Haryana Enter Semi-Finals of Men’s Senior National Championship (India)

Bangalore, Sept 30: Scoring twice in each half, defending champions Haryana defeated Manipur 4-2 to become the first team to enter the semi-finals of Hockey India’s senior men’s National hockey championship here today.

Bharat Chhikara (Haryana) socred two goals against Manipur in Quarter Final of Senior National Championship 2012

Bharat Chhikara (Haryana) socred two goals against Manipur in Quarter Final of Senior National Championship 2012

Spearheading the Haryana charge was India forward Bharat Chhikara who opened the scoring with goals in the third and sixth minutes while Mandeep Antil (43rd) and Didar Singh (44th) netted one apiece from penalty corners.

Manipur, playing in their maiden quarter-final game at this level, went down fighting with penalty corner goals by Jayantakumar Meitel (31st, 60th) keeping them in the frame, but Haryana held their ground in the last 10 minutes. Continue reading →

ONGC won KSHA – OZONE Group National Hockey League Championship 2011-12

ONGC won the KSHA – OZONE Group National Hockey League Championship 2011-12 with clear a margin of 5 points (27 points) from 2nd placed IOCL (22 points). ONGC who lost only one of their 10 matches in the league, was captained by Mandeep Antil. Second placed IOCL, lead by India’s experienced forward Deepak Thakur, finished the league with 22 points from 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. Air India finished 3rd with 21 points, while BPCL was placed at 4th place with 19 points.

ONGC: the Winners of KSHA – OZONE Group National Hockey League Championship 2011-12

ONGC: the Winners of KSHA – OZONE Group National Hockey League Championship 2011-12

Special Prizes:
Best Goal Keeper – Jagdeep Dayal – SAI
Best Defender – Ajay Saroha – BPCL
Best Half Back – Prabhakar – IAF
Best Forward – Ramandeep Singh – ONGC
Player of the Championship – Lalit Upadhyay – ONGC
Fair play Trophy – SAI, Bangalore. Continue reading →