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MEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE – MATCHDAY MEDIA GUIDE 19 SEPTEMBER 2021 WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON! The Men’s Hockey League (EHL) gets underway on Sunday, when the Premier Division kicks off what hopefully will be a complete season after COVID-19 forced the 2020-21 season to be declared null and void. With Alan Forsyth and Zach Wallace […]

Retirements & coaching switches dominate post-Tokyo 2020

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It is just over four weeks since the conclusion of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and as usual, the landscape has been dominated by news of athletes across all sports deciding to retire and lower the curtain on their stellar international careers.   Hockey has been no different, with some of the sport’s most highly decorated […]

A new era for the Red Lions

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The Red Lions deadlines do not wait. Even for the gold medalists in Tokyo who will take to the pitch, just 39 days after their Olympic coronation. Indeed, on October 16 and 17, Belgium will start its new Pro League campaign, at Uccle Sport, against Germany.  A first meeting that the successor of Shane McLeod marked with […]

Worlds No.1&2 head to the Olympic final

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic hockey final will be between Australia and Belgium, the numbers 1 and 2 in the world ranking. After Belgium defeated India in the first semi-final (2-5), Australia was too strong for Germany in the second semi-final with 1-3. The final on Thursday (starting at 11:00 AM BST) promises to be a wonderful […]

Belgium victorious in the heat of Tokyo

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In the heat of the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, the Belgium Red Lions beat India at the end of a very intense match, punctuated by a great opposition from the India team, very solid technically, and in particular endowed with a very solid defense that the Red Lions have come up against more than […]

Great Britain ends Ireland’s Olympic Journey

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Olympic Games – Pool A Ireland 0 Great Britain 2 Ireland’s inaugural Olympic campaign ended in tears at the pool stage after Great Britain won 2-0 at the Oi Hockey Stadium to ensure that Ireland would finish fifth in Pool A and that Spain would be Great Britain’s quarter-final opponents at 1300 BST on Monday, […]

Canada and South Africa share the spoils in end to end affair

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With both teams eliminated from contention, national pride and an Olympic victory was on the line for Canada and South Africa on Friday afternoon at Oi Hockey Stadium. When the final buzzer sounded to indicate the 4-4 match complete, it was a bittersweet mix of emotions on the turf. The last time these Commonwealth Rivals […]

Big Irish comeback but number two ranked Germany prevail 4-2

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Ireland produced a big second-half comeback but were just held at bay by Germany, setting up a showdown on Friday with India where a victory would likely bring a quarter-final spot.  In a match packed full of incident, Germany – recently installed at second in the world –  led 3-0 early in the second courtesy […]

Day 3 at the Tokyo Olympic Games

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On day three of the Olympics, the women of Great Britain and Argentina recorded their first victories. The title holders Great Britain defeated South Africa 4-1 after a difficult start. Las Leonas settled with Spain: 3-0.  Germany – India 2-0 (1-0) Germany simply did what it had to do in the second group match. So win. The vice European […]

Three Kookaburra victories and a third draw in the women’s clash

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It was daytime hockey for the first time in the Sentinel Homes Trans-Tasman series in Palmerston North this afternoon, but sadly for Vantage Black Sticks fans the series was still without a win for the home sides. In the first-up women’s clash, a much improved effort from the Black Sticks in the second half gave […]