Hockeyroos Scored Four Goals in 2nd Half to Win 4-2 against Korea in the Opener

Hockeyroos: Ashleigh Nelson 41, 47 (PC, F), Madonna Blyth 54 (F), Claire Messent 63 (F)
Korea: Park Mu Hyun 25 (F), Kim Young Ran 59 (PC)

A high intensity performance from the Hockeyroos handed Adam Commens’ side victory in the first of four matches against Korea in Perth. Four second half goals, including two from Western Australian Ashleigh Nelson, turned around a half time deficit in exciting fashion.  Returning captain Madonna Blyth (QLD) scored Australia’s third with Claire Messent  (VIC) rounding things off late on. Continue reading →

Today at Junior and Senior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013: Jr Tamil Nadu Reach Quarters

24 April 2013: Bihar defeated Jammu & Kashmir 9-0 (Pool D) with the help of 5 goals from Aprajita Kumari, including a hat-trick in the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Govind Singh Sports College Lucknow on Wednesday. Goal scorers for Bihar were Aprajita Kumari (13, 19, 43, 51, 65 minutes), Antu Kumari (56, 59 min), Poonam Giri (10 min) and Manji Pandey (68). Continue reading →

Black Sticks Men’s Squad Bolstered for Korea Series, George Muir to Debut

April 24th, 2013: Several familiar faces and one debutant have been named in a strengthened Black Sticks Men’s series squad ahead of next month’s test series against Korea in Auckland.

George Muir Black Sticks (Photo Credit: Bethelle McFedries)

George Muir to debut for Black Sticks (Photo Credit: Bethelle McFedries)

The six-game series will be played from 14th-22nd May with two games at Rangitoto College, two at the Southern Hockey Turf in Papatoetoe and two at Counties Manukau.

Head coach Colin Batch today named his 23-man squad with five additional players joining the same squad of 18 which played at the Azlan Shah Cup in March.

London Olympians Phil Burrows, Shea McAleese and Nick Haig return to the side along with young guns James Coughlan and George Muir.

Batch said the tests against Korea are a chance to continue the growth of the Kiwi side with selections under the microscope for the World League Semi-Finals in June. Continue reading →

Junior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013 Updates, Haryana & Odisha Reach Quarter-finals

23 April 2013: Pooja Rani, Jyoti Gupta and Reena Rani scored four goals each, as Haryana raced to 23-0 win against Uttarakhand in their concluding Pool A league game and entered the quarter-finals of 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship being played at Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.

Haryana went on to dominate from the starting of the match. Haryana who led 12-0 at the half time scored through Pooja Rani (1, 2, 7, 19), Nicky (9), Jyoti Gupta (11, 52, 53, 69), Deepti (13, 26), Navdeep (17), Navneet Kaur (20, 70), Reena Rani (22, 41, 44, 61), Navpreet Kaur (27, 50), Jyoti Dahiya (42), Malkeet Kaur (59) and Own Goal (68). Continue reading →

Indian Women Team defeats Hockey Club Rotterdam in the 1st game of Dutch Tour

New Delhi 23 April 2013: Ritu Rani scored twice as India defeated Hockey Club Rotterdam 4-3 in their first game played at Rotterdam Hockey Stadium.

Poonam Rani scored first goal for India in the 8th minute to earn lead for her side, but the hosts Hockey Club Rotterdam leveled the score in 13th minute through field goal. The local club side, scored two more in the 19th and 23th minutes of the game to build pressure on India. Continue reading →

Senior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013 Updates, Railways and Karnataka are in Quarter Finals

Karnataka (from Pool G) has entered the quarterfinals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Gobind Singh College.

Hockey India LogoWhile Railways have qualified for quarterfinals from Pool A, where the defending champions outclassed Uttarakhand (19-0) and Tamil Nadu (19-0).

23 April 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) won 20-0 against Jammu & Kashmir in a Pool D league match. Goal scorers for MPHA were Preeti (2, 4, 23 min), Reena Khokhar (6, 19, 34 min), Anuja (39, 40, 42 min), Jyoti (37, 41, 45 min), Rakhi (53, 67 min), Reema Katariya (1 min), Karishma (11 min), Shivani (14 min), Neha Rawat (68 min) and own goal (22, 58 min). Continue reading →