EMPAT pasukan gergasi, Kelab Hoki Kuala Lumpur (KLHC), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Sapura dan Maybank dilabel sebagai pilihan untuk mendominasi saingan Liga Hoki Malaysia (LHM) dan Piala TNB tapi cabaran Universiti Kuala Lumpur tidak boleh dipandang mudah.Pasukan yang semakin meningkat naik itu berharap memberi saingan dan kejutan, terutama kepada KLHC dan TNB dan meletakkan sasaran paling minimum untuk menduduki kelompok empat terbaik pada saingan liga sekali gus layak ke separuh akhir buat kali pertama.
QATAR players will make their presence felt in the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) again on Sept 1 but this time they will be turning out for a Johor outfit.
Last season, five Qatar players played for UiTM in the Premier Division, but the University side still ended eighth in the nine-team event.This season, the Qatar players will be with Johor in Division One.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional have roped in two Junior Asia Cup players – midfielders Norhizzat Sumantri and Mohd Izzat Hakimi Jamaluddin – for the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL), which begins on Sept 1.Norhizzat made his debut in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh in May while Izzat is the younger brother of national goalkeeper Roslan.
THE Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) will start on Sept 1 with the Premier Division limited to six teams as the parent body looks for quality matches.
The MHL, which will use the home-and-away format, will run for only 40 days with the final slated for Oct 10. The the semi-finals will be a two-leg affair.
These were some of the decisions taken by the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHF) technical committee.
"It will be a short league as we have to accommodate the Razak Cup, Sultan of Johor Cup and the Champions Challenge I," said MHC secretary Johari Aziz.
The Razak Cup will be held on Oct 14-23 -- either in Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur, followed by the Sultan of Johor Cup on Nov 8-18 and then the Champions Challenge I in Argentina on Nov 24-Dec 2.
"National players, seniors and juniors will be released to play for their respective states in the Razak Cup after which they will regroup for the Sultan of Johor Cup and the CC I," said Johari.
The MHL will see a major change this year with the TNB Cup only for Premier Division teams.
Also, there will be no promotion for the Division One sides to play in the knockout overall stage.
"This is because many teams, like Armed Forces and UiTM do not want to play in the Premier Division after they received drubbings last season. So, the TNB Cup will only be for Premier Division sides while another trophy will be made available for the Division One Overall title," said Johari.
Division One is expected to attract more than 10 entries and will be held on a league basis.
Meanwhile, Yayasan Negri Sembilan will not be involved in the MHL this season as Negri officials want to use the RM500,000 to develop their grassroots leagues rather than spend it in the Premier Division.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura defender S. Kuhan is fighting against time to be fit for this year’s Malaysia Hockey League, which begins on Sept 1.The former international, who has played in the MHL since 1992 and turned 36 last month, is way behind in terms of fitness due to his offshore work in Miri.
MALAYSIA Hockey League double champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) are in the hunt for foreign players to replace some of their ageing stars this season.Coach K. Dharmaraj will also inject the front-runners for the League and Overall titles with two budding players.
www.hmetro.com.myKELAB Hoki Kuala Lumpur (KLHC) bangkit daripada ketinggalan dua gol pada babak pertama untuk mencatat kemenangan penuh dramatik 3-2 ke atas TNB pada perlawanan akhir Piala TNB malam tadi sekali gus mempertahankan kejuaraan yang dimenangi mereka musim lalu.
KUALA Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) came back from the dead to snatch a treble in the Malaysia Hockey League when they beat Tenaga Nasional 3-2 in the TNB Cup final last night.
Faiz Helmi Jali (left) is brought down by KLHC’s Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin in their TNB Cup final at the National Hockey Stadium yesterday. — Picture by Nik Hariff Hassan
KELAB Hoki Kuala Lumpur (KLHC) terpaksa menerima tentangan sengit daripada Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) sebelum bergelar juara berganda dalam final Piala TNB di Stadium Hoki Nasional Bukit Jalil, semalam.
PEMAIN KLHC meraikan kejuaraan Piala TNB MHL 2011 di Stadium Hoki Nasional Bukit Jalil, malam tadi.
BUKIT JALIL: It was business as usual for KL Hockey Club (KLHC) as they wrapped up their 2011 Malaysia Hockey League campaign by winning the league title, the charity shield and the TNB Cup. At the National Hockey Stadium at Bukit Jalil yesterday, KLHC was made to work hard for the TNB Cup against Tenaga Nasional Bhd as they came back from two goals down to end the match 3-2.
www.thestar.com.myKUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) made history when they came back from two goals down to beat Tenaga Nasional 3-2 in the final at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil here yesterday.