MPHA & Punjab complete quarter-finals line-up of the Junior Women Hockey Nationals

27 April 2013: MPHA and Punjab complete the quarter-finals line-up of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship being played at Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.

Six goals scored by Shikha Sharma helped Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy to register easy win over The Hockey Maharashtra 16-1 in their concluding Pool D match. Continue reading →

Smith and Captain Blyth’s Braces Help Hockeyroos in 6-0 Victory Over Korea

Hockeyroos: Emily Smith 35,58 (F,F), Ashleigh Nelson 40 (F), Madonna Blyth 60,67 (PC,F), Claire Messent 62 (F)

Australia’s Hockeyroos turned on the style in a devastating second half performance as they bounced back from Thursday’s defeat at the hand of Korea to win 6-0 on Saturday. Emily Smith (NSW) netted the crucial opener with just four seconds of the first half remaining but it was the five goals in the second half that truly caught the eye with captain Madonna Blyth’s (QLD) incredible cheeky chip the highlight. Continue reading →

Today at Junior and Senior Women’s Hockey National Championships 2013: Punjab, Haryana and MPHA Completes QF Line Up in Lucknow

26 April 2013: Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy completed the quarter-final line-up with emphatic victories in their concluding league matches of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Govind Singh Sports College in Lucknow.

Quarter-final Schedule (Sunday, 28 April 2013)
Railways vs Uttar Pradesh (6:30 am)
Haryana vs Sports Authority of India (8:30 am)
Jharkhand vs Karnataka (2:00 pm)
MPHA vs Punjab (4:00pm)

Punjab defeated Delhi 7-0 in their concluding league match played today. Goal scorers for Punjab were Sadhna Singh (2, 18, 39 min), Monika (5 min), Gurwant (54 min), Sukhjeet (56 min) and Lalremruati (66 min). Continue reading →

Sandeep Singh and Yuvraj Walmiki Recalled for Netherlands Tour of Indian Men’s Hockey Team

New Delhi, 26 April 2013: Indian Men’s Hockey Team for Netherlands tour from 27 April – 9 May 2013 is announced. The 18 member Indian squad will be captained by Sardar Singh and VR Raghunath will be vice captain.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

The Indian team will be traveling to Netherlands to play a total seven matches in preparations for the Senior Men team for FIH Men’s Hockey World League Round- 3(Semi-finals) to be played at Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13-23 June 2013.

Hockey India selector Col. Balbir Singh, Mr. BP Govinda, Mr. Michael Nobbs (Chief Coach) and Mr. Roelant Oltmans (Director-High Performance) alongwith Government Observer Harbinder Singh selected the list of 18 players during the selection trials conducted at SAI Centre, Bangalore on 16 April 2013. Continue reading →

Today at Junior and Senior Women’s Hockey National Championships 2013: Sr Rajasthan Register their 1st Win

25 April 2013: Five goals by Sonu helped Rajasthan beat Bengal 9-2 in a Pool B match of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Govind Singh Sports College, Lucknow. After losing two matches in the championship this is the first victory for Rajasthan.

Goal scorers for Rajasthan were Sonu (17, 21, 50, 58, 64 min), Jaya Chouhan (19, 52 min) and Prabhjot Kaur (61, 69 min). For Bengal scorers were Archana Kumari Tewari (5 min) and Rubi Khatun (39 min). Continue reading →

Korea Came From Behind to Beat Hockeyroos and Level the Series

Hockeyroos: Madonna Blyth 2 (PC)
Korea: Park Mi Hyun 19 (F), Kim Young Ran 66 (PS)

A late penalty stroke consigned Australia’s Hockeyroos to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Korea in Perth on Thursday, levelling the series at one game each with two matches still to play. Madonna Blyth gave the girls in green and gold the perfect start as she fired home the rebound on a penalty corner in the second minute but Korean captain Park My Hyun levelled midway through the first half. Continue reading →