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National Indoor Hockey Tournament 2012

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The recently concluded National Indoor Hockey Tournament, held at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, from May 31 to June 2 saw the participation of 22 teams made up of 14 men and 8 women teams.
The tournament, as from this year been renamed the Raja (Dato’ Seri) Ashman Shah Cup, in memory of the late Raja (Dato Seri) Ashman Shah, second son of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah who passed away on March 30.

The Armed Forces emerged as Champions

This year’s tournament was held on the sidelines of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup held from May 24 till June 3 at the Stadium Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh.
The Armed Forces were the champion of the national Indoor Tournament when they beat Kuala Lumpur 3-1 on penalty strokes after a 4-4 draw at the end of the regulation time.

Malacca, the Women Champs

Malacca emerged as the Women’s champion after they trounced PDRM 4-0, two goals of which was scored by Nor Aisyah Yaacob and one each by Ayu Malina Zainuddin and Awaratul Aisyah Yaacob. Nor Aisyah was a top scorer in the tournament with a tally of 30 goals.

HRH Sultan Azlan Shah presented the trophy to the men’s team while FIH President, Leandro Negre, to the women’s team.
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Men’s Indoor Hockey Tournament

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It’s that time of the year again for the 3rd Men’s Indoor Asia Hockey Tournament. The tournament will be held at Stadium Indera Mulia Ipoh from July 1-6. Six countries will be participating this year compared to four a year ago. The teams are Thailand, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. The 2 new participants are Pakistan and Kazakhstan.

As we go to press, the selection of the Malaysian team to represent the country at this 3rd Indoor game is currently being battled out at the National Indoor Hockey Tournament being held at the MSC hall at the Simee Sports Complex.

This year is the first time that a knock out system is being used to select the National Indoor Hockey team. Twelve teams (from Perlis, Perak, Penang, Kedah, Pahang, Selangor, KL, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and 3 from the military) are taking part.

The President of the Perak Hockey Association Dato’ Abdul Rahim Bin Muhammad Ariff, stated that this year’s tournament was “significant as the champion from this 3rd Asian Indoor Championship event will represent Asia at the World Indoor Hockey Tournament schedule to be held in February next year”. “There is only 1 place slotted for Asia at that world tournament”, added Rahim.

According to Rahim, with the 6 teams participating this year the tournament will be exciting. For the spectators, Rahim indicated that attractive lucky draw prizes, like a motorcycle and LCD TVs were awaiting the lucky winners.

JAG