The opening game of the Coal India Hockey India League 2016 was played on Monday and was no less than an edge-of-the-seat thriller. In a nail-biting encounter where seven goals were scored, the Uttar Pradesh Wizards made a terrific comeback to beat hosts Kalinga Lancers 8-6 (2 points for a goal being scored according to
Kieran Govers scored a last minute goal as the Punjab Warriors beat Dabang Mumbai 3-2. The five goal thriller proved to be an appropriate finish to the group stage of the 2015 Hockey India League. 1st quarter: Both sides create chances The first quarter saw both the sides create opportunities inside the attacking circle. However,
A 2-2 draw against the U.P Wizards saw Dabang Mumbai fall out of contention for the semifinals of the 2015 Hockey India League. Valentin Altenburg’s side threw away their 2-1 lead as Harjeet Singh’s sensational goal ensured that Dabang Mumbai would finish at the bottom of the table. Tom Boon Sits Out Valentin Altenberg returned
India’s Go-to man in defence Gurjinder Singhconverted two penalty experts to give Kalinga Lancers a chance at qualifying.
Having risen from the now defunct Mumbai Magicians, Dabgang Mumbai will certainly be looking to turn a new leaf in the Hero Hockey India League. Head Coach Valentin Altenburg will be looking to get the Mumbai team to challenge for the title. Dabang Mumbai -Team at a glance Ownership: DoIT Sports Management Home Stadium: Mahindra