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newshockey2 years ago

Good to start season against tough teams, says Rani

Indian women's hockey team captain Rani has revealed that it's good for them to start their season against tougher teams as they set off for their first tour of the season. They'll face New Zealand's development squad, the New Zealand national team and then Great Britan's national team.
Press Release
newshockey4 years ago

FIH keen to introduce HIL's two-goals-for-one-field-goal rule in World Hockey

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is contemplating to introduce Hockey India League's ‘two-goals-for-one-field-goal' rule in the international arena. FIH CEO Jason McCracken is personally very impressed with the innovative rule, which is aimed at increasing the percentage of field goals.
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newshockey4 years ago

Kalinga Lancers crowned the champions of Hockey India League

Moritz Fuerste led from the front as Kalinga Lancers ended Dabang Mumbai’s dreams of lifting the coveted trophy in their first-ever final appearance. Fuerste scored twice (30’ and 59’) while Glenn Turner struck once in the 18th minute to help Lancers win their first ever Hockey India League title.
Press Release
newshockey5 years ago

Stage is set for the fifth edition of Coal India HIL

Having gained the reputation of being the best professional league in the world since its launch in 2013, the fifth edition of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) is set to enthrall hockey buffs once again as it gets underway at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai on 21 January.
Press Release
newshockey5 years ago

Christopher Ruhr expects tough Indian challenge at the Olympics and World Cup

Christopher Ruhr has claimed that he expects India to compete with all the big guns for the major trophies soon based on their performances in the last few years. Ranchi Rays captain, Ashley Jackson, too gave his views on Indian hockey and paid a special tribute to MS Dhoni as well.
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newshockey5 years ago

Sardar Singh looks towards Jamie Dwyer for inspiration

Ex-India captain Sardar Singh has said that he draws inspiration from Aussie hockey legend, Jamie Dwyer, who played on till 36, as he enters the twilight of an illustrious career. The 30-year-old said that his main aim now was to be physically and mentally fit for the 2018 men's WC hosted by India.
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newshockey5 years ago

Hockey India League 2017 : Schedule, Fixtures, Timings, Venue, TV Listings

The fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will kick off on Jan 21 when the 2015 Champions Ranchi Rays take on Dabang Mumbai at the latter's home patch. The final of the league will be contested on Feb 26 in Chandigarh - home of the defending Champions Punjab Warriors.
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newshockey5 years ago

Fifth Hockey India League to start on Jan 21

The fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will be staged between Jan 21 and Feb 26 with the opening match featuring Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays to be held in Mumbai and the semi-finals and final in Chandigarh, home to reigning champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
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newshockey5 years ago

Ranchi Rays buy Gurbaj for $99,000 in HIL 2017 closed bid

Gurbaj Singh turned out the most expensive buy in the closed bid for Hockey India League 2017, picked up for a whopping $99,000 by Ranchi Rays. German forward Christopher Ruhr was the costliest among foreign players, going for $75,000, also to Ranchi Rays.
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newshockey5 years ago

Sreejesh opposes ‘2-point field goal’ rule

The HIL threw up many a surprise this season, including the much-debated “two goal points for one field goal” rule. Despite garnering widespread admiration from different corners, Indian goalkeeper P.R.Sreejesh was not very impressed and has come out against it calling it unfair for the goalies.
Amlan Majumdar