The HIL players auction took place on 17th September The introduction of the new scoring rule in the Hockey India League 2016, that a field goal will be counted as two, saw demand for strikers spike up in the players' auction. The auction that concluded on September 17th in New Delhi witnessed some intense bidding and a number of young Indian players fetching respectable bids. Unsurprisingly, it was the overseas specialist st
Eddie Ockenden or Moritz Fuerste? Who will lead their team into the finals? Two of the most successful teams of the Champions Trophy – Australia and Germany – will lock horns against each other in the other semi-final of the tournament. Australia, 13-time champions and the winner of the last edition would like to continue their dominant streak uninterrupted whereas Germany, nine-time winners of the troph
Germany booked a semi-final date with Australia following a hard fought 2-0 win over England in the quarter-finals of the hockey Champions Trophy here Thursday. The Germans started the game in menacing fashion, winning five penalty corners in the opening ten minutes. But they failed to convert the chances and allowed England to claw their way back into the contest. England's Tim Whiteman and Nick Catlin impressed with their link-up play.
Andre Moritz applauds the crowd after scoring a hattrick in the Hero ISL The Indian Super League, in its inaugural season, has managed to attracted a lot of foreign players in its scene. Among them are the likes Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, Luis Garcia and Juan Capdevila. But to everyone's surprise, even if it is too early to say considering the start of the Indian Super League, it isn't these foreign marquee players who'
The game ended in a 1-1 draw Ranchi, February 4: Dabur Mumbai Magicians came out with a spirited effort to hold defending champions Ranchi Rhinos to a 1-1 draw in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi today. It took the Ranchi Rhinos 52 minutes to open the scoring through Justin Reid Ross before Dabur Mumbai Magicians equalized six minutes later through Trent Mitton (5
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS): Germany’s two-time Olympic gold medal winning hockey star Moritz Furtse feels Indians have the skills to adapt to the European passing style of play instead of the hit-and-run Australian method. Moritz, who is here captaining holders Ranchi Rhinos in the Hockey India League (HIL), has a simple logic to his advice to the Indians: “The Europeans have been the dominating force in world hockey for over a quarter
The inaugural auctions for HIL were a huge success along with the league The inaugural Hero Hockey India League (HIL) auction was a smashing success. The league not only attained popularity, but provided a steady supply of players to the national team. The likes of Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Gurmail Singh are some of them. And after the stamp of success sealed on its first edition, preparations for the second edition of the Hockey India Le
Ranchi Rhinos had never managed to beat Delhi Waveriders in their three previous face-offs in the league phase. But on Sunday, they delivered the ‘winning punch’ when it really mattered the most, overcoming the green brigade with a splendid come-from-behind 2-1 win at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi. In the end, stuff like tabletoppers, extended winning run were thrown out of the window as the Red Machine cornered glory. Egged on by a
Venue: Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi (Capacity – 5,000) Date: 10th February, 2013 Time: 8:00 PM Broadcasters: ESPN (English Commentary) and Star Cricket (Hindi Commentary) The Inaugural Hockey India League will come to an end on Sunday after a month long duration which saw some great goals, eye catching plays and a lot of travelling for the players. The apt thing about the league has been that the two most deserving teams have made it into
RR team after winning the 1st semi final match over UPW at Ranchi on 9th Feb 2013 (4) Ranchi - Ranchi Rhinos made sure that they play in the first ever Hero Hockey India League (HIL) final in front of a home crowd, as they beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-2 in the semi-final at Birsa Munda Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. A brace each from Mandeep Singh and Nick Wilson was good enough to see the hosts through. For the Wizards, Nithin Thi
Venue: Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi(Capacity – 5,000) Date: 9th February Time: 5:00 PM Broadcast: ESPN (English Commentary) and Star Cricket (Hindi Commentary) The Ranchi Rhinos take on the UP Wizards in the first semi-final of the inaugural Hockey India League in front of their home crowd in Ranchi. The tournament, which has been a big success, is now into it’s last and most crucial leg. Ranchi will have the advantage of playing in
Venue : Astroturf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi (Capacity – 5,000) Date: 1st February, 2013 Time: 8:00 PM Broadcaster: ESPN (English Commentary) and Star Cricket (Hindi Commentary) The Rhinos take on Delhi Waveriders on their home turf just two days after earning a well deserved draw at Delhi. The Rhinos were largely dominant during the match against the Waveriders and will be hoping to better their result when they take on the table toppers on
Ranchi Rhinos captain Moritz Fuerste is a doubtful starter for their eighth league game against Delhi Waveriders at Delhi on Wednesday. The German playmaker missed Rhinos’ last two games against Sahara Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Dabur Mumbai Magicians, which the red-yellow brigade won by 3-1 and 2-1 margins respectively. In fact, Fuerste last played Rhinos’ last match against Uttar Pradesh Wizards on January 26th which was their home game –
Venue: Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium, Lucknow (Capacity–10,000) Date: 26th January Time: 03:00 PM Broadcaster: ESPN and Star Cricket As the nation celebrates Republic Day, I assume you will experience pleasure watching the national game at its best in the Hockey India league match 3 past noon. A stable Ranchi Rhinos, and a steady UP Wizardz take on each other. What adds spice to the dish is: “The team that wins will be more likely t
Nick Wilson’s strike in the dying minutes stole the game for Ranchi Rhinos (FILE PHOTO) Ranchi Rhinos handed Uttar Pradesh Wizards their first loss by scoring a hard-fought 3-1 win over the latter in an absorbing game of the Hockey India League at the Birsa Munda Astroturf Stadium on their home turf this evening. The win not only helped the hosts reverse the 2-0 loss they suffered in Lucknow a few days ago but also to zoom past their riva