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 →

Kalinga Lancers Score their 1st Win in HIL

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

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 →

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 →

Punjab Warriors beat Debutant Kalinga Lancers 7-3

Kalinga Lancers were defeated 7-3 by Jaypee Punjab Warriors in debutant Kalinga’s first ever Hero Hockey India League as the Warriors recorded their second consecutive victory in this edition to reach to the top of the points table.

Sandeep Singh of Jaypee Punjab Warriors taking drag flick during Hero Hockey India League 2014

Sandeep Singh of Jaypee Punjab Warriors taking drag flick during Hero Hockey India League 2014

Kalinga Lancers, jointly owned by Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) and Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) and coached by Indian men’s team chief coach Terry Walsh, witnessed a nightmarish debut in the HIL, which a franchise-based league, at the newly-laid Astroturf of the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today.

This is the first time any team has attained a score of 7-3 in the Hero Hockey India League. In the inaugural season highest score was 6-4, where Delhi Waveriders have beaten Dabur Mumbai Magicians. Continue reading →

Kalinga Lancers Set to Start their HIL Journey with Bobaal

Team Kalinga Lancers the sixth team and the latest entrant this year in the Hero Hockey India League is all set to start their journey with a clash against Jaypee Punjab Warriors tomorrow at the all new stadium in Bhubaneswar after grand ceremony, which is expected to be Bobaal (out of the world).

Kalinga Lancers LogoThe crowd will witness superstars Akash Das Nayak and Anu Choudhary and internationally acclaimed dancers locking and popping to a popular dance number. Harihar Dar the dancing sensation will also be seen putting the stage on fire. Riding high on glamour, the ceremony will also witness a spectacular sound and light show and an equally eye-dazzling laser show. This apart, some amazing fireworks display will keep the audiences hooked to their seats.

While Kalinga Lancers will be playing for the first time in the League this year, the players are not new to the world of hockey and hence should not be taken lightly. While there are players like Russell Ford and Glenn Simpson who were part of the League last year and represented different teams, hence have the experience of the first year and which will be a huge boost to the team. 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.