Category: Hockey

Dhyanchand Memorial Hockey Tournament 2017 – Day 1

Kolkata, May 08: On the opening day of the Dhyanchand Memorial Hockey Tournament following matches were played. Dhyanchand Memorial Hockey Tournament is being organised by Bengal Hockey Association.

Match 1 Entally Hockey Academy 6 : 0 Marian Friends
Match 2 Behala S A 3 : 1 St James School
Match 3 Nadia District H A 1 : 1 Kolkata Warriors
Match 4 Baruipur High School 8 : 0 Deshbandhu SC

Points Table

Baruipur High School 1 1 0 0 8 0 8 3
Khalsa Academy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deshbandhu SC 1 0 0 1 0 8 -8 0
Nadia District H A 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Kolkata Warriors 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Kanaipur Sree Guru H S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Behala S A 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
Shinning Club 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St James School 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
Entally Hockey Academy 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
La Martiniere for Boys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marian Friends 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

after match(es) on 08.05.2017

Hockey Him wins 7th Junior National Hockey

Bhopal, May 7: Hockey Him thrashed Hockey Mizoram 5-0 to become champions of the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women) ‘A’ Division at the Aisbagh Stadium here on Saturday.

Ankita put Hockey Him ahead in the 14th minute. Hockey Him continued their dominance and in the 20th minute Ekta Kaushik doubled the lead. Right on the hooter for the first half, Ankita found the back of the net again to score her second goal of the match. Hockey Him went into the break leading 3-0 at the half time.

Despite the change in pace in the second half, and Hockey Mizoram’s constant attempts to fore the play and claw back in the game with a goal, Hockey Him’s quality and astute game-play guaranteed them an outstanding victory. Manju Chorasiya (39′) and Umra (66′) were also among the scorers for Hockey Him.

In the 3rd/4th place game, Hockey Andhra Pradesh beat Assam Hockey 7-0. Jyothi Pilligoila scored an outstanding first half hat-trick (13′, 18′, 25′) and was backed up perfectly by captain Maheswari Balagond who scored a brace (29′, 49′) s Hockey Andhra Pradesh eased to victory. (ANI)

Mandeep’s hatrick saves India

Ipoh, May 3: A timely hat-trick from Mandeep Singh helped India score a 4-3 win over Japan in the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2017 here on Wednesday.

Rupinder Pal Singh gave India the lead in the 8th minute. Japan equalised off a field effort in the 13th minute.

Japan scored another two goals in the 43rd and 45th minute respectively to take a 3-1 lead.

However after this, it was Mandeep Singh show all the way as he scored three goals to save India from blushes.

Result of matches played on 03.05.2017

Match 10 Japan 4 : 3 India
Match 11 Australia 2 : 1 Great Britain
Match 12 New Zealand 1 : 0 Malaysia

Points Table

Australia 4 3 1 0 12 4 8 10
India 4 2 1 1 10 8 2 7
Great Britain 4 2 1 1 9 7 2 7
New Zealand 4 2 1 1 5 6 -1 7
Japan 4 0 1 3 9 13 -4 1
Malaysia 4 0 1 3 2 9 -7 1
  • Updated to match(es) played on 03 May 2017.

Matches to be played on 05.05.2017

Match – 13 Great Britain  vs New Zealand
Match – 14 Australia vs Japan
Match – 15 India vs Malaysia

India lose to Australia after taking lead

Ipoh, May 2: Defending champions Australia posted a come from behind 3-1 win over India in a round-robin league fixture of the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here at the Ipoh hockey stadium on Tuesday.

Harmanpreet Singh’s strike in open play put India ahead in the 26th minute, but Australia drew parity in the 30th minute courtesy a fine field goal by Eddie Ockenden. In the 34th minute, Tom Craig’s field goal put the Kookaburras ahead. Tom Wickham’s strike in open play rounded off the Australia scoring in the 51st minute.

Results of matches played on 02.05.2017

Match – 7 Australia 3 beat 1 India
Match – 8 New Zealand 3 beat 2 Japan
Match – 9 Great Britain 1 beat 0 Malaysia
Australia 3 2 1 0 10 3 7 7
Great Britain 3 2 1 0 8 5 3 7
India 3 1 1 1 6 5 1 4
New Zealand 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 4
Japan 3 0 1 2 6 9 -3 1
Malaysia 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1
  • Updated to match(es) played on 02 May 2017.

Matches to be played on 03.05.2017

Match – 10 India  vs Japan
Match – 11 Australia vs Great Britain
Match – 12 New Zealand vs Malaysia

India thrash Kiwis in Azlan Shah

Ipoh, Apr 30: India beat New Zealand 3-0 in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here at the Ipoh hockey stadium on Sunday.

For India, Harmanpreet Singh scored two goals while Mandeep found the back of the net on one occasion.

In the second match of the day, Great Britain downed a spirited Japan 5-3. While Australia thrashed hosts Malaysia 6-1 in the last match of the day

India will now takes on Former Olympic Champion Australia in the next match of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on 2nd May, with tomorrow being a rest day.

Results of matches played on 30.04.2017

Australia 6 : 1 Malaysia
New Zealand 0 : 3 India
Japan 3 : 5 Great Britain

Points Table

Australia 2 1 1 0 7 2 5 4
India 2 1 1 0 5 2 3 4
Great Britain 2 1 1 0 7 5 2 4
Japan 2 0 1 1 4 6 -2 1
New Zealand 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
Malaysia 2 0 1 1 2 7 -5 1
  • Updated to match(es) played on 30 April 2017.

Matches to be played on 02.05.2017

Match – 7 Australia  vs India
Match – 8 Japan vs New Zealand
Match – 9 Great Britain vs Malaysia

RSPB defends Sr. Women National Hockey crown

Rohtak, Apr 29: Defending champions Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) successfully defended their title following a 3-1 win over hosts Hockey Haryana in the final of Hockey India’s women 7th senior national championship A-Division here at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex on Sunday.

The defending champions took an early lead when Neha scored in the third minute of the match. However, Reet scored the equalizer for hosts Hockey Haryana in the sixth minute, as the first quarter ended at 1-1.

In the 10th minute of the second quarter, Navneet Kaur scored the second goal for the Railway outfit. After a goalless third quarter, Neha scored her second goal of the match in the 50th minute to make it 3-1 in favour of RSPB.

Earlier in the day, Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Association of Indian Universities 3-1 to clinch the 3rd place.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association and Sports Authority of India have been relegated to B-Division after finishing 19th and 20th respectively in the 20 team tournament. Their place will be taken by Hockey Him and Hockey Rajasthan, as these two teams finished winner and runner-up in the B-Division.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – Day 1

Ipoh, Apr 29: India were held to a 2-2 draw by Great Britain in their opening match of the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in the Malaysian city on Saturday.

In other matches, Australia were held to a 1-1 New Zealand draw. In the last match of the day, hosts Malaysia played out a 1-1 draw with Japan.

Next up for the Indian team is New Zealand on 30.04.2017.

Results of all the matches on 29.04.2017

Match – 1 Great Britain 2 : 2 India
Match – 2 New Zealand 1 : 1 Australia
Match – 3 Malaysia 1 : 1 Japan
India 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Great Britain 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Malaysia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
New Zealand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Australia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Japan 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
  • Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2017.

Matches to be played on 30.04.2017

Match – 4 New Zealand  vs India
Match – 5 Japan vs Great Britain
Match – 6 Australia vs Malaysia

RSPB & Haryana in Women’s Senior Nationals final

Rohtak, Apr 29: The Railway Sports Promotion Board and hosts Hockey Haryana entered the final of Hockey India’s women 7th senior national championship ‘A Division after registering wins over Hockey Madhya Pradesh and Association of Indian Universities respectively here at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex on Saturday.

Defending champions, Railway Sports Promotion Board defeated Hockey Madhya Pradesh 2-0. Neha (19th minute) and Poonam Barla (29th) found the back of the net for the Railway outfit.

In the second semi-final, hosts Hockey Haryana had to grind out a 2-1 victory against Association of Indian Universities. A largely defensive game saw Hockey Haryana’s Pooja breaking the deadlock in the 52nd minute. Reena converted a penalty corner in the 54th minute to make it 2-0.

The Association of Indian Universities didn’t give up though with Jyoti Gupta scoring a late goal in the 60th minute. In the end it wasn’t enough as Hockey Haryana held on for a win and secured a place in the finals.

Full Time:

Semifinal 1: – Railway Sports Promotion Board – 2 (Neha 19′, Poonam Barla 28′) beat Hockey Madhya Pradesh – 0

Semifinal 2: – Hockey Haryana – 2 (Pooja 52′, Reena 54′) beat Association of Indian Universities – 1 (Jyoti Gupta 60′)

Women’s 7th Senior National Championships A- Div

Rohtak, 27 Apr: The quarter finals kicked off at Hockey India 7th Senior National Championships 2017 (Women) ‘A’ Division today. With teams eyeing a spot in the final four, competition and quality on the turf was high, matches seeing ample goals through the day.

Defending champions, Railway Sports Promotion Board opened the day’s play with a 4-1 victory over Hockey Punjab. Railway Sports Promotion Board opened the scoring in the first minute of the game, Anuradha Devi Thokchom, sounding the board to give them the lead. When Navneet Kaur scored their second in the 6th minute, there was a sense that perhaps the game had run away from Hockey Punjab. Regardless, they hit back in the second quarter, Lalremruati Khiangte smartly converting a PC in the 17th minute, to bring down the deficit. It wasn’t to last long though. Five minutes later, Anuradha Devi Thokchom’s PC conversion for her second restored Railway Sport Promotion Board’s cushion as they went into the break. In a feisty and hard fought second half, Deepika’s 31st minute goal was to prove to be the final nail, as Railway Sports Promotion Board ran out 4-1 winners.

Railway Sports Promotion Board midfielder, Deepika, was confident about her team making the final for the second year running, saying “As defending champions, we are obviously the favourites, and that makes us the target for teams. That said, Hockey Madhya Pradesh are strong unit, and we cannot be complacent or rely on our past to carry us through.”

One of the facets of Railway Sports Promotion Board’s play has been the harmony in the team. They are the second highest scorers of the tournament (29 goals), with an array of 10 different players contributing to that tally in the tournament.

In the second quarter final, Hockey Madhya Pradesh beat Hockey Odisha 2-0 to advance to the semi finals. Two strikes, either side of the first quarter were enough for them to grind out an impressive victory. Ritu Singh, was the first to strike, scoring off a PC in the 14th minute to give them the lead. Almost from the restart of the second quarter, R Ramngaihzuali doubled that lead with a well taken field goal, a lead they took into half time. In the second half, Hockey Madhya Pradesh were happy to sit back and work on the counter, with the onus on Hockey Odisha to find the goals. It was a strategy that worked perfectly for them, as they ekked out a well-deserved win.

Association of Indian Universities edged out Hockey Jharkhand 2-1 in quarter final 3. The two teams started off at a blistering pace, looking to attack and break the deadlock as soon as possible. Hockey Jharkhand were the highest scorers of the tournament and Sangita Kumari the individual with the most goals (14), so the onus was on them to make the difference. In a minor shock though, Association of Indian Universities, rocked them early, with two quick goals, by Devika Sen (8’) and Jyoti Gupta (9’). The twin strikes meant they could sit back and defend deep, while Hockey Jharkhand struggled to make inroads for a goal. Association of Indian Universities took the 2-0 lead into half time. In the fourth quarter, Hockey Jharkhand pulled a goal back via Deepti Bilung in the 48th minute to open the game. Association of Indian Universities held on though, for a superb victory under pressure and enter the semi finals.

Lakshmibilas Cup 2017

Kolkata, Apr 27: Calcutta Police are the Lakshmibilas Cup 2017 Champions.

In an exciting final Police team beat BNR Recreation Club 6-5 via Tie breaker, after both the teams were locked 1-1  at the end of schedule time.

In schedule time Leonard Bilung scored for BNR Recreation Club while Suraj Kumar Sundas scored for Police AC.

In tie breaker, Debasish Das (2), Surajit Tarafdar, Sanjib Saha, Srikant Maity were the scorers for Police AC. Leonard Bilung (2), Rajendra Oraon and Bipin Ekka found the back of the nett for BNR Recreation Club.


Lakshmibilas Cup 2017 results