Uttar Pradesh face Railway in Historic Final of Hockey Nationals 2015 (A-Division)

Railway Sports Promotion Board confirm their entry into finals by beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4, while Uttar Pradesh Hockey outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha 3-0 in 2nd semi-final to set-up the historic final in the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A. The final match will be telecast LIVE and exclusive on DD Sports.

Railway Sports Promotion Board beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4 to reach the finals of th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A

Railway Sports Promotion Board beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4 to reach the finals of th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A

Reaching the finals of the tournament, Railway Sports Promotion Board will be seen battling against Uttar Pradesh Hockey to fight for the title while Air India Sports promotion Board and Hockey Gangpur-Odisha will be fighting for the 3rd and 4th position.

FINAL: Railway Sports Promotion Board vs Uttar Pradesh at 3:30 PM on 28th April
Bronze Medal Match: Air India Sports Promotion Board vs Hockey Gangpur-Odisha on 28th April
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Riding on Sumit Toppo’s Hat-trick Odisha won Junior Hockey Nationals 2015 (Men, A-Division)

Sumit Toppo scored hat-trick as Odisha won the title of the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A-Division by defeating Punjab by 4-3 in the fitting finale played in Chamundi Vihar Stadium, Mysore (Karnataka). Haryana finished 3rd position with a 3-0 victory ove Himachal.

Odisha: The Champions of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A Division

Odisha: The Champions of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A Division

The Finals of the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) ‘’A’’ Division lived up to the moment as the clash was intense and exciting and which kept the spectators at the stadium and hockey fans across India glued onto the match which was even viewed LIVE on DD Sports. It was Hockey Odisha which kept its nerves to come back into the game and win the Final by 4-3. What worked in the team’s favour were Sumit Toppo’s 3 individual goals leaving the opponents completely dented. Continue reading →

Namdhari XI win Division-B of 5th Hockey India Senior Men Nationals 2015

Namdhari XI outclassed Hockey Patiala to win the B-Division of 5th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2015, while Chandigarh Olympic Association won the Bronze Medal. Namdhari XI defeated the Patiala team by 5-1 and the team from Chandigarh beat Hockey Himachal by 5-2 in 3rd place play at Pune.

Namdhari XI: Champions of 5th edition of the Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2015 (B-Division)

Namdhari XI: Champions of 5th edition of the Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2015 (B-Division)

The Final match was a one sided affair as Namdhari XI took an easy win over Hockey Patiala. It was Gagandeep Singh four goals helped his team to win the match comfortably. The other match between Chandigarh Olympic Association and Hockey Himachal was an intense clash as the former claimed the 3rd position and the latter having to settle for the 4th. It was the remarkable performance by the Chandigarh Captain Gagandeep Singh whose four goals put the dent in the spirits of the opponents. Continue reading →

WAPDA beat PIA to win 10th Nishan-e-Haidar Hockey Tournament

Pakistan WAPDA beat Pakistan International Airlines (White) 5-4 in a thrilling final of the 10th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament that was decided in the sudden death stage of penalty shoots at the Dring Stadium here on Tuesday.

WAPDA: Champions of 10th Nishan-e-Haidar Hockey Tournament: Receiving trophy Chief Guest DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch

WAPDA: Champions of 10th Nishan-e-Haidar Hockey Tournament: Receiving trophy Chief Guest DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch

As expected the final was full of thrill and entertainment for the crowd. The full house enjoyed an exciting contest for the control of the ball under floodlights. It started at a high pace during which both teams launched a series of attacks against each other. The ball kept rolling between the two halves. Both contestants had skilled and experienced forwards in their ranks who demonstrated brilliant stick-work that electrified the spectators who cheered and applauded every move. However, both teams failed to score in the first two quarts. Continue reading →

Punjab and Services won Women’s and Men’s gold at 35th National Games

Punjab defeated Haryana by 3-1 to win the women’s hockey gold at 35th National Games in Kerala, while Services outclassed Odisha by 8-2 to grab the men’s hockey gold medal at New Hockey Stadium, Kollam. Jharkhand eves finished third by defeating Odisha 2-0, while Haryana men edged past Jharkhand in nerve wrecking shoot-out by 7-6 to win men’s hockey bronze medal.

Services: Men's Hockey Gold Medalists at 35th National Games 2015, Kollam (Kerala)

Services: Men’s Hockey Gold Medalists at 35th National Games 2015, Kollam (Kerala)

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Haryana vs Odisha and Jharkhand vs Services in Semis of National Games, Kerala

The ongoing 35th National Games today saw Men Hockey teams playing for the semi-final spot at the New Hockey Stadium, Kollam (Kerala), Jharkhand and Haryana topped their Pools ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively to set semi finals against Services and Odisha respectively. The semi-finals will be played on 10th February 2015 where all four teams will look at beating the opponent and reaching the Finale of the prestigious 35th National Games.

Haryana team during a team bonding session during National Games 2015 in Kollam Kerala

Haryana team during a team bonding session during National Games 2015 in Kollam Kerala

In Pool ‘A’, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh won two matches each and locked at 4 points each, but on the basis of better goal difference, Jharkhand and Odisha advanced to final four. Haryana were the clear winners in Pool ‘B’ with 5 points from two wins and a draw, followed by Services with 4 points from two wins in three matches. Points table and detailed results of 35th National Games (Men Hockey) are given here:

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