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 →

Haryana Beat MPHA to Win Sub-Junior Women Hockey National Championship 2013, Odisha won Men’s Title

New Delhi, 27 May 2013: Haryana defeated defending champions Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 3-2 in the final of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship (Finals) 2013 at Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium in Bhopal, while Odisha thrashed Jharkhand by 8-0 to win Men’s title.

The goal scorers for Haryana were Sonika (3 min), Ritu (35 min) and Navneet Kaur (49 min) while Karishma (4 min) and Neelu (24 min) were on target for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, as MPHA failed to defend its title. Continue reading →

Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: MPHA vs Haryana in Women’s and Jharkhand vs Odisha in Men’s Final

New Delhi, 26 May 2013: Defending champions Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy will take on Haryana in the final of women’s category of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior National Hockey Championship (finals) 2013, while Jharkhand will face their neighbours Odisha in men’s category final.

The Fans of HockeyA fine display by their forwards in the penalty shoot-out guided Haryana women to a 4-2 win over Chandigarh after the teams were tied 2-2 at the end of the regulation time in the first semi-final. Haryana scored 2-0 through Reet and Deevika in the shoot-out. Earlier Haryana scored through Sonika (31 min) and Reet (45 min) while Sarabdeep Kaur (51 min) and Saroj (53 min) were on target for Chandigarh. Continue reading →

Day 4 at Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: Chandigarh and MPHA Complete Women’s Semis Line-up

New Delhi, 24 May 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Chandigarh women entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Final) 2013 played at SAI Centre, Bhopal on Friday and now will face Jharakhand and Haryana in semi-finals respectively to be played tomorrow.

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Karnataka 6-1 in their last league encounter of Pool A. The goal scorers for Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy were Upasna (10 min), Anuja (39, 52 min), Preeti (40 min), Karishma (65 min) and Neha (70 min) while Spurthi (12 min) scored the only goal for Karnataka. Continue reading →

Day 3 at Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: Haryana and Jharkhand Women Enter Semi Finals from Pool B

New Delhi, 23 May 2013: Haryana and Jharkhand women entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Final) 2013 played at SAI Centre, Bhopal on Thursday.

Haryana registered their third consecutive win, as they defeated Jharkhand 5-1 in their Pool B match. The goal scorers for Haryana were Ritu (53 min), Manpreet (60 min), Navpreet (61 min), Nidhi (69 min) and Sonika (70) while Nisha Rani (44 min) scored the only goal for Jharkhand. Continue reading →

Day 2 at Sub-Junior Hockey National Championship (Final) 2013: Haryana Girls win their 2nd Consecutive Game

New Delhi, 22 May 2013: Four goals by skipper Navpreet helped Haryana women to register their second consecutive win as they defeated The Hockey Maharashtra 11-1 in the Pool B match on day 2 of the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Final) 2013 played at SAI Centre, Bhopal on Wednesday.

The goal scorers for Haryana were Navpreet (2, 14, 53, 64 min), Devika (5, 45 min), Sonika (6 min), Manpreet (30, 40 min) and Asha (52 min) while The Hockey Maharashtra scored through Alaknanda (43 min). Continue reading →