Hockey Matches to be played in 4 Quarters

20th March 2014: International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced today changes to the structure of the game. As tried and implemented by both the Euro Hockey League and Hockey India League, the FIH has decided to do away with two 35-minute halves, introduced four 15-minute quarters for improve the flow and intensity of the game.

International Hockey Federation (FIH) LogoAccording to FIH release, 40-second time-outs following both penalty corner awards and the scoring of a goal have also introduced to maximum utilization of 60-minute game time for actual play by not consuming it with penalty corner set up, etc. This is also done for increasing the fan experience and opportunity for game presentation and analysis. Continue reading →

Korea Qualify for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup

Korea are the latest team to be confirmed as qualifiers for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, which will take place at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands from 31st May to 15th June next year.

Nick Catlin in action for England in the third place play off against Korea at the World League Semi Final (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek / England Hockey)The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that Korea are the latest team to be confirmed as qualifiers for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 after the completion of the Men’s Pan American Cup 2013 in Brampton, Canada.

Korea – who just missed out on direct World Cup qualification by finishing fourth at the recent Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johor Bahru, Malaysia – were promoted from first reserves to guaranteed participants courtesy of Argentina’s success in the Pan American continental championship on Saturday. Continue reading →

Day 4 at Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: Chandigarh and MPHA Complete Women’s Semis Line-up

New Delhi, 24 May 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Chandigarh women entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Final) 2013 played at SAI Centre, Bhopal on Friday and now will face Jharakhand and Haryana in semi-finals respectively to be played tomorrow.

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Karnataka 6-1 in their last league encounter of Pool A. The goal scorers for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy were Upasna (10 min), Anuja (39, 52 min), Preeti (40 min), Karishma (65 min) and Neha (70 min) while Spurthi (12 min) scored the only goal for Karnataka. Continue reading →

Day 3 at Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: Haryana and Jharkhand Women Enter Semi Finals from Pool B

New Delhi, 23 May 2013: Haryana and Jharkhand women entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Final) 2013 played at SAI Centre, Bhopal on Thursday.

Haryana registered their third consecutive win, as they defeated Jharkhand 5-1 in their Pool B match. The goal scorers for Haryana were Ritu (53 min), Manpreet (60 min), Navpreet (61 min), Nidhi (69 min) and Sonika (70) while Nisha Rani (44 min) scored the only goal for Jharkhand. Continue reading →

Australian Junior Women’s Hockey Team Jillaroos selected for Japan Tour

Hockey Australia has announced the Jillaroos squad for next month’s tour to Japan. The U21 women’s team will play four matches against Japan ‘A’ in preparation for the Junior World Cup at the end of July.

Hockey Australia LogoNational Junior Coach Craig Victory has called upon the services of 11 of the squad that won gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney at the start of the year. Recent Hockeyroos debutants Brooke Peris (NT) and Mariah Williams (NSW) will make the trip on the back of successful first senior appearances against Korea in Perth last month. Continue reading →

Day 2 at Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: Haryana Girls win their 2nd Consecutive Game

New Delhi, 22 May 2013: Four goals by skipper Navpreet helped Haryana women to register their second consecutive win as they defeated The Hockey Maharashtra 11-1 in the Pool B match on day 2 of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Final) 2013 played at SAI Centre, Bhopal on Wednesday.

The goal scorers for Haryana were Navpreet (2, 14, 53, 64 min), Devika (5, 45 min), Sonika (6 min), Manpreet (30, 40 min) and Asha (52 min) while The Hockey Maharashtra scored through Alaknanda (43 min). Continue reading →