UP Wizards hold Delhi Waveriders to a draw on home turf

Lucknow, 19 January 2013: Delhi Waveriders failed to replicate their home form in their first away game of the Hero Hockey India League and were held to a 1-1 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards here on Saturday.

Simon Child (Delhi Waveriders) found the target on that reverse hit against Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Simon Child (Delhi Waveriders) found the target on that reverse hit against Uttar Pradesh Wizards

The Waveriders, who had won their first two encounters at home against Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Mumbai Magicians, however regained the top spot in the league standings with 12 points from three encounters.

But the visitors would not be satisfied with the end results given the way they started the match. The Waveriders came out all guns blazing in the first quarter and penetrated the opposition’s striking circle at will. Continue reading →

Uttar Pradesh Wizards Prepare to Take on Unbeaten Delhi Waveriders

Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Delhi Waveriders at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow at 11.30AM (19th Jan)
(Bollywood sensation Katrina Kaif, Nargis Fakhri and Shaimak Davar troupe will perform in Grand Opening Ceremony at 10:00AM)

Lucknow, 18 January 2013: Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards, the two unbeaten sides of the Hero Hockey India League, face each other in a highly anticipated clash in Lucknow on Saturday.

Pardeep Mor - Junior India Player

On field performance of junior players like Pardeep Mor(in Photo), Nithin Thimmaiah, SK Uthappa, etc will be crucial  for the Wizards

Having won two out of two games, Waveriders would be high on confidence. And so would be the Wizards, after having beaten Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their opener on Thursday. In addition, Wizards would be playing their first home game of the tournament, which shouldn’t be too long a journey for Waveriders either.

Scoring three wins in a row can be a big step forward towards making it to the summit clash, and Waveriders would do everything possible to achieve that. Keeping the winning momentum going is also important, and that would also be on the Waveriders’ mind. Continue reading →

Delhi Waveriders survive anxious moments to beat Mumbai Magicians 2-1

New Delhi, 16 January, 2013: Delhi Waveriders survived an anxious last few minutes to defeat Mumbai Magicians 2-1 and consolidate their lead at the top of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League with 10 points from two encounters.

Lloyd Norris-Jones of Delhi Waveriders scored the winner goal for his team against Mumbai Magicians

Lloyd Norris-Jones of Delhi Waveriders scored the winner goal for his team against Mumbai Magicians

The hosts, who had beaten Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their tournament opener, dominated the game against the Magicians for the first three quarters at the Major DhyanChand National Stadium but their profligacy in front of the opposition goal almost came back to haunt them in the dying minutes.

Despite a penalty corner conversion by Rupinder Pal Singh (27) and a fine goal by South African Lloyd Norris-Jones (48), the Delhi Waveriders could have ended up dropping three points had the upright not come to their rescue in the last minute.

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Delhi Waveriders Gear-up against Mumbai Magicians

New Delhi, 15 January 2013: Having got off to a good start in the Hero Hockey India League, Delhi Waveriders would try to maintain their position at the top of the points table as they take on Mumbai Magicians at home in Wednesday’s second game on Wednesday.

Rupinder Pal Singh and Simon Child of Delhi Waveriders (HIL)

Rupinder Pal Singh and Simon Child of Delhi Waveriders (HIL) will need to be in their elements against Mumbai Magicians

Waveriders began the game against Jaypee Punjab Warriors with a very high tempo, and could have gone ahead in the first minute of the game. Waveriders would be hoping to get another equally good or even better start against the Mumbai Magicians, who have got some very dangerous players in their side.

Germany’s Oskar Deecke and Gurwinder Singh Chandi scored a goal each in the space of eight minutes that gave Waveriders a 2-1 win on Monday. And the Waveriders’ think tank would expect a similar performance from Deecke and Chandi. Continue reading →

Spectacular start to Hero Hockey India League; Delhi Waveriders launch campaign with a victory

New Delhi, 14 January 2013: Hosts Delhi Waveriders launched their campaign in the Hero Hockey India League with a comfortable 2-1 victory over Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the Major Dhyanchand National stadium here on Monday.

Germany’s Oskar Deecke (14th min) and Gurwinder Singh Chandi (22nd) found the net for the winners while Australian Keiran Govers (42nd) scored the consolation goal for the visitors.

Captains of 5 HIL Teams during Opening Ceremony

Captains of 5 HIL Teams during Opening Ceremony

Before the tournament opener, a laser show light up the Delhi sky and the spectators witnessed a special performance from figure skaters Alifya and Yuri and daredevil stunts of Jeenea set the tempo for the inaugural edition of the tournament and the sizeable crowd at the National stadium was hoping for a quality encounter in the opening match of the inaugural edition of Hero HIL and the teams did not disappoint. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League is Live on Youtube!!!

Hero Hockey India League Logo

Hero Hockey India League

After an amazing opening ceremony, all the matches of Hero Hockey India League can be watched live on official YouTube channel of the league.

The news, updates about ticketing, schedule and detailed results, etc. of the tournament along with points table can be found here on our website.

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