Harmanpreet’s Brace help India in beating Malaysia

Riding on Harmanpreet Singh’s double strike, India Junior Men Team edged past the host team Malaysia by 2-1 in their fourth league match of the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup, being played at Johor Bahru today.

Harmanpreet Singh of India in action against Malaysia during 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Harmanpreet Singh of India in action against Malaysia during 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

The Indian colts dominated the match from the first minute and penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh’s two conversions in helped his team to earn three more points. With 9 points, defending champion India Junior Men Team now leads the points-table, ahead of Great Britain (8 points) and Argentina (7 points). Continue reading →

India junior boys held on to beat Argentina by 3-2

India Junior Men Team held on to beat Argentina by 3-2 after taking early lead in the game in the ongoing 5th Sultan of Johor Cup at Johor Bahru today.

Arman Qureshi of India in action against Argentina during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 in Johor Bahru

Arman Qureshi of India in action against Argentina during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 in Johor Bahru

After winning start against Pakistan and defeat by the hands of Great Britain, Indian colts maintained their positive result against the Latin Americans and defeated them in all aspects of the game. Armaan, Gurjant and Nilkanta scored for India while Casena and Keenan scored for Argentina in well contested match. Continue reading →

India edged by Great Britain in Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Defending Champions India went down fighting by 4-3 against last year’s finalists Great Britain in the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 in a well contested match.

India setting up defending line against Great Britain during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

India setting up defending line against Great Britain during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

It was an important match for both the teams as, while Great Britain was looking at settling scores with India for their Finale loss to them last year, India was looking at registering their second consecutive win in the tournament post their convincing win against Pakistan yesterday. Trailing the game by 2-3 at the end of the first half, Great Britain kept its nerves to come back into the game and win by 4-3. Continue reading →

India started Sultan of Johor Cup with win over Pakistan

It was a day for Indian Hockey. While the India Men Hockey Team won the New Zealand Tour, the India Men Junior team kick-started their outing in the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup with a win as they beat Pakistan with a convincing 5-1 score.

India celebrating a goal against Pakistan in their Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 opening game

India celebrating a goal against Pakistan in their Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 opening game

The Defending Champions commenced the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup with perfect style as they went on to beat arch rivals Pakistan by 5-1. It was the Indians who dominated the entire match as they kept clocking in the goals, going on to register an easy win in their opening match today. Continue reading →

India Men Junior Team departs for the Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Defending champions the Indian Men Junior Team departed yesterday night, 6th October, to participate in the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup, which is scheduled from 11th October to 18th October in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

India junior men hockey team before departing to Kuala Lumpur for Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

India junior men hockey team before departing to Kuala Lumpur for Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

After a month long preparation camp, the young colts are upbeat to face challenges in the tournament and will play hard to win the title for the third consecutive time. The Junior Team will be facing the challenge from Australia, Great Britain, Pakistan, Argentina and hosts Malaysia. All set to play their first match against Pakistan, the team looked upbeat and confident before they departed for the much awaited tournament. Continue reading →

Harjeet to lead Jr India in Sultan of Johor Cup 2015, Dilbar to captain Pakistan

Mid-fielder Harjeet Singh will lead the India Junior Men team in the upcoming 5th Sultan of Johor Cup to be played in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from 11th to 18th October 2015.

India Junior Men Hockey team for Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

India Junior Men Hockey team for Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Young blood from Sundargarh (Odisha), Dipsan Tirkey will support Harjeet as the Vice- Captain.  Confident and geared up team India will play alongside Australia, Great Britain, Argentina, Pakistan and Malaysia. Being the two times defending champions the team will look at retaining its title by giving a tough fight to the opponents. Continue reading →