Saturday, June 25, 2022

Belgium

Olympics Hockey: ‘Tough guy’ Hendrickx set for nervy wait after painful whack

Belgium’s dangerman Alexander Hendrickx faces a wait to see if he can play in the men’s quarter-finals after the Olympic debutant took a nasty blow to the face in the entertaining 2-2 draw against GB. With nine tournament goals (from...

Olympics Hockey: Bizarre ending, umpire goal error as GB and Belgium share spoils

TOKYO -- From hotly contested decisions to barely a stick raised in anger towards the end, second-ranked Belgium and Team GB’s 2-2 draw had it all as Danny Kerry’s side progressed to the Tokyo Olympics men's quarter-finals. The indoor ending...

Olympics Hockey: Arthur van Doren drops F-bomb as Belgium star hails South Africa

Looking at Tuesday’s late matches at the Oi Stadium, one sensed that Canada and South Africa were going to be no push overs against two of world hockey’s powerhouses. And so it proved. The scorelines may not have justified the outcomes...

Olympics Hockey: ‘They came to have a fight,’ admits Belgium’s John-John Dohmen

TOKYO -- With over 400 caps, Belgian veteran midfielder John-John Dohmen has played in his fair share of no-holds-barred tussles over the years. But even he was left surprised at the level of tackles put in by the German side...

Captain Thomas Briels misses out on Belgium’s Olympic squad

The competition for places in the Red Lions hockey squad saw captain Thomas Briels miss out on Olympic selection on Thursday. Briels, with over 350 caps for the current world champions, was hoping for automatic selection in his fourth Olympic...

Euro Hockey 2021: England hold heads high in Belgium defeat

Fourth for England but Great Britain - who will now retain a large majority of this team - can now go forth to the Tokyo Olympics in fine fettle after matching world champions Belgium over two EuroHockey games in...

Euro Hockey 2021: England women crash out of medal contention

For 55 minutes, England women had looked to be stuttering towards an early Pool exit. Then came the dramatic denouement, which first saw England take a barely believable lead and one step towards the semi-finals before Belgium's Red Panthers...

EuroHockey 2021: Belgium win marks rise as World Cup berth secured

As if to highlight Belgium's rise up the rankings over the last decade, the Red Lions overturned their heaviest defeat at the EuroHockey to mark their own winning margin record against Russia on Tuesday, writes Richard Bright. In 2009, they...

‘A shame’ English clubs yet to enter European hockey organisation

The association formed last month to protect European domestic hockey says it is “a shame” that no English clubs have been able to sign up so far. The European Hockey Clubs Organisation (EHCO) was launched late last month and although...

EuroHockey 2021: Rattled Belgium was down to England intent

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam The main headline in Belgium's defeat to England was that the men's world champions were rattled. Now, that's unusual. You look at when...
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Northampton Saints Hockey bolstered by Letchfords coaching roles

Northampton Saints HC have enlisted the services of Lisa and Simon Letchford, who will lead the club’s development from...
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