Uttar Pradesh face Railway in Historic Final of Hockey Nationals 2015 (A-Division)

Railway Sports Promotion Board confirm their entry into finals by beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4, while Uttar Pradesh Hockey outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha 3-0 in 2nd semi-final to set-up the historic final in the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A. The final match will be telecast LIVE and exclusive on DD Sports.

Railway Sports Promotion Board beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4 to reach the finals of th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A

Railway Sports Promotion Board beating Air India Sports Promotion Board 6-4 to reach the finals of th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A

Reaching the finals of the tournament, Railway Sports Promotion Board will be seen battling against Uttar Pradesh Hockey to fight for the title while Air India Sports promotion Board and Hockey Gangpur-Odisha will be fighting for the 3rd and 4th position.

FINAL: Railway Sports Promotion Board vs Uttar Pradesh at 3:30 PM on 28th April
Bronze Medal Match: Air India Sports Promotion Board vs Hockey Gangpur-Odisha on 28th April
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Pune will be new host city at Hockey India League 2015

After saddening news of Mumbai Magicians and Ranchi Rhinos not being part of Hero Hockey India League anymore, the organizers announced addition of a new team to the League for the upcoming season of the League scheduled for January-February 2015.

Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2014 Trophy

Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) 2014 Trophy

Pune will be the new host city to the internationally acclaimed Hero Hockey India League, making it the newest franchise that will compete in the prestigious international event.

There are speculation of Reliance Industries taking over Mumbai Franchise after Dabur group pulled out of the league, while Ranchi Rhinos jointly owned by the Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group have also decided say bye to the League.

The Pune franchise has been bought by Anibran Sarkar, owner of the Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. The company founded in 1998 subsequently entered in the field of waste water treatment and developed packaged type sewage treatment plant working in India and overseas with the value of the organization said to be nearly 2000 Cr. 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 →

Air India are the Champions of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013

10 June, 2013: Air India defeated defending Champions Punjab by 6-2 to win the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 which concluded today at the Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium in Pimpri, Pune on Monday.

Air India: Champions of 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013, Pune

Air India: Champions of 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013, Pune

Air India got off the mark quickly and rushed ahead with 2 quick goals from Sameer Dad (2nd minute) and Affan Yousuf (3rd minute). Sameer finished after receiving the ball from Joga Singh, while Affan (eventually adjudged Man of the Championship) found the target with reverse flick. Though Punjab tried to come out and put pressure on Air India, but some brilliant defending by Ajmer Singh and tight marking of Deepak Thakur by Air India skipper Prabodh Tirkey did not give any chance to Punjab to score in 1st half. Continue reading →

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 →