Delhi Waveriders beat Gallant Kalinga Lancers 4-3 in HIL

Kalinga Lancers, might have lost badly (5-0) in their 1st encounter against Delhi Waveriders, but today at the Kalinga Stadium, the Odisha outfit put up a brave fight against the Delhi franchise and went down by 4-3 in the league match of Hero Hockey India League 2014.

Delhi Waveriders celebrating their one of the Goals during Hero Hockey India League 2014

Delhi Waveriders celebrating their one of the goals against Kalinga Lancers during Hero Hockey India League 2014

As expected, the Delhi Waveriders seized the early initiative and opened the scoring in the fourth minute through Rupinderpal Singh, who made use of their first penalty corner with a powerful flick to notch up his fourth goal of the tournament.

The Kalinga Lancers created a few bright openings but the Waveriders defense was up to the task to thwart any danger to their citadel as the visitors ended the first quarter with a slender one-goal lead. Continue reading →

Warriors beat Waveriders for first time in HIL

Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Delhi Waveriders for the first time in Hero Hockey India League, with a 3-1 victory in a keenly contested match.

Robert Hammond (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) in action against Llyod Norris Jones (Delhi Waveriders)

Man of the Match, Robert Hammond (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) in action against Llyod Norris Jones (Delhi Waveriders)

With this third consecutive win, Warriors jumped to the top of the standings in the second edition of Hero HIL. Sandeep Singh (8th minute), Satbir Singh (64th) and Shivendra Singh (66th) scored a goal each for the Punjab outfit, while Delhi Waveriders’ lone goal came from the sticks of Rupinderpal Singh (65th).

On a cold January night, both Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Delhi Waveriders dished out fast, attacking end-to-end hockey to produce one of the best games of the league so far.
Sandeep utilized the first real scoring opportunity of Jaypee Punjab Warriors, converting their first penalty corner in the eighth minute. Continue reading →

Delhi Waveriders Outclass Kalinga Lancers at MDC National Stadium

Hosts Delhi Waveriders outclassed relatively inexperienced side Kalinga Lancers 5-0 to register their second win in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL).

Delhi Waveriders celebrate after scoring a goal during Hero Hockey India League 2014

Delhi Waveriders celebrate after scoring a goal during Hero Hockey India League 2014

With this win at home, the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, the Waveriders have reached at the top of the Points Table of the league with 11 points and are just ahead of Jaypee Punjab Warriors on the basis of better goal difference. The current top two teams, Waveriders and Warriors will play each other in Delhi tomorrow (31st Jan / Full Schedule Here).

Rupinderpal Singh (13th, 29th minutes) converted two pnealty corners for the hosts, while the other goals came from the sticks of Matt Gohdes (21st), Danish Mujtaba (48th) and Lloyd Norris Jones (53rd). Continue reading →

Ranchi Rhinos Edge past Delhi Waveriders

Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos edged past last edition’s finalists Delhi Waveriders by 1-0 to register their first win in the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2014 in a keenly contested league match at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi today.

Ashley Jackson (Ranchi Rhinos) celebrates with Rhino Salam

Ashley Jackson (Ranchi Rhinos) celebrates with Rhino Salam

It took the Rhinos 63 minutes to break the deadlock through Jackson, who converted a set-piece to open the hosts’ account in the second edition of HHIL.

With two last year’s finalists in action in reigning champions Ranchi Rhinos and runners-up Delhi Waveriders, it was expected to be a close contest and it turned out to be one as both the teams matched each other stick by stick.

Still reeling from their 2-3 defeat at the hands of Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their tournament opener, the Ranchi Rhinos however started on a positive note and put Delhi Waveriders defense under pressure early on.

The hosts created a few bright openings in the beginning but their forward line led by star striker Mandeep Singh wasted the opportunities as the Delhi outfit displayed some stout defending. Continue reading →

Waveriders beat Warriors to Start HIL 2014 Winning Note

Delhi Waveriders have started their campaign of Hero Hockey India League 2014 with a convincing 3-1 victory over Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

Delhi Waveriders celebrate their win against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the opening game of Hero Hockey India League 2014

Delhi Waveriders celebrate their win against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the opening game of Hero Hockey India League 2014

The runners-up of the inaugural edition, Waveriders started from where they left last year and kept their record by winning all 5 encounters against the Warriors.

It was nice to see the likes of Arjun Halappa, Rajpal Singh, Vikram Pillay in action for Delhi team, as youngsters stole the show. The opening goal of the 2nd HIL came from the stick of Talwindar Singh for the Waveriders, while young charismatic forward from Bhopal Affan Yousuf equalized for the Warriors. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League 2014: Schedule, Results and Points Table

Hero Hockey India League 2014

Hero Hockey India League LogoTeams: 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:

HIL Teams
Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Jaypee Punjab Warriors JPW 40 10 7 2 1 34 21 13
2 Delhi Waveriders DWR 39 10 7 1 2 26 16 10
3 Uttar Pradesh Wizards UPW 29 10 4 2 4 25 23 2
4 Ranchi Rhinos RR 26 10 4 1 5 15 19 -4
5 Mumbai Magicians MM 18 10 2 1 7 19 29 -10
6 Kalinga Lancers KL 17 10 2 1 7 23 34 -11
HIL Teams
Match Date-Time Results City
1 25/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 1 x 3 DWR Delhi Waveriders Mohali
2 26/01 18:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 3 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Ranchi
3 26/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 5 x 3 MM Mumbai Magicians Mohali
4 27/01 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 1 x 0 DWR Delhi Waveriders Ranchi
5 28/01 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 3 x 7 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar
6 29/01 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 3 x 5 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Mumbai
7 30/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 5 x 0 KL Kalinga Lancers Delhi
8 31/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 3 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Delhi
9 01/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 1 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Lucknow
10 01/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 2 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Bhubaneswar
11 02/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 2 x 2 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Lucknow
12 02/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 3 x 4 DWR Delhi Waveriders Bhubaneswar
13 04/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 1 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Ranchi
14 05/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 1 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Delhi
15 06/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 2 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Delhi
16 07/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 3 x 2 KL Kalinga Lancers Ranchi
17 08/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 4 DWR Delhi Waveriders Lucknow
18 08/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 1 x 4 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Mumbai
19 09/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 1 KL Kalinga Lancers Lucknow
20 09/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 0 x 1 RR Ranchi Rhinos Mumbai
21 11/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 3 x 3 KL Kalinga Lancers Mohali
22 12/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 0 RR Ranchi Rhinos Delhi
23 13/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 3 x 4 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Bhubaneswar
24 14/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 4 x 1 RR Ranchi Rhinos Bhubaneswar
25 15/02 18:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 2 x 1 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Mohali
26 15/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 3 x 5 DWR Delhi Waveriders Mumbai
27 16/02 18:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 3 x 2 KL Kalinga Lancers Mumbai
28 16/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 4 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Mohali
29 18/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 2 x 3 MM Mumbai Magicians Lucknow
30 19/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 3 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi
Semi Final
Match Date-Time Results City
31 22/02 17:30 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 0 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Ranchi
32 22/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 3 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Ranchi
Final
Match Date-Time Results City
33 23/02 17:30 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 4 RR Ranchi Rhinos Ranchi
34 23/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 6 x 4 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi

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.