Air India (Men) and Haryana (Women) dethrone defending champs in Bengaluru Cup 2015

Star-studded Air India dethroned Indian Oil Corporation Limited 3-1 in the men’s final to lift the 2nd Bengaluru Hockey Cup, while in women’s competition Haryana XI edged past defending champions Madhya Pradesh Academy 2-1 in shoot-out to win the title. Both the teams played a 0-0 draw in the regulation time at the hockey Stadium here on Monday.

Air India (Men) and Haryana (Women): Champions of Bengaluru Cup 2015 Hockey Tournament

Air India (Men) and Haryana (Women): Champions of Bengaluru Cup 2015 Hockey Tournament

Winners Haryana XI (women) and Air India (men) got richer by 2.5 lakhs and runners-up MP Academy (women) and IOCL (men) were awarded with 1.25 lakhs each.

Special Awards:
Women
: Best Player: Rashmy PP (Karnataka); Best Goalkeeper: Rukmini Virk (Haryana); Best Defender: Nisha (Haryana XI); Midfielder: Manpreet Kaur (MP Academy); Forward: Reena Khokhar (MP Academy)
Men: Upcoming Player: Md Raheel (Karnataka); Best Goalkeeper: Adrian D’ Souza (Air India); Best Defender: Cheeyanna (Air India); Midfielder: Sonu Ponnanna (Karnataka); Forward: Binay Bengera (Army XI). Continue reading →

Railway Won the Hockey National Championship 2015 (A-Division)

Railway Sports Promotion Board today won the championship of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div- A as the defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey by 5-3 in the highly-contested final match in Pune. In the Bronze Medal match, Air India Sports Promotion Board (AISPB) outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha by 5-3 to finish at 3rd position in the tournament.

Railway Sports Promotion Board: Champion of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div- A

Railway Sports Promotion Board: Champion of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div- A

Individual Awardees of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div- A:
Best Goalkeeper: Arpit Choudhary (Jharkhand)
Best Defender: Amit Rohidas (Railways)
Best Mid-fielder: Jasjit Singh (Railways)
Best Forward: Lalit Upadhyay (Uttar Pradesh)
Promising player of the Championship: Vikramjit Singh (Punjab)
Promising player from Maharashtra: Akash Chikte (Goalkeeper) Continue reading →

Uttar Pradesh face Railway in Historic Final of Hockey Nationals 2015 (A-Division)

Railway Sports Promotion Board confirm their entry into finals by beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4, while Uttar Pradesh Hockey outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha 3-0 in 2nd semi-final to set-up the historic final in the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A. The final match will be telecast LIVE and exclusive on DD Sports.

Railway Sports Promotion Board beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4 to reach the finals of th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A

Railway Sports Promotion Board beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4 to reach the finals of th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A

Reaching the finals of the tournament, Railway Sports Promotion Board will be seen battling against Uttar Pradesh Hockey to fight for the title while Air India Sports promotion Board and Hockey Gangpur-Odisha will be fighting for the 3rd and 4th position.

FINAL: Railway Sports Promotion Board vs Uttar Pradesh at 3:30 PM on 28th April
Bronze Medal Match: Air India Sports Promotion Board vs Hockey Gangpur-Odisha on 28th April
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IOCL and MPHA won inaugural Bangalore Hockey Cup

BANGALORE, October 17: Domestic circuit kings Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) emerged winners of inaugural men’s Bangalore Cup 2014 All-India hockey tournament, while Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy bagged the the women’s tournament.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) champions of Bangalore Cup 2014

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) champions of Bangalore Cup 2014

IOCL extended their dominance over Air India with a 2-0 victory to continue their dominance in domestic. MPHA edged Haryana on shoot-out 2-1 after have scores level at 3-3 after regulation time. Continue reading →

Air India in final of Bangalore Cup as IOCL beat Army XI

BANGALORE, October 16: Indian Oil Corporation Ltd edged out Army XI 2-1 in the concluding league match of 1st Bangalore Cup 2014 All-India hockey tournament, here on Thursday to record their fourth consecutive win and making way for Air India into the finals.

Jaswinder Singh (Indian Oil Corporation Limited) Indian Hockey Player

Jaswinder Singh scored the opening goal for IOCL

Going into the match, Army XI, with four points in the kitty, needed to win to join league toppers IOCL in the title round. Thus, Army XI’s defeat saw Air India, with six points, scramble into the final that will be played on Friday at 6 pm.

With this win IOCL topped the league table with 12 points, Air India finished second with six, followed by Bharath Petroleum (4), Army XI (4) and Karnataka XI (3).

IOCL, their India stars who are currently attending a National camp, scored twice in the first half as Jaswinder Singh found the net after accepting a return pass from Deepak Thakur, and then Thimmanna helped home Gagandeep Singh’s goal-bound ball. Continue reading →

Haryana and MPHA set up Women’s Final in Bangalore Cup 2014

BANGALORE, October 15: Haryana and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) qualified for the women’s final with wins against Western Railway and Karnataka XI, respectively, in the first Bangalore Cup All-India hockey tournament. While in men’s competition Army XI will face IOCL tomorrow for a win to set-up final against IOCL, else Air India will face IOCL on Friday for the title.

Monika Dahiya (Indian Women Hockey Player)

Monika Dahiya scored opening goal for Haryana against Western Railway in Bangalore Cup 2014

Haryana eased past Western Railway 3-1 to record their fourth win in the six-team competition while MP Academy had to work hard for their 2-0 victory over Karnataka XI to take their tally to 10 points. Haryana and MPHA will play on Thursday to decide the top two positions in the league.

In the men’s competition, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd defeated Karnataka XI 5-1, a result that left Air India second with six points behind leaders Indian Oil (9) with Army XI (4) third. Continue reading →