Malaysia Tigers endured another ‘fright night’ before overcoming Korea 3-1 in penalty shootouts to clinch the bronze medal in the QNET 4th Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan. It was Malaysia’s fourth bronze medal in four editions of the Asian Champions Trophy since 2011 in Ordos, China. India defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the final. The Indians savored victory five years after edging Pakistan 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win their maiden title in Ordos, China in 2011. Pakistan won the trophy in 2012 (Doha, Qatar) and 2013 (Kakamigahara, Japan). Goalkeeper S. Kumar, at 36 and the highest capped player among the Tigers, Firhan...

Defending champions Pakistan and India advanced to Sunday’s final of the QNET 4th Asian Champions Trophy at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan. In one of the most ‘unkind’ circumstances’ fans here have witnessed, both nations qualified for the final in penalty shootouts. The Indians ended Korea’s run 5-4 in the semi-finals shootouts after a 2-2 draw and Pakistan triumphed 3-2 over Malaysia following a 1-1 draw in regulations time. Pakistan and India will faceoff once again in the QNET Asian Champions Trophy here while Malaysia Tigers take on Korea in the third-fourth placing match. Earlier China defeated Japan 4-3 to...

Malaysia Tigers fell for the first time in the QNET 4th Asian Champions Trophy following a 1-2 defeat against India at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan today. Faced with the daunting task of playing against the Malaysians who were riding high, the Indians succeeded in their mission in this high octane game to stay top of the table standings with 13 points – three ahead of the Malaysians who still have a game in hand against Korea tomorrow. The final round-robin league matches tomorrow between Malaysia and Korea and Pakistan against China will decide India’s semi-final opponents. India has been ruthless...

Ampang Jaya BC strolled past BU Dragons BC 9-2 in the Junior Champions Challenge (JCC) 2016 final to win the title earlier today at the Sports Arena, Bukit Serdang. Their boys’ singles player, Tan Jia Wei wasted little time in dispatching BU Dragons’ Loo Bing Kun 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 as Ampang Jaya took the first match with a convincing 3-0 victory. Ampang Jaya secured another 3 points in the girls’ singles’ category. Wang Zhi Yi gained an easy 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 win over BU Dragons’ rising star, K. Letshanaa as the difference in class was just too significant. Tang Xin and Tan Kok...

Last year’s Junior Purple League champions Petaling BC successfully defended their title as they beat Puchong United 13-8 at the Challenger Sports Centre, Ampang earlier today. However, they fell to a surprising defeat in their final match to hosts Ampang Jaya BC 7-13. The loss definitely took some shine off a wonderful performance throughout the entire league as they were the only unbeaten team going into the final round of matches. “From the very beginning our aim was to be defending champions and today we achieved that goal. It is a formality for a seasoned club like ours and we are proud...