Andaman & Nicobar stun Haryana, Air India, Namdhari XI and Chandigarh Win in Pune Hockey Nationals 2013

New Delhi, 30 May 2013: Andaman & Nicobar edged past last edition’s Semi Finalists Haryana 4-2 in Pool H match of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 to register their second consecutive win.

Affan Yousuf

Affan Yousuf, who scored 3 goals for Air India

Bijju Yirkal, Kusha, Chandan and Birsu scored a goal each for Andaman & Nicobar while Jitender Saroha scored two goals for Haryana.

Pradhan Somanna, Affan Yousuf and Joga Singh scored three goals each as Air India raced to a 15-0 win against Chhattisgarh in their Pool B league match of Hockey National Championship being played in Pune.

Air India notched their second win in the four team pool. Air India scored through Sameer Dad (2 min), Pradhan Somanna (5, 40, 66 min), Affan Yousuf (9, 31, 68 min), Joga Singh (18, 21, 25 min), Birendra Lakra (32, 63 min), Swami Vinaya (56 min), Cheeyanna Bopaiah (58 min) and Arjun Halappa (61 min) while their opponents Chhattisgarh fail to open their account. Continue reading →

Senior Men’s Hockey National Championship 2013 to Start in Pune from 28 May

New Delhi, 27 May 2013: The 3rd edition of the Hockey India Senior Men National Championship will be played at Pune, Maharashtra from 28 May-10 June 2013.

National Champions Punjab receiving trophy from Jagadish Shettar (CM, Karnataka) and Arun Jaitly (BJP Leader)

File Photo: 2012 National Champions Punjab receiving trophy from Jagadish Shettar (CM, Karnataka) and Arun Jaitly (BJP Leader) in Bangalore

In 2013 edition of the championship, as many as 38 teams will be participating in the championship which will be played on a league cum knockout basis on the Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium Pimpri and Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune.

This year four new teams including Comptroller and Auditor General, Sports Authority of India, Mumbai Hockey Association Limited and Namdhari XI will participate apart from 34 teams which participated in last edition. Continue reading →

Today at Junior and Senior Women’s Hockey National Championships 2013: Punjab, Haryana and MPHA Completes QF Line Up in Lucknow

26 April 2013: Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy completed the quarter-final line-up with emphatic victories in their concluding league matches of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Govind Singh Sports College in Lucknow.

Quarter-final Schedule (Sunday, 28 April 2013)
Railways vs Uttar Pradesh (6:30 am)
Haryana vs Sports Authority of India (8:30 am)
Jharkhand vs Karnataka (2:00 pm)
MPHA vs Punjab (4:00pm)

Punjab defeated Delhi 7-0 in their concluding league match played today. Goal scorers for Punjab were Sadhna Singh (2, 18, 39 min), Monika (5 min), Gurwant (54 min), Sukhjeet (56 min) and Lalremruati (66 min). Continue reading →

Today at Junior and Senior Women’s Hockey National Championships 2013: Sr Rajasthan Register their 1st Win

25 April 2013: Five goals by Sonu helped Rajasthan beat Bengal 9-2 in a Pool B match of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Govind Singh Sports College, Lucknow. After losing two matches in the championship this is the first victory for Rajasthan.

Goal scorers for Rajasthan were Sonu (17, 21, 50, 58, 64 min), Jaya Chouhan (19, 52 min) and Prabhjot Kaur (61, 69 min). For Bengal scorers were Archana Kumari Tewari (5 min) and Rubi Khatun (39 min). Continue reading →

Today at Junior and Senior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013: Jr Tamil Nadu Reach Quarters

24 April 2013: Bihar defeated Jammu & Kashmir 9-0 (Pool D) with the help of 5 goals from Aprajita Kumari, including a hat-trick in the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Govind Singh Sports College Lucknow on Wednesday. Goal scorers for Bihar were Aprajita Kumari (13, 19, 43, 51, 65 minutes), Antu Kumari (56, 59 min), Poonam Giri (10 min) and Manji Pandey (68). Continue reading →

Junior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013 Updates, Haryana & Odisha Reach Quarter-finals

23 April 2013: Pooja Rani, Jyoti Gupta and Reena Rani scored four goals each, as Haryana raced to 23-0 win against Uttarakhand in their concluding Pool A league game and entered the quarter-finals of 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship being played at Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.

Haryana went on to dominate from the starting of the match. Haryana who led 12-0 at the half time scored through Pooja Rani (1, 2, 7, 19), Nicky (9), Jyoti Gupta (11, 52, 53, 69), Deepti (13, 26), Navdeep (17), Navneet Kaur (20, 70), Reena Rani (22, 41, 44, 61), Navpreet Kaur (27, 50), Jyoti Dahiya (42), Malkeet Kaur (59) and Own Goal (68). Continue reading →