India defeated by USA, to face Japan for 7th place, USA vs ARG for 5th: Hawke’s Bay

India vs USA during the Hawke's Bay Cup 2015 (Women's Hockey) in New Zealand

The women hockey team of India was defeated by USA in 5th-8th classification match at the Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015. In the other 5th-8th classification match Argentina edged past Japan by 3-2 to set-up Pan-American contest for 5th place (report in later half of this article). The classification match between India and USA witnessed yet another round of an exciting clash as each team looked at creating pressure through their attacks and cashing on the opportunities. It was USA which managed to capitalize and going on to beat India 3-0. Immediately into the match both teams started with an intention … Continue reading →

India to play in Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey (W) in Hastings (NZL)

Indian women hockey team at Park Island in Napier New Zealand (Credits: Jay Hughes)

India’s women hockey team will feature in the 2015 Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey women’s tournament (Hawke’s Bay Cup) to be held from 11th to 19th April. Matches at the Festival of Hockey will be hosted at both the Regional Sports Park in Hastings and Park Island in Napier (New Zealand). Next month, India will be playing in FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 07 – 15 March, 2015. Hawke’s Bay Cup (in April) will be good exposure for Indian women, who are expected to qualify for FIH World League Round 3 to be held … Continue reading →

Australia and Netherlands top FIH World Hockey Rankings, India 9th

FIH World Hockey Rankings June 2014

Good performances at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup means Argentina men’s team and the USA women’s team climb FIH World Hockey rankings The latest FIH (International Hockey Federation) men’s and women’s world rankings have been released today following the conclusion of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup. The winners of both the Men’s and Women’s World Cup – Australia and the Netherlands – have maintained their positions at the top of the FIH World Hockey Rankings. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on June 25, 2014 12:19 . … Continue reading →

Netherlands women crowned Rabobank Hockey World Cup champions

Netherlands: The Champions of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: FIH / Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

The Netherlands have been crowned as winners of the Women’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. IOC President Thomas Bach joins FIH President Leandro Negre on stage for prize-giving ceremony Eight-time World Player of the Year Luciana Aymar scores two in Argentina bronze-medal win A capacity 15,000-member crowd cheered the Netherlands on to gold International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach joined International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) President Leandro Negre on stage for the prize-giving ceremony in The Hague. President Bach travelled to the Netherlands along with many IOC members to witness FIH’s hugely successful showpiece. Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 – … Continue reading →

Netherlands Won Women’s RHWC2014, Silver for Hockeyroos

Netherlands: The Champions of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: FIH)

The hosts and London Olympics Gold Medalist, Netherlands women’s Hockey team defeated Hockeyroos to win the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague. Final Standings: 1. Netherlands (gold medal); 2. Australia (silver medal); 3. Argentina (bronze medal); 4. USA; 5. New Zealand; 6. China; 7. Korea; 8. Germany; 9. South Africa; 10. Japan; 11. England; 12. Belgium Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 Awards: Rabobank Best Player: Ellen Hoog, Netherlands Hero Best Junior Player: Florencia Habif, Argentina Interpolis Best Goalkeeper: Rachael Lynch, Australia Hero Top Scorer: Maartje Paumen, Netherlands Adidas Best Goal: Kim Lammers, Netherlands With winning the silver medal, … Continue reading →

RHWC2014: Hockeyroos face hosts Netherlands in the Women’s Final

Hockeyroos Goalkeeper Rachael Lynch at full stretch during the shoot-out against USA in the Semi-Final of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

The Hockeyroos are through to Saturday’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 final after a thrilling semi-final with the USA finished with Australia taking victory, 3-1 in the shoot-out after a 2-2 draw. They will meet the hosts, the Netherlands, in the final after the Olympic champions beat the defending World Cup winners Argentina 4-0 in the second semi-final. The girls in orange outclassed the Las Leonas with three goals in opening 22 minutes through Xen De Waard, Maartje Paumen and Kim Lammers, while 4th goal of Netherlands and 2nd of Lammers came in last minute of the game. Author: “The … Continue reading →