Six Teams after Closed Bid for Hockey India League 2015

New Delhi, 15 November 2014: New Franchise Dabang Mumbai mentored by former Indian Captain Viren Rasquinha bought two most costliest players, Tom Boon and Matthew Swann, of bid for the upcoming Hero Hockey India League 2015 to counter others having the likes Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer, Moritz Fürste, etc.

Coaches, Mentors and Owners of Hockey India League franchises Delhi Waveriders. Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays during closed bids

Coaches, Mentors and Owners of Hockey India League franchises Delhi Waveriders. Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays during closed bids

All the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders alongwith Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of players for their respective squad and ensuring the right amalgamation for their teams. Continue reading →

Future Black Sticks finished India Series undefeated with Yet Another Draw

In the final match of the six-match test series, the Junior Women Hockey Team of India and future Black Sticks played a 2-2 draw at the TET Multisports Centre, Stratford. With yet another draw, hosts won the finished with series with 3 wins, while India failed to win any match.

There was plenty of action right from the beginning as both the teams went off with an attacking approach in the entire match. Both the teams made desperate efforts and gave each other a tough fight to score the opening goal of the match until New Zealand’s Felicity Reidy made the breakthrough for her team and opened the account at 1-0. Continue reading →

Future Black Sticks Held Indian Women with 2 Late Goals

The Future Black Sticks Women scored two goals in the last six minutes to secure a 3-3 draw in game five against the India Juniors at TET Multisport Centre in Stratford.

New Zealand’s opening goal came from Canterbury’s Rachel McCann before the Indians responded and took control, holding onto a 3-1 lead late in the game.

With something special needed, Black Sticks head coach Jude Menezes substituted goalkeeper Brooke Roberts for an extra field player which freed up space for Su Arn Kwek to score with six minutes on the clock. Continue reading →

Indian Oil defeated Punjab & Sind Bank to Win Surjit Hockey Tournament 2014

Jalandhar November 9, 2014: Last edition’s runners-up Indian Oil defeated defending champions Punjab & Sind Bank (5-2) to emerge 4th time winner of the 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here today.

Indian Oil winners of 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament 2014

Indian Oil winners of 31st Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament 2014

The Winners bagged Rs 5 Lakh and Trophy where as Runners-up got Rs 2.50 Lakh and Trophy. The first cash prize was sponsored by Tut Brothers USA and 2.5 Lakh Cash prize was sponsored by CT Group Jalandhar. Sikandar Singh Maluka Hon’ble Panchayat Minister Punjab gave away the prizes to the winners. Continue reading →

India beat World Champions Australia to win series by 3-1: Report and Replay of 4th Match

The Asian Games Champions India defeated the hosts and World Champions Australia 3-1 in the fourth and last match of the series being played at the Perth Hockey Stadium, and won the series 3-1. The series victory over mighty Kookaburras will be big boost in Indian team’s confidence before next month’s Champions Trophy at Bhubaneswar (6-14 December, 2014).

Replay of 4th test match between Australia and India is here:

Captain Sardar Singh during the forth match between the Kookaburras v India men's International Hockey. Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia, (Credits: treebyimages)

India Captain Sardar Singh reached 200 caps milestone in 4th Kookaburras v India Hockey Test Match at Perth Hockey Stadium, Australia, (Credits: treebyimages)

Upbeat on the last two triumphs (2-1 in 2nd match and 1-0 in 3rd match) against Australia, India opened the first half of the game with all strength and dynamism as a result of which the initial goal of the match came in as early as in the 13th minute into the game from the stick of Akashdeep Singh of India, who scored off a penalty corner in goal mouth melee. This gave India a lead of 1-0 and an upper hand in the game. Later on, a couple of penalty corners were awarded to both the teams in the second quarter but none succeeded in materializing the opportunity. When the whistles blew for half-time, the scoreboard displayed a score of 1-0, indicating a trail for the hosts. Continue reading →

India vs Kookaburras, Match 4 at Perth (Australia): Full Match Recording

Kookaburras (Australia) vs India: Match 4 Live Streaming
from Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth (Western Australia)
Time: 1630 IST, Date: 9th November 2014 (SUNDAY)

India defeated Australia 3-1 in fourth test to win the series by 3-1. Akashdeep scored twice for India, while SK Uthappa was on target once. Youngster Tom Craig scored for the hosts. Stay tuned for detailed report till them enjoy the full match recording here:

Young Indian men’s hockey team is taking on World Champions and Commonwealth Champions Australia in a four test match series at Perth Hockey Stadium. The Commonwealth finalists and Asian Games Champions India started the series with 0-4 defeat, won their next two matches in the series to take 2-1 lead and be sure that they would not lose the test series. India stunned the world champions Kookaburras in 2nd match of series by 2-1; and edged past the world number side Australia with 1-0 in third match to win two matches in row against the hosts. Continue reading →