centre till September 17 to prepare for the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup.

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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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Sites

- 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 - The Hook
- 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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