Month: February 2012

Zimbabwe launches its website

The Hockey Association of Zimbabwe announced the launch of its official website. Hockey fans looking for information about the game in the African nation can The site includes information on the various Zimbabwe national teams in addition to links to events and and a photo...

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Finalists confirmed, Der Club an der Alster and HDM

East Grinstead v HC Luzern 2-2 (0-1) In relegation pool C at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup in Hamburg neither Swiss champion HC Luzern nor East Grinstead made a big step to stay in the division. They drew 2-2 in a dramatic match. Luzern scored a corner goal in overtime, but there was an official protest from the English team management after the match. They mentioned that the corner decision was after the final hooter. And the protest was upheld by the tournament director Barry Anderson. In a low scoring match Luzern was leading 2-0 up to the 24th minute, when EG converted a penalty corner. In the hectic last minutes the English guys were able to equalize. Partille v SV Arminen 7-7 (4-4) What a game! A pure spectacle of end to end hockey with both teams taking the lead and chasing the game. The draw was a fair result with neither team deserving to lose! HDM v Club Egara 4-3 (2-1) In a dramatic first semifinal at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup in Hamburg Dutch champion HDM Den Haag beat Club Egara 4-3 and reached the final of this competition for the first time in history. It was a well balanced match from beginning. Both teams showed strong defensive performances. HDM was a bit more dangerous in the circle. They earned more penalty corners in the match...

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Lousada becomes the most titled club in the age group of U18

The Lousada is the new Under-18 Indoor Hockey Portuguese National Champion. The formation of Vale do Sousa won fourth titles in three years at this age group, and is now the team with most national titles overcoming Club Futebol Benfica. The team that were in this final phase, which was led by Paulo Magalhães, end an immaculate path which started in the Qualifying Tournaments, where they won all the games and also all the four tournaments where they participated. The club with red and dark outfits has presented some athletes from the Portuguese national of U18 and U16 squad, that have a good mature level and experience for their age. Athletes like the captain Luís Cunha, the defender Jorge Leal and the creative Ricardo Teixeira, were a spare key for regaining a title lost in the last year in Lisbon for Carris. CAMIR, the home team, become in second place, and Juventude HC stayed in an unexpected third place with the same number of points of CAMIR. A good tactical organization was the main force of the team lead by António Ribeiro who won the last place on the podium. In the fourth and fifth places are Lisbon Casuals and Sport. Both presented almost U16 teams, which have a lot to improve and develop in the forthcoming years. All the pictures all available in Source; Portuguese Hockey...

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