Pan American Champions USA (Women’s) will meet #3 Germany on opening day of Hockey Competition

LONDON – The U.S. will face-off against world ranked No. 3 Germany on opening day, Sunday, 29 July, at 9:15 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 4:15 p.m. ET.  Germany is competing in their sixth Olympic Games, with their best appearance being a gold medal in 2004. They finished just out of medal contention in Beijing and will look to reassert themselves on the podium while in London.   Natascha Keller is the veteran on the German squad, competing in her fifth Olympic Games. She has played in more than 400 competitions and has … Continue reading →

London Olympic Hockey Competitions WOMEN – Day 1: “Opening – Hockeyroos will take on Black Sticks”

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The curtain raises at the Riverbank arena to open the Hockey competition of the 2012 London Olympics at 8:30 (BST) on 29th July with New Zealand Women’s Hockey Team taking on Australia in the opening game (Pool B). The 3 times Olympics Gold medalists Hockeyroos (Australian Women’s Hockey Team) will play Trans-Tasmanian arch-rivals Black Sticks as hockey fans from around the world support their country and the game, the Men’s competition will kick-start on Monday 30th July, as the Korean Men lock horns with the Black Sticks (New Zealand). In the other matches of the day current World #1 in the FIH World Rankings and Beijing Gold Medalists … Continue reading →

Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Melbourne 2012- Tickets on Sale

Hockey Men's Champions Trophy 2012 Melbourne

Australia’s sporting capital will host the 34th Men’s Champions Trophy in Melbourne this year, from December 1-9, at the State Netball and Hockey Centre. This is the first international event following the Olympics and with the gold medalists to feature in Melbourne only a short time after, the Federation of International Hockey’s premiere event is set to sizzle with tickets expected to race out the door. In a pre-sale to the hockey community yesterday, tickets have sold very quickly, so sports lovers will need to book now to ensure they attain a seat for their preferred session. Author: “”; Last … Continue reading →

Netherlands win Investec London Cup

Netherlands celebrate winning the 2012 Investec London Cup. Credit Ady Kerry - GB Hockey

Gold Medal Match: NETHERLANDS 4-1 (HT: 1-0) AUSTRALIA Netherlands Goalscorer: Carlien Dirkse van de Heuvel 28 (F), Maartje Paumen 44,56 (PC,PC), Kelly Jonker 46 (F) Australia Goalscorer: Georgia Nanscawen 47 (F) Decisive finishing was the difference between the Netherlands and Australia in the final of the Investec London Cup as the Dutch converted their chances for a 4-1 victory.  Maartje Paumen and Kelly Jonker both got on the score sheet to leave them joint top goal scorers for the competition. _________ INVESTEC LONDON CUP FINAL STANDINGS: 1. Netherlands, 2. Australia, 3. Germany, 4. South Africa, 5. Great Britain, 6. Ireland … Continue reading →

Germany take bronze at Investec London Cup

Bronze Medal Match: SOUTH AFRICA 2-6 (HT: 1-2) GERMANY South Africa Goalscorer: Dirkie Chamberlain 11 (F), Pietie Coetzee 67 (F) Germany Goalscorer: Natascha Keller 9 (PC), Kristina Hillman 18 (F), Julia Muller 40 (PC), Janine Beermann 47,58 (F,F), Katharina Otte 62 (F) The Investec London Cup bronze medal match saw an eight goal thriller as South Africa took on Germany.  Earlier in the week Germany had edged past the world number seven side 1-0 however it was not as tight on Sunday as they netted six goals against South Africa to take the bronze medal. An even first half saw … Continue reading →

Hockeyroos beat Germany 3-2 to reach the Finals of London Cup

Semi Final 2: Germany 2-3 (HT: 1-0) Australia Germany Goalscorer: Maike Stockel 5 (F), Eileen Hoffman 49 (F) Australia Goalscorer: Emily Smith 54 (F), Kobie McGurk 65 (F), Anna Flanagan 70 (PC) The second semi final of the day saw world number three side Germany take on Australia, ranked four places below them.  It was a tale of the underdog as the Hockeyroos came from behind in dramatic style to take the game 3-2 in the dying seconds and book their place in Sunday’s Investec London Cup Final. Following a narrow victory over Great Britain on Thursday evening Germany came … Continue reading →