Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Australia Hockey News

Co-captain Eddie Ockenden is hoping it will be fourth time lucky when the Kookaburras meet Belgium in a highly anticipated Olympic Men’s Hockey Final tomorrow night. The veteran Tasmanian, who holds the Kookaburras games record with 379 appearances and counting, has had his sights set on Olympic glory since claiming...
The Kookaburras will play off for the gold medal after an outstanding 3-1 victory over European powerhouse Germany. The win puts the Kookaburras in contention to claim their first Olympic Gold Medal since 2004, and just second overall. The Kookaburras will take on Rio Olympic silver medallists Belgium on Thursday (8pm...
The Kookaburras go into their sudden death semi-final against four-time Olympic champions Germany battle-hardened and with enormous belief after their epic quarter-final victory over the Netherlands. Kookaburras Head Coach Colin Batch believes the encounter against the Dutch – and hard-fought round clashes with New Zealand and Spain – have given...
If there was not already enough motivation for the Kookaburras in their Olympic Semi Final against Germany, the match will carry extra significance for one of the team’s integral figures. Co-captain Aran Zalewski will run out in a Kookaburras shirt for the 200th time when they take on Germany for a...
The Hockeyroos’ dream of an Olympic medal has been shattered by an unheralded but tenacious India in the biggest upset of the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Hockey Tournament. Undefeated in the preliminary matches, and having conceded just one goal from five outings, the world number two side was knocked out of...
The Hockeyroos will be out to continue their winning run at Tokyo 2020 when they come up against India in a must win Quarter Final at 1pm AEST tomorrow (Monday 2 August) at Oi Stadium. The Hockeyroos’ five straight wins in the pool matches may have surprised Head Coach Katrina...
The Kookaburras have kept their gold medal hopes alive, defeating European champions the Netherlands in a heart-stopping penalty shoot-out to secure their place in the Olympic Semi Finals in Tokyo. A shootout was required after scores were tied 2-2 after 60 minutes, neither side able to snatch a winner. Ironically, it...
The Hockeyroos continued their fairy-tale run in Tokyo winning an historic fifth straight match to seal what is Australia’s best lead into the play-offs at an Olympic Games. The world number two side surpassed the performance of the gold-medal winning 1988, 1996 and 2000 Olympic women’s hockey teams who were...
A blistering Spanish goal in the final 48 seconds has ended the Kookaburras’ winning run at Tokyo 2020 but the 1-1 result ensured the Australians finish top of Pool A heading into the Quarter Finals. After Tom Wickham had given the Kookaburras an 18th minute lead, in a nail-biting finish...
The scoreboard may have read 1-0, but there were other scores settled at Oi Hockey Stadium when the Hockeyroos claimed their fourth straight victory of the Tokyo Olympics, defeating arch rivals New Zealand. One of those pieces of unfinished business dates back to the previous Olympic Games in Rio where...
Hockey Australia has today announced the cancellation of this year’s inaugural national Mega Masters Championships in Newcastle and surrounding areas due to the ongoing COVID situation in New South Wales. The decision to cancel the event scheduled for 23 September was strongly supported following an online call between Hockey Australia...
The Kookaburras have celebrated defender Matt Dawson’s 150th game and secured their best Olympic Pool round results since the 1988 Seoul Olympics after overcoming a dogged New Zealand 4-2. The Kookaburras top Pool A with a goal tally of 21 – six higher than the next best in the tournament,...
The Hockeyroos notched their best start to an Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games, defeating host nation Japan 1-0 to claim three straight wins. The Hockeroos sit at the top of Pool B after a hard-fought victory, Maddy Fitzpatrick’s winner ensuring a quarter final berth with two matches to play. Hockeyroos...
Hockey Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Ian Cochrane, one of Perth’s most respected corporate lawyers and company directors. Mr Cochrane chaired several prominent companies, including ASX-listed Perenti (formally Ausdrill) and Dacian Gold and private companies including Wright Prospecting and Ardross Group. Perenti Managing Director Mark Norwell...
The Hockeyroos have learned from stablemates the Kookaburras to expect the unexpected when they take on host nation Japan in their third Pool match at Oi Hockey Stadium on Wednesday night. Rising to the occasion, Japan proved themselves as a nation not to be underestimated in the men’s tournament scoring...

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