Air India (Men) and Haryana (Women) dethrone defending champs in Bengaluru Cup 2015

Star-studded Air India dethroned Indian Oil Corporation Limited 3-1 in the men’s final to lift the 2nd Bengaluru Hockey Cup, while in women’s competition Haryana XI edged past defending champions Madhya Pradesh Academy 2-1 in shoot-out to win the title. Both the teams played a 0-0 draw in the regulation time at the hockey Stadium here on Monday.

Air India (Men) and Haryana (Women): Champions of Bengaluru Cup 2015 Hockey Tournament

Air India (Men) and Haryana (Women): Champions of Bengaluru Cup 2015 Hockey Tournament

Winners Haryana XI (women) and Air India (men) got richer by 2.5 lakhs and runners-up MP Academy (women) and IOCL (men) were awarded with 1.25 lakhs each.

Special Awards:
Women
: Best Player: Rashmy PP (Karnataka); Best Goalkeeper: Rukmini Virk (Haryana); Best Defender: Nisha (Haryana XI); Midfielder: Manpreet Kaur (MP Academy); Forward: Reena Khokhar (MP Academy)
Men: Upcoming Player: Md Raheel (Karnataka); Best Goalkeeper: Adrian D’ Souza (Air India); Best Defender: Cheeyanna (Air India); Midfielder: Sonu Ponnanna (Karnataka); Forward: Binay Bengera (Army XI). Continue reading →

Madhya Pradesh are champions of Sr Women’s Hockey Nationals 2015 (B-Division)

Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Hockey Patiala 4-0 to clinch the title of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division at Saifai today. In the Bronze Medal match, Hockey Bihar edged past Association of Indian Universities by 3-2 to finish at 3rd position in the tournament.

Hockey Patiala(Orange) in action against Hockey Madhya Pradesh (White) in the final of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division

Hockey Patiala(Orange) in action against Hockey Madhya Pradesh (White) in the final of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division

Hockey Madhya Pradesh convincingly beat Hockey Patiala 4-0 and lifted the title of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division today. Hockey Madhya Pradesh produced a clinical performance throughout the match and left no scope for Hockey Patiala to score. Hockey Madhya Pradesh drew their first blood through Jyoti Pal who then sneaked in three goals in the 23rd, 26th and 29th minute, the first one coming from a penalty corner and the other two field goals. The score board read 3-0 in favor of Hockey Madhya Pradesh before entering the second half of the game. Continue reading →

MK Kaushik appointed as Manager High Performance (Central Zone)

New Delhi, 27 October 2014:  Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) has been appointed as the Manager, High Performance (Central Zone) by Hockey India.

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) (Manager, High Performance (Central Zone) & Indian Hockey Coach)

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) (Manager, High Performance (Central Zone), Hockey India)

Kaushik, who was the coach of the Indian Men Hockey team that won Gold medal at the recently concluded 17th Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea will be seen in a new role from 1 November 2014.

Kaushik as the Manager, High Performance will soon start monitoring all domestic activities in the central zone consisting of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

MK Kaushik was the member of the 1980 Olympics Gold Medal winning Indian Men Hockey team, had also coached both the Indian men and women teams. Under his coaching, India men team won their last major international tournament – the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. In the same year, he received the prestigious Arjuna Award. In 2006, the Indian women team won Bronze medal in the Doha Asian Games under his coaching. Continue reading →

MPHA won Sub-Junior Women Hockey Nationals (A Division) at Pune

New Delhi, 27th May 2014: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Jharkhand 5-2 in the finals of the 4th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Hockey Championship (Division A) held at Pune, Maharashtra today. While Chandigarh defeated Haryana 3-1 to finish win the Bronze Medal.

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy: the Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Women (A-Division)

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy: the Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Women (A-Division)

In the final match played between Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Hockey Jharkhand, the opening goal of the match came from MPHA’s Preeti Dubey as early as in the 2nd minute of the game. Two quick goals collaborated by Pratibha Arya and Preeti Dubey in the 17th and 22nd minute respectively indicated the game to be in favour of MPHA . The score stood at 3-0 until the whistle blew signalling the end of first half. Continue reading →

Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha & MPHA in final 4 at Mysore

20 March 2014: Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy have confirmed their spots in the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) being played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground today.

Goal mouth action in Odisha vs Mumbai match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Mysore

Goal mouth action in Odisha vs Mumbai match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (A-Division) at Mysore

Haryana will meet Jharkhand and Hockey Odisha to fight Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy in the semi-finals this Saturday.

In Pool B match, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy registered their third consecutive win after beating Bhopal 4-0 and qualified to play the semi-finals. Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy’s Rakhi Prajapati damaged Bhopal’s confidence in the 9th minute of the game by successfully piercing in a field goal. Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy took the lead ahead with a 3-0 margin by the end of the first half when Captain Priyanka Wankhede and Suman Devi TH struck two field goals in a span of two minutes in the 20th and 21st minute, respectively. Continue reading →

Punjab Defend Their Junior National Hockey Champions Title

13 June 2013: Defending Champions Punjab defeated Odisha 2-1 to defend their Junior National Hockey Champions title, while Madhya Pradesh finished 3rd by defeating Maharashtra in the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013 which concluded today at Motil Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat (Haryana).

The Fans of HockeyPunjab scored their opening goal through their skipper Gaganpreet Singh who converted the penalty corner in the 10th minute while Odisha leveled the score in the 24th minute with the field goal scored by Joseph Toppo.

In the second half, both the teams fought hard but finally Punjab’s Skipper Gaganpreet Singh managed to convert a penalty stroke in the 63rd minute to win the final which was graced by the Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda as chief guest. Continue reading →