Delhi in Quarters of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013

8 June 2013: Delhi entered the quarter-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat on Saturday.

Delhi registered a second consecutive win in Pool-D, as they defeated Andhra Pradesh 4-1. After conceding an early goal in the first half, Delhi came from behind and scored four goals in the other half. Turning point came in the match when Jugraj Singh scored the opening goal for Delhi in the 36th minute after which Delhi scored another three goals. Deepak Kumar, Inder Pal Singh and Manish Sharma scored a goal each for Delhi. Continue reading →

Madhya Pradesh Reach Quarters of Junior Hockey Nationals 2013

7 June 2013: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy became the fourth team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat (Haryana).

The Fans of HockeyMadhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Bihar 11-1 in their last league match of Pool G to join hosts Haryana, Punjab and SAI in quarter-finals. Madhya Pradesh scored through Mohammad Nizamuddin (4 min), Izhar Qureshi (1, 9, 36 min), Sumit Patel (25 min), Mohammad Umar (27 min), Amir Shafique (33 min), Abhay Yadav (56 min), Nicky Kaushal (63, 68 min) and Arjun Sharma (64 min) while Bihar’s only reply came from Raushav Kumar (61 min) . Continue reading →

Day 4 of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals 2013: Punjab, Haryana and SAI reach Quarters

6 June 2013: Hosts Haryana, Punjab and Sports Authority of India (SAI) won respectively matches on 4th day of Junior Men’s Hockey Nationals being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat. These are the 1st set of the teams of who have qualified for the knock out stage (quarter-finals) of the tournament i.e. 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013.

The Fans of HockeyParvinder Singh and Gurjant Singh scored twice each as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 7-2 in their last league match of Pool A. Punjab scored through Harsahib Singh (2 min), Parvinder Singh (5, 67 min), Gurjant Singh (11, 15 min), Lovepreet Singh (17 min) and Ajit Pandit (64 min) while Mangra Bhengra (37 min) and Sumanta Hemrom (48 min) scored for Jharkhand. 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 →

Karnataka Won their Maiden Title of Senior Men’s Hockey Nationals to Lift Rangaswamy Cup

The 64th edition of the Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup concluded today at the KSHA Hockey Stadium, Bangalore, with hosts Karnataka lifting the cup for the first time in the history of the tournament, while defending champions Mumbai finished third.

Karnataka: The Champions of 64th Senior Men's National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup

Karnataka: The Champions of 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup

Then Mysore, Karnataka had entered into the final in the year 1968 and became runners-up then has now created history by winning the 64th edition by beating Uttar Pradesh 3-1. In the third place match, Mumbai matched Punjab and snatched the third place in penalty shoot-out on sudden death, after having equal scores of 2-2 (after full-time), 4-4 in penalty shoot-outs, while in sudden death shoot-out, Mumbai Goalkeeper Sudhir Dixit saved as he faced Balwinder Singh and their Captain Victo Singh scored to finish third. Continue reading →