India Men Depart to Ipoh for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

After an intense and highly competitive Hero Hockey India League, the Men’s Hockey Team of India is all geared-up for their first international tournament of the year – the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 5th April to 12th April 2015. The Asian Games Gold medallist Indian team will face Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada and host Malaysia in the prestigious tournament.

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

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

The team will be led by Captain Sardar Singh and supported by Vice-Captain PR Sreejesh. Also this will be the first tournament under new Chief Coach of India Paul van Ass and the team looks confident of starting the tourney on a winning note. The 18-member squad will depart today at 11:00 pm from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Continue reading →

Hockey Schedule/Results/Higlights: 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

Men’s and Women’s Hockey
Schedule and Results
Highlights and Full Match Recordings here

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Indian Men Hockey Team to depart for 17th Asian Games Tonight

The Indian Men Hockey team is all set for the upcoming 17th Asian Games 2014 scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from 19 September – 4 October 2014. The team will depart from New Delhi today late night for South Korea.

Indian Men’s Hockey team for the 17th Asian Games 2014, Incheon

Indian Men’s Hockey team for the 17th Asian Games 2014, Incheon

Riding high on their Silver Medal winning outing in the XX Commonwealth Games 2014, the Indian Men team were seen practicing even more rigorously to leave no stones unturned and strike gold at the Asian Games, to book their berth for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Continue reading →

Gold Medal at Asian Games is the Aim for Sardar and Team

Post their Silver Medal finish in the just culminated Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; the Senior Men Hockey Core Probables continue their practice sessions at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, ahead of the 17th Asian Games to be played at Incheon, South Korea from 19th September 2014 and looking to grab Gold medal in the quadrennial event.

Captain Sardar Singh and Indian Hockey team took ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Captain Sardar Singh and Indian Hockey team took ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Recently, the Asian Hockey Federation has announced the pools for Hockey for both Men and Women during the 17th Asian Games, which is an all important event for both Indian Men and Women teams as their bagging the Gold will ensure them a berth in 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Men’s Pool Women’s Pool
Pool A Pool B Pool A Pool B
Korea India China Korea
Malaysia Pakistan India Japan
Japan Oman Malaysia Kazakhstan
Bangladesh China Thailand Hong Kong China
Singapore Sri Lanka

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Great Britain draw with Korea to set-up tense finale

In the penultimate game of the preliminary stages at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Great Britain faced Korea knowing that a win would take them to the top of the standings in Malaysia.  Korea came into the game in sixth place hoping to move up the table to fight it out for the higher placings on Sunday.  As it was both sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the searing heat.

The first half saw very few clear cut chances for either side. Korea had the majority of the possession and scored the solitary goal of the half thanks to Yoon Sung Hoon who fired home from the top of the circle.  Great Britain came out refreshed and dominated significant spells of the second half with Reading’s Jonty Clarke evening up the score line in the 50th minute with a fantastic solo effort.

The story of the match was two goalkeepers playing at the very top of their games; Great Britain and Cannock’s James Fair made two world class saves in the first and final minutes and Korea’s Myung Ho Lee kept his side in the game on numerous occasions in the second half. Continue reading →