Ever since the inception of the Hockey India League back in 2013, backing the claims of the authorities and fans alike, it has succeeded in putting forth a quality display of hockey and provided the much-needed exposure for the Indian hockey fraternity.
As the upcoming season of the HIL marks the beginning of another spectacle, Sportwalk provides you a guide to the tournament, teams, players and more.
Gearing up for Hockey India League 2017
- Dabang Mumbai
Plays at Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Coached by Jay Stacy [AUS]
- Delhi Waveriders (Winners 2014)
Plays at Shivaji Hockey Stadium, Coached by Cedric D’Souza [IND]
- Jaypee Punjab Warriors (Defending Champions)
Plays at Sector 42 Stadium, Coached by Barry Dancer [AUS]
- Kalinga Lancers
Plays at Kalinga Stadium, Coached by Mark Hager [AUS]
- Ranchi Rays (Winners 2015,13*)
Plays at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Coached by Harendra Singh [IND]
- Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Plays at Dhyan Chand Astro Turf Stadium, Coached by Roger Van Gent [NED]
- Round Robin followed by Semifinals and the Championship Final.
- Teams are awarded 5 points for every win, 2 points for a draw and a sole point for a loss of two goals or lesser.
- At the end of the group stage, if two teams carry equal points, the number of matches won by the team is the primary parameter considered for ranking followed by goal difference, goals scored and cumulative results of the two matches between them if necessary.
- At the end of the group stage, if more than two teams carry equal points, the cumulative results of the matches played between them is the primary parameter considered for ranking.
- Four Quarters of 15 minutes each with an interval of two minutes between the quarters and 10 minutes between the halves.
- 2 Goals awarded for every field goal and 1 goal for every penalty corner, penalty strokes and shoot outs converted.
- In case of an equal score at the end of the semifinals/ finals, a shoot out is carried out to arrive at a result.
- One referral available each for both the teams involved.
- Green card – 2 minutes.
- Yellow card – 5 minutes (shall be increased to 10 if the offense is found serious).
- Red card (or a second yellow) – Leads to suspension and disciplinary hearing.
- Star Sports 2 & 3 (also on HD), All the Hockey India League 2017 matches are played at 19:00 PM IST
Detailed Hockey India League 2017 Fixtures
|#||Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|01||21 Jan||Dabang Mumbai||Ranchi Rays|
|02||22 Jan||Kalinga Lancers||Delhi Wave Riders|
|03||23 Jan||Kalinga Lancers||Ranchi Rays|
|04||24 Jan||Dabang Mumbai||Uttar Pradesh Wizards|
|05||26 Jan||Ranchi Rays||Kalinga Lancers|
|06||27 Jan||Dabang Mumbai||Jaypee Punjab Warriors|
|07||28 Jan||Ranchi Rays||Delhi Wave Riders|
|08||29 Jan||Kalinga Lancers||Uttar Pradesh Wizards|
|09||30 Jan||Dabang Mumbai||Delhi Wave Riders|
|10||31 Jan||Dabang Mumbai||Kalinga Lancers|
|11||01 Feb||Ranchi Rays||Jaypee Punjab Warriors|
|12||02 Feb||Ranchi Rays||Dabang Mumbai|
|13||03 Feb||Kalinga Lancers||Jaypee Punjab Warriors|
|14||04 Feb||Ranchi Rays||Uttar Pradesh Wizards|
|15||05 Feb||Kalinga Lancers||Dabang Mumbai|
|16||07 Feb||Delhi Wave Riders||Jaypee Punjab Warriors|
|17||08 Feb||Delhi Wave Riders||Uttar Pradesh Wizards|
|18||09 Feb||Jaypee Punjab Warriors||Ranchi Rays|
|19||10 Feb||Uttar Pradesh Wizards||Kalinga Lancers|
|20||11 Feb||Jaypee Punjab Warriors||Dabang Mumbai|
|21||12 Feb||Delhi Wave Riders||Kalinga Lancers|
|22||14 Feb||Jaypee Punjab Warriors||Uttar Pradesh Wizards|
|23||15 Feb||Delhi Wave Riders||Dabang Mumbai|
|24||16 Feb||Uttar Pradesh Wizards||Ranchi Rays|
|25||17 Feb||Jaypee Punjab Warriors||Delhi Wave Riders|
|26||18 Feb||Jaypee Punjab Warriors||Kalinga Lancers|
|27||19 Feb||Uttar Pradesh Wizards||Delhi Wave Riders|
|28||20 Feb||Uttar Pradesh Wizards||Jaypee Punjab Warriors|
|29||21 Feb||Delhi Wave Riders||Ranchi Rays|
|30||22 Feb||Uttar Pradesh Wizards||Dabang Mumbai|
|31||25 Feb||Semi Finals 1, Chandigarh|
|32||Semi Finals 2, Chandigarh|
|33|| 26 Feb
|Third Place Play off, Chandigarh|