Delhi Waveriders edge past Mumbai Magicians at Delhi

Delhi Waveriders edged past 2-1 Dabur Mumbai Magicians to consolidate their first position in the points table of the Hero Hockey India League 2014 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi today, as Yuvraj Walmiki deflected in to score the winning goal for his team.

Yuvraj Walmiki of Delhi Waveriders celebrates the winning goal against Dabur Mumbai Magicians during Hero Hockey India League 2014 at New Delhi

Yuvraj Walmiki of Delhi Waveriders celebrates the winning goal against Dabur Mumbai Magicians during Hero Hockey India League 2014 at New Delhi

After a relatively quiet start, the match gathered pace in the second half as both the teams displayed fine exhibition of hockey.

But the match witnessed a sedate start and was devoid of any real action on the turf in the first quarter as the two teams took time to settle down.

The match, however, suddenly livened up in the second quarter with Delhi Waveriders doing bulk of the attacking and from one such attack broke the deadlock in the 20th minute through young Akashdeep Singh. Continue reading →

Mumbai Magicians hold Ranchi Rhinos for 1-1 Draw

The defending champions Ranchi Rhinos were held for draw by a much improved and spirited Dabur Mumbai Magicians in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi today.

David Harte, Goalkeeper of Mumbai Magicians, receiving Man-of-the-Match award for the match against Ranchi Rhinos at Ranchi during Hero Hockey India League 2014

David Harte, Goalkeeper of Mumbai Magicians, receiving Man-of-the-Match award for the match against Ranchi Rhinos at Ranchi during Hero Hockey India League 2014

It took the Ranchi Rhinos 52 minutes to open the scoring through Justin Reid Ross before Dabur Mumbai Magicians equalized six minutes later through Trent Mitton (58th minute) to split the points as their Irish Goalkeeper David Harte pulled out a man-of-the-match performance including saving a penalty stroke.

Dabur Mumbai Magicians made a promising start and dominated the early share of possession.

Veteran Prabhjot Singh got the first real scoring chance in the 10th minute but luck did not favor as his shot found the upright bar of the post. Continue reading →

Kalinga Lancers Score their 1st Win in HIL

Debutants Kalinga Lancers defeated Dabur Mumbai Magicians 2-1 register their maiden victory and points in the Hero Hockey India League at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today.

Kalinga Lancers celebrate after scoring a goal against Dabur Mumbai Magicians in Hero Hockey India League 2014 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

Kalinga Lancers celebrate after scoring a goal against Dabur Mumbai Magicians in Hero Hockey India League 2014 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

In the match between the two bottom-placed teams of the league so far, the Lancers performed better than the Magicians, who returned with the wooden-spoon from the inaugural edition of the league.

The Lancers dictated the terms in the match for the entire 70 minutes and created more scoring opportunities as the Mumbai outfit mostly played a catch-up game, as the young Lancers’ custodian Harjot Singh, who later adjudged as Man-of-the-Match, pulled up some brilliant saves to win the match for his team. Continue reading →

Riding High Raghunath’s Hat-trick UP Wizards beat Magicians

Captain VR Raghunath led from the front and slammed a hat-trick to help Uttar Pradesh Wizards to win their 2nd match in the tournament, as they came from 0-2 down to register a 5-3 win over Dabur Mumbai Magicians in a round-robin league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai today.

UP Wizards Captain VR Raghunath celebrate with his team-mates

UP Wizards Captain VR Raghunath celebrate with his team-mates after scoring a goal against Mumbai Magicians

After failing to seize their opportunities in the first two quarters, the Uttar Pradesh Wizards took control of the game after halftime and pumped in as many as four goals to make a stunning comeback in the game.

The match started on a slow pace as both the sides struggled to get their footing initially.
Dabur Mumbai Magicians, however, seized the first real opportunity that came their way through Gurjinder Singh (12th minute) who scored from their first penalty corner. Continue reading →

Punjab Warriors beat Mumbai Magicians 5-3 at Mohali

Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Dabur Mumbai Magicians 5-3 to register their first win in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), which saw some of the likes Bharat Chhikara, VS Vinaya, Ravi Pal Singh, in action in HIL for the first time.

Malak Singh (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) and Bharat Chhikara (Dabur Mumbai Magicians) in action during Hero Hockey India League 2014

Malak Singh (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) and Bharat Chhikara (Dabur Mumbai Magicians) in action during Hero Hockey India League 2014

Jaypee Punjab Warriors, bounced back from last night’s defeat against Delhi Waveriders, made a promising start to the encounter and created trouble for the Dabur Mumbai Magicians defense from the onset. Agustin Mazzilli put Jaypee Punjab Warriors ahead in the seventh minute by scoring from a rebound after young Affan Yousuf’s initial shot was saved by Mumbai goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.

Jaypee Punjab Warriors got a golden opportunity to extend their lead minutes later when they earned a penalty corner but they failed to utilize the chance. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League 2014: Schedule, Results and Points Table

Hero Hockey India League 2014

Hero Hockey India League LogoTeams: Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Mumbai Magicians, Ranchi Rhinos and Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Jalandhar, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.

The detailed schedule, results and points table of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2014:

HIL Teams
Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Jaypee Punjab Warriors JPW 40 10 7 2 1 34 21 13
2 Delhi Waveriders DWR 39 10 7 1 2 26 16 10
3 Uttar Pradesh Wizards UPW 29 10 4 2 4 25 23 2
4 Ranchi Rhinos RR 26 10 4 1 5 15 19 -4
5 Mumbai Magicians MM 18 10 2 1 7 19 29 -10
6 Kalinga Lancers KL 17 10 2 1 7 23 34 -11
HIL Teams
Match Date-Time Results City
1 25/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 1 x 3 DWR Delhi Waveriders Mohali
2 26/01 18:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 3 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Ranchi
3 26/01 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 5 x 3 MM Mumbai Magicians Mohali
4 27/01 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 1 x 0 DWR Delhi Waveriders Ranchi
5 28/01 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 3 x 7 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar
6 29/01 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 3 x 5 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Mumbai
7 30/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 5 x 0 KL Kalinga Lancers Delhi
8 31/01 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 3 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Delhi
9 01/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 1 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Lucknow
10 01/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 2 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Bhubaneswar
11 02/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 2 x 2 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Lucknow
12 02/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 3 x 4 DWR Delhi Waveriders Bhubaneswar
13 04/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 1 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Ranchi
14 05/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 1 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Delhi
15 06/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 2 x 1 MM Mumbai Magicians Delhi
16 07/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 3 x 2 KL Kalinga Lancers Ranchi
17 08/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 4 DWR Delhi Waveriders Lucknow
18 08/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 1 x 4 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Mumbai
19 09/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 1 KL Kalinga Lancers Lucknow
20 09/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 0 x 1 RR Ranchi Rhinos Mumbai
21 11/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 3 x 3 KL Kalinga Lancers Mohali
22 12/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 0 RR Ranchi Rhinos Delhi
23 13/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 3 x 4 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Bhubaneswar
24 14/02 20:00 Kalinga Lancers  KL 4 x 1 RR Ranchi Rhinos Bhubaneswar
25 15/02 18:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 2 x 1 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Mohali
26 15/02 20:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 3 x 5 DWR Delhi Waveriders Mumbai
27 16/02 18:00 Mumbai Magicians  MM 3 x 2 KL Kalinga Lancers Mumbai
28 16/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 4 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Mohali
29 18/02 15:00 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 2 x 3 MM Mumbai Magicians Lucknow
30 19/02 20:00 Ranchi Rhinos  RR 2 x 3 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi
Semi Final
Match Date-Time Results City
31 22/02 17:30 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 1 x 0 UPW Uttar Pradesh Wizards Ranchi
32 22/02 20:00 Jaypee Punjab Warriors  JPW 3 x 2 RR Ranchi Rhinos Ranchi
Final
Match Date-Time Results City
33 23/02 17:30 Uttar Pradesh Wizards  UPW 3 x 4 RR Ranchi Rhinos Ranchi
34 23/02 20:00 Delhi Waveriders  DWR 6 x 4 JPW Jaypee Punjab Warriors Ranchi

Live telecast details of Hero Hockey India League 2014:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1 in India
One World Sport in US and Canada,
Sky Sports in New Zealand,
TEN Sports in Pakistan, South East Asia and Middle East and
Super Sports in South Africa.