Dwyer’s Hat-Trick make it 3 off 3 for Kookaburras in Azlan Shah Cup 2015

Jamie Dwyer continued his good form in front of goal as his hat-trick led the Kookaburras to a 5-2 victory over Korea at the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 on Wednesday. The three-time Olympian, later named Man of the Match, was joined on the score sheet by fellow Olympic gold medallist, captain Mark Knowles, and Eddie Ockenden, who struck his 60th goal for Australia.

Jamie Dwyer - Kookaburras / Australian Hockey Player

Jamie Dwyer is back in Kookaburras team after a long break from international hockey (Photo Credit : Raghu Prasad R V)

After his record-breaking 322nd appearance for Australia’s Kookaburras in the opening game, Jamie Dwyer is in red-hot form. He is still as hungry as ever and have scored 6 goals in 3 matches played in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 taking his personal goal tally to 212 in the green and gold. He has now overtaken Jay Stacy, who retired following the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, as Australia’s most capped hockey player ever.

The result keeps the Kookaburras top of the standings after three matches, ahead of second place New Zealand Black Sticks on goal difference .The trans-Tasman rivals meet on Thursday evening. In earlier matches Australia defeated Canada by 7-0 on opening day and edged past hosts Malaysia by 3-2 on second day of the tournament.

It was a performance of which Head Coach Graham Reid declared he “couldn’t fault their attitude and endeavour”, although he cautioned “we can’t expect to win tournaments giving away 11 corners [in a match]. That’s something to work on. Continue reading →

Black Sticks score late win over India in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

After a good match against Korea yesterday, India went down (1-2) against Black Sticks as Andy Hayward scored a late goal in their 2nd game of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015. Korea defeated Canada by 3-1, while defending champions Australia edged past gritty hosts  by 3-2 in the other matches of the day.

Black Sticks Ace Drag Flicker Andy Hayward celebrating with his team mates after a goal against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

File Photo: Black Sticks Andy Hayward celebrating a goal with his team mates (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

Black Sticks Captain Simon Child and Andy Hayward goals helped them seal the win while it was Akashdeep Singh who scored the lone goal for India. Incidentally, three of them play in same team in Hockey India League, Delhi Waveriders.

After a goalless first half, Black Sticks captain Simon Child put the Kiwis on the scoreboard in the 38th minute after getting a feather touch on a hard shot at goal from Shay Neal in goalmouth melee when Indian defence failed to clear the ball at multiple occasions. India responded with an equaliser just 5 minutes later when Akashdeep Singh pounced on a penalty corner deflection to slip the ball through goalkeeper Devon Manchester’s outstretched leg. Continue reading →

India played a 2-2 draw with Korea in their 1st Match of Azlan Shah Cup

India held Korea with a 2-2 draw on the inaugural day of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 at Ipoh, Malaysia, today. While Australia outclassed Canada by 7-0 and New Zealand defeated hosts Malaysia by 4-2 in other two matches of day.

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 at Ipoh, Malaysia

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 at Ipoh, Malaysia

The match between the two Asian teams turned out to be exciting as the teams were seen in complete action not letting the other team taking advantage on the scoring prospects, but the Indian fans were seen blaming the Hockey India, Sports Channels and Government for not making live broadcast available. They want to see their heroes playing in such an important international tournament but sadly, it’s not available in India. Continue reading →

India Men Depart to Ipoh for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

After an intense and highly competitive Hero Hockey India League, the Men’s Hockey Team of India is all geared-up for their first international tournament of the year – the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 5th April to 12th April 2015. The Asian Games Gold medallist Indian team will face Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada and host Malaysia in the prestigious tournament.

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

The team will be led by Captain Sardar Singh and supported by Vice-Captain PR Sreejesh. Also this will be the first tournament under new Chief Coach of India Paul van Ass and the team looks confident of starting the tourney on a winning note. The 18-member squad will depart today at 11:00 pm from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Continue reading →

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Schedule and Results

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Schedule and Results

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 LogoVenue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Dates: April 05-12, 2015

Participating Teams: Australia, Canada, Korea, India, Malaysia, New Zealand.

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Points Table of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015:

Points Table of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

Points Table of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

Full Schedule and detailed results of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Continue reading →

Latest World Rankings released by FIH: India Steady at 9th (M) and 13th (W)

  • Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings
  • Belgium men leap-frog England into 4th while USA women move up to 5th

Lausanne – 26th March 2015: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events.

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking

FIH Men’s and Women’s World Ranking

In the FIH Men’s World Rankings, 2014 World Champions Australia (1), World Cup Silver medallists the Netherlands (2) and 2012 Olympic Champions Germany (3) continue to hold the top three positions, with Tom Boon’s Belgium moving into fourth place ahead of Ashley Jackson’s England, who drop to fifth. Argentina’s Los Leones retain sixth place ahead of New Zealand (7), Korea (8), India (9) and Pakistan (10).

Malaysia (12), Ireland (14), Canada (15), Japan (16), Poland (17), France (18), Egypt (20), Austria (22) and China (31) all secured top three finishes in the Hockey World League Round 2 events, reaching the Olympic qualifier Semi-Final phase and collecting crucial ranking points in the process. Although these teams have seen little change in their current FIH World Ranking on this occasion, their involvement in the upcoming Hockey World League Semi-Finals will generate even more points and could trigger some significant movement. Continue reading →