Maharashtra in Semi Finals of B Div-Sr Hockey Nationals

Maharashtra played out a tough 3-3 draw against Delhi at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow on day-7 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) to secure themselves a place in semi finals.

Hockey India LogoPost the match both Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh are placed with 11 points each on the table in Pool D. But Maharashta piped Chhattisgarh in points table on the basis of goal difference to qualify for the semi-finals. While Hockey Gangpur – Odisha, having 15 points in their kitty, have entered the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship from Pool ‘C’.

The first match between Bengal and Assam witnessed Bengal leading with 1-0 score till half time. Assam played a better game in the first half but lost control in the second half and gave away 2 more goals and lost the match by 3-0 to Bengal. Continue reading →

Madhya Pradesh Reach Quarters of Junior Hockey Nationals 2013

7 June 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy became the fourth team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat (Haryana).

The Fans of HockeyMadhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Bihar 11-1 in their last league match of Pool G to join hosts Haryana, Punjab and SAI in quarter-finals. Madhya Pradesh scored through Mohammad Nizamuddin (4 min), Izhar Qureshi (1, 9, 36 min), Sumit Patel (25 min), Mohammad Umar (27 min), Amir Shafique (33 min), Abhay Yadav (56 min), Nicky Kaushal (63, 68 min) and Arjun Sharma (64 min) while Bihar’s only reply came from Raushav Kumar (61 min) . Continue reading →

Pune Hockey Nationals 2013 Day 10: Defending Champions Punjab, Manipur and Jharkhand in Quarters

6 June 2013: Defending champions Punjab along with Manipur and Jharkhand has entered the Quarter-Finals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 being played in Pune. Chandigarh, Railways, Haryana and Air India are the other teams who have already qualified for the Quarter-finals.

Deepak Thakur scored 5 goals for Punjab

Deepak Thakur scored 5 goals for Punjab

Riding on form of former Indian captain Deepak Thakur, who scored 5 goals, Punjab defeated Delhi 9-2 in their last league match of Pool A to emerge pool toppers.

In addition to 5 goals of Deepak for unbeatable Punjab, Vikramjit Singh scored thrice while Davinder Pal Singh found the target once. Pawan Singh Chauhan and Avtar Singh Mann scored a goal each for Delhi to reduce the margin to 9-2.

In Pool C, Karnataka registered their third consecutive win, as they defeated Bihar 8-1. Karnataka scored through S K Uthappa (11 min), Nikkin Thimmaiah (22 min), S K Chingappa (29, 31 min), M K Muddappa (39 min), Vickram Kant (43 min), B S Bidappa (51 min) and M G Poonacha (52 min) while Bihar’s only reply came from Satnam Singh (56 min). Karnataka will now take on Services Sports Control Board in their last league match which will decide the quarter-finalist team of Pool C. Continue reading →

Pune Hockey Nationals 2013: Services, Jharkhand and Odisha win on Day 9

June 5, 2013: Services Sports Control Board, Jharkhand and Odisha won their league matches on the 9th day of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013.

Diwakar Ram

Diwakar Ram scored hat-trick for Jharkhand

In Pool C, Services Sports Control Board won their third consecutive match, as they defeated Sports Authority of India 6-1.

In Pool E, Jharkhand scored a resounding 12-2 win over Bengal with Diwakar Ram scoring a hat trick in the 6th, 14th, 37th minutes. Continue reading →

Day 3 at Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013: Hosts Haryana and Odisha Win Big

5 June 2013: Hosts Haryana registered their second consecutive win in Pool C, as they defeated Mizoram 16-1 in the Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013 being played at Motilal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat (Haryana).

The Fans of HockeyHaryana scored through Nikhil Saroha (4, 67, 70 min), Satinder (14, 31, 33 min), Sahil (18, 45, 66 min), Sunil (18, 45, 66 min), Lovepreet (40 min), Mohit (43, 49 min) and Own Goal (52 min) while Lalhmangaihzuala (55 min) scored for Mizoram. Continue reading →

Day 2 Update of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013 and Schedule of Day 3

4 June 2013: Punjab registered their second consecutive win, as they defeated Mumbai Hockey Association 3-2 in their Pool A league match of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013 played at Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Rai, Sonepat on Tuesday.

Punjab scored through Simranjeet Singh (30 min), Varun (65 min) and Lovepreet Singh (67 min) while Manpreet Singh (9 min) and Rajat Sharma (33min) were on target for Mumbai Hockey Association limited. Continue reading →