Manpreet Singh struck twice to help his team earn a victory as they valiantly fought to closely miss out on a semi-final berth.
Uttar Pradesh Wizards kept their hopes of a Semi Final spot alive after goals by Seve van Ass (37') and Akashdeep Singh (60') ensured a 4-0 victory over Ranchi Rays.
IT WAS the home team's goalkeeper Tristan Clemons who was rock solid at the post to defend a narrow 1-0 lead that ensured Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rays in their maiden home game in the fifth edition of the Coal India Hockey India League on Thursday.
RANCHI RAYS came back from a bitter loss in their previous game against Jaypee Punjab Warriors to clinch a remarkable 7-3 win against table toppers Dabang Mumbai here at the fifth edition of Coal India Hockey India League.
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Jaypee Punjab Warriors opened their points table in the fifth edition of the Coal India Hockey India League with an incredible 7-0 win against Ranchi Rays.
RANCHI RAYS earned their first victory in front of an animated home crowd who turned up in large numbers to support their team and they were not disappointed.
The Chief Coach of Indian senior menâ€™s team believes a good start at this seasonâ€™s Coal India HIL will set the momentum for a tough calendar year in 2017. Kalinga Lancers will take on home team Ranchi Rays in what promises to be yet another exciting encounter on Thursday.
AUSTRALIAN GLENN TURNER struck twice for hosts Kalinga Lancers to hand his side a splendid 4-2 victory that enthralled the home crowd who turned up in great numbers at the Kalinga Stadium for the fifth edition of Coal India Hockey India League.Â
BIRENDRA LAKRA who will lead the defence of Ranchi Rays with Kothajit Singh, Aussies Fergus Kavanagh and Timothy Deavin says that he is ready for the HIL challenge.
Hockey India League to commence in two months from 21st January 2017 at Mumbai.
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Defending champions @ranchi_rays look as formidable as ever! Here's their squad. #HILAuction pic.twitter.com/zBi28yDj3G— Hockey India League (@HockeyIndiaLeag) September 17, 2015