7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup, Changzhou: Schedule and Results

7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup

Venue: Changzhou, China
Date: 5-13 September 2015

Participating Teams:
Pool A: China; India; Malaysia; Singapore; DPR Korea
Pool B: Korea Rep; Japan; Thailand; Chinese-Taipei

Detailed Schedule and results of 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015: Continue reading →

HIL Auction on 17th Sept: No team from South India, 135 Indians and 142 Foriegners in Fray

Hockey India League (HIL) is conducting a fresh auction of players for the upcoming season of the League on September 17 at New Delhi. The six franchisee will bid for players from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan and Korea to complete their teams.

Birendra Lakra Ranchi Rays Hero Hockey India League 2015

Ranchi Rays has retained Indian Star defender Birendra Lakra for upcoming season of Hero Hockey India League 

This is going to be 4th season of HIL, but still there are no teams from South India, either of Chennai or Bangalore should have had a franchise in the league by now. In the interest of the game and for increasing its reach, hockey hotbeds like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu can not be ignored in important league like HIL, which has become one of the best league in world, however it is yet to spread its arms pan-India. Keeping the stadium attendances during World Series Hockey 2012 in mind, HIL organizers should try to get a franchisee from either of the cities specially Bangalore. Continue reading →

#HWL2015 (M): Kookaburras triumph over Red Lions in final, Ceriello finds net in overtime PC

Kookaburras, Champions of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium (Courtesy: FIH)

Kookaburras, Champions of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium (Courtesy: FIH)

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Men
Final Standings: 1. Australia; 2. Belgium; 3. Great Britain; 4. India; 5. Ireland;
6. Malaysia; 7. France; 8. Pakistan; 9. Poland; 10. China

Event Awards
FINTRO Best Player Award: John-John Dohmen (BEL)
HERO Best Young Player Award: Blake Govers (AUS)
FINTRO Best Goalkeeper Award: David Harte (IRL)
HERO Top Scorer: Blake Govers (AUS) – 7 goals

A dramatic late goal from Chris Ciriello gave Kookaburras, the Men’s Hockey team of Australia a 1-0 win over host nation Belgium to secure a first place finish at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp. Ciriello – who scored a hat-trick in the final of last year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup – struck with a blistering overtime penalty corner drag-flick to give the Kookaburras a hard-earned win in a fantastic and hugely competitive match with the Red Lions. Continue reading →

Ireland beat Malaysia in #HWL2015 and keep Olympic dream alive

Ireland have done all they can to secure their spot at the Rio Olympics with a polished 4-1 victory over world number 12 Malaysia today in 5th place play-off match at FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. Goals from Good, Caruth, Sothern and Darling put the game out of reach of a pacey Malaysian side that struggled to take their chances.

Ireland men's hockey team during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credits: Grant Treeby)

Ireland men’s hockey team with their supporter during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credits: Grant Treeby)

The Green Machine got off to the perfect start with a goal each for Good and Caruth in the opening 10 minutes. Malaysia enjoyed the bulk of possession but pressure from the Irish defence and superb goal keeping from Harte meant the sides went into the half 2-0 to the Irish. Continue reading →

India to Play for Win against Malaysia in QF #HWL2015

India Men hockey team is geared-up for their Quarter-Final match against Malaysia in the ongoing FINTRO World Hockey League Semi-Final 2015. Quarter-finals are scheduled to be held on 01 July 2015 when Australia, Great Britain and Belgium face challenges from Ireland, Pakistan and France respectively in knock-out stage in Antwerp, Belgium (Full Schedule Here).

India Hockey Coach Paul van Ass with his team during FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 (Credits: Koen Suyk)

India Hockey Coach Paul van Ass with his team during FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 (Credits: Koen Suyk)

In last encounter with the FIH Rank # 12 team Malaysia, India were defeat during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015. This time around Indian team is looking at avenging the defeat and a win which will ensure a Semi-Final spot. Continue reading →

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men): Schedule and Results

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men)

Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) LogoVenue: KHC Dragons, Antwerp (BEL)
From: 20 Jun – 5 Jul 2015

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Women) Schedule and Results

Final Standings:
1. Australia; 2. Belgium; 3. Great Britain; 4. India; 5. Ireland; 6. Malaysia, 7. France; 8. Pakistan; 9. Poland; 10. China

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) Teams:
Pool A: Australia, France, India, Pakistan, Poland
Pool B: Belgium, China, Great Britain, Ireland, Malaysia

Live telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD
Live Streaming Star Sports www.starsports.com
More details about streaming and television broadcast of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) here.

Points Table of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men):
Day 6 After 16 Games Played – June 26

Pool A:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Australia 3 3 0 0 20 1 19 9
2 India 3 2 1 0 8 4 4 7
3 Pakistan 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 4
4 France 3 1 0 2 6 14 -8 3
5 Poland 4 0 0 4 2 13 -11 0

Pool B:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Belgium 3 2 1 0 10 2 8 7
2 Malaysia 3 2 0 1 7 6 1 6
3 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 12 5 7 5
4 Ireland 3 1 1 1 10 6 4 4
5 China 4 0 0 4 3 23 -20 0

Detailed Schedule of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men): Continue reading →