HIL

  • Confident Ranchi Rays aim to post win against Dabang Mumbai 8 hours 9 minutes ago

    Ranchi: High on confidence after holding the defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw in their last encounter, Ranchi Rays will look to go for an outright win when they take on Dabang Mumbai in their Hockey India League match, on Thursday. A win here will help the Rays (7...
  • HIL played a big part in Indian hockey's resurgence: Jamie Dwyer 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Legendary Australian striker Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) has played a "big part" in the resurgence of the game in India, a country which has a rich history of eight Olympic gold medals. "The HIL has played a big part in the recent improvement of the Indian team....
  • Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in HIL Yesterday

    Punjab Warriors registered their second victory in this year's Hero Hockey India League (HIL), beating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 on Monday. Warriors got their goals from Varun Kumar (12th minute), SV Sunil (27th) and Sandeep Singh (42nd), while Wizards skipper VR Raghunath converted two penalty corners in the seventh and 53rd...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rays rally to hold Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw Yesterday

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays came from two goals behind to hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Monday. Waveriders took the 2-0 lead through Akashdeep Singh (third minute) and Danish Mujtaba (27th) before the hosts got their goals from Australian...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in HIL 2 days ago

    Mohali: Jaypee Punjab Warriors skipper Jamie Dwyer led from the front as his team put up a clinical performance defeating Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in a Hero Hockey India league match played under biting cold conditions, here on Sunday. Down 0-1 in the first quarter, the Warriors came back strongly and looked...
  • UP, Punjab aim to register first HIL win 2 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face Punjab Warriors in a Hockey India League (HIL) encounter on Monday. In their opening matches, where Wizards met Delhi Waveriders and Warriors played against Dabang Mumbai, both the teams played draws, splitting the points with their respective opponents. In the impending game on...
  • HIL: Confident Ranchi Rays set to host Delhi Waveriders 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Post their electrifying win over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays look to be finding their form as they take on Delhi Waveriders in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Monday. The Sardar Singh-led Waveriders, who held Uttar Pradesh Wizards on their home turf in Lucknow,...
  • HIL: Great to earn first win, says Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson said Sunday that it was great to get a win under their belt after they lost the Hockey India League opener. The Rays lost the opening match of the tournament 3-6 to Kalinga Lancers in Bhubaneswar Thursday but came back strongly to defeat Dabang Mumbai...
  • HIL: Barry Middleton's brace for Ranchi Rays sinks Dabang Mumbai 3 days ago

    Mumbai: England's Barry Middleton scored twice in the third quarter, to pilot Ranchi Rays to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dabang Mumbai in the Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium here on Saturday. Mumbai took the lead through their Belgian forward Tom Boon in the 8th minute of the...
  • HIL 2015: Mumbai, Punjab play out exciting draw 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Hosts Dabang Mumbai and last year's runners-up Punjab Warriors played out an exciting 3-3 draw in their opening game of the Hockey India League at the Mahindra Stadium on Friday. Mumbai went ahead twice only for Punjab to pull it back on both occasions and then the visitors took the...
  • HIL: UP Wizards hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a draw 4 days ago

    Lucknow: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders were held to a 2-2 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a high-voltage Hero Hockey India League match at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Friday. After a barren first quarter, the opening goal of the match was scored in the second quarter when Uttar Pradesh...
  • Delhi Waveriders take on UP Wizards in HIL 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Delhi Waveriders will look to launch their title defence on a positive note against hosts Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their opening match of the third Hockey India League on Friday. The last time both the teams met, it was the semi-finals of the second edition of the HIL where Delhi...
  • HIL: New-look Dabang Mumbai take on Punjab Warriors in lung-opener 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A new-look Dabang Mumbai, under a new city franchise-owning group, will clash with last year's losing finalists Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their opening game of 3rd Hockey India League at Mahindra Stadium here on Friday. The home team, owned by Doit Sports Management, appear strong on paper with an array...
  • Australians Dwyer, Dancer find HIL "best in the world" 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Hockey India League (HIL) on Wednesday earned high praise from two Australians - player-turned-coach Barry Dancer and current international Jamie Dwyer - who hailed the franchise-based tournament, commencing on Thursday, as "the best in the world". "The quality is definitely up there. It is better than the Dutch competition. We...
  • Dhoni wishes his hockey team ahead of HIL 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may well be playing the tri-series Down Under, but he hasn't forgotten to wish his team, Ranchi Rays, ahead of the Hockey India League (HIL), which begins here on Thursday. Rays' captain and penalty corner specialist Ashley Jackson said on Wednesday that though he...
  • Indian hockey is on the rise, says Arjun Halappa 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Notwithstanding the absence of a regular national hockey coach since the exit of Australia's Terry Walsh, selector Arjun Halappa sounded upbeat about the Indian squad's future following their good show over the last year-and-a-half. "Some things are not in our control. We should not take it in a negative way....
  • HIL set to start with Kalinga Lancers taking on Ranchi Rays 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) is all set to begin at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday when home team Kalinga Lancers take on debutant Ranchi Rays. It will be interesting to see which team bags the first points to take an early lead in the...
  • Aussie Glenn Turner backs Dabang Mumbai to reach HIL semis 1 week ago

    Mumbai: After being part of the squad that disappointed in the first two years of Hockey India League (HIL), star Australian forward Glenn Turner exuded confidence on Tuesday that new city franchise Dabang Mumbai would at least make it to the semi-finals this year. "Our main goal is to get into...
  • Pakistani players should play in HIL: Sardar Singh, Ajit Pal January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Current Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh and former skipper Ajit Pal Singh on Monday said that Pakistani players should be allowed to play in Hockey India League (HIL). The duo, however, added that the decision to allow the Pakistan players is an administrative issue and HIL officials should follow...
  • HIL: Challenge for me to take Jacobi's place, Delhi Waveriders goalie Pieterse January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Drafted into the Delhi Waveriders team in place of star goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), South Africa's Erasmus Pieterse is well aware of the "pressure" and said it would be a challenge for him to fill in the German's shoes in upcoming tournament. Pieterse...
  • HIL: Ashley Jackson to lead Ranchi Rays, Harendra Singh named head coach January 15, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays on Thursday named Englishman Ashley Jackson as their captain and former India coach Harendra Singh as their coach for the Hockey India League starting January 22. Jackson was part of the England squad that won bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games last year. Ranchi Rays also announced the coaching...
  • Jude Felix anticipates better season for Kalinga Lancers in HIL January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Jude Felix, who is currently coaching Kalinga Lancers, feels his team is much sharper this time and hoped players such as Lalit Kumar and Amir Khan will step up their performances to produce a successful season in upcoming Hockey India League (HIL). "With a lot of...
  • German coach lauds Indian hockey players on skills January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Young Dabang Mumbai chief coach, Valentin Altenburg, on Monday praised Indian hockey players for their skills and wished they could integrate those with tactical acumen of top teams like his native Germany and World Cup champions Australia to become world beaters. "When I watch the Indian boys I am fascinated...
  • S K Uthappa ready to make a big impression in HIL January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing for Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the third time in a row, India's forward S K Uthappa looks forward to putting up a good show and making it to the finals for his team this season. "I am looking to push a bit harder this year and make it...
  • HIL: Gurbaj Singh confident of replicating previous performance January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing for Delhi Waveriders for the third year in a row, veteran midfielder Gurbaj Singh is all set to replicate his last two seasons' success in the upcoming Hockey India League, starting from January 22. Gurbaj is once again looking forward to rub shoulders with one of the best...
  • Dabang Mumbai start preparatory camp for HIL January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Dabang Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League (HIL) kicked off its preparatory camp for the third edition of the tournament at the MHA Hockey Stadium on Friday. The opening day was a relatively easy outing for the Indian players under the watchful eyes of assistant coach Anil Aldrin,...
  • Goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza hopes to make India comeback through HIL January 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Dabang Mumbai, owned by Doit Sports Management, will be making its debut in the six-team tournament, that runs from January 22 to February 22, at the Mahindra Stadium against Jaypee Punjab Warriors on January 23. "You have seen quite a few players making a comeback through the Hockey India League...
  • Strong defence line is key to our success: Virender Lakra January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Ranchi Rays defender Virender Lakra says having a strong defence will hold the key to the team's fortunes in the upcoming Hero Hockey India League (HIL). The 24-year-old Jharkhand fullback, who received a few Man-of-the-Match awards last season, will be playing his third HIL. This year, Lakra will be supported...
  • Mandeep Singh gears up for Hockey India League January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Hero Hockey India League just around the corner, Ranchi Rays star player Mandeep Singh on Wednesday said that he's gearing up for yet another strong show in the tournament. With all eyes on him in since the first edition, Mandeep is keen to continue his dream run...
  • Delhi Waveriders will be aggressive: Gurwinder Chandi January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Strengthening the forward line for defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL), seasoned striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi is all set to add dynamism and vigour to the team in the league's third edition that starts from January 22. The 25-year-old forward has played a key role...