Haryana in Quarters, Punjab vs Services match tomorrow will decide Pool C winner, in Men’s Senior National Championship (India)

BANGALORE, Sept 26: Haryana escaped with a draw against Maharashtra and confirmed their berth in the Quarter Finals of the Men’s Senior National Championship (India), where they will face the winners of Pool H in the quarter finals.

Bharat Chhikara (Harayana) during Haryana Vs Maharashtra on Day 4 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012

Bharat Chhikara (Harayana) during Haryana Vs Maharashtra on Day 4 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012 (Photo Courtesy: www.deepthiindukuri.com)

Indian team star Bharat Chhikara opened the scoring and talismanic mid-fielder Sardar Singh scored Equalizer for defending champions Haryana.

Bhopal defeated Puducherry 6-2 in the Pool A match, while Manipur scored 16 goals against the minnows – Andaman & Nicobar in Pool H.  Bihar and Combined Universities played 1-1 draw in the  2nd match of the pool.

Services defeated Jammu & Kashmir 18-0 in Pool C, and will face Punjab tomorrow (27th Sept) at 4:00PM in the Shantinagar Hockey Stadium, Bangalore. Winner of Punjab vs Services will be through to Quarters, however Services needs just a draw to be in final eight teams. Continue reading →

Air India and Tamil Nadu in Quarters of Men’s Senior National Championship (India)

BANGALORE, Sept 25: Defending champion Haryana continued its winning spree in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship, setting for a 3-1 verdict against a fighting Puducherry for its third straight win in Pool A league here today, and are on course for a berth in the quarter finals. While, Maharashtra, who will face Haryana tomorrow (26 Sept) at 8:30AM, defeated Bengal (3-1) in the early morning match today.

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012 (Photo Courtesy: www.deepthiindukuri.com)

Air India out classed Nagaland with the score board reading 16-0, to make three wins from three league matches and confirming their berth in the quarters. Air India will take on winners of Pool D in 4th Quarter Final on 30th September.

Tamil Nadu, who drew with Odisha in their campaign opener, won 16-1 against Kerala and qualified for the Quarter Finals on the basis of better goal difference (39), while Odisha defeated Gujarat 17-0 and managed to get a goal difference of 34. Continue reading →

Haryana clinch Junior Nationals Title Also

After winning Senior Nationals 2011, Haryana Juniors defeated Odisha 3-2 in the penalty shoot out for a 5-4 aggregate victory to lift the 1st Hockey India Junior Men’s National hockey title.  The two teams were locked 2-2 at the end of the regulation time.

Awards:
Best Goalkeeper: Subodh Tirkey (Orissa);
Best Defender: Kiro Xess (Jharkhand);
Best Mid-fielder: Pardeep Mor (Haryana);
Best forward: Manish Rana (Haryana);
Player of the tournament: Mandeep Singh (Punjab);
Fair play trophy: Mizoram.

In the new penalty shootout format (as it was seen in Asian Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan), Orissa skipper Stanli Victor Minz and Amon Mirash Tirkey failed to put the ball in, Haryana’s Manish Rana found the target to take his 1-0 up. While Odisha came back into match through Mikhal Barla and Bikas Kujur after Haryana’s Siddhant Gautam failed to score, Ranjit Singh and Naveen Antil made sure they had the last laugh. Continue reading →

National Games 2011: Women’s Hockey Schedule and Results

34th National Games 2011 logo

34th National Games 2011

Following are the detailed results and schedule for Women’s Hockey competition at 2011 National Games, which telecasted live on DD Sports:

Group A ASSAM ,HARYANA ,JHARKHAND ,UTTAR PRADESH
Group B DELHI ,MADHYA PRADESH ,MAHARASHTRA ,ORISSA

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National Games 2011: Men’s Hockey Schedule and Results

34th National Games 2011 logo

34th National Games 2011

Following are the detailed results and schedule for Men’s Hockey competition at 2011 National Games, which telecasted live on DD Sports:

Group A CHANDIGARH, JHARKHAND, SERVICES, TAMILNADU
Group B DELHI, MAHARASHTRA, ORISSA, PUNJAB

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