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 →

Haryana vs Odisha and Jharkhand vs Services in Semis of National Games, Kerala

The ongoing 35th National Games today saw Men Hockey teams playing for the semi-final spot at the New Hockey Stadium, Kollam (Kerala), Jharkhand and Haryana topped their Pools ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively to set semi finals against Services and Odisha respectively. The semi-finals will be played on 10th February 2015 where all four teams will look at beating the opponent and reaching the Finale of the prestigious 35th National Games.

Haryana team during a team bonding session during National Games 2015 in Kollam Kerala

Haryana team during a team bonding session during National Games 2015 in Kollam Kerala

In Pool ‘A’, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh won two matches each and locked at 4 points each, but on the basis of better goal difference, Jharkhand and Odisha advanced to final four. Haryana were the clear winners in Pool ‘B’ with 5 points from two wins and a draw, followed by Services with 4 points from two wins in three matches. Points table and detailed results of 35th National Games (Men Hockey) are given here:

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Steel Plant Sports Board won Jr Nationals (B-Division)

March 31, 2014: Steel Plant Sports Board defeated Manipur to clinch the title of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) played in Chennai, while Services Sports Control Board finished 3rd.

Steel Plant Sports Board: Champions of  4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B)

Steel Plant Sports Board’s duo Janma Majhi and Santosh Baxla paired up and took upon the responsibility to finish on the top of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) with 5-1 victory over Hockey Manipur. Continue reading →

Manipur vs Steel Plant SB in Final of Jr Nationals (B-Division)

March 30, 2014: Steel Plant Sports Board and Manipur will face each other in the Finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) in Chennai. Steel Plant Sports Board defeated Services Sports Control Board 3-2 in the first semi final, while Manipur edged past Bengal by 3-2 in shoot-out after finishing at 2-2 in stipulated time.

In the super exiting match both the teams, Steel Plant Sports Board and Services Sports Control Board, showcased their strengths and defended very well in the first half. Naveen Minz scored the first goal for the Services Sports Control Board in the 22nd minute of the game and took the lead of 1-0 for the team. Soon in the 27th minute Janma Majhi of Steel Plant Sports Board levelled the score though a field goal. Both the teams gave tough fight to each other and scored 1 goal each till the half time. Continue reading →

3 Semi-Finalists Known at Jr Men Nationals (B-Division)

27 March 2014: On the day-4 of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division B) being played at M R Stadium Egmore and YMCA Stadium in Chennai, Services Sports Promotion Board, Steel Plant Sports Board and Manipur booked their places in semi-finals to be played this weekend.

Goal mouth action during Bihar vs Assan match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (B-Division) at Chennai

Goal mouth action during Bihar vs Assan match at the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (B-Division) at Chennai

Services Sports Promotion Board went on to register their fourth consecutive win to qualify for final four from Pool C while Bengal Hockey Association playing its second match continued with its winning streak by beating Gujarat. In the last match of the day Andhra Pradesh had a tough match against Vidarbha Hockey but managed to win the match. Continue reading →