Punjab Won Sub-Junior Women Nationals 2015, Odisha finished 3rd

After a neck-to-neck tussle between the two best teams of the 5th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2015, Hockey Punjab outplayed Hockey Jharkhand by a narrow margin of 3-2 in the final match and clinched the title in Ranchi today. In the 3rd/4thPosition match, Hockey Odisha defeated Hockey Haryana by 5-2 and claimed the 3rd Position in the Hockey India National Championship.

In B-Division, Hockey Mizoram claimed the champions tag by defeating Hockey Patiala 8-0. Whereas, Chandigarh Olympic Association settled at the third position post a wonderful victory in the hard-line match against Hockey Bhopal by 14-0. Continue reading →

Haryana won the 5th Jr Women Nationals 2015 A’-Division, Punjab finished 3rd

Hockey Haryana girls outplayed Hockey Jharkhand by 6-1 to win the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’A’’ Division ended today Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh). Whereas, Hockey Punjab pulled down Hockey Odisha with huge margin 7-1 to win the Bronze Medal.

Hockey Haryana and Hockey Jharkhand attempting to take control of ball during the finals of 5th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (Division A) in Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh)

Hockey Haryana and Hockey Jharkhand attempting to take control of ball during the finals of 5th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship (Division A) in Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh)

In the Finale clash between Hockey Haryana and Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Haryana thrashed Hockey Jharkhand with 6-1 and clinched the title of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’A’’ Division. Hockey Haryana showcased confidence from the initial minutes of the game itself scoring their first early goal in the 2nd minute when Manjeet converted a beautiful penalty corner for the team. Very soon in the 9th minute another goal was added to the kitty of Hockey Haryana when Neha struck a field goal into the net. Hockey Jharkhand made continuous efforts to score their first goal, however in the 32nd minute it was yet again Hockey Haryana who bagged another field goal coming from the stick of Saroj. With an excellent performance Hockey Haryana was leading with 3-0 by the end of the first half. With high spirits, Hockey Haryana continued with their admirable team work and added another field goal to their scorecard when Jyoti Gupta in the 44th minute smashed a field goal in support of the team. It was in the 54th minute that Hockey Jharkhand managed to score when Pramila Soren converted a penalty corner for the team. With two more field goals in the 63rd and 65th minute scored by Devika Sen, Hockey Haryana clinched the title defeating Hockey Jharkhand with leading score 6-1. Continue reading →

Railway won Sr Women Hockey National 2015 (A-Division), Punjab 3rd

Women’s Hockey team of Railway Sports Promotion Board won the 5th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2015 (Division A) at SAFAI (Uttar Pradesh ) to make it double title for their employer. Earlier last week, their men counterparts had won the 5th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2015 (Division A) at Pune.

Railway Sports Promotion Board: Champion of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) Div- A at SAIFAI (UP)

Railway Sports Promotion Board: Champion of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) Div- A at SAIFAI (UP)

The tournament concluded with a win for Railway Sports Promotion Board against Hockey Jharkahnd with a huge margin of 12-2 at SAIFAI. Whereas, Hockey Punjab settled for the bronze medal by beating Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 2-0. Continue reading →

Riding on Sumit Toppo’s Hat-trick Odisha won Junior Hockey Nationals 2015 (Men, A-Division)

Sumit Toppo scored hat-trick as Odisha won the title of the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A-Division by defeating Punjab by 4-3 in the fitting finale played in Chamundi Vihar Stadium, Mysore (Karnataka). Haryana finished 3rd position with a 3-0 victory ove Himachal.

Odisha: The Champions of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A Division

Odisha: The Champions of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A Division

The Finals of the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) ‘’A’’ Division lived up to the moment as the clash was intense and exciting and which kept the spectators at the stadium and hockey fans across India glued onto the match which was even viewed LIVE on DD Sports. It was Hockey Odisha which kept its nerves to come back into the game and win the Final by 4-3. What worked in the team’s favour were Sumit Toppo’s 3 individual goals leaving the opponents completely dented. Continue reading →

Punjab and Services won Women’s and Men’s gold at 35th National Games

Punjab defeated Haryana by 3-1 to win the women’s hockey gold at 35th National Games in Kerala, while Services outclassed Odisha by 8-2 to grab the men’s hockey gold medal at New Hockey Stadium, Kollam. Jharkhand eves finished third by defeating Odisha 2-0, while Haryana men edged past Jharkhand in nerve wrecking shoot-out by 7-6 to win men’s hockey bronze medal.

Services: Men's Hockey Gold Medalists at 35th National Games 2015, Kollam (Kerala)

Services: Men’s Hockey Gold Medalists at 35th National Games 2015, Kollam (Kerala)

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Services vs Odisha (M) and Haryana vs Punjab (W) in Finals of National Games 2015

Services and Odisha are set to play the men’s final, while Haryana and Punjab playing in Women’s final of hockey at 35th National Games has reached its business end at New Hockey Stadium, Kollam, Kerala.

Hockey at Kerala National Games 2015 in Kollam

Hockey at Kerala National Games 2015 in Kollam

In two exhilarating semi final games of men’s hockey, Jharkhand took on SSCB in the first match whilst Odisha clashed with Haryana in the next, with a single intention to defeat their opponent and reach into the all-important finals before walking away with the title. While SSCB defeated Jharkhand by 5-1, Odisha and Haryana fought it out in the shoot out where Odisha scored in the sudden death to emerge victorious and book a berth in the finals.

In the women’s section, Haryana took on Jharkhand and Odisha women challenged the mighty Punjab, early morning today. Whilst Haryana and Jharkhand battled it out in the Shoot-Out phase with Haryana finally winning the game in the sudden death, Punjab recorded a comfortable triumph over Odisha as it blanked the latter 3-0. Continue reading →