Its Air India vs Haryana and Punjab Vs Karnataka in Semi Finals of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013

8 May 2013: Air India, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013.

3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013In the semi-finals to be played on Sunday 9 June 2013, last year’s runners-up Air India take on Haryana while Defending Champion Punjab will clash with Karnataka.

Last year’s runners-up Air India scored a hard-fought 5-4 win against Railways to win the first quarter-final match played at Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium, Pimpri in Pune today. Air India who led 4-1 at the half time looked quite confident but their opponents Railways tried to make a comeback scoring three consecutive goals in the second half. Continue reading →

Karnataka complete the Quarter-Final Line-up of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013

7 June 2013: Karnataka reached the quarter-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship with a 4-2 win over Services Sports Control Board in their concluding league match of Pool C, the Nationals are underway in Pune.

3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013Air India will face Indian Railways, Haryana will lock horns with neighbours Chandigarh in two quarter-finals which will be played on 8th June at Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium, Pimpri in Pune. While Punjab and Karnataka will face Jharkhand and Manipur respectively at Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex on the same day. 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 →

Day 4 of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013: Punjab, Haryana and SAI reach Quarters

6 June 2013: Hosts Haryana, Punjab and Sports Authority of India (SAI) won respectively matches on 4th day of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat. These are the 1st set of the teams of who have qualified for the knock out stage (quarter-finals) of the tournament i.e. 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013.

The Fans of HockeyParvinder Singh and Gurjant Singh scored twice each as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 7-2 in their last league match of Pool A. Punjab scored through Harsahib Singh (2 min), Parvinder Singh (5, 67 min), Gurjant Singh (11, 15 min), Lovepreet Singh (17 min) and Ajit Pandit (64 min) while Mangra Bhengra (37 min) and Sumanta Hemrom (48 min) scored for Jharkhand. 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 →