Ranchi vs Delhi and Punjab vs UP in HIL on Republic Day of India

Post their electrifying win yesterday over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays looks to be finding its form in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League as they face Delhi Waveriders in Ranchi while Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face the confident Jaypee Punjab Warriors on their home turf in Mohali (Schedule and results here).

Jaypee Punjab Warriors Hero Hockey India League

Jaypee Punjab Warriors Hero Hockey India League

On the other hand post their 2-2 draw against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their opening game of Hockey India League in Lucknow, the Sardar Singh led Delhi Waveriders team still looks confident of stamping their dominance in the League. With both the teams looking at a win tomorrow at 1700 HRS IST it will yet again be an exciting clash in the League which has been witnessing each team giving their best and showcasing that they are no less than the other. Continue reading →

High on confidence, Kalinga Lancers ready to take on Jaypee Punjab Warriors

With the 3rd edition of Hero Hockey India League stepping in to its fourth day tomorrow, the talented bunch of Kalinga Lancers are all set to challenge Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the latter’s home ground Hockey Stadium, Mohali. While the Lancers are upbeat after their early win against the Ranchi Rays, the hosts will be looking forward to their first win post a 3-3 draw against Dabang Mumbai in their opening match yesterday.

Kalinga Lancers at a practice session during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Kalinga Lancers at a practice session during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Led by the very efficient Captain – Jamie Dwyer, Barry Dancer coached team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will bring the best tricks of the trade into play when they step out on the turf to face the Kalinga Lancers, tomorrow. With Jaap Stockmann guarding the nets for them, the team will be looking at creating maximum scoring opportunities and increase goal conversion rate to register their first win in the League. Playing their first match against Dabang Mumbai yesterday and trailing by 0 goal to 1 till half time, Jaypee Punjab Warriors came back strong in the third quarter and turned the tables in their favour. With Jaap’s heroic saves at the net and with Jamie holding the ball and zipping past to the opponents D, the team ensured that the match was electrifying and a real treat for the spectators. The team tomorrow will yet again gear up to showcase similar play against the Lancers. Continue reading →

Double header on day 2 of Hockey India League 2015

The 2nd day of 3rd Hero Hockey India League will see double, in first one defending champions Delhi Waveriders take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in Lucknow and Jaypee Punjab Warriors will challenge Dabang Mumbai in Mumbai.

Uttar Pradersh Wizards practices ahead of Hockey India League 2015 opener

Uttar Pradersh Wizards practices ahead of Hockey India League 2015 opener

Dabang Mumbai and Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be seen battling it out in their Hockey India League 2015 opener on 23 January 2015 (tomorrow) at 1900 HRS (IST) at Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai and will be telecasted LIVE on Star Sports, while Delhi Waveriders will take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards at 1500 HRS (IST). Entry to the stadium for all the Hockey India League matches in Lucknow is free.

Last when both the teams had met was in the semi-final match of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League wherein UP Wizards lost the match to Delhi Waveriders which stopped them from reaching the Finale. With Uttar Pradesh Wizards looking at pay back where they lost to Delhi Waveriders by 1 goal to 0, Sardar Singh led team would be aware of this and will not allow the opponents of getting the better of them. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League 2015: Schedule and Results

Hero Hockey India League 2015

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

Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mohali, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
Live telecast details of Hero Hockey India League 2015:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1 in India

Live streaming online on starsports.com

Points Table of Hockey India League 2015 here:

Hockey India League 2015 Points Table

The detailed schedule and results of Hockey India League 2015 here: Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League 2015 all set to commence on Jan 22

New Delhi, 19 January 2015: The most-awaited hockey league, Hero Hockey India League 2015 is all set to begin with a dazzling Opening Ceremony at the illustrious Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on 22nd January 2015.

Delhi Waveriders celebrating as they became champions of Hero Hockey India League 2014

Delhi Waveriders celebrating as they became champions of Hero Hockey India League 2014

The 3rd edition of the League will start with a clash between home team Kalinga Lancers and new look team from Ranchi, Ranchi Rays co-owned by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain of Indian Cricket Team) in-front of the hockey-crazy fans of Odisha.

After the thriving past seasons of the League, young talents of both Kalinga Lancers and Ranchi Rays are perfectly groomed-up and ready as a spirited side with the abilities to stun any mighty team. In this season, the Ranchi Rays are entirely focussed on winning the most number of matches with the objective to reach the finals. On the other side, Kalinga Lancers, who finished at the bottom of the table in their debut season, are now in a much better shape with a perfect team of settled as well as young talents. The Lancers have previously stunned the team from Ranchi by 4-1 at their home-turf last season and will now aim to be the victor of as many games as they can. Continue reading →

Kalinga Lancers reveal team jersey and ‘Man of the Match’ Trophy for matches being played at Bhubaneswar

Kalinga Lancers revealed their new  team jersey for the upcoming season of Hero Hockey India League, starting January 22, 2015.  Lancers Captain Vickram Kanth and Head Coach Jude Felix launched their jersey today at Hotel Mayfair, followed by the team announcement of Kalinga Lancers and uncovering a gleaming golden ‘Man of the Match’ Trophy, one of its kinds, at the ceremony.

Kalinga Lancers for Hockey India League 2015

Kalinga Lancers for Hockey India League 2015

The Lancers will be seen sporting a vibrant orange and white coloured jersey proudly when they step out on their home turf against Ranchi Rays, at Kalinga Stadium on the first day of the League. The Kalinga Lancers jersey in this edition will don cosmetic changes which enhances the overall look and feel, making it appear more energetic and full of life. What stole the show was the ‘Man of the Match’ Trophy – that was unveiled keeping in view the craze and passion that the people of Bhubaneswar have in their hearts for Hockey. The unique golden-in-colour trophy has a figure of a player with a hockey stick in his hands, above a golden round ball which rightly conveys the message of taking the popular game to the entire world. It rests on a wooden stand with a plaque that exhibits the team’s logo on it with utmost pride. This is one of a kind trophy that the franchisee of Kalinga Lancers has introduced and will be awarded to the ‘Man of the Match’ for matches being played in Bhubaneswar. Continue reading →