PAHF: The man behind the lens: Yan Huckendubler

pahf the man behind the lens yan huckendubler 6547bcb341d07 - PAHF: The man behind the lens: Yan Huckendubler - I am sitting in Santiago, Chile at the XIX Pan American Games trying to put into words the contributions and career of one of the most epic volunteers and hockey builders Canada and the international field hockey scene has ever seen. Yan Huckendubler has one of the most unique and probably difficult names to pronounce, so much so that most just know him by his social media handle @yhucken – the man behind the lens. What you probably don’t know is that being a world-class sport photographer is not all that he does for field hockey. 

I am sitting in Santiago, Chile at the XIX Pan American Games trying to put into words the contributions and career of one of the most epic volunteers and hockey builders Canada and the international field hockey scene has ever seen. Yan Huckendubler has one of the most unique and probably difficult names to pronounce, […]

PAHF: Umpire Yamada celebrates Golden Whistle on final day of Pan American Games

pahf umpire yamada celebrates golden whistle on final day of pan american games 654713f42dcd7 - PAHF: Umpire Yamada celebrates Golden Whistle on final day of Pan American Games - It is a picture-perfect moment for Japan’s Emi Yamada who umpires her 100th international game in the gold-medal match at the XIX Pan American Games in Santiago at Estadio Nacional de Chile on 4 November. Known as the “Golden Whistle” achievement, Yamada becomes just the fourth Japanese official to reach the milestone following women’s umpires Naomi Kato (1997), Kazuko Yasueda (2002) and Chieko Soma (2012).

It is a picture-perfect moment for Japan’s Emi Yamada who umpires her 100th international game in the gold-medal match at the XIX Pan American Games in Santiago at Estadio Nacional de Chile on 4 November. Known as the “Golden Whistle” achievement, Yamada becomes just the fourth Japanese official to reach the milestone following women’s umpires […]

PAHF: Rojas’ double daggers earn Chile first medal since 2011

pahf rojas double daggers earn chile first medal since 2011 654713e406c59 - PAHF: Rojas' double daggers earn Chile first medal since 2011 - Two identical penalty corners from Denise Rojas Losada gave Chile all they needed to claim a bronze medal over Canada, their first medal since 2011. The game marked the 100th international for Chilean defender Fernanda Villagran, while the pair of goals brings Rojas’ tournament total to six. For Canada, the loss breaks a positive streak of medals following a bronze in 2015, a silver in 2019 and before that the last medal coming in 1999. 

Two identical penalty corners from Denise Rojas Losada gave Chile all they needed to claim a bronze medal over Canada, their first medal since 2011. The game marked the 100th international for Chilean defender Fernanda Villagran, while the pair of goals brings Rojas’ tournament total to six. For Canada, the loss breaks a positive streak […]

PAHF: Scholfield files game winner in 100th appearance as Canada takes bronze over USA

pahf scholfield files game winner in 100th appearance as canada takes bronze over usa 6545c27b4a9b4 - PAHF: Scholfield files game winner in 100th appearance as Canada takes bronze over USA - Canada’s Red Caribou defeated the United States 3-2 to win the bronze medal at the XIX Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Oliver Scholfield scored the game-winning goal in his 100th appearance for Canada, while Brendan Guraliuk and Fin Boothroyd also got on the scoresheet. Christian de Angelis and Aki Kaeppeler scored for the United States the game also marked the 50th international for USA keeper Jonathan Klages, who had an outstanding tournament.  

Canada’s Red Caribou defeated the United States 3-2 to win the bronze medal at the XIX Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Oliver Scholfield scored the game-winning goal in his 100th appearance for Canada, while Brendan Guraliuk and Fin Boothroyd also got on the scoresheet. Christian de Angelis and Aki Kaeppeler scored for the United […]

PAHF: Leonas head to 10th-straight Pan Am finals with shutout win over Canada

pahf leonas head to 10th straight pan am finals with shutout win over canada 6544711856f01 - PAHF: Leonas head to 10th-straight Pan Am finals with shutout win over Canada - Argentina booked their ticket to a 10th-straight Pan American Games final after a 3-0 dismissal of Canada in the semifinals. Canadian keeper Rowan Harris was exceptional in denying multiple close-range shots and penalty corner flicks but the Argentina offence was full-on and non-stop. Penalty corner goals from Valentina Raposo and Delfina Thome, plus a trademark Julieta Jankunas back-hand was enough to do Canada in.

Argentina booked their ticket to a 10th-straight Pan American Games final after a 3-0 dismissal of Canada in the semifinals. Canadian keeper Rowan Harris was exceptional in denying multiple close-range shots and penalty corner flicks but the Argentina offence was full-on and non-stop. Penalty corner goals from Valentina Raposo and Delfina Thome, plus a trademark […]

PAHF: Argentina men through to Pan Am finals with win over USA

pahf argentina men through to pan am finals with win over usa 65431f6b2a22e - PAHF: Argentina men through to Pan Am finals with win over USA - The first men’s semi-final of the XIX Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile landed in favour of Argentina after a 2-0 win over a gritty and disciplined USA side. Two first half goals, one from each of Lucas Martinez and Santiago Tarazona, were the difference makers with no goals coming off Argentina’s seven penalty corners. 

The first men’s semi-final of the XIX Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile landed in favour of Argentina after a 2-0 win over a gritty and disciplined USA side. Two first half goals, one from each of Lucas Martinez and Santiago Tarazona, were the difference makers with no goals coming off Argentina’s seven penalty corners.  […]

PAHF: Chile make history, qualify for Pan Am finals with shootout win over Canada

pahf chile make history qualify for pan am finals with shootout win over canada 65431f63eefb6 - PAHF: Chile make history, qualify for Pan Am finals with shootout win over Canada - After a nailbiting shootout, with the rain pouring and the home crowd roaring, Chile made their first Pan American Games final with a 3-2 shootout win over Canada. In regular time, goals came in the second quarter from Canada captain Gordie Johnston and in the fourth quarter from Chile’s Franco Becerra.

After a nailbiting shootout, with the rain pouring and the home crowd roaring, Chile made their first Pan American Games final with a 3-2 shootout win over Canada. In regular time, goals came in the second quarter from Canada captain Gordie Johnston and in the fourth quarter from Chile’s Franco Becerra. Play from both teams […]

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