India to Adapt to New System without Major Changes: Paul van Ass

The Men Hockey Team of India is all set to depart tomorrow (2nd April 2015) from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be played at Ipoh, Malaysia. The all important tournament is slated to take place from 05- 12 April 2015.

Paul van Ass (Chief Coach of Indian Men Hockey Team)

Paul van Ass (Chief Coach of Indian Men Hockey Team)

In a tournament where six teams will be seen participating namely, India, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia and Canada, India will be seen clashing against Korea in their first match scheduled for 5th April 2015.

Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels that Gurbaj’s versatility will prove to be advantageous for the team India, while Birendra Lakra feels it is good opportunity for the team. Chief Coach of Inda Paul van Ass is getting familiar with the team and players as he chalks out his plan for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and future tournaments. 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 →

Indian team announced for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia

The Indian Men Hockey Squad for the upcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was announced today by Hockey India. The annual and most prestigious invitational hockey is scheduled to take place from 5th till 12th April 2015, in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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

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

Coming April 5th, 2015 will see the 18 hand-picked players for the Indian Men National Hockey Team taking on Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysian and Canada in the impending 24th Sultan Alzan Shah Cup in order to claim the title of Sultan. The core probables were seen sweating it out on the field during rigorous training session in preparation of the tournament. Where Sardar Singh will be leading the team as the Captain, the Indian star-goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will be seen supporting him as the Vice-Captain. Continue reading →

India Start Preparations for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The Men’s Hockey team of India has started the preparations for upcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, to be held from 5th-12th April, 2015 at Ipoh in Malaysia. The Indian Men Core probables have started the preparatory camp at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi on 16 March and will continue till 2 April 2015.

India celebrate as they took lead against Netherlands with Rupinder Pal Singh's low flick goal at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in Bhubaneswar

File Photo: India celebrating during the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in Bhubaneswar

Thirty Two players are part of the camp which is for the refinement and training of the players before they depart for Malaysia, but seems some good performers at Hero Hockey India League have been ignored yet again. Out of 32 players, 3 are goalkeepers including PR Sreejesh, Harjot Singh and Sushant Tirkey, 10 Defenders, 9 Mid-Fielders and rest 10 Forwards. Continue reading →

Father of Malaysian Hockey HRH Sultan Azlan Shah Dies

28th May 2014: His Royal Highness, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah (Sultan of Perak), passed away today at the age of 86. He is regarded as ‘Father of Malaysian Hockey‘ for contribution towards the sport in Malaysia.

Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014)

Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014)

Sultan Azlan Shah was an accomplished lawyer, became Lord President of Malaysia, a highest judicial position in Malaysia and served the country as 9th King of Malaysia. Sultan Azlan Shah served as President of Malaysian Hockey Federation for 21 years and as President of the Asian Hockey Federation since 1990. He was also the Vice-President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for two terms since 1992. Continue reading →

Kookaburras won Azlan Shah Cup 8th time

Set piece supremo Chris Ciriello’s four goals helped the Kookaburras to an unprecedented eighth Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title on Sunday night as Australia ran out 8-3 winners over hosts Malaysia.

On the way to finals Kookaburras defeated Malaysia (6-2), Korea (5-1), South Africa (7-0), Canada (6-0) and China (7-0) in league stage.

Final Standings
1. Australia, 2. Malaysia, 3. Korea, 4. China, 5. Canada, 6. South Africa

Kookaburras Won Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for 8th Time

Played at a frenetic tempo in front of a capacity partisan crowd, the match burst into life in the sixth minute when Victorian Ciriello powered home the game’s first penalty corner. Tasmanian Eddie Ockenden doubled the Kookaburras’ advantage shortly afterwards and by midway through the first half Australia were three goals up, Ciriello having netted his second. Continue reading →