India Pip Canada to Stay in Race for QFs of Junior World Cup

New Delhi, 7 December 2013: The hosts India managed to beat Canada by 3-2 in their 2nd Pool game of Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 to keep themselves alive and kicking in the tournament (Points Table & Results here).

Manpreet Singh (Captain of India) and Sukhi Panesar (Captain of Canada) in action during Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 in New Delhi

Manpreet Singh (Captain of India) and Sukhi Panesar (Captain of Canada) in action during Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 in New Delhi

Excited at the last minutes twist in the game against Canada, Gregg Clark, Coach of the Indian team said, “We got the victory at the end but we dominated throughout the game. It is always a worrying factor for any team and the coach when the team misses crucial chances. We could have been lot more accurate in position 23 and D – certainly an area we need to analyse closely. There were lot of positives out of this game as well. We tried to play with lot more speed today but there were moments when we needed to be more controlled.” Continue reading →

Korea beat Canada 7-4 in the Opening Game of Jr Hockey World Cup

New Delhi, 6 December 2013: Korea defeated Canada convincingly in the opening match of Hero Hockey Junior World Cup.

Bissett Brenden of Canada and You Seungju of Korea in action during Junior Hockey World Cup Men 2013 Delhi

Bissett Brenden of Canada and You Seungju of Korea in action during Junior Hockey World Cup Men 2013 Delhi

The Korean Coach Kim Young Kyu felt it was an eye opening game for them and said, “the boys dominated the game from the start of the game and kept attacking during the match. While the defense was strong in the first half of the match but the boys could not continue with it in the second half, but this has come as an eye opener and I am happy we realized this in the very first match of the tournament. Our match tomorrow with Netherlands is very important and we are look forward to it”.

It only took a couple of minutes for the Koreans to make the first dent on the score-sheet when Seo Inwoo deflected in goal a free hit driven in the circle by Hwang Weonki. They maintained their pressure on the nervous Canadian defense and doubled their tally in the 7th minute when You Seungju powered a penalty-corner out of reach of Tristan Burgoyne in the Canadian goal. Continue reading →

Glittering Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Trophy unveiled

  • World’s future hockey stars assemble in Delhi for the prestigious FIH Hero Hockey Junior World Cup
  • Hero Player of the Tournament to get Rs. 1,00,000 and a trophy

New Delhi, December 5, 2013: The festive hockey atmosphere in New Delhi, the host city for the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013, reached a peak with the unveiling of the glittering Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Trophy. The glamorous unveiling took place alongside the announcement of various special awards during a unique function at the Lalit Hotel.

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Trophy unveiling by the Captains

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Trophy unveiling by the Captains

Kelly Fairweather, CEO, FIH, Dr.Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India and competing Captains unveiled the traditional Roger Danet Trophy, the symbol of supremacy in the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup competition, amidst the global hockey fraternity. Continue reading →

Closed Bid of 154 Players for Hero HIL 2014 Tomorrow

New Delhi, 21 November 2013: The Hero Hockey India League Closed Bid 2013 will take place at Hotel The Lalit in New Delhi on 22 November 2013, nearly two months ahead of the second season of Hero HIL, for which 154 players from 14 Countries including 95 Indians and 59 Overseas have made themselves available.

    England's Captain Barry Middleton is also available for the HIL Bid (Credits: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

England’s Captain Barry Middleton is also available for the HIL Bid (Credits: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

Hockey India Secretary General and Hero HIL Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said the Closed Bid would give the franchisees the chance to buy new players to replace permanent withdrawals and complete their squads for the coming season. “The base prices for the players vary from $ 2,600 to $ 25,000” he said.

“Nearly 154 players from 14 countries including 95 from India and 59 overseas have made themselves available for the Closed Bid. The Bid is expected to see a lot of competition between young Indian and overseas players. The second season will be an exciting opportunity for the young and coming talent to leave its mark on the tournament” said Dr. Batra. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013

Hero Hockey Junior Men's World Cup Logo6-15 December, 2013
at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi (India)

Final Standings:  1.    Germany, 2.    France, 3.    Netherlands, 4.    Malaysia, 5.    Australia, 6.    Belgium, 7.    New Zealand, 8.    Korea, 9.    Pakistan, 10.    India, 11.    Argentina, 12.    South Africa, 13.    Spain, 14.    England, 15.    Egypt, 16.    Canada.

Participating Teams:
Pool A – Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, Egypt
Pool B – Australia, Spain, Argentina, France
Pool C – Netherlands, Korea, India, Canada
Pool D – England, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia

Live Broadcast/Telecast Details: Ten Sports in India and Pakistan, SkySport in New Zealand, Astro in Malaysia, Streaming on FIH YouTube Channel.

Full Schedule and Results of Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 :
(Quarter Finals / Points Table here) Continue reading →

USA face Las Leonas in the Final of Pan American Cup Final

MENDOZA, Argentina – September 26, 2013 – The field hockey rivalry between the United States and Canada has been evident throughout the years of international competition. Tonight the U.S. Women’s National Team played with passion, enthusiasm and energy for the entire Pan American Cup Semi- Final match. A fierce, competitive battle ended with Team USA earning a 4-0 win and a ticket to the gold-medal match against Argentina.

USA Field Hockey Logo“We are very pleased with tonight’s win,” said the U.S. Head Coach, Craig Parnham. “We were well structured and very disciplined throughout the match. Our team has played well in patches of the tournament but today was our best complete performance.” Continue reading →