Malaysia Hockey League

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Malaysia Hockey League
Sport Field Hockey
Founded 1987
No. of teams Division 1: 6
Division 2: 10
Country Malaysia Malaysia
Most titles KL Hockey Club (8 titles)
TV partner(s) ASTRO Arena
Official website http://tnbmhl.com.my/

The Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) is a top league competition for field hockey clubs in the Malaysian hockey league system. There are, at present, seven teams in the Malaysia Hockey League. The competition has been played since 1987. At present also it is sponsored by Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

Teams[edit]

The following teams is participating in 2013 MHL.

Premier Division[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Former teams[edit]

History[edit]

Origin[edit]

The tournament was initiated to revive interest in the sport which was losing spectator interest to football in recent times. Hockey is one of Malaysia's major sports. The field hockey in Malaysia as been a main sport to choose when play at high level.

One of the main reasons for the waning popularity of the existing domestic competition was the rise of corporate teams such as Ernst & Young, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Maybank which do not have a steady fan following. Malaysia Hockey League is trying to change that by bringing in regional flavor. It fields teams from traditional hockey bastions such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, other areas, as well as from other places where it has got some fan following.

Founding[edit]

The competition was first played in 2000 involving 11 teams. Initiated by Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) with active support from sports channel ESPN Malaysia. First season had two tiers division 1 and division 2 but from 2007 season onwards division 2 was scrapped. Except team winning 2006 division 2 championship rest all teams in division 2 were scrapped.

Competition[edit]

New format[edit]

The new Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) will see 10 teams vying for glory in the top division. Last year, only six teams competed in Division One and Division Two had nine teams. Under the new format, the elite teams will compete in the Premier Division while the rest will vie for a place in Division One. These two divisions are for the Open category.[1]

Division Two and Division Three will be for the Under-19 age groups and will comprise teams from last year’s Malaysia Junior Hockey League (MJHL). Last year’s top five Malaysia Hockey League teams — Ernst & Young HC, Sapura HC, Maybank HC, Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC and Nur Insafi HC — will be joined by Jurutera Jentera Letrik HC (JLJ) in the Premier Division.[1]

The competitions committee will select another four teams, based on their strength, for the Premier Division. There are plans to enter the National Juniors (the 2013 Project Team) in the Premier Division. But a decision will be made once the format is approved by the Malaysian Hockey Federation's management committee.

The Division Two champions will have the right to gain promotion to Division One or they can choose to remain in the Under-19 category. The bottom two teams from the Premier Division]will be demoted while the top two from Division One will go up the following year. Division Two and Division Three will kick off in February 2009 while Division One is slated to start in May 2009. The Premier Division will run from October to December 2009.[dated info]

Malaysia Junior Hockey League return[edit]

After 10 months of merging the Malaysia Junior Hockey League (MJHL) with the senior Malaysia Hockey League (MHL), the Malaysian Hockey Fe­­de­ration (MHF) have decided to separate them. The Malaysia Junior Hockey League thus return on the Malaysia Hockey Federation calendar next year, 2010Template:Update after 2010 with the starting date set for March 25. It will remain an Under-19 tournament.[2]

New features[edit]

Players[edit]

A team shall consist of maximum of 18 (eighteen) players to be registered with Malaysia Hockey Federation. Out of the above 18, maximum of 3 players can be of foreign origin. At any given point of time minimum 2 players of foreign origin shall be within the field of play during the course of a game. All 18 players in a team have to be registered with the MHF and need to submit their identity cards before the start of the league qualifying for playing in a team. All Malaysian players currently employed have to be taken on lien for the duration of the league and then be registered with Malaysia Hockey Federation. All the foreign players must obtain International Transfer Certificates from their respective countries and or clubs before signing up with the team in Malaysia Hockey League and Malaysia Hockey Federation.

Import players[edit]

There are a number of players from countries other than Malaysia, who have been contracted to play in the league.

Champions[edit]

League[edit]

Below are the winners of Malaysia Hockey League.[3]

Season Premier Division (formerly Division 1) Division 1 (formerly Division 2)
2013 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC Selangor UiTM HC
2012 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC Malaysia ATM HA
2011-12 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC Johor SSTMI
2010-11 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC Federal Territory (Malaysia) Armed Forces Juniors
2009-10 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC Selangor Universiti Teknologi MARA
2008 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC Kedah Jurutera Letrik Jentera Diraja HC
2007 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC Penang Nur Insafi HC
2006 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC
2005 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC
2004 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC
2003 Kuala Lumpur Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
2002 Kuala Lumpur Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
2000-01 Kuala Lumpur Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
1999 Kuala Lumpur Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
1998 No league competition
1997 Selangor MPPJ HC
1996 Negeri Sembilan Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC
1995 Negeri Sembilan Maybank HC
1994 Negeri Sembilan Maybank HC[4]
1992-93 Negeri Sembilan Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC
1991-92 Kuala Lumpur Kilat Club
1990 Kuala Lumpur Kilat Club
1989 Perak RMN Dolphins HC
1988 Federal Territory (Malaysia) UAB
1987 Perak RMN Dolphins HC

Cup[edit]

The overall cup is also known as TNB-MHL Cup and President's Cup

Season Overall Champions
2013 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC & Federal Territory (Malaysia) TNB Thunderbolts
2012 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC
2011-12 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC
2010-11 Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC
2009-10 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
2008 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC
2007 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
2006 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC
2005 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC
2004 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
2003 Kuala Lumpur Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC
2002 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
2000-01 Federal Territory (Malaysia) Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
1999 Kuala Lumpur Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
1998 No league competition
1997 Selangor MBPJ HC
1996 Negeri Sembilan Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC
1995 Negeri Sembilan Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC
1994 Kuala Lumpur Maybank HC
1992-93 Selangor MBf HC
1991-92 Kuala Lumpur Kilat Club
1990 Kuala Lumpur Maybank HC
1989 Kuala Lumpur Kilat Club
1988 Kuala Lumpur Maybank HC
1987 Kuala Lumpur Kilat Club

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season Players Clubs Goals
2013
2012 Malaysia Faizal Saari Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC 20
2011-12 Malaysia Faizal Saari Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC 19
2010-11 Malaysia Razie Rahim Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC 27
2009-10 Malaysia Mohammad Amin Rahim Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC 15
2008 Malaysia Baljit Singh Sarjab Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC 13
2007 Malaysia Jiwa Mohan Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC 23
2006 Malaysia Mohammad Amin Rahim Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC 29
2005 India Len Aiyappa[5] Federal Territory (Malaysia) Telekom Malaysia HC 30
2004 India Len Aiyappa[6] Federal Territory (Malaysia) Bank Simpanan Nasional HC 37
2003 India Len Aiyappa[7][8] Federal Territory (Malaysia) Ernst & Young HC 35
2002
2001 Malaysia Mirnawan Nawawi Federal Territory (Malaysia) Bank Simpanan Nasional HC 19
2000
1999 Malaysia Kuhan Shanmuganathan Federal Territory (Malaysia) Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
1998
1997 Malaysia Kuhan Shanmuganathan Federal Territory (Malaysia) MPPJ HC
1996 Malaysia Mirnawan Nawawi Negeri Sembilan Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987

Best player[edit]

Season Malaysia Hockey League Malaysia Junior Hockey League
2013
2012
2011-12 Malaysia Azlan Misron (Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC) Malaysia Firhan Ashaari (Johor BPSS-Thunderbolts)
2010-11 Malaysia Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin (Federal Territory (Malaysia) KLHC) Malaysia Firhan Ashaari (Johor BPSS-Thunderbolts)
2009-10
2008
2007 Malaysia R. Nadesh (Federal Territory (Malaysia) BJSS)
2006 Malaysia Jiwa Mohan (Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC)
2005 Malaysia Kuhan Shanmuganathan (Federal Territory (Malaysia) Sapura HC)
2004
2003
2002
2001 Malaysia Kumar Subramaniam (Federal Territory (Malaysia) Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC)
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996 Malaysia Mirnawan Nawawi (Negeri Sembilan Yayasan Negeri Sembilan)
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987

[edit]

The Malaysia Hockey League become the popular league in the Asia because the Malaysia Hockey League as been sponsoring by the many group of the big company:

Prize Money[edit]

Malaysia Hockey League gave the champions of the league with the MYR9,000,000 and also receive the longest league trophy since 1987 it made. So, the champions is become the hold of the league of sport field hockey in the country name Malaysia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b S. Ramaguru (2009-02-20). "Expect the usual suspects to vie for Under-19 title". The Star. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ S. Ramaguru (2009-12-27). "MJHL to remain as U-19 meet". The Star. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  3. ^ Aftar Singh (2011-03-17). "Past winners". Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  4. ^ Aftar Singh (2010-11-30). "YNS targets a top-four finish". The Star. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
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