Quiet and unassuming. Those are the best ways to describe Wallace Tan who takes charge of Maybank in the Malaysian Hockey League after a break of two years.
Azlan Misron has been playing in the Malaysian Hockey League for the last decade. And despite winning titles in the MHL, Azlan has yet to win any personal award, be it the best player, man of the match nor the top scorer award. Infact he has not won any such awards in his international career.
Phillip Stahr turns 30 on January 4, 2011, but he will be in no mood to celebrate his birthday.For the German midfielder/forward who was to debut for UniKl-TRC in the Premier Division of the Malaysian Hockey League has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a fractured rib in the friendly match against Tenaga Nasional Berhad on Tuesday.
No, Sohaib Akhtar is not representing Sapura in the MHL and nor have they decided to venture into cricket. But that did not stop Sapura ace S. Kuhan from taking the opportunity to snap a pic with the Pakistani ace cricketer at the KLIA today.
UniKL-TRC made their debut in the Malaysian Hockey League last season. Though they were sixth in the table and eventually lost to Maybank in the knock-out stage, they had made their presence felt. Winning the MJHL gave the team confidence to blood their youngsters for the forthcoming MHL. Together with coach Darren Smith, the man behind the scene on the formation of UniKL is none other then their hard working, professional yet down to earth team manager Amir Azhar Ibrahim.Amir has a vision for hockey, something not many can claim to have as he sets out to chart the progress of UniKL but more importantly his contribution will go a long way to benefit Malaysian hockey as a whole. Providing players with an opportunity to pursue two things - studies and sport is the mantra adopted by Amir as he shares his thoughts on the team below: