Photos by Marcel Sigg   National women’s hockey coach Sheldon Rostron has hailed the Premier Hockey League as an important part of the bigger picture of the country’s hockey set-up and said the standard of this year’s tournament was a big step up from 2016. Speaking as the curtain came down on the 2017 

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    The Orange River Rafters completed their climb from rock bottom to the pinnacle of the Premier Hockey League, while the Crossroads Maropeng Cavemen stormed to a successful title defence in Johannesburg today. After their extraordinary road to the final, the Rafters took the title with victory over the Private Property St Lucia Lakers 

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It was a day for the underdogs as the Premier Hockey League reached the semifinal stage in Johannesburg today.   After a tournament of turnarounds, the teams that finished bottom of both the men’s and women’s logs in 2016 booked their places in the 2017 final, to be played at the Randburg Astro tomorrow. The 

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Photos by Marcel Sigg The Tivoli Blyde River Bunters suffered their first defeat of the Premier Hockey League in Johannesburg today. And it came at the unlikely hands of last year’s women’s wooden spoon recipients – the Orange River Rafters. But apart from slightly denting their confidence, it did nothing to affect the outcome of 

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  Photos by Marcel Sigg   The Cavemen, Dragons, Mambas and Bunters have all secured their spots in the semifinals of the Premier Hockey League. But it was the TopT Madikwe Rangers who were breathing some of the biggest sighs of relief after securing a crucial win over the Private Property St Lucia Lakers to 

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