www.nst.com.myKL HOCKEY Club (KLHC) are aiming for a fifth Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) double as coach Dhaarma Raj Abdullah believes his side, led by six foreigners, can go unbeaten this season.
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank had a dream start in the Malaysian Hockey League (MHL) after edging debutants Terengganu 2-1 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil last night.
Kuala Lumpur: Pasukan gergasi, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) sekadar seri 4-4 dengan pendatang baru Terengganu pada aksi sulung Liga Hoki Malaysia (MHL) di Stadium Hoki Nasional Bukit Jalil, petang semalam.
DEFENDING champions KL Hockey Club (KLHC) got off to a great start in the Malaysian Hockey League while Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) needed a late goal to salvage a draw in yesterday's Premier Division matches in Bukit Jalil.KLHC, led by six foreign players, outplayed Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) 5-0 at National Hockey Stadium.
PASUKAN Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) terpaksa berpuas hati apabila sekadar membawa pulang satu mata selepas terikat seri 4-4 dengan pasukan yang membuat penampilan pertama dalam liga, Terengganu Hockey Team (Terengganu HT) pada perlawanan pembukaan Liga Hoki Malaysia TNB (TNBMHL) 2013 di Stadium Hoki Nasional, Bukit Jalil semalam.Perlawanan tersebut bermula rancak dengan TNB melancarkan serangan bertali arus ke pintu gol Terengganu HT, dan hasilnya pada minit ke-13, Faizal Saari berjaya menjaringkan gol pertama TNB.
www.thestar.com.myDebutants Terengganu started their Malaysian Hockey League (MHL) campaign in the Premier Division on a high – holding heavyweights Tenaga Nasional to a 4-4 draw at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
THE Malaysia Hockey League, which starts today, will see 20 foreign signings playing for various clubs and double champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) will find it hard to defend their titles.
A total of 14 teams will battle in the Premier and First Division of the TNB/MHL.
And the monopoly of Tenaga Nasional and KLHC looks set to be broken this season, as several players have been engaged to boost the chances of other clubs.
Eighteen foreign signings are from Pakistan, and one each from Australia and India.
The clubs failed to secure more players from India due to the reluctance of Hockey India to release its current batch of national players while their juniors are embarking on an European playing tour at the beginning of May.
KLHC have signed six foreigners -- five from Pakistan and the sole Australian to replenish their squad that was hardest hit by debutants Terengganu.
Pakistan national team skipper Muhammad Imran, who scored five goals in the Azlan Shah Cup last week, leads the cast that also comprises the evergreen Waseem Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad, Muhammad Umar Bhutta and Akhtar Ali.
"It will be interesting playing for KLHC this time around as I played for Sapura last season. The MHL is an interesting league and there are no easy matches. I believe that we have a good team and we are capable of defending the titles," said Imran.
Also signed up by KLHC is Timothy James Deavin, who is best remembered for his last gasp goal against Korea at the Azlan Shah Cup that helped Australia earn a 3-3 draw.
Maybank are the other team that went on a recruitment drive, securing former Pakistan skipper Shakeel Abassi, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Waqas and Shafqat Rasool.
Sapura signed Pakistan's Khasif Ali, Yasir Islam, Muhammad Zubair and India's Raja Veerachamy.
Nur Insafi Warriors opted for six players from Pakistan -- Nasir Ahmad, Abdul Asim Khan, Shazad Amir, Imran Muhammad, Hussain Muhammad Salman and Ateeq Muhammad, all from Pakistan.
TODAY -- Premier Division: Tenaga v Terengganu (National Stadium Hockey II, 6pm), Nur Insafi v Sapura (USM, 6pm), KLHC v UniKL (National Hockey Stadium II, 8pm).
Division One: SSTMI v Thunderbolts (Taman Daya, 6pm), Ipoh CC v UiTM (Azlan Shah, 6pm), Sunday 2030 v UniTen (National Hockey Stadium I, 6pm).
PASUKAN hoki Terengganu meletakkan sasaran untuk sekurang-kurangnya mara ke peringkat separuh akhir pada penampilan pertama mereka dalam Liga Hoki Malaysia (MHL) 2013 yang akan bermula hari ini.Tampil dengan status sebagai pasukan baharu, namun pasukan ini tidak harus dipandang mudah memandangkan mereka ditunjangi enam pemain kebangsaan dan sembilan pemain yang berjaya meraih pingat emas pada Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) yang lalu.
www.thestar.com.myUniversiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) coach Arul Selvaraj hopes to pull off an upset when his team start their Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) campaign against double winners Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) at the National Hockey stadium in Bukit Jalil today.
www.thestar.com.myTenaga Nasional will be out to shed their bridesmaid’s tag when they start their Malaysian Hockey League (MHL) campaign against debutant Terengganu at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.
www.thestar.com.myDefending champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) have secured the services of five Pakistanis and an Australian to spearhead their challenge in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) this year.