Commonwealth Games 1998 F.H.C.

Field Hockey Canada
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 11-21, 1998

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Pool A
Australia Australia
India India
New Zealand New Zealand
South Africa South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad
& Tobago
Wales Wales
          

Canadian Team

Schedule and Scores

Results Grids

Final Standings

Game Comments




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Pool B
Canada Canada
England England
Kenya Kenya
Malaysia Malaysia
Pakistan Pakistan

(Only five teams)













Canadian Team

Hari Kant           Mike Mahood           Ian Bird           Robin D'Abreo           Ranjeev Deol
Tom Green
Ronnie Jagday
Bindi Kullar
Athletes
Hari KANT (gk), ON       Mike MAHOOD (gk), BC
Ian BIRD, BC       Robin D'ABREO, ON
Ranjeev DEOL, ON       Tom GREEN, BC
Ronnie JAGDAY, BC       Bindi KULLAR, BC
Peter MILKOVICH, BC       Scott MOSHER, BC
Ken PEREIRA, ON       Rick ROBERTS, BC
Rob SHORT, BC       Paul WETTLAUFER, BC
Brent WILSMORE, BC       David YULE, BC
Peter Milkovich
Scott Mosher
Ken Pereira
Rick Roberts           Rob Short           Paul Wettlaufer           Brent Wilsmore            David Yule



Shiaz Virjee
Staff
Head Coach:Shiaz VIRJEE
Assistant Coach:John SACRÉ
Sport Psychologist:Dr. Saul MILLER
John Sacré            Saul Miller



Official
Umpire: Sumesh PUTRA
Sumesh Putra













Schedule and Scores

Wednesday Sept. 9 Thursday Sept. 10 Friday Sept. 11 Saturday Sept. 12
Sunday Sept. 13 Monday Sept. 14 Tuesday Sept. 15 Wednesday Sept. 16
Thursday Sept. 17 Friday Sept. 18 Saturday Sept. 19 Sunday Sept. 20


ROUND ROBIN
TimePool Wednesday September 9 Score
18:05
B
PakistanKenya 5 - 4
19:35
B
EnglandCanada 1 - 1 (detail)
20:35
A
AustraliaIndia 5 - 2
TimePool Thursday September 10 Score
18:05
A
WalesTrinidad & Tobago 2 - 0
19:35
B
KenyaMalaysia 0 - 4
20:35
A
New ZealandSouth Africa 3 - 3

Friday September 11
Opening Ceremony

TimePool Saturday September 12 Score
16:05
A
South AfricaIndia 1 - 2
18:05
B
CanadaPakistan 3 - 3 (detail)
19:35
A
Trinidad & TobagoAustralia 0 - 7
20:35
A
WalesNew Zealand 0 - 4
TimePool Sunday September 13 Score
18:05
B
EnglandKenya 3 - 1
20:05
B
PakistanMalaysia 1 - 1
TimePool Monday September 14 Score
16:05
A
New ZealandTrinidad & Tobago 3 - 0
18:05
A
AustraliaSouth Africa 2 - 3
20:35
A
IndiaWales 6 - 3
TimePool Tuesday September 15 Score
18:05
B
MalaysiaEngland 2 - 2
19:35
A
New ZealandAustralia 0 - 2
20:35
B
KenyaCanada 0 - 6 (detail)
TimePool Wednesday September 16 Score
18:05
A
Trinidad & TobagoIndia 0 - 8
19:35
A
WalesSouth Africa 1 - 6
20:35
B
PakistanEngland 2 - 3
TimePool Thursday September 17 Score
16:05
B
CanadaMalaysia 1 - 2 (detail)
18:05
A
AustraliaWales 4 - 0
19:35
A
IndiaNew Zealand 3 - 1
20:35
A
South AfricaTrinidad & Tobago 12 - 3

Friday September 18
Rest Day

PLAY-OFF
TimeCross-Over Saturday September 19 Score
18:35
Semi-final
1A: Australia2B: England 3 - 2 (ot)
20:35
Semi-final
1B: Malaysia2A: India 1 - 0 (ot)
TimePosition Sunday September 20 Score
18:35
Bronze
EnglandIndia 1 - 1 (ps: 4-2)
20:35
Final
AustraliaMalaysia 4 - 0













Results Grids and Statistics

Pool AScores
Team AUSINDNZE SAFTRIWAL
Australia
X
5 - 2
2 - 0
2 - 3
7 - 0
4 - 0
India
2 - 5
X
3 - 1
2 - 1
8 - 0
6 - 3
New Zealand
0 - 2
1 - 3
X
3 - 3
3 - 0
4 - 0
South Africa
3 - 2
1 - 2
3 - 3
X
12-3
6 - 1
Trinidad & T.
0 - 7
0 - 8
0 - 3
3-12
X
0 - 2
Wales
0 - 4
3 - 6
0 - 4
1 - 6
2 - 0
X

Pool AStandings
TeamPldWonTieLst ForAgtPts
Australia 5 4 0 1 20 5 12
India 5 4 0 1 21 10 12
South Africa 5 3 1 1 25 11 10
New Zealand 5 2 1 2 11 8 7
Wales 5 1 0 4 6 20 3
Trinitad & T. 5 0 0 5 3 32 0

Pool BScores
Team CANENGKEN MALPAK
Canada
X
1 - 1
6 - 0
1 - 2
3 - 3
England
1 - 1
X
3 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 2
Kenya
0 - 6
1 - 3
X
0 - 4
4 - 5
Malaysia
2 - 1
2 - 2
4 - 0
X
1 - 1
Pakistan
3 - 3

5 - 4
1 - 1
X

Pool BStandings
TeamPldWonTieLst ForAgtPts
Malaysia 4 2 2 0 9 4 8
England 4 2 2 0 9 6 8
Canada 4 1 2 1 11 6 5
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 11 11 5
Kenya 4 0 0 4 5 18 0













Final Standings

  1. Australia
  2. Malaysia
  3. England
  4. India

  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
  • Wales
  • Trinidad & Tobago

Note: no classification games scheduled for the teams not qualified for the medal round.












Game Comments


Thursday September 17 - Canada 1-2 Malaysia

Report from Shiaz Virjee, Coach: Canada lost to Malaysia 1-2 in a very controversial match.

The game started a little slowly and then picked up in front of a full stadium (20,000 spectators). Malaysia scored in the first half on a corner...a direct shot that went off Mike Mahood's glove.

About 15 minutes in the second half, a corner flick by Peter Milkovich hit the post defender on the face but instead of a stroke the Welsh umpire awarded... a corner. However, a few minutes later, Canada was awarded a penalty stroke when Rob Short and Paul Wettlaufer broke through and the defender checked the stick about 10 yards from the goal. Peter Milkovich converted the stroke. Then Canada applied more pressure but could not converted at least 3 good chances. With 5 minutes to go, Malaysia hit a ball into our circle and a Malaysian player dove for the deflection. The player was on the ground and Mike Mahood kicked the ball along the ground: it hit the defender on his chest and arms. Instead of a free hit, the umpire allowed the play to continue and a Malaysian player knocked into the goal...

Peter Milkovich (our Captain) appealed to the umpire but was shown a yellow card. Canada continued to pressure and created 2 more chances but could not score.

After the match, beer bottles, water bottles and cans were thrown at Canadian players and officials but there was no injuries.

It was a very disappointing finish (we did not accomplish our goal of reaching the medal round at this tournament) but the team played well and the 5 new players fit into the team very well.


Tuesday September 15 - Kenya 0-6 Canada

Canada defeated kenya 6-0 this evening. The goal scorers were:

  1. Peter Milkovich: penaly corner
  2. Bindi Kullar: penalty corner
  3. Rob Short: field goal
  4. Ken Pereira: field goal
  5. Paul Wettlaufer: field goal
  6. Scott Mosher: field goal

Hari Kant was in goal. Everyone played very well and stuck to a game plan.

In another match, Malaysia tied England (2-2). This leaves 4 teams with 5 points going into the last pool game!!! Canada leads the group with a better goal difference. In the last series of games, England plays Pakistan then Canada plays Malaysia.

It's very close and exciting!!!


Saturday September 12 - Canada 3-3 Pakistan

Read in "The Hindu": Pakistan almost crashed against Canada in a Pool B match trailing by 0-3 at one point this evening. Before the team could settle down, Canada surged ahead through penalty corner goal by Robin D'Abreo, which was followed by two goals by Peter Milkovich.

Recovering somewhat late in the day, Pakistan, reduced the margin through Anis Mohammad, but continued to be in a state of suspense when Imran Yusuf missed a penalty stroke. However, he made amends shortly for the lapse by restricting the leeway, which was closed before the end by Atif Idris.

Pakistan, it must be noted, struggled to beat Kenya 5- 4, in the opening match and on Saturday the effect still seemed to be alive. Pakistan has four points from two matches, and so is Canada.

Read in "Dawn": Pakistan struggle to draw 3-3 against Canada, by Sydney Friskin

Pakistan lived dangerously against Canada and managed only a 3-3 draw in a pool B hockey match which they could have won if only the had kept their heads. The story of this extraordinary match is that Pakistan conceded three early goals and were soon involved in an exhausting uphill struggle. Having scrambled to safety, despite wasting a penalty stroke, they nearly lost the match in the dying seconds!

To start with, questions have to be asked about the stability or lack of it in Pakistan's defence. Too many mistakes were made and attention was soon drawn on the goalkeeper Ahmed Alam. He was taken off after conceding two goals and replaced by Qasim Mohammed. At the start of the second half Ahmed Alam was back again in harness and lost his nerve in the later stages of the match by rushing out and handling the ball outside the circle. He was sent off with a yellow card and Qasim returned to defend the penalty corner which Ahmed Alam had conceded! The danger was averted when Qasim made a good save.

Canada had no pretensions to style and craft and their main assets were speed and a great deal of guts. However, there was plenty of skill and cohesion in Pakistan's attack which was motivated by Atif Bashir. In fact, he started the recovery with his smart picking up and speedy forays along the right flank.

The early enthusiasms, however, came from Canada who were quick to spot the open spaces in Pakistan's defence. In five minutes they forced the first penalty corner of the match and Robin D'Abreo converted. Before another minute had elapsed, they were awarded another penalty corner from which a shot by Ian Bird was deflected for a long corner. Pakistan retaliated with a full scale assault which ended with Mohammed Sarwar trying unsuccessfully to make contact with a centre by Atif.

In the 15th minute, Peter Milkovich converted another penalty corner for Canada after which Ahmed Alam left the scene. To add insult to injury, Milkovich increased Canada's lead soon after with a goal from open play.

Pakistan then woke up and earned themselves a penalty corner which came to nothing for the want of a pattern. Then a square pass by Mohammed Khalid from the left was picked up inside the circle by Atif Bashir who was obstructed on the point of scoring but the infringement escaped the notice of the umpire.

Pakistan's efforts were finally rewarded five minutes before the interval when Atif set up the chance for Anis to score. A minute later Mohammed Sarwar delivered the ball to Atif who was pushed from behind while trying to score. This time the umpire spotted the misdeed and rightly awarded a penalty stroke. The hope that Pakistan would cross over with only a deficit of one goal disappeared when a splendid diving save by the Canadian goalkeeper Mike Mahood deprived Imran Yusaf of a goal that would have put a different complexion on the game.

But Pakistan were not to be denied. Within three minutes of the resumption of play Pakistan laid siege to the Canadian goal. A scramble led to a penalty corner which Imran Yousaf converted and Pakistan were back in the match. Pakistan then stepped up a gear and Atif scored from a pass by Anis to level the match at 3-3. Pakistan scented victory but could not score from two successive penalty corners because of the vigilance of the Canadian goalkeeper. Then all of a sudden Pakistan were in the toils because of Ahmed Alam's indiscretion... They would have been in worse trouble from the last penalty corner of the match awarded to Canada but fortunately Ali Raza made a timely stick save on the line from Rob Short's try.


Wednesday September 9 - England 1-1 Canada

Canada tied England 1-1 in the opening match today.

It was a very even first half. Rob Short opened the scoring for Canada from a free hit outside the circle. England tied it up on a penalty stroke that was awarded when a scooped ball was stopped with a high stick... The score at the half was 1-1.

The second half saw the game a little more open but no additional scoring.

Coach Shiaz Virjee said: "Overall I was pleased with the result as we have had so many changes from the team that lost to England (1-2) in the World Cup a couple of months ago. All players took the field for Canada except Hari Kant (GK). The young guys played quite well and most importantly played their roles well. They seemed to fit in quite nicely. They are very enthusiastic and fast and it paid off. We now have a couple of days to rest and then we will play Pakistan! Everyone is healthy and we have no injury."



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