Category: Hockey

India edge Belarus in HWL Round 2

Vancouver, Apr 3: India beat Belarus 1-0 in their second match of the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 here on Monday.

After a goalless first quarter, as both teams started of tentatively. Vandana Katariya scored the only goal of the match in the 26th minute. Courtesy her fine field goal India went into half time leading 1-0.

Indian defenders managed to keep Belarus at bay in the 3rd and 4th quarter. With this win, India has now five points from two matches and has qualified for the semis. India had earlier defeated Uruguay 4-2 in a thrilling shootout in their opening match.

After today’s win India had now beaten Belarus in six consecutive matches in last one month including a 5-0 whitewash in the 5-Test Series held in Bhopal in March earlier this year.

In other matches played today, Mexico thrashed helpless Trinidad & Tobago 6-0 while Chile overcame hosts Canada 1-0 in a keenly contested encounter.

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Points Table – Group A

COUNTRY PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD WD LD POINTS
India 2 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 5
Uruguay 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
Belarus 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0

Points Table – Group B

COUNTRY PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD WD LD POINTS
Chile 2 2 0 0 10 1 9 0 0 6
Canada 1 1 0 0 6 1 5 0 0 3
Mexico 1 0 0 1 6 6 0 0 0 3
Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 0 1 1 15 -14 0 0 0

Indian eves beat Uruguay 4-2 in penalty shoot-out

West Vancouver, Apr 2: The Indian women’s team beat Uruguay 4-2 in the penalty shootout to begin their campaign in the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 on a winning note here.

India got off to a good start and took the lead with skipper Rani scoring as early as in the 11th  minute. India held on to the lead till the third quarter but Uruguay draw level in the dying moments as Maria Teresa Viana Ache equalised in the 45th minute.

In the 49th minute, Vandana Katariya scored a fine field goal to put India back in lead. But a defensive error inside the striking circle in the 54th minute saw the Indian team concede a penalty stroke which was successfully converted by Uruguay’s Manuela Vilar.

In the last six minutes, the Indian forwards made forays into the opposition striking circle but could not fetch a goal eventually leading the match to a penalty shootout.

With the experienced goalkeeper, Savita producing a good show, India held their nerves to win 4-2 in the exciting penalty shootout. For India, skipper Rani, Monika, Deepika and Navjot Kaur found the back of the net in the tense penalty shootout that saw them through.

In other matches, Chile thumped Trinidad and Tobago 9-1, while hosts Canada scored a comfortable 6-0 win over Mexico.

India will next take on Belarus at 12:30 AM (IST) on 03.04.2017.

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Points Table – Group A

COUNTRY PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD WD LD POINTS
India 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2
Uruguay 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points Table – Group B

COUNTRY PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD WD LD POINTS
Chile 1 1 0 0 9 1 8 0 0 3
Canada 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 3
Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0 0 0
Trinidad & Tobago 1 0 0 1 1 9 -8 0 0 0

(with inputs from PTI)

Womens Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2

West Vancouver, Mar 30: The World League event in West Vancouver will feature Canada (18), Belarus (19), Uruguay (22), Chile (23), Mexico (30) and Trinidad & Tobago (34) apart from India (12). All games will be played at West Vancouver’s Rutledge Field.

The top two finishers in April’s tournament will move on to World League Round 3 later in 2017, where spots for the 2018 World Cup will be handed out.

Due to the importance of the tournament, which serves as the qualifier for the 2018 FIH World Cup, India played warm-ups against Canada and Chile earlier this week, where India were held by Chile to a 2-2 draw before going down to Canada 1-3.

Date
Info
Time (IST)
Teams
Score
April 2, 2017 Pool A 12:30 AM India vs Uruguay 2 (4) – 2 (2)
  Pool B 02:45 AM Chile vs Trinidad & Tobago 9 – 1
  Pool B 05:00 AM Canada vs Mexico 6 – 0
April 3, 2017 Pool A 12:30 AM Belarus vs India 0 – 1 
  Pool B 02:45 AM Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago 6 – 0 
  Pool B 05:00 AM Chile vs Canada 1 – 0 
April 5, 2017 Pool B 12:30 AM Mexico vs Chile 0 – 0 
  Pool A 02:45 AM Uruguay vs Belarus 0 – 0 
  Pool B 05:00 AM Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago 0 – 0 
April 7, 2017 QF 02:45 AM TBD 0 – 0 
  QF 05:00 AM TBD 0 – 0 
April 9, 2017 5th/7th Place 12:30 AM TBD 0 – 0 
  SF 02:45 AM   TBD 0 – 0 
  SF 05:00 AM   TBD 0 – 0 
April 10, 2017 5th/6th Place 12:30 AM   TBD 0 – 0 
  3rd/4th Place 02:45 AM   TBD 0 – 0 
  Final 05:00 AM   TBD 0 – 0 

Calcutta Hockey League – 17.03.2017

Kolkata, March 16: Food Corporation of India (EZ) and West Bengal Police played out a hard fought 3-3 draw in a 1st Division Group – A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Friday. Neeraj Kumar, Akash Routh and Rakesh Barman were the goal scorers  for FCI (EZ) while Sandip Barua, Pramod Kumar Singh and Sukhen Barman found the back of the net for the Police team.

In another 1st Division Group – A match, Eastern Railway SA beat Howrah Union by one goal to nil. Abhishek Singh scored the lone goal of the match.

Vivid YHC thrashed Students AC 8-0 in a 2nd Division match of Calcutta Hockey League. In another, 2nd Division match Howrah DSA emerged triumphant over Real Sports FDS 6-0

Calcutta Hockey League is organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League matches are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and Bengal Hockey Association ground.

Final score:

1st Division Group AFood Corporation of India(EZ) – 3 draw West Bengal Police – 3

1st Division Group A – Eastern Railway SA – 1 beat Howrah Union – 0

2nd Division: Vivid YHC – 6 beat Students AC – 0

2nd Division: Howrah DSA – 6 beat Real Sports FDS – 0

Calcutta Hockey League – 16.03.2017

Kolkata, March 16: Neeraj Kumar’s hat-trick helped Food Corporation of India (EZ) beat Adibasis Club 6-2 in 1st Division Group – A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Thursday. Ronit Minz, Amit Prakash and Rakesh Barman too scored one goal apiece.

In another 1st Division Group – A match, Eastern Railway SA beat Port Trust Club by one goal to NIL. Aijub Ekka found the back of the net for ERSA.

Paikoara HTC and Khalsa Sporting Club played out a 1-1 draw in hard fought 2nd Division match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Thursday. For Paikpara HTC, Avalash Sharma found the back of the net while Amit Kumar Paswan scored for Khalsa Sporting Club.

Calcutta Hockey League is organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League match are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and Bengal Hockey Association ground.

Final score:

1st Division Group AFood Corporation of India(EZ) – 6 beat Adibasis Club – 2

1st Division Group A – Eastern Railway SA – 1 beat Port Trust Club – 0

2nd Division- Paikpara HTC – 1 draw Khalsa Sporting Club – 1

Calcutta Hockey League – 14.03.2017

Kolkata, March 14: CESC Sports Club and Punjab Sports Club played out a 1-1 draw in a hard fought 1st Division Group A match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Tuesday. For CESC Sports Club, Roman found the back of the net while Gurveer Singh Cheela scored for Punjab Sports Club.

Due to unplayable ground conditions, match between Behala SA and Julien Day School was postponed.

Calcutta Hockey League is organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey League matches are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and Bengal Hockey Association ground.

Final Score: CESC Sports Club – 1 draw Punjab Sports Club – 1

SCR wins 75th All India Inter Railway Men Hockey Championship

Guwahati, Mar 14: P.R. Aiyappa’s brace helped South Central Railway (SCR), Secunderabad beat defending champions Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala 4-1 in the final of the 75th All India Inter Railway Men Hockey Championship here at Bhetapara Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.

Sheshe Gouda successfully converted a penalty corner in the 17th minute to put SCR ahead. In the 25th minute, P.R Aiyappa scored a fine field goal to double the lead. In the very next minute, P.R Aiyappa again found the back of the net to make it 3-0 in favour of the Secunderabad based outfit.

Gagandeep Singh’s penalty corner conversion in the 49th minute virtually sealed the match in SCR’s favour. RCF tried hard to stage a comeback, Deepak Sharma’s field goal in the 52nd minute raised some hopes in the RCF camp. But SCR’s defence managed to hold on, to deny RCF any other goal scoring opportunity.

Earlier in the day Western Railway beat Eastern Railway by 2-1 to finish third.

The knock-out stage of the tournament is being organized by Northeast Frontier Railway Sports Association, Guwahati under the banner of Railway Sports Promotional Board (RSPB), New Delhi.

The league stage of the same tournament had been organised at Kapurthala (for Group A and B) and Secunderabad (for Group C and D) earlier this month.

Full Time: South Central Railway – 4 (Sheshe Gouda 17′, P.R. Aiyappa 25′, 26’, Gagandeep Singh 49’) beat Rail Coach Factory – 1 (Deepak Sharma 52′)

Western Railway finish third at Inter Railway Hockey

Guwahati, Mar 14: Goals from Rajin Kandulna and Jay Karan helped Western Railway beat Eastern Railway 2-1 in a keenly fought bronze medal match of the 75th All India Inter Railway Men Hockey Championship here at Bhetapara Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.

Rajin Kandulna’s field goal in the 9th minute gave an early lead to the Western Railway. In the 29th minute, Jay Karan scored a fine field goal to double the lead. For Eastern Railway, Alsam Lakra found the back of the net in the 52nd minute. However, the Mumbai based Railway outfit managed to hold onto its one goal lead over the team from Kolkata, to ensure a podium finish.

The final of the above championship will be played between Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala and South Central Railway, Secunderabad later in the day.

The knock-outstage of the tournament is being organized by Northeast Frontier Railway Sports Association, Guwahati under the banner of Railway Sports Promotional Board (RSPB), New Delhi.

Full Time: Western Railway – 2 (Rajin Kandulna 9′, Jay Karan 29′) beat Eastern Railway – 1 (Alsam Lakra 52′)

Calcutta Hockey league – 10.03.2017

Kolkata, March 10: Geet Kumar, Satwan Singh and Gurdeep Singh scored one apiece as Punjab Sports Club beat Howrah Union by 3-1 in 1st Division Group – match of Calcutta Hockey League here on Friday. The lone goal came from the stick of Rohit Razak.

In 1st Division Group – B match, Julien Day School beat Rangnathpur Union by two goals to nil. Remo Shaw and Chandan Gupta found the back of the net for Julien Day School.

Calcutta Hockey league 2017 is being organised by Bengal Hockey Association. Calcutta Hockey league matches are being played at Mohun Bagan Ground and BHA ground.

Final Score:

1st Division Group – APunjab Sports Club – 3 beat Howrah Union – 1

1st Division Group B -Match 10 Julien Day School – 2 beat Rangnathpur Union – 0

Guwahati set to host Inter Railway Men Hockey Championship Knock out stage

Guwahati, Mar 8: Knock out stage of the 75th All India Railway Men Hockey Championship is set to commence here from Saturday onwards.

The knockout matches will be organized by Northeast Frontier Railway Sports Association, Guwahati under the banner of Railway Sports Promotional Board (RSPB), New Delhi.

The knock-out fixtures are given below:-

Quarter-Finals

  • Match 1 – Western Central Railways vs Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala – 11.03.2017 at 08:30 hrs
  • Match 2 – Western Railways vs Central Railways – 11.03.2017 at 10:30 hrs
  • Match 3 – South Central Railways vs South Eastern Railways – 11.03.2017 at 12:30 hrs
  • Match 4 – Eastern Railways vs East Coast Railways – 11.03.2017 at 14:30 hrs

Semi-Finals

  • Match 5 – Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 4 – 13.03.2017 at 10:30 hrs
  • Match 6 – Winner of Match 2 vs Winner of Match 3 – 13.03.2017 at 12:30 hrs

Finals

  • Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6 – 14.03.2017 at 12:30 hrs

The league will be played from 11th to 14th March, 2017.

*Note - Match schedule subject to change.