TNB Thunderbolt emerged champions of the TNBMHL 2015 Division One President’s Cup once again following a 2-1 victory over Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil Saturday. Mohamed Sallehin Abdul Ghani was the toast of TNB Thunderbolt for turning the match around in favour of the 2013 champions with a 66th minute penalty corner strike after both teams were tied 1-1 with the looming threat of the match going into a penalty shootout. TNB, who finished third in the Division One League behind eventual champions UiTM and ATM Airod, went into the lead with a 23th minute...

Argentinean Nicolas Cicileo brought cheers to the hundreds of Terengganu Hockey Team fans as the east coast giants won the TNB Cup 5-4 in a dramatic penalty shootout at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday. For the second consecutive year, THT won both the League and TNB Cup watched by an estimated 4,000 fans. However, the total prize money of RM120,000 (RM70,000 for the champion and RM50,000 for the runners-up) was shared equally by both teams after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time. It will be a day to remember the high drama and near misses that enveloped...

Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) once again qualified for the final of the TNB Cup 2015 following a 7-2 victory (aggregate 10-7) over Maybank in the second-leg semifinals at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. The double champions go into Sunday’s finale against five-time champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club. KLHC had earlier defeated Sapura 2-1 (aggregate 8-1) to confirm their ticket in the final. Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin opened the flood gates for THT with penalty corner goals in the second and eighth minutes before Argentinean Jose Leandro Tolini added the third in similar fashion one minute later which greatly impressed their...

Underdogs Maybank struck a stunning blow to double champions Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) by securing a thrilling 5-3 victory in the first-leg semifinals of the TNB Cup 2015 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday. Coach S. Vellapan’s Maybank now goes into Thursday’s second-leg semifinals show with a two-goal advantage. Meanwhile, four-time champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) demolished Sapura Hockey Club 6-0 in the first-leg semifinal match. Pakistan’s Umar Bhutta scored a hat-trick (first, 12th and 29th minutes) from penalty corners and drag-flick specialist Razie Rahim nailed the fourth in the 30th minute in similar fashion while Ahmad Ajaz...

A rejuvenated Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) defied the odds to beat Sapura Hockey Club 3-2 in the second-leg quarterfinals of the TNB Cup but failed to advance beyond at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. It was Arul Selvaraj’s UniKL’s first ever win in the TNBMHL 2015 season in 12 matches but one that simply came too late. Sapura, buoyed by the 3-0 win in the first-leg quarterfinals tie, advanced to Tuesday’s first-leg semifinals on a 5-3 aggregate score. They are set to meet four-time champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club. In another quarterfinal match, Maybank once again came out of the...

India’s Deepanshu Bhargav fired home a late goal to give Maybank a well-deserved 2-1 victory over Tenaga Nasional Berhad in the first-leg quarterfinals of the TNB Cup at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Friday. Bhargav scored the winning goal in the 59th minute – his first in the TNBMHL 2015 season, after Azril Miron, the younger brother of national and Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) defender Azlan put TNB ahead in the fifth minute and Hafifi Hafiz Hanafi drew level for Maybank from a penalty corner before the end of the third quarter. Maybank, who went down twice to TNB with...

UITM is the TNBMHL 2015 Division One League champions following an incredible comeback in the fourth quarter to seal a 6-1 victory over ATM Airod at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil today. Coached by K. Gobinathan, UITM who finished top of Group B with a one-goal advantage despite sharing 23 equal points with ATM Airod at the conclusion of the preliminary round matches, took home the winner’s purse of RM20,000 while ATM Airod settled for RM15,000. Earlier in the day, TNB Thunderbolt defeated Ipoh City Council 4-1 to take the third spot which comes with a prize money of RM7,000...

Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) celebrated a 5-4 victory over Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) to clinch the TNBMHL 2015 Premier Division title at the Batu Buruk Hockey Stadium in Kuala Terengganu on Friday. It was a night to cherish for the 5,000 fans as they cheered THT players – especially their two-goal hero Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin who produced a mesmerising performance to shut out KLHC and avenge the 6-2 Charity Shield defeat as the players received the Premier Division Trophy from Terengganu Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman. All THT needed tonight was a draw to lift the title...

Hafifi Hafiz Hanafi and Muhammad Waqas scored two goals each as Maybank ploughed through a 4-4 draw against Universiti Kuala Lumpur in the TNBMHL 2015 Premier Division match at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil today. With the final round of the Premier Division concluding this Friday and the eventual champions to be decided in Kuala Terengganu between heavyweights Terengganu Hockey Team and Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club, the encounter between Maybank-UniKL today was of no significance to their title hopes. The draw did not do any good to either team as Maybank are already ‘comfortably locked’ in the fifth position with...

Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) clawed back from two goals down to hold Sapura to a 4-4 draw in a high intensity match of the TNBMHL 2015 Premier Division at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil Friday. The draw – KLHC’s second in the league, derailed the 2010-2013 champions impeccable run in the 2015 season and K.Dharmaraj’s charges now face the toughest hurdle of ending double champions Terengganu Hockey Team’s (THT) dream run on Friday which will decide the eventual champions at the Batu Buruk Hockey Stadium in Kuala Terengganu. Sarjit Singh’s THT leapfrogged KLHC to top the table standings with...