Women Prepare for Asian Games at NIS, Men to play exhibition match in Raipur

The Indian Senior Women core probables are busy in preparing for the 17th Asian Games at the NIS Patiala, while Men’s core probables will play at India ‘A’ vs India ‘B’ exhibition on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late Major Dhyanchand and National Sports Day on 29th August 2014.

The exhibition match will also mark the celebration of new International Hockey Stadium in Raipur, which will be inaugurated the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh and Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Gauri Shankar Agarwal  to be held at Incheon, South Korea from 19th September 2014. Continue reading →

Chhattisgarh won Jr Women Nationals (B-Division)

13 March 2014: Chhattisgarh outclassed Kerala by 6-1 in the finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (B-Division) to emerge champions at the Astro-turf of Chamundi Vihar grounds in Mysore, while Hockey Gangpur-Odisha finished 3rd with a 2-0 victory against Manipur.

Chhattisgarh: Champions of4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (B-Division)

Chhattisgarh: Champions of4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (B-Division)

Sadhna Sengar who opened the account in the sixth minute gave the much needed lead. In 13th minute Renu Yadav dodged the defence wall of Kerala and scored the second goal. Upsana Singh who played an instrumental role in the game, scored the third goal for Chhattisgarh which extended the lead. Continue reading →

Chhattisgarh face Kerala in Final of Jr Women Nationals (B-Division)

12 March 2014: Chhattisgarh and Kerala stormed into the finals of 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at the Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground.

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha vs Kerala in Semi-Final of Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha vs Kerala in Semi-Final of Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

In the first semi finals, Chhattisgarh defeated Manipur by 4 -0. Chhattisgarh’s Ishika Chaudhary scored the 1st goal for the team in the 8th minute of the game backed by Priyanka Parihar in the 34th minute by converting a penalty corner opportunity.  By the end of the 1st half of the game Chhattisgarh took the lead over Manipur by 2 -0.

In the second half of the game Akanksha Parmar and Sadhna Sengar scored 1 field goal each in the 38th and 65th minute respectively to complete the final scoreline. Continue reading →

It’s Gangpur vs Kerala and Manipur vs Chhattisgarh in Semis Jr Women Hockey Nationals

On the sixth day of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014, Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Kerala confirmed their places in semi-finals of the B-Division of the tournament being played at the Astro-turf of Chamundi Vihar grounds Mysore.

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha vs Assam during Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha vs Assam during Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha and Assam will face each other in semi-finals to be played on Wednesday (12th March), while winners of Pool A and C, Manipur and Chhattisgarh take on each other for the places in final of 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B).

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha defeated Assam by 8-1. In the match, Rinki Kujur Rajita Kujur and Janhabi Pradhan scored two goals each. Though there was sense of resistance from the Hockey Assam defenders but it was not enough to stop the Gangpur team. Maxima Xalxo of Assam, who has scored goals in every game in the tournament scored the lone goal for her team in 46th minute. Continue reading →

Manipur and Chhattisgarh in Semis of Jr Women’s Nationals B-Division

07 March 2014: Manipur and Chhattisgarh have confirmed their places in the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground in Mysore today.

Manipur team in a huddle during  Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

Manipur team in a huddle during Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) at Mysore

In their last league match of Pool A, Manipur registered their third win in a row defeating Vidarbha Hockey Association 6-0.

Manipur took a decent 2-0 lead in the first half of the game when Sonia Devi scored at the 17th minute and Captain Gitarani Devi scoring at the 22nd minute. The second half of the game saw, Manipur girls going all out and closing the game with a 6-0 victory over Vidarbha Hockey Association, where Bidyarani Devi scored two goals at 39th and 47th minute and Sonia Devi took her total of goals to three by scoring two more goals at 49th and 60th minute. Continue reading →

Gangpur March into Semis of B Division of Sr Nationals

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha registered 5th consecutive victory in as many matches to seal their place in semi-final of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship being played in Lucknow.

Kerala trying to stop a goal during their match against Chhattisgarh at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Kerala trying to stop a goal during their match against Chhattisgarh at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Chhattisgarh defeated Kerala in a thriller to reach the top of Pool D, but their place in semi final will be dependent on the result of the match between Maharashtra and Delhi to be played tomorrow. Chhattisgarh will be in semis if Maharashtra fails to score a victory, otherwise Maharashtra will be through to final four.

In the first match of the day the audience witnessed Chhattisgarh Hockey defeating Kerala in a thrilling match. At half time when the scores were 2-0 with Hockey Kerala leading the scoreboard nobody could have expected Chhattisgarh to make a strong comeback and going on to win the match 3 goals to 2. Continue reading →