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Posts tagged 'Black Sticks'


Although I am covering all the games in the tournament, I have to be very selective on the matches I am sharing on this blog, simply because I lack time. Also, because I will always be late by a day or two, I am not going to go into technical details of the games. You can ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup field hockey Ipoh

Australia may have won over New Zealand 3-1 in their Round Robin match but in the final, the Black Sticks turned the tables on the Kookaburras when they out-shot the Aussies by 3 to 1 in the penalty shuttle after drawing 2-all in regulation time. It was a bizarre Day 6 of the Sultan Azlan Shah ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

In a do-or-die Round Robin match between Korea and New Zealand, Korea needed to win the game and take all three points while New Zealand just required a draw for one point in order to secure their spot in the finals to meet World Number 1 Australia. Although both teams put in their best effort, when ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

In what seemed to be a preview of this year's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup impending all-Oceania finals, Australia trounced New Zealand with a score of 3 - 2. During a post-match press conference, New Zealand Coach Colin Batch said that his team had a good start but as they could see, it changed very quickly with ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup mens hockey

In what was described as a "boring" match to watch, New Zealand categorically demolished Canada, to make it a very possible Oceania finals against Australia. Canada have by now, played three games and lost all of them, therefore, standing at the bottom of the table with no points. Coach for Canada, Anthony Farry, was visibly disappointed. He ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

It was a close call for New Zealand and by the end of the match, relief was written all over their faces. Luck was not on Malaysia's side when two attempts to score saw the ball hitting the bar instead. The game witnessed Azlan Misron become the highest capped Malaysian player in history, appearing at his ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

And so, the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Men's International Invitational Field Hockey Tournament has wrapped up on Sunday, after playing for 8 days, 3 matches a day. Six of the 7 teams that played would participate in the London Olympics this July, and this was one of the top hockey tournaments left for the teams ... continue reading »

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