Madhya Pradesh are champions of Sr Women’s Hockey Nationals 2015 (B-Division)

Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Hockey Patiala 4-0 to clinch the title of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division at Saifai today. In the Bronze Medal match, Hockey Bihar edged past Association of Indian Universities by 3-2 to finish at 3rd position in the tournament.

Hockey Patiala(Orange) in action against Hockey Madhya Pradesh (White) in the final of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division

Hockey Patiala(Orange) in action against Hockey Madhya Pradesh (White) in the final of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division

Hockey Madhya Pradesh convincingly beat Hockey Patiala 4-0 and lifted the title of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division today. Hockey Madhya Pradesh produced a clinical performance throughout the match and left no scope for Hockey Patiala to score. Hockey Madhya Pradesh drew their first blood through Jyoti Pal who then sneaked in three goals in the 23rd, 26th and 29th minute, the first one coming from a penalty corner and the other two field goals. The score board read 3-0 in favor of Hockey Madhya Pradesh before entering the second half of the game. Continue reading →

MK Kaushik appointed as Manager High Performance (Central Zone)

New Delhi, 27 October 2014:  Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) has been appointed as the Manager, High Performance (Central Zone) by Hockey India.

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) (Manager, High Performance (Central Zone) & Indian Hockey Coach)

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) (Manager, High Performance (Central Zone), Hockey India)

Kaushik, who was the coach of the Indian Men Hockey team that won Gold medal at the recently concluded 17th Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea will be seen in a new role from 1 November 2014.

Kaushik as the Manager, High Performance will soon start monitoring all domestic activities in the central zone consisting of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

MK Kaushik was the member of the 1980 Olympics Gold Medal winning Indian Men Hockey team, had also coached both the Indian men and women teams. Under his coaching, India men team won their last major international tournament – the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. In the same year, he received the prestigious Arjuna Award. In 2006, the Indian women team won Bronze medal in the Doha Asian Games under his coaching. Continue reading →

In Semis of Sr Nationals (B Division): Namdhari XI vs Gangpur and Mumbai vs Maharashtra

10 March 2014: Namdhari XI and Mumbai emerged as the pool winners of Pool A and Pool B respectively, thus setting up semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) against Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Maharashtra.

Action during Himachal Pradesh vs Uttarakhand match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Himachal Pradesh vs Uttarakhand match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

The semi-finals will be played on 12th March (Wednesday) at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow, while Division A of the tournament gets underway on 11th March at the same stadium.

Namdhari XI, continuing its winning spell, defeated Rajasthan 3-1 in their last Pool A league match. Continue reading →

Namdhari and Mumbai on winning spree in Sr Nationals (B Division)

9 March 2014: Namdhari XI and Mumbai registered their third consecutive victories on the day 11 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Action during Mumbai vs Uttarakhand match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Mumbai vs Uttarakhand match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

In a Pool A match between Namdhari XI and Bihar, Karandeep Singh Dhillon of Namdhari alone pocketed 4 goals for the team at 8th, 16th, 25th and 64th minute of the game followed by Baljot Singh’s two goals at 15th and 47th minute. Naveen Minz, Bhim Kumar and Mangra Bhengra of Bihar only managed to strike one goal each at 12th, 40th and 51st minute of the game. By the end of the first half, Namdhari XI led the match by 8-1 and finally cashed on to their victory with a difference of 10 goals to 3. Continue reading →

Namdhari XI starts Sr Nationals Campaign with big Win

7 March 2014: Namdhari XI, Bihar, Mumbai and Uttarakhand won their respective matches on the day-9 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Tyron Pereira of Mumbai scoring past Goa Goalie during the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Tyron Pereira of Mumbai scoring past Goa Goalie during the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

In Pool A, Namdhari XI registered an easy win against Gujarat by leaving them behind with a score of 9-0 on board. Namdhari XI claimed their first win in their very first match of the pool leaving Gujarat with yet another loss. Namdhari XI went all out from the very beginning of the match, where Bhagat Singh Dhillon scored two goals at 5th and the 15th minute of the game by converting both the penalty corners followed by the field goals by Santa Singh at 27thminute and Captain Kuldeep Singh at 29th minute taking the score to 4-0 in the first half of the game. Continue reading →

Bihar, UK, SSB and HP start Hockey Nationals on Winning Note

Bihar, Uttarakhand, Sashastra Seema Bal and Himachal Pradesh from Pool A and B started their 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) campaign on winning note at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Action during SSB vs Rajasthan match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Sashastra Seema Bal vs Rajasthan match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

The first match played between Bihar and Gujarat witnessed Bihar going all out from the very start. Though, Gujarat’s Krushsingh Zala scored the very first goal of the game at the 9th minute, it was Bihar’s Md Reyazuddin, Naveen Minz and Mangra Bhengra who in return scored at the 11th, 14th and 21st minute respectively, to take the lead by 3-1 in the first half of the match. Gujarat played a defensive game in the second half of the game but couldn’t stop Bihar’s Naveen Minz from scoring another goal at 40th minute and wrapping the game at 4 goals to 1. Continue reading →