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EuroHockey Championships IV 2015 (M) – Vilnius (LTU)  19 – 25 Jul 2015

Live Results and Statistics

 

To watch the Maltese first game against Lithuania – http://www.delfi.lt/video/sporto-tv/rungtynes/lietuva-vs-malta-europos-vyru-zoles-riedulio-cempionatas.d?id=68468488

 

With the trip to Lithuania less than a week away, the National Team played their final two friendlies over the weekend.

On Saturday they took on a mix of Floriana YS, Rabat and White Hart players in a match that ended 1-0. The score did not show the dominance of the national team who had superior possession, number of short corners and shots at goal however did not make these count.

On Sunday the team took on a team made up of ex-National Team players in what started as an emotional affair as a tribute was given to Tony Tabone. With his family present, a token of the two teams’ gratitude was presented to them and everyone witnessed a minutes silence in respect of a man who dedicated half a century to Maltese hockey. The final score was 4-0 with a better performance from the team compared to the previous day.

On Thursday the team leaves for Lithuania to finally see whether they can bring home the silverware.

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11698909_10153478084026241_2134498307967315591_nThe committee and members of Sliema Hotsticks H.C. would like to express their deepest sympathy to family Tabone on the demise of HAM Secretary Anthony Tabone.

 

May he rest in peace.

 

Outdoor Field Hockey Rankings

July 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Keith in General - (0 Comments)

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In two weeks time, the Maltese National hockey team will participate in the EuroHockey Championship IV taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania. This competition will enable Malta to achieve a better world ranking. Below is an excerpt of the annual rankings for Malta.

 

Year World Rank Total Points
December 2003 56/69 28
September 2004 58/68 28
December 2005 54/69 33
December 2006 54/69 33
December 2007 73/75 10
September 2008 72/75 35
March 2015 Not Ranked

Come on Boys…you can do it!!

Which is the best team in the world? Who is close to knocking them off the top spot? See the very latest positions in the world rankings and where your team lies right here http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/. Updated after most major internationals (approximately three or four times a year).

The first ever EuroHockey hockey 5s tournament – the Hockey 5s Mediterranean Cup – came to an end this weekend. Four U16 boys from Malta, Croatia, Slovenia and Turkey, and four U16 girls teams from Malta, Croatia, Turkey and Italy competed against each other. The tournament was designed to test the Hockey 5s format in Europe ahead of the European Qualification tournaments next year for the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 in Argentina.

These are all the results of the weekend:-

Saturday 27th June

Preliminary Round

Boys – Malta 1 – 3 Croatia
Boys – Turkey 1 – 4 Slovenia
Girls – Turkey 2 – 0 Malta
Girls – Croatia 0 – 0 Club Italia

Main Competition

Boys – Turkey 3 – 8 Croatia
Boys – Malta 2 – 8 Slovenia
Girls – Croatia 3 – 0 Malta
Girls – Turkey 0 – 2 Club Italia
Boys – Slovenia (0) 2 – 2 (2) Turkey
Boys – Croatia 6 – 2 Malta
Girls – Croatia 0 – 5 Turkey
Girls – Club Italia 12 – 0 Malta

 

Sunday 28th June

Girls – Turkey 8 – 2 Malta
Girls – Croatia 1 – 4 Club Italia
Boys – Malta 2 – 17 Turkey
Boys – Croatia (3) 3 – 3 (2) Slovenia
Girls 3rd/4th Place Playoff – Malta 0 – 4 Croatia
Girls 1st/2nd Place Playoff – Club Italia 3 – 0 Turkey
Boys 3rd/4th Place Playoff – Malta 1 – 3 Slovenia
Boys 1st/2nd Place Playoff – Croatia 3 – 7 Turkey

After the presentation of medals, EHF Development Manager Norman Hughes said; “The EHF Hockey5s Mediterranean Cup proved to be hugely successful with all teams improving their play throughout the weekend. The trial rules of the 11 meter shooting zone and the altered board designs proved to be a great triumph and we have challenged Turkey to stage the next Hockey 5s tournament in 2016.”