Debutants Kalinga Lancers defeated Dabur Mumbai Magicians 2-1 register their maiden victory and points in the Hero Hockey India League at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today.
Kalinga Lancers celebrate after scoring a goal against Dabur Mumbai Magicians in Hero Hockey India League 2014 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
In the match between the two bottom-placed teams of the league so far, the Lancers performed better than the Magicians, who returned with the wooden-spoon from the inaugural edition of the league.
The Lancers dictated the terms in the match for the entire 70 minutes and created more scoring opportunities as the Mumbai outfit mostly played a catch-up game, as the young Lancers’ custodian Harjot Singh, who later adjudged as Man-of-the-Match, pulled up some brilliant saves to win the match for his team. Continue reading →
Captain VR Raghunath led from the front and slammed a hat-trick to help Uttar Pradesh Wizards to win their 2nd match in the tournament, as they came from 0-2 down to register a 5-3 win over Dabur Mumbai Magicians in a round-robin league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai today.
UP Wizards Captain VR Raghunath celebrate with his team-mates after scoring a goal against Mumbai Magicians
After failing to seize their opportunities in the first two quarters, the Uttar Pradesh Wizards took control of the game after halftime and pumped in as many as four goals to make a stunning comeback in the game.
The match started on a slow pace as both the sides struggled to get their footing initially.
Dabur Mumbai Magicians, however, seized the first real opportunity that came their way through Gurjinder Singh (12th minute) who scored from their first penalty corner. Continue reading →
Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Dabur Mumbai Magicians 5-3 to register their first win in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), which saw some of the likes Bharat Chhikara, VS Vinaya, Ravi Pal Singh, in action in HIL for the first time.
Malak Singh (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) and Bharat Chhikara (Dabur Mumbai Magicians) in action during Hero Hockey India League 2014
Jaypee Punjab Warriors, bounced back from last night’s defeat against Delhi Waveriders, made a promising start to the encounter and created trouble for the Dabur Mumbai Magicians defense from the onset. Agustin Mazzilli put Jaypee Punjab Warriors ahead in the seventh minute by scoring from a rebound after young Affan Yousuf’s initial shot was saved by Mumbai goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.
Jaypee Punjab Warriors got a golden opportunity to extend their lead minutes later when they earned a penalty corner but they failed to utilize the chance. Continue reading →
Hero Hockey India League 2014
Teams: Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Mumbai Magicians, Ranchi Rhinos and Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
The detailed schedule, results and points table of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2014:
Live telecast details of Hero Hockey India League 2014:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1 in India
One World Sport in US and Canada,
Sky Sports in New Zealand,
TEN Sports in Pakistan, South East Asia and Middle East and
Super Sports in South Africa.
The trophy & Mascot of Hero Hockey India League 2014 were unveiled today in New Delhi. The mascot of Hero HIL is named “Gaurav” (meaning – Pride) has been introduced at the trophy unveiling ceremony.
Dr Narinder Batra (General Seceretary, Hockey India), Gaurav- the Hockey India League Mascot, Lokesh Kumar, Muthukumar Balakrishnan (Asst Tournament Director), Bjorn Isberg (Tournament Director), Elena Norman (CEO, Hockey India), Craig Gribble (Umpires Manager)
The trophy of Hero HIL 2014, looks stunning masterpiece of trophy seems like a crown embedded with Swarovski at top and bottom with two beautiful golden Hockey Sticks on both the sides. The introduction of mascot “Gaurav” will be a new & refreshing chapter in the Hockey India League. The mascot is designed to arouse the interest for Hockey and to connect all hockey fans with the game in a completely redefined manner. Continue reading →
Hero Hockey India League (HIL) will kickstart with a gala opening ceremony on 7 pm at on 25th January at Mohali.This year, the league has six franchises and will be played in across Delhi, Mumbai, Mohali, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Lucknow over a period of almost four weeks.
File Photo: Captains of 5 HIL Teams during Opening Ceremony of 1st Edition of HIL
The opening ceremony Hero HIL 2014 will be witnessed by the spectators at the stadium and TV viewers will be able to catch it LIVE on Star Sports. The evening divided into 9 segments will see many performances unfolding in front of them, hence giving the audience and spectators 30 minutes of absolute entertainment.
The winning team of this edition, which will start off with this gala ceremony, will take home a cash prize of Rs. 2.5cr, the runners-up team will be richer by Rs.1.25cr and the team placed at the 3rd position will take away Rs.75lacs. The Player of the Tournament will be presented with cash prize of Rs. 25 lacs, while the player with the maximum goals will get the Airtel Maximum goals award and Rs. 10 lacs cash prize. The upcoming player will be awarded with the Ponty Chadha Upcoming Player of the Tournament Award and cash prize of Rs. 20 lacs. The player who makes everyone proud will win the Yes Garv Award and a cash prize of Rs.10 lacs while each man of the match wins Rs. 25,000. Continue reading →