Tag: Hockey

Drag flickers hold key to hockey semi-finals

GUANGZHOU: Rivals are banking on their powerful penalty corner hitters to deliver when the Asian Games men's field hockey semi-finals are played on Tuesday.
The strongly-built drag flickers, who take set-piece shots at the goal with lightening speed, have not disappointed so far in the 10-nation competition at the Aoti Hockey Centre.
Six of the top eight scorers in the preliminary league are penalty corner exponents with India's Sandeep Singh leading the charge with 10

Top shots prosper to reach men’s hockey semi-finals

GUANGZHOU: Defending champions South Korea and Pakistan recorded emphatic wins on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash in the Asian Games men's field hockey.
India, who topped group B with four straight wins after a 3-2 success over Japan, will clash with Malaysia in Tuesday's other semi-final. Malaysia, needing a draw against China to join South Korea from group A, fought off a determined challenge from the hosts before securing a 4-2 victory.
Pakistan bounced back from

Army Hockey Championship rolls into action

Lahore: Opening match of the Army Hockey Championship was played today between Lahore Zone and Quetta Zone in the National Hockey Stadium Lahore. Both teams battled it out for a draw with 2 goals each.
Waqar Zafar of Lahore Zone and Nadeem Sarwar Quetta Zone scored 2 goals each for their teams. The championship is being organised by Lahore Corps at the National Hockey Stadium synthetic pitch.
Army Hockey Championship will be held on a single league basis from 9th to 15th

Hockey schedule for 16th Asian Games announced

Organizing Committee of the 16th Asian Games has announced the schedule of the hockey event which will be held from November 12 to November 27 at Guangzhou, China.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the men's hockey event will take place from November 15 to 25 for which the ten teams have been divided in two pools. Pool A comprises of Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Oman while Group B includes Pakistan, India, Japan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong.