Black Sticks grab equaliser against Australia with seconds to spare

The Black Sticks Women have continued their good run at the Four Nations tournament with a 3-3 draw with Australia at the Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium in Pakuranga, Auckland. Australia looked like they had the victory in the bag until Anita Punt smashed in a close range shot with just 40 seconds left on the clock. Despite Monday’s victory over Australia in the first Four Nations series, Black Sticks coach Mark Hager was pleased with today’s result considering the team’s new look line-up. “With the number of positional changes we made today, to still draw 3-3 with a full strength … Continue reading →




India will be in Full Strength at Ipoh for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012

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In contrary to Chief Coach Michael Nobbs’ hints of fielding a relatively young squad in 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India will be going to Ipoh (Malaysia) in full strength to take part in the tournament to be held from 24 May to 03 June 2012. Goalkeeper Bharat Chetri and mid-fielder Sardar Singh will be the captain and vice-captain of the 18 member Indian team, which is almost same as the team being fielded by India for Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament Men’s Four Nation Tournament to be held at Riverbank Arena, Olympic Park, London from 2-6 May, 2012 with … Continue reading →




Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012 Schedule/Results

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21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament Tournament Dates: 24 May- 3 June 2012 Venue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Malaysia Final Standings: Gold Medal: New Zealand (Their First Title) Silver Medal: Argentina Bronze Medal: India4. Great Britain, 5. Korea, 6. Malaysia and 7. Pakistan. Fairplay: Great Britain Best Player of Tournament: Sardar Singh (India) Best Goalkeeper: Kyle Pontifex (New Zealand) Top Scorer: Ashley Jackson ( Great Britain) Man of the Match (Final): Kyle Pontifex (New Zealand) Live Telecast on Neo Sports in India and on Astro Arena in Malaysia  League Stage Final Points Table: Author: “”; Last updated on June … Continue reading →




Women’s Four Nation Tournament 2 at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium, Auckland (New Zealand)

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The Black Sticks Women will take on USA (ranked 10th), India (ranked 13th) and old rivals Australia (ranked 7th) in a Four Nations from 12 – 22 April 2012. This Four Nations event will be played as two identical tournaments – so there will be two finals! The second tournament will be played at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium from 18-22 April Schedule of Tournament 2: 18-22 April, Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium Author: “”; Last updated on June 6, 2013 19:54 . … Continue reading →




Women’s Four Nation Tournament 1 at North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland (New Zealand)

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The Black Sticks Women will take on USA (ranked 10th), India (ranked 13th) and old rivals Australia (ranked 7th) in a Four Nations from 12 – 22 April 2012. This Four Nations event will be played as two identical tournaments – so there will be two finals! The first tournament will be played at North Harbour Hockey Stadium from 12-16 April Schedule of Tournament 1: 12-16 April, North Harbour Hockey Stadium (Auckland) Author: “”; Last updated on June 6, 2013 19:54 . … Continue reading →




Ritu Rani to lead Indian women’s team in 4-nation tourney in New Zealand

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Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead Indian women’s hockey team to participate in a double-leg four-nation tournament, featuring Australia, India, New Zealand and USA, to be held at Auckland, New Zealand from April 12 to 22.  The first leg of the tournament will be played at North Harbour Hockey Centre, while Lloyd Elsmore Reserve host the second one. Defender Joydeep Kaur with 87 international caps with be deputy to Ritu Rani who has represented India in 125 International matches. Selection trials for the team were conducted at SAI Centre, Bhopal on March 23 and 24, witnessed by Hockey India selectors Col … Continue reading →