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Dabur Mumbai Magicians vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards - Heroes and flops of the day
Dabur Mumbai Magicians vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards - Heroes and flops of the day

Dabur Mumbai Magicians played their first home game when they took on the Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai. The match turned out be another high-scoring thriller with the visitors, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, defeating Dabur Mumbai Magicians 5-3. The UP Warriors, who were 1-2 down at half-time, made a stunning comeback in the second half aided by a hat-trick from their captain VR Ragunath. Heroes VR Raghunath Uttar Prade

Jan 30 2014
Auction behind closed doors for Hockey India League today
Auction behind closed doors for Hockey India League today

About 150 hockey players from around the world, including 95 Indians, will be a part of the auction for the upcoming season of the Hockey India League. The auction though, is set to happen behind closed doors, away from the glare of the public and the media. According to Narinder Batra, Secretary General of Hockey India and Chairman of the Hero Hockey India League, it will present franchises with an opportunity to buy new players to compensate f

Nov 22 2013
Hockey India to conduct HIL mini players’ auction on November 18
Hockey India to conduct HIL mini players’ auction on November 18

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

Oct 17 2013
HC Bloemendaal to host Euro Hockey League’s KO16 semifinals
HC Bloemendaal to host Euro Hockey League’s KO16 semifinals

HC Bloemendaal – the oldest hockey club in the Netherlands – has been chosen as the venue for the semifinals of the upcoming Euro Hockey League’s KO16 event, which is scheduled to be held next month. According to the European Hockey Federation (EHF), the organizers of the event, the semifinals and the final would be a two-day affair – the two semifinals would be held on May 18th, while the third place play-off tie and the final showdown

Apr 9 2013
Video: Top 10 EHL goals by Teun de Nooijer
Video: Top 10 EHL goals by Teun de Nooijer

Recently, Teun de Nooijer announced that he will be leaving hockey after the current Euro Hockey League season. He had announced his international retirement last year after winning silver medal with Netherlands in London Olympics. Playing for HC Bloemendaal, he had a glittering career where he won 9 Dutch titles and 2 European titles with the club. Here are the top 10 goals in EHL by Teun de Nooijer:

Celebrated Dutch striker Teun de Nooijer calls time on club career
Celebrated Dutch striker Teun de Nooijer calls time on club career

Celebrated Dutch hockey striker Teun de Nooijer will be call time on club hockey at the end of this season. The star player, who turns out for HC Bloemendaal in the Euro Hockey League, will call it quits at club level, which effectively means that he would putting a full stop to his playing career in all formats. Teun de Nooijer of Netherlands. (File Photo: Getty Images) Nooijer announced his retirement from international hockey shortly after h

Mar 28 2013
Top 5 flops of Hero Hockey India League
Top 5 flops of Hero Hockey India League

A file photo of Teun De Nooijer Teun De Nooijer: The $60,000 signing for Uttar Pradesh Wizards panned out to be a big disappointment not just for his team but for the Indian hockey lovers as well. The celebrated Dutch striker with more than 400 international appearances was carrying the weight of expectations, but simply couldn’t quite live up to it. Save for occasional flashes of brilliance, which saw him engineer a few penalty corners for t

Feb 13 2013
Match Preview : Semifinal - Ranchi Rhinos v/s UP Wizards
Match Preview : Semifinal - Ranchi Rhinos v/s UP Wizards

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

Feb 8 2013
Match Preview: Delhi Waveriders vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Match Preview: Delhi Waveriders vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Venue: Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi (Capacity- 10,000) Date: 7th February Time: 1800 Hours Broadcast: ESPN (English Commentary) and Star Cricket (Hindi Commentary) The High flying Delhi Waveriders take on the UP Wizards in what will be their last home match of the inaugural Hockey Indian League. The Waveriders have proved themselves as the trend-setters this season and are still unbeaten in the league. The Wave Group-owned franchise are assured of

Feb 6 2013
Delhi Waveriders maintain winning run, cut UP Wizards to size
Delhi Waveriders maintain winning run, cut UP Wizards to size

Delhi Waveriders maintained their unbeaten run, easing past Sahara Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-0 at the Dhyan Chand Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Lucknow here on Sunday. With this win, Delhi are cosily placed at the top of the points table with 44 points from ten matches. UP Wizards are lying fourth with 22 points from as many games. It was UP Wizards who dominated the early play with some probing sallies. India discard Tushar Khandker sped down the

Feb 3 2013
Match Preview: UP Wizards v/s Delhi WaveRiders
Match Preview: UP Wizards v/s Delhi WaveRiders

Venue: Dhyan Chand Stadium, Lucknow (Capacity- 10,000) Date: 3rd February Time: 1500 Hours Broadcast: ESPN (English Commentary) and Star Cricket (Hindi Commentary) The high flying Delhi WaveRiders will play their second match on the road when they take on the UP Wizards in Lucknow on Sunday. The WaveRiders are, without doubt, the team to beat and have been demolishing teams with utmost ease throughout the tournament. UP, though, are the only ones

Feb 2 2013
PR Sreejesh and Sandeep Singh lift Mumbai Magicians to their first win in HIL
PR Sreejesh and Sandeep Singh lift Mumbai Magicians to their first win in HIL

FILE PHOTO: Sandeep Singh’s (pictured above) brace and Man of the match PR Sreejesh’s saves lifted Mumbai Magicians to their first win in Hockey India League. There was finally redemption for the embattled Ric Charlesworth as the Mumbai Magicians stormed to a commanding 4-0 win over the Uttar Pradesh Wizards, their first, in an eighth round match of the Hockey India League at the Mahindra Stadium tonight. It was a deserving win for

Jan 30 2013
Match Preview: Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Punjab Warriors
Match Preview: Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Punjab Warriors

Venue: Dhyan Chand Sports College Stadium, Lucknow (Capacity–10,000) Date: 27th January Time: 3:00 PM Broadcaster: ESPN On the Super Sunday, we are hoping to experience a super match of Hockey, as Jaypee Punjab Warriors take on Sahara Uttar Pradesh Wizards; two teams which are looking to win and make their chances better for the semis. Uttar Pradesh Wizards have been nothing more than ‘decent’ in their outings so far and will look

Jan 26 2013
Match Preview: Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Ranchi Rhinos
Match Preview: Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Ranchi Rhinos

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

Jan 25 2013