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Coal India Hockey India League 2016: Schedule and Results

Coal India Hockey India League 2016

Coal India Hockey India League LogoTeams: Dabang Mumbai, Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
Live telecast details of Coal India Hockey India League 2016:
Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports HD 3 and HotStar in India. 
Live streaming online on starsports.com

Points Table of Hockey India League 2016 is here:

Matches Goals
Rank Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Points
1 Ranchi Rays 10 7 0 3 33 27 6 37
2 Jaypee Punjab Warriors 10 5 1 4 32 26 6 29
3 Delhi Waveriders 10 5 0 5 35 37 -2 27
4 Kalinga Lancers 10 4 1 5 39 36 3 25
5 Dabang Mumbai 10 4 0 6 34 35 -1 25
6 Uttar Pradesh Wizards 10 4 0 6 30 42 -12 23

The detailed schedule and results of Hockey India League 2016 here:

Playing with Fuchs will be big moment for Nikkin, Akash is sure of good learning experience at Ranchi Rays

The 2015 Hockey India League (HIL) Auction saw some young Indian players getting a better deal by franchisees as each wanted them in their team. One such player was Nikkin Thimmaiah who post consistent bidding by various franchisees was finally grabbed by Dabang Mumbai for $67,000/-. Being regarded as one of the exceptional upcoming goalkeeper, Akash Chitke feels privileged to be part of Ranchi Rays and is looking forward to a wonderful learning experience with his inclusion in the League.

Nikkin Thimmaiah (Indian Hockey Player)

Nikkin Thimmaiah

The Bengaluru-lad Nikkin Thimmaiah is remembered for his hat-trick against Australia in the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, where the striker helped his team to register a 4-2 win in the 3rd/4th Classification Match. The talented striker had been a key player of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW) for the last two seasons as he successfully helped complete the attacking line. With his new team, he will now rub shoulders with Gurmail Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Harmanpreet Singh along with German forward Florian Fuchs, Australian midfielder Matthew Swann and Irish goal-keeper David Harte in the upcoming editions. Continue reading →

Hockey India League Auctions: Teams went behind Germans and Young Indians

In the 2015 auction of Hockey India League, 6 franchisees picked their teams from 135 Indian and 136 foreign players. Germans were among the highest paid, while young Indian players were also sold like hot-cakes. German Captain Moritz Fürste bagged highest price i.e. $105,000, while Indian Forward Akashdeep Singh turned out to be highest paid Indian with the price tag of $84,000.

Moritz Fürste (Germany Captain) going under hammer in HIL Auction 2015, he crossed $100,000 mark in Hockey India League auction

Moritz Fürste (Germany Captain) going under hammer in HIL Auction 2015, he crossed $100,000 mark in Hockey India League auction

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HIL Auction on 17th Sept: No team from South India, 135 Indians and 142 Foriegners in Fray

Hockey India League (HIL) is conducting a fresh auction of players for the upcoming season of the League on September 17 at New Delhi. The six franchisee will bid for players from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan and Korea to complete their teams.

Birendra Lakra Ranchi Rays Hero Hockey India League 2015

Ranchi Rays has retained Indian Star defender Birendra Lakra for upcoming season of Hero Hockey India League 

This is going to be 4th season of HIL, but still there are no teams from South India, either of Chennai or Bangalore should have had a franchise in the league by now. In the interest of the game and for increasing its reach, hockey hotbeds like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu can not be ignored in important league like HIL, which has become one of the best league in world, however it is yet to spread its arms pan-India. Keeping the stadium attendances during World Series Hockey 2012 in mind, HIL organizers should try to get a franchisee from either of the cities specially Bangalore. Continue reading →

Delhi Waveriders Held Kalinga Lancers for 2-2 draw

Facing each other for the first time in the Hero Hockey India League 2015, Delhi Waveriders and hosts Kalinga Lancers gave a tough fight to each other as they settled for a 2-2 draw at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, today.

Kalinga Lancers will hosts Dabang Mumbai tomorrow, when the two sides met in Mumbai, both Kalinga Lancers and Dabang Mumbai gave a tough fight to each other but Dabang Mumbai managed to edge past Kalinga Lancers by a margin of just one goal. Currently, both the teams are sitting at the bottom of the Pool Table and will be striving to conquer the match in order to avoid finishing at the last position in the league.

Vikas Sharma Kalinga Lancers celebrates Hero Hockey India League 2015

Vikas Sharma Kalinga Lancers celebrates Hero Hockey India League 2015

An energetic first quarter of the match saw both Kalinga Lancers and Delhi Waveriders in an attacking mode as both the sides were trying to score the first goal in the match. Where Yuvraj Walmiki of Delhi Waveriders made a good run into the opponent’s D and failed to score the goal, Lucas Vila of Kalinga Lancers on the other hand, made a similar run but did not make any mistakes while firing in a field goal in the third minute of the game itself, helping Kalinga Lancers to take the lead by 1-0. Kalinga Lancers were dominating the first quarter as they were now penetrating Delhi Waveriders’ D more frequently, but goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi with his perfect saves and atheletic skills, did not allow Kalinga Lancers to add any further goals to their lead. Continue reading →

Upbeat Dabang Mumbai to host UP Wizards tomorrow in Hero HIL

After recording season’s first win, upbeat Dabang Mumbai will host Uttar Pradesh Wizards on their home ground, Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai tomorrow (11th February, full schedule here) in ongoing Hero Hockey India League 2015.

Pardeep Mor and Wouter Joulie of Uttar Pradesh Wizards in training session during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Pardeep Mor and Wouter Joulie of Uttar Pradesh Wizards in training session during Hero Hockey India League 2015

With the Hero Hockey India League 2015 entering the second phase, the teams are now expected to play more intensely with an eye on the knockouts. While Dabang Mumbai will play to claim its second win post their convincing win over Kalinga Lancers in their last outing, Uttar Pradesh Wizards will be looking at getting back to their winning ways post their recent defeat against Ranchi Rays. Continue reading →