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Indian men’s junior hockey team created history at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Lucknow, as they beat Belgium 2-1 in the finals to lift the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup. This was India’s second title, the first coming in 2001 when Gagan Ajit Singh’s team had lifted the trophy in Australia. India also became only [R…
01.05 / 11:12
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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that Pakistan will not participate in the upcoming Hockey Junior World Cup to be held in Lucknow, India from December 8 – 18 2016. Malaysian team has been named as a replacement. According to FIH statement, “FIH regrets that Pakistan’s men’s junior team will not be able to [……
12.06 / 06:29
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Vandana Kataria, senior forward has been named as captain of the Indian women’s hockey team for the Test series against Australia to be played from the 23 to 30 November at Melbourne. Defender Sunita Lakra has been named as the vice-captain of the 18 member squad. India go to Australia on a high after emerging…
11.18 / 11:01
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India defeated arch rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament played in Quantan, Malaysia. Pradeep Mor gave India the lead in the 11th minute. Muhammad Rizwan Sr. in the 31st minute and Muhammad Irfan Jr. in the 39th scored for Pakistan as India trailed 1-2. India equalized in the 43rd minute as…
10.24 / 09:45
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India will begin their campaign against Canada in the FIH men’s Junior Hockey World Cup to be played in Lucknow from December 8 to 18. India are placed in Group D alongside Canada, South Africa and England. India are the reigning Asian junior champions. The pool stages will take place between 8-12 December before the […
10.14 / 06:25
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Canada was not the best team on the ice until it mattered. Down a goal with 3 minutes left, the high-powered Canadians kicked it up a notch and Team Europe simply couldn’t stop them. Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left after Patrice Bergeron tied it with 2:53 to go on a power …
10.06 / 10:41
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The 18 member squad of the Indian women’s hockey team for the Asian Champions Trophy to be held from 29th October in Singapore has been announced. Vandana Katarai will lead the team in the tournament that will also feature defending champion Japan, China, Korea and Malaysia. Sunita Lakra has been named as vice captain of […
10.05 / 09:19
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Indian Under-18 men’s hockey team produced a dominating display to defeat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in the semi-finals of the men’s under 18 Asia Cup at the Mawlana Bhashani Hockey Stadium . India will now face Bangladesh in the final. Bangladesh thrashed Chinese Taipei 6-1 in the other semi-final. The final will be played on September [&#…
09.29 / 11:50
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The NHL has gotten almost everything it hoped for so far at the World Cup of Hockey. In holding the first World Cup since 2004, the league and players wanted a festival of hockey that showcased the its best players. Two losses and an early exit by the United States isn’t what anyone wanted for…
09.23 / 09:02
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The World Cup of Hockey next month will include advertisements on jerseys as well as puck and player tracking technology for broadcasts. The NHL and NHLPA announced the ventures Wednesday, as well as plans for fan initiatives in Toronto throughout the two-week event. The tracking technology will include elements like puck speed, player speed and…
08.24 / 07:00
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Britain was thoroughly outplayed, yet weathered everything the star-studded Netherlands team could muster. Somehow, the British escaped the onslaught and got to a shootout with the game tied at 3-3 after regulation. Maddie Hinch did not allow a goal in the shootout, and Hollie Webb scored the clincher for Britain to claim its first gold medal …
08.20 / 07:39
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For a few hours Thursday evening, Argentina seemed to have annexed an acre of blue turf on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Attracted by the prospect of seeing the men’s field hockey team win a first Olympic field hockey gold medal, hundreds of Argentines flocked to Deodoro Park and turned it into a raucous…
08.19 / 09:16
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The Netherlands survived its toughest test yet in Olympic women’s field hockey when it edged No. 2-ranked Argentina 3-2 on Monday to push its gold medal threat into the semifinals. The No. 1 vs. No. 2 contest was a rematch of the 2012 London Games final, but far more thrilling. The Netherlands led 3-0 after…
08.16 / 11:07
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The night was going to end in guaranteed disappointment for one former Olympic field hockey champion. Britain and New Zealand, who share three Olympic gold medals, were in action on Friday under the lights. Whichever of them had the better result would advance from the pools to the quarterfinals, and the other would go home.…
08.13 / 09:33
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The U.S. women’s field hockey team took care of business. Now, the Americans can focus on their showdown with Britain. Katie Bam scored two goals, and the U.S. defeated India 3-0 Thursday night to improve to 4-0 in Pool B. Britain also remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Japan on Thursday. The teams meet…
08.12 / 09:50
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So much for the slow starts by the U.S. women’s field hockey team. Melissa Gonzalez scored on a penalty corner 22 seconds into the team’s match against Japan, and Katie Bam scored the first of her three goals four minutes later. The Americans went on to rout Japan 6-1 in the Pool B contest Wednesday…
08.11 / 10:49
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Indian men’s hockey team defeated Argentina 2-1 and boosted their chances of entering into the playoffs round for the since time in Olympics since 1980. Chingalsena gave India the lead and Kothajit doubled the lead. For the first three quarters, India were dominant but in the fourth quarter, Gonzalo scored from a penalty corner to […
08.10 / 12:09
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Indian hockey legned and former captain Mohammad Shahid passed away at the age of 56 on July 20 at the Medanta hospital, Gurgaon. Shahid was an integral member of the Indian hockey team that won the Olympic gold in Moscow in 1980. During his playing days, Shahid formed a great attacking partnership with Zafar Iqbal.…
07.20 / 09:46
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Hockey India has announced the men’s and women hockey team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A significant change has taken place regarding captaincy in the men’s hockey team as PR Sreejesh replaces Sardar Singh as skipper. Sreejesh led India to a silver medal in the recently concluded FIH Champions Trophy. Playmaker SV Sunil, who is [&#…
07.12 / 10:24
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India lost 0-1 against New Zealand in their third league match of the Six Nations Hockey Tournament being played in Valencia, Spain. Minutes into the second quarter, a lapse in concentration led to New Zealand’s goal, as the ball bundled over the line after Dahiya had initially saved the shot from James Coughlan. From there […
07.01 / 06:44
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