PAHF News Pan American Hockey Federation News Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:00:58 America/New_York Copyright PAHF PAHF News Bicycles, dictionaries and chocolate: three players share their European adventures There is no doubt that life as a professional or semi-professional hockey player is an attractive proposition. Training and playing the sport you love, meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and travelling the world is a glamorous way of life … in theory. We spoke to three players who have moved way beyond their comfort zone to take up the challenge of making it as a player in Europe. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:29:35 America/New_York Wonder Woman Act: USA Umpire Driscoll Improves in FIH Ranks Have you ever wondered about the umpires you see on television during the Olympic Games? Who are they? How did they get there? Why would they ever want to endure the stress behind the whistle? We stopped to talk with Junior Premier Hockey (JPH), USA Field Hockey and newly upgraded FIH Promising List Umpire Mary Driscoll about her journey and some of these questions: Why umpire? Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:29:21 America/New_York Gold for Jamaica, silver for Guyana. Top two off to Colombia in 2018 The match between Jamaica and Guyana was called off in the second period due to bad weather conditions and power outage at a section of the JN Hockey Field in Kingston. The pool standings were used to declare Jamaica the winner –as they finished on top of the round-robin. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:10:22 America/New_York Guyana wins gold in game against Jamaica. Both qualify for 2018 CAC Games. Spectators at the JN Hockey Field in Kingston, Jamaica witnessed the first final of the CAC Qualifier between Jamaica and Guyana. Having already qualified for the 2018 CAC Games in Colombia, both teams were looking to improve the goalless score line from their previous encounter. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:05:18 America/New_York Jamaica secures victory over Guyana ahead of tomorrow’s finals. Guatemala and Puerto Rico, who were both on three points, opened the Men’s section of the CAC Qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica. Despite Puerto Rico’s dominance in the first half, the score was locked at nil all going into the half time break. The scoring got underway in the 35th minute when Kenneth Rodriguez found himself on the receiving end of a counterattacking pass from Ottus Feliciano. Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:02:58 America/New_York Undefeated Jamaica and Guyana to meet again in finals of the CAC Qualifiers. Puerto Rico scores 11 goals. The cloudy morning of Day 5 started off with Guyana facing Guatemala to come away with maximum points and claim one of the top two spots. Guatemala’s Sandra Sis and Jessica Espino were strong and courageous in the defence, but Guyana was unstoppable. Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:53:47 America/New_York Guyana secures a spot in the finals. Jamaica and Guatemala game postponed due to heavy rain. Day 4 of the Men’s CAC Qualifiers kick-started with Guyana defeating Panama by 9 goals to secure a spot in the finals. An early error by Guyana resulted in a penalty stroke taken by Manuel Correa and an easy save by Medroy Scotland. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:29:53 America/New_York Top three teams close on points. Guatemala women win on Day 4 of the CAC Qualifiers. Without a point and without a goal, Guatemala and Panama went in hunt for their first win in the 2017 CAC Qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica. Throughout the first half, Guatemala’s Sandra Sis and Xiomara Flores consistently pressured Panama, but Rubi Diaz and Celina Portugal held it together to keep the ball out of goal. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:44:38 America/New_York Guyana wins their second game of the CAC Qualifiers. Puerto Rico scores on Day 3. Guyana and Guatemala were tied on 3 points going into Day 3 of the CAC Qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica having only played one game thus far. A deliberate clearance over the backline by goalkeeper Jorge Lopez resulted in a penalty corner for Guyana. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:10:01 America/New_York Bermuda now tied on 7 points with Jamaica. Puerto Rico scores in Women CAC Qualifier. The CAC Qualifier in Kingston, Jamaica, resumed on Day 3 with Bermuda going up against Panama for a chance to sit at the top of the table. The first period found Bermuda on a scoring streak, starting in the 8th minute with Maya Palacio. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:41:21 America/New_York