The men’s hockey team of India defeated Korea in shoot-out to win Bronze medal at 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 in Ipoh Perak. Later in the evening, New Zealand edged defending champions Australia on shoot-out to clinch the title.
India: Bronze Medalists of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015
After registering a thumping victory over Australia in their last league match, the confident Indian team defeated 8th-ranked Korea by 4-1 (2-2) in bronze medal match, which was decided with penalty shoot-out. This is Team India’s fifth Bronze Medal in the prestigious tournament as they previously won the Bronze in 2012, 2007, 2006 and 1983. India claimed five Gold medals in 2010, 2009, 1995, 1991 and 1983 in the tournament. Continue reading →
The Black Sticks Men have won the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in thrilling style with a 3-1 shoot-out victory over defending champions Australia. Earlier in the day, India and Canada defeated Korea and hosts Malaysia shoot-outs respectively to take bronze and fifth place respectively.
Black Sticks celebrate their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 win
On the day of shoot-outs in Ipoh, India and Korea found themselves locked at 2-2 at full-time hooter in Bronze medal match, which later India won by 4-1 in shoot-out, while hosts Malaysia were locked at 4-4 with Canada at full-time score. Ho-Garcia Gabriel scored a hat-trick for Canada, while Faizal Saari scored a brace for the hosts. In the end, Canada emerged as winner as they converted 3 of 5 attempts in shoot-out while Malaysia could convert only 1. Continue reading →
After giving a tough fight, Indian women’s hockey team went down to USA by 2-4 in the second match at the Hawke’s Bay Cup being played at Hastings Sports Park, New Zealand today. While Australia were held yet another draw in the tournament in Pool A. New Zealand and Korea won their respective matches in Pool B.
Match 5: USA 4 (Jill Witmer 19, Kathleen Sharkey 42,43 Julia Reinprecht 47) beat India 2 (Anuradha Thokchom 6,44)
Match 6: Australia 2 (Madonna Blyth 4, Jodie Kenny 30) draw China 2 (Yang Peng,26, Xiayun Xi 35 )
Match 7: Korea 2 (Jongeun Kim 33 & 59) beat Japan 1 (Shihori Oikawa 3)
Match 8: New Zealand Black Sticks 3 (Kirsten Pearce 14, Anita Punt 23, Olivia Merry 30) beat Argentina 2 (Augustina Habif 7, Delfina Merino 38)
Recording of Day 2 Matches at Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey)
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On the opening day of The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey), the Hosts Black Sticks came from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 against Japan, while India were defeated by China (2-1) in the tournament opener. USA held Australia for 1-1 draw as Argentina beat Korea by 2-0.
RESULTS of The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey) Day 1:
Game four: Black Sticks vs Japan: 2-2 Draw
Japanese goal scorers: Shihori Oikawa, Hazuki Nagai
New Zealand goal scorers: Rachel McCann, Pippa Hayward
Game three: Argentina vs Korea: 2-0 (Argentina win)
Argentina goal scorer: Martina Cavallero x2
Game two: Australia vs USA: 1-1 Draw
USA goal scorer: Melissa Gonzalez
Australian goal scorer: Emily Smith
Game one: India vs China: 2-1 (China win)
India goal scorers: Anuradha Thockchom
China goal scorers: Mengu Wang, Qian Yu
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The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey)
11-19th April 2015
Hastings Sports Park, Napier (New Zealand)
Pool A: Australia, China, India, USA
Pool B: Argentina, Japan, Korea, New Zealand
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Post the glorious victory in Hero Hockey World League Round 2, the Indian Women Hockey Team is all confident and geared up for the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015 in New Zealand. The team is well prepared to put forward a tough game and register a victory in their first clash against China on the opening day of the tournament. Australia will take on USA, Argentina will face Korea and the hosts will go head on against Japan in the other opening day matches.
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Indian women hockey team for Hawke’s Bay Cup
Indian women had last met China during the Asian Games 2014 where they had a close match against the opponents before going down 1-2. Both the teams look forward to mark a positive start and will attempt to maintain an edge over each other proving themselves strong opponents for the upcoming matches as well. The face off in the Hawke’s Bay Cup comes as a challenge for the Indian women to avenge the previous loss and prove themselves better than the opponents. Continue reading →