West Coast Kings Blazing a Trail with Their Annual Canada Cup International Hockey Tournament

Surrey (Canada): After last year’s successful inaugural Canada Cup International Hockey Tournament, the anticipation is high this year as field hockey enthusiasts are already buzzing about the much-anticipated 2012 Tournament featuring players from around the world.

West Coast Kings Field Hockey Club Logo

Running from July 13–15, this three-day field hockey extravaganza, organized by the West Coast Kings Field Hockey Club, will showcase the world’s best teams and highlight the skill and talent of players at Surrey’s Tamanawis Field located at 126 Street and 64 Avenue. The tournament will commence on Friday morning, followed by festivities in the afternoon, including an opening ceremony and diverse individuals from Olympians and top-notch field hockey players to sponsors and entertainers.

“Field hockey is one of the most challenging games played because of the amount of skill that it requires. Athletes can be fast and strong, but they also need to learn finesse to dribble and trap the ball. The goal of our widely experienced club will be to hone in on developing that skill base with the club’s athletes,” according to the West Coast Kings member board. Continue reading →

Olympian Gold Medalists will meet Team India at the Eve of Olympics

Hockey India has announced gathering of all Olympic Gold Medalists to honor them on the eve London Olympics. 34 Olympic Gold Medalists, including three consecutive Gold Medal Winners Balbir Singh Sr and Leslie Claudius, will wish Team India luck for upcoming quadrennial games on June 24, just before Indian team’s departure for tour of France and Spain. In the tour, which is last outing of Team India before London Games, team will play a two match Test Series against France and a 3 Nation Invitational Hockey Tournament at Santander, Spain from 28- 30 June 2012 and 14-18 July 2012 respectively, before heading to London for Olympics 2012.

Balbir Singh Sr

Balbir Singh Sr

According to Hockey India, for the first time this many Olympian Gold Medalist will gather at one place. 34 Olympians will be honored by Hockey India at a function on June 24.

87 year Balbir Singh Sr. is the oldest of the Indian Olympic gold medalists. Whiel Keshav Dutt, G Nandy Singh, Jaswant Singh, Raghbir Lal and Col. Haripal Kaushik have been part of two gold medal winning teams. Continue reading →