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Tag: Hockey India League

No HIL in 2018, promises to be back in 2019

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday decided to postpone the sixth edition of the lucrative Hockey India League (HIL) to 2019, citing that the dates in 2018 clashed with the Indoor World Cup, which may bar foreign players’ participation in it. The decision to postpone the HIL, originally scheduled for January-February 2018, was taken after […]

4 Odia players of HIL Champion Kalinga Lancers felicitated

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated four Odia team members of Hockey India League (HIL) 2017 champion Kalinga Lancers and presented them a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each at a special function here. Dipsan Tirkey, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Anand Lakra and Amit Rohidas of Kalinga Lancers were felicitated in presence of Sports […]

Kalinga Lancers
Kalinga Lancers lift maiden HIL 2017 title

Chandigarh: Bringing joy to people of Odisha, home team Kalinga Lancers today evening became champion in the Coal India Hockey India League after thrashing Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final clash in Chandigarh. Glenn Turner’s field goal in the 18th minute and twin penalty corner conversions from captain Moritz Furste in the 30th and 59th […]

Kalinga Lancers
Kalinga thrash Punjab 7-0 to enter HIL semis

Chandigarh: A determined Kalinga Lancers qualified for the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) as they whipped past defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 7-0 at the Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Needing only a draw in their final game to qualify for the semi-finals, the last year’s runners ran riot with goals […]

HIL 2017
HIL: Delhi Waveriders beat Kalinga Lancers 6-4

New Delhi: Crucial goals by Rupinder Pal Singh and Simon Child in the dying minutes of the match saw Delhi Waveriders get past the dangerous Kalinga Lancers with a 6-4 win in New Delhi at the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) in New Delhi on Sunday. While a win for the Kalinga Lancers tonight would mean that […]

HIL: Ramdeep, Akashdeep star in UP Wizards’ 10-0 win over Lancers

Bhubaneswar: Strikers Ramadeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace each as Uttar Pradesh (UP) Wizards produced a stellar performance to spank Kalinga Lancers 10-0 and register their first win in the fifth Hockey India League (HIL), at Kalinga Stadium here tonight. Ramandeep (4th and 23rd minutes) and Akashdeep (27th, 48th) were stars for Uttar […]

Former Hockey Players
Former Odia Olympians sidelined in HIL

Bhubaneswar: Representing the country in hockey tournaments like Olympics, Asia Cup, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Champions Trophy not only command respect for being great ambassadors, but also being fountainhead of expertise and experience which will foster improvements and development of the sport. However, such sportsmen of our State allege that they are being grossly sidelined […]

Ranchi HIL
Ranchi Rays trounce Kalinga Lancers 7-2 for first win in HIL 2017

Ranchi: A rampaging Ranchi Rays drubbed Kalinga Lancers 7-2 to mark their first win of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the AstroTurf Hockey Stadium here on Thursday. After Ashley Jackson gave them a 1-0 lead with a successful penalty corner conversion in the 23rd minute, Ranchi showcased fluent and aggressive hockey and […]

HIL: Lancers, Waveriders to lock horns today

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Lancers and Delhi Waveriders will lock horns today in the second match of the fifth edition of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at Kalinga Stadium here. Moritz Fuerste of Kalinga Lancers and his men and Rupinder Pal Singh of Waveriders and co will be in action at the stadium from 7 […]

Defender Lakra of Odisha aims to return to vintage form in HIL

Mumbai: Seasoned defender Birendra Lakra aims to hit full throttle in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL), starting from January 21, as he continues his comeback process after a knee surgery. Lakra, who missed out on the Rio Olympics due to injury and was out of action for over six months in 2016, made […]

Kalinga Lancers
Kalinga Lancers' Sanjeep charged up for HIL debut

New Delhi: India’s Under-18 hockey team skipper Nilam Sanjeep Xess, who is making his Hockey India League (HIL) debut in the upcoming edition, on Wednesday said playing in the cash-rich league will go a long way in helping him improve his overall game. The teenage defender, who hails from Bargarh district in Odisha, said the […]

Warriors pocket crucial 4-1 win over Lancers in HIL

Bhubaneswar: Jaypee Punjab Warriors scored two field goals in the final quarter to record a crucial 4-1 win over Kalinga Lancers in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

HIL gets off to glittering start at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:The third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) got off to a glittering start with the opening ceremony, studded with fireworks, laser show and dance performances, enthralling the 6,000-odd spectators at the Kalinga Stadium here Thursday. Actress Perizaad Zorabian was the emcee of the event and unwrapped a spectacular laser show which gripped the […]

Converting penalty corners will be UP Wizards' strength: Raghunath

New Delhi:Uttar Pradesh Wizards captain V.R. Raghunath said Friday his team will rely on penalty corner conversions to go all the way in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) starting Jan 22. Being among the top drag-flickers of the world, the Karnataka player led the Wizards twice and took the team to the semifinals of […]