Hockey India League

  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? 2 days ago

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pull-out, wear the look of damage control for...
  • New owners take over Hockey India League's Mumbai franchise 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a boost to the troubled Hockey India League, their Mumbai franchise, which was abandoned by the Dabur group recently, has now been taken up by DoIT Sports Management, making it the sixth team in the event to be held in January-February. "Hockey India League today announced that the...
  • Hockey India League unveils Pune franchise 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) early next year will see the addition of the Pune franchise which was bought by Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. owner Anibran Sarkar on Friday. "We welcome Deccan Water Treatment as the new franchise for next season's HIL. These are exciting...
  • Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quits 5 days ago

    In a move that will shake the roots of promising Hockey India League (HIL), it's franchise Ranchi Rhinos has decided to quit and will no longer be functional. Rhinos, who had a fabulous track record in two seasons of HIL, haven't yet made reasons of their decision official but a team...
  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The new hockey rules announced by the international sport governing body, FIH, will be introduced in India for its domestic competition from June 1 this year, Hockey India (HI) said on Saturday. HI implemented the new FIH tournament rules featuring four quarters of 15 minutes, in all domestic tournaments...
  • Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016 February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The first two editions of the Hockey India League (HIL) generated a decent response and its chairman Narinder Batra sees the competition expanding from six to eight teams by 2016, a development which will be welcomed by domestic and foreign players alike. Odisha's Kalinga Lancers were the sixth team...
  • Hockey India League final: Delhi beat Punjab 3-1 in penalty shoot-out to win the title February 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Delhi Waveriders defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the penalty shoot-out to emerge as the champions in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League at the packed Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. It came as a befitting result for last year's runners-up Waveriders, who made their second consecutive final...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards in shoot-out to claim third spot February 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards via penalty shoot-out to finish third in the Hero Hockey India League 2014 at the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium, here on Sunday. Rhinos beat UP Wizards 3-2 via penalty shoot-out after the two teams were locked at 1-1 at regulation time. The hosts...
  • As it happened: Delhi Waveriders vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Hockey India League final February 23, 2014

    Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals. The Waveriders rode on Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal to beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semi-final on Saturday, before dragflicker...
  • HIL: Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal guides Delhi to 2nd final February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Yuvraj Walmiki scored the all-important winner to guide Delhi Waveriders to the summit clash of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League in the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Walmiki scored a field goal in the 15th minute in front a packed 6,000 capacity stadium to...
  • Sandeep Singh always ahead of Rupinder, Raghunath as penalty corner specialist: Jamie Dwyer February 22, 2014

    Sandeep Singh remains India's best drag-flicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, five-time world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith of selectors...
  • Sandeep Singh still India's best drag-flicker: Jamie Dwyer February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Sandeep Singh remains India's best drag-flicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, five-time world hockey player of the year. Sandeep was last part of the Indian team in the Hockey World League Round 3 in June 2013 and has not found the faith of...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors out to end Ranchi Rhinos' title defence in semis February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Bolstered by a strong showing in the league stages, table-toppers Punjab Warriors would look to continue their winning streak against defending champions Ranchi Rhinos when the two sides meet in the second semi-final of the Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. Punjab Warriors had a dream campaign in the HIL...
  • Talented Indian Hockey team needs good game plan: Jamie Dwyer February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary Australian forward Jamie Dwyer feels that Indian Hockey team has naturally talented players who just need good game plan to be among the top teams of the world. "The Indian team has very naturally talented players and among them Rupinder Pal Singh has impressed me the most....
  • Waveriders favourites against Wizards in 1st semifinal of HIL February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Going by form as well as reputation, Delhi Waveriders would start overwhelming favourites against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semifinal of the second Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. The Waveriders, who lost to title holders Ranchi Rhinos in the summit clash last year at the Astro turf Hockey...
  • Teams set for Hockey India League semi-finals February 21, 2014

    Ranchi: After 26 days and 30 games of the Hockey India League (HIL), the tournament enters its semifinal stage Saturday after four of the six teams qualified for the knock-outs. The Jharkhand capital will see the first semifinal between the Delhi Waveriders and the Uttar Pradesh Wizards which will be followed...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 3-2 at Hockey India League February 19, 2014

    Ranchi: Veteran drag-flicker Sandeep Singh struck twice from penalty corners to help Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 3-2 in the last match of the Hero Hockey India League on Wednesday. Sandeep scored in the 21st and 52nd minutes while Kieran Govers got the other Punjab goal in the...
  • Mumbai Magicians stun Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in Hockey India League February 18, 2014

    Lucknow: They might have struggled for most part of the tournament but Mumbai Magicians drew curtains to their campaign in the second Hockey India League in style, defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 to register their second consecutive win on Tuesday. It was Mumbai Magicians' second victory in the tournament this year...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 to consolidate their position in HIL February 16, 2014

    Mohali: Punjab Warriors defeated defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 in their penultimate league match to consolidate their second position in the Hockey India League on Sunday. SV Sunil opened the scoring for Warriors in the 17th minute of the match with a field strike that beat Rhinos goalie Sushant Tirkey...
  • Peillat's twin strike help Lancers stun Rhinos 4-1 in HIL February 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Gonzalo Peillat scored a double to guide debutants Kalinga Lancers to a stunning 4-1 victory over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), here today. They might be out of the semi-final race, but the Lancers gave the defending...
  • Delhi to take on winless Mumbai in HIL February 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Laggards Mumbai Magicians would desperately look for a win against table-toppers Delhi Waveriders when they clash in their penultimate Hockey India League home tie on saturday. The Mumbai franchise, last edition's wooden spoonists, would be rejuvenated after a long break but face a formidable task against the Sardar Singh-led Waveriders....
  • Akashdeep's late goal hand Delhi 1-0 win over holders Ranchi in HIL February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Young striker Akashdeep Singh scored a late winner to help hosts Delhi Waveriders eke out a hard-fought 1-0 win over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in front of strong home crowd at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here today. Akashdeep scored a field goal in the 65th minute,...
  • Kalinga Lancers hold Jaypee Punjab Warriors to a 3-3 draw February 11, 2014

    Mohali: Debutants Kalinga Lancers dished out a spirited performance to hold Jaypee Punjab Warriors to a 3-3 draw to collect two points from a hard-fought league match of the second edition of Hockey India League (HHIL) on Tuesday. Kalinga Lancers scored through Gagandeep Singh (10th minute), Mandeep Antil (26th) and Ryan...
  • Delhi Waveriders eying revenge against Ranchi Rhinos in Hockey India League February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitting pretty atop the leaderboard in the Hero Hockey India League 2014, last year's runners-up Delhi Waveriders would be desperately hunting for a win against title holders Ranchi Rhinos on Wednesday to avenge their defeat at the hands of the same opponents in their last match. A win on...
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Mumbai Magicians 1-0 in HIL February 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos rode on Justin Reid Ross' solitary strike to pip Dabur Mumbai Magicians 1-0 in a tamely contested match in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) here on Sunday. Ross found the back of the net with a blistering field goal after being...
  • UP Wizards beat Kalinga Lancers 3-1, jump to third in table February 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Wizards coasted to comfortable 3-1 win over debutants Kalinga Lancers and jumped to the third position in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League here on Sunday. UP Wizards scored two goals in the first two quarters while their third goal came just seconds from the final...
  • Punjab Warriors thrash Mumbai Magicians 4-1 in HIL February 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Jaypee Punjab Warriors thrashed the beleaguered Dabur Mumbai Magicians 4-1 in a lop-sided contest in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here on Saturday. The Warriors started the match as clear favourites and didn't waste much time as they drew...
  • Delhi Waveriders beat UP Wizards 4-3 in HIL February 8, 2014

    Lucknow: Delhi Waveriders continued their impressive run in the second edition of Hero Hockey India League as they beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 in a high-scoring match to extend their lead at the top of the points table. The match at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium here was expected to a...
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Kalinga Lancers 3-2 in Hockey India League February 7, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos staved off a stiff challenge before prevailing over Kalinga Lancers 3-2 in a league match of the second Hero Hokey India League on Friday. Ranchi scored through Ashley Jackson (6th minute), skipper Furste Moritz (57th) and Amon Tirkey (63th), while Kalinga reduced the margin with the...
  • Mumbai Magicians look to bring down high-flying Delhi Waveriders February 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Buoyed by their fighting display against Delhi Waveriders, struggling Mumbai Magicians would be eagerly seeking their maiden win when they take on strong Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Stadium here on Saturday. Magicians were in control for most part of the match but they...