Junior Women’s Hockey National Championship Gets Underway at Mysore

5th March 2014: The 4th edition of the Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 underway in Mysore, Karnataka and will conclude on 23rd March 2014.

The tournament will see 32 teams competing in two phases i.e. 16 teams in each of the Division A and B. The Division B of the championship started today i.e. 5th March and will conclude on 13 March 2014 while Division A will be played from 15- 23 March 2014.

This edition will see two new teams including Hockey Gangpur- Odisha and Vidarbha Hockey Association at the newly laid Astro Turf at Chamundi Stadium, Nazarabad, Mysore.

After a heavy rain on Tuesday, it was Manipur women, who rained 24 goals against Tripura. For Manipur it was Sarita Devi who led from the front and the scored as many as nine goals in a Pool A match on the first of the tournament. Continue reading →

Gangpur March into Semis of B Division of Sr Nationals

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha registered 5th consecutive victory in as many matches to seal their place in semi-final of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship being played in Lucknow.

Kerala trying to stop a goal during their match against Chhattisgarh at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Kerala trying to stop a goal during their match against Chhattisgarh at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Chhattisgarh defeated Kerala in a thriller to reach the top of Pool D, but their place in semi final will be dependent on the result of the match between Maharashtra and Delhi to be played tomorrow. Chhattisgarh will be in semis if Maharashtra fails to score a victory, otherwise Maharashtra will be through to final four.

In the first match of the day the audience witnessed Chhattisgarh Hockey defeating Kerala in a thrilling match. At half time when the scores were 2-0 with Hockey Kerala leading the scoreboard nobody could have expected Chhattisgarh to make a strong comeback and going on to win the match 3 goals to 2. Continue reading →

Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh in Race for Semis Spot from Pool D

Today, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh won their respective matches in Pool D to keep themselves in race for a place in semis of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship being played at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow.

Action during Maharashtra vs Vidarbha Hockey Association match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Maharashtra vs Vidarbha Hockey Association match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

In the other match of the day, Bengal blanked Mizoram 5-0 with help of hat trick from Susheel Gupta in a Pool C league match. In the second consecutive win for Bengal, Asheesh Sengar and Sunil Shah scored a goal each to complete the tally. Bengal goalkeeper Bappa Saha denied any scoring opportunity to the opponents.

While during the match where Maharashtra took on Vidarbha Hockey Association, Kunal Jagdale struck three goals for Maharashtra to register a 6-1 win against Vidarbha Hockey Association in their Pool D league match. Continue reading →

Debutants Gangpur Stay on Top of Pool C in B Division at Nationals

Hockey Gangpur- Odisha registered their fourth consecutive win to stay on the top of Pool-C and stay strong contender of a place in semi-final of the B Division of 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship as they defeated Tripura by 9-0 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Lucknow today.

Action during Assam vs Puducherry match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Assam vs Puducherry match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Gangpur-Odisha took an early lead in the 9th minutes with a field goal scored by Ashish Anmol Minz. Ashish struck four goals in the match, while William Xalxo scored three goals, Banamali Xess and Roshan Minz one goal each for their team. Hockey Gangpur- Odisha is heading the pool table with 12 points in 4 matches. Continue reading →

Gangpur Continues the Winning Run in Hockey Nationals

Hockey Gangpur-Odisha scored a 10-0 victory over Assam in a Pool C league match to continue winning run in the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.

Action during Delhi vs CRPF match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Delhi vs CRPF match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Ashish Anmol Minz struck three goals for Gangpur-Odisha, while Amarjeet Ekka and Banamali Xess added two goals each, while William Xalxo, Shushil Kiro and Kishor Lakra contributed one goal each.

In the other Pool C match, Mizoram registered their first win against Tripura 6-1. Mizoram took an early lead in the 6th minute with a field goal scored by Ramtharanghaka. Continue reading →

Gangpur Register their 2nd win at the Sr Nationals in Lucknow

Delhi registered their first win in Pool D as they defeated Kerala 4-1 on day-2 of the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship played at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow today.

Action during Delhi vs Kerala match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

Action during Delhi vs Kerala match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship

After losing their first game against Vidarbha Hockey Association on the opening day of the championship, Delhi seemed a much better side today and scored twice in each half of the game. Manish Kumar, Shyambir, Abhishek and Praveen Kumar contributed a goal each in Delhi’s victory.

In the second match of Pool D, Shaheed Shaikh, Prince Yadav and Amulya Minj scored a goal each helping Chhattisgarh to register a 3-1 win over Vidarbha Hockey Association. Continue reading →