Andaman & Nicobar stun Haryana, Air India, Namdhari XI and Chandigarh Win in Pune Hockey Nationals 2013

New Delhi, 30 May 2013: Andaman & Nicobar edged past last edition’s Semi Finalists Haryana 4-2 in Pool H match of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 to register their second consecutive win.

Affan Yousuf

Affan Yousuf, who scored 3 goals for Air India

Bijju Yirkal, Kusha, Chandan and Birsu scored a goal each for Andaman & Nicobar while Jitender Saroha scored two goals for Haryana.

Pradhan Somanna, Affan Yousuf and Joga Singh scored three goals each as Air India raced to a 15-0 win against Chhattisgarh in their Pool B league match of Hockey National Championship being played in Pune.

Air India notched their second win in the four team pool. Air India scored through Sameer Dad (2 min), Pradhan Somanna (5, 40, 66 min), Affan Yousuf (9, 31, 68 min), Joga Singh (18, 21, 25 min), Birendra Lakra (32, 63 min), Swami Vinaya (56 min), Cheeyanna Bopaiah (58 min) and Arjun Halappa (61 min) while their opponents Chhattisgarh fail to open their account. Continue reading →

Railways, UP, Chandigarh, Air India, MPHA and Hockey Bhopal start their campaign of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013 on Winning Note

New Delhi, 28 May 2013: Railways, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Air India, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Hockey Bhopal started their campaign on the opening day of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 played at Shiv Chattrapati sports complex and Major Dhyan Chand Hockey stadium, Pimpri in Pune on Tuesday.

Hockey India LogoSanjay Bir and B Horo scored five goals each as Railways easily defeated Jammu & Kashmir 20-1 in their Pool F league match. Railways scored through Sanjay Bir (2, 56, 63, 66, 68 min), Jagandeep Singh (9 min), B. Horo (11, 17, 40, 43, 61min, Jasjeet Singh (19, 26, 44min), Gurpreet Singh (27 min), Niyaz Rahim (34 min), Ram Prakash (35 min),  Irshad Mirza (59 min) and Vinod Kumar Singh  (67, 69min) while Sikander Pal Singh (12 min) scored the only goal for Jammu & Kashmir. Continue reading →

Senior Men’s Hockey National Championship 2013 to Start in Pune from 28 May

New Delhi, 27 May 2013: The 3rd edition of the Hockey India Senior Men National Championship will be played at Pune, Maharashtra from 28 May-10 June 2013.

National Champions Punjab receiving trophy from Jagadish Shettar (CM, Karnataka) and Arun Jaitly (BJP Leader)

File Photo: 2012 National Champions Punjab receiving trophy from Jagadish Shettar (CM, Karnataka) and Arun Jaitly (BJP Leader) in Bangalore

In 2013 edition of the championship, as many as 38 teams will be participating in the championship which will be played on a league cum knockout basis on the Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium Pimpri and Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune.

This year four new teams including Comptroller and Auditor General, Sports Authority of India, Mumbai Hockey Association Limited and Namdhari XI will participate apart from 34 teams which participated in last edition. Continue reading →

Junior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013 Updates, Haryana & Odisha Reach Quarter-finals

23 April 2013: Pooja Rani, Jyoti Gupta and Reena Rani scored four goals each, as Haryana raced to 23-0 win against Uttarakhand in their concluding Pool A league game and entered the quarter-finals of 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship being played at Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.

Haryana went on to dominate from the starting of the match. Haryana who led 12-0 at the half time scored through Pooja Rani (1, 2, 7, 19), Nicky (9), Jyoti Gupta (11, 52, 53, 69), Deepti (13, 26), Navdeep (17), Navneet Kaur (20, 70), Reena Rani (22, 41, 44, 61), Navpreet Kaur (27, 50), Jyoti Dahiya (42), Malkeet Kaur (59) and Own Goal (68). Continue reading →

Senior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2013 Updates, Railways and Karnataka are in Quarter Finals

Karnataka (from Pool G) has entered the quarterfinals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Women National Hockey Championship being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in the Guru Gobind Singh College.

Hockey India LogoWhile Railways have qualified for quarterfinals from Pool A, where the defending champions outclassed Uttarakhand (19-0) and Tamil Nadu (19-0).

23 April 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) won 20-0 against Jammu & Kashmir in a Pool D league match. Goal scorers for MPHA were Preeti (2, 4, 23 min), Reena Khokhar (6, 19, 34 min), Anuja (39, 40, 42 min), Jyoti (37, 41, 45 min), Rakhi (53, 67 min), Reema Katariya (1 min), Karishma (11 min), Shivani (14 min), Neha Rawat (68 min) and own goal (22, 58 min). Continue reading →

Karnataka Won Sub-Junior Women’s Nationals (South Zone), Seniors are in Quarters of Nationals

Spurthi H.P scored four goals as Karnataka raced to 9-0 win against the Hosts Tamil Nadu to win the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship (South Zone) played at Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, Egmore in Chennai.

Karnataka who led 4-0 at the half time scored through Leelavathi (3 min), Spurthi H.P (8, 33, 46, 60 min), Ramya A.N (29, 60 min), Keerthana (49 min) and Own Goal (66 min). Continue reading →