London 2012 Hockey – WOMEN-Day 1: Results and Review

Alax Danson Celebrates after Scoring a Goal (Photo: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

Day 1 of the Women’s Hockey Games at Riverbank Arena in London concluded with Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, China, Netherlands and New Zealand earning 3 points each after winning the matches. Germany vs USA 2-1 (2-0 half-time) World #3 Germany scraped past (2-1) World #10 USA to earn their crucial 3 points. Germany will be relieved after winning it 2-1 from 2-0 lead at half time. It was Yvonne FRANK and the defending unit of Germans who kept their nerves to win the game, when Americans pressurized for an equalizer in the last minutes. Captain Fanny RINNE’s flick in the … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Preview

Hockey at London Olympics 2012

The Men’s Hockey Competition at Riverbank Arena will kick start on the 30th of July, Monday. The Black Sticks will feature in the Men’s Hockey opening game of London Olympics like their Women’s counterparts who were part of Opening Game of the Women’s Hockey Competition. The 1976 Olympic Gold Medalists – New Zealand will play Korea – the Silver Medalists of 2000 Olympics in the first match of Pool B at 8:30 BST. World #7 Black Sticks (New Zealand) have faced Korea twice in the Olympics and have won on both the occasions. 2nd Match of the day (1st of … 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 →

Black Sticks Men lose first clash with the Netherlands

The Black Sticks Men have lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in an Olympic warm-up match in Utrecht, Holland last night. The battle between the third-ranked Netherlands and the seventh-ranked Kiwis was a very even affair until the last 15 minutes when the home side knocked in two late goals. Black Sticks coach Shane McLeod said despite the score line he was encouraged by what he saw in the match. “We’re in the same pool in London so it was very much about finding out a few things about the Dutch and exploring some tactical options. We were very competitive today … Continue reading →

Netherlands beat South Africa in thrilling Semi Final of London Cup

Semi Final 1: Netherlands 2-2 (HT: 2-1)South Africa Netherlands Goalscorer: Kelly Jonker 3 (F), Maartje Paumen 10 (F) South Africa Goalscorer: Pietee Coetzee 32, 55 (F, PC) *NED win 4-2 after shoot-out competition* The Netherlands and South Africa served up a real treat in front of a packed house in the first of the semi finals at the Investec London Cup on Saturday afternoon.  After falling 2-0 down, South Africa rallied strongly to peg the world’s number one side back to 2-2 before taking the match to a shoot-out competition. After two efforts each it was 2-2 but the Netherlands … Continue reading →