Punjab Warriors defeated Kalinga Lancers to win 2016 Hockey India League

Feb 22, 2016 11:11 IST

The Jaypee Punjab Warriors on 21 February 2016 defeated Kalinga Lancers 6-1 to clinch Hockey India League (HIL) title in the fourth edition of the six-team tournament at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

The Punjab Warriors were third time lucky as they had finished runners-up in the last two editions. They lost to Delhi Waveriders in 2014 and to Ranchi Rays in 2015.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das presented the winner's trophy to Jaypee Punjab Warriors captain Sardar Singh and Mark Knowles.

The Player of the Tournament Award of 50 lakh rupees was awarded to Rupinder Pal Singh of Delhi Waveriders.

Mark Knowles of the Punjab Warriors was awarded with the Man of the Match Award, which carried 50000 rupees. The Goal of the Match award of 50000 rupees was awarded to Armaan Qureshi of the Punjab Warriors.

The Emerging Player of the Match award of 25000 rupees was awarded to Armaan Qureshi.

The Dhruv Batra Maximum Goals award of 20 lakh rupees was awarded to Kalinga Lancers' Glenn Turner. The Ponty Chadha Upcoming Player of the Tournament award of 20 lakh rupees went to Sumit of Ranchi Rays.

About Hockey India League

Hockey India League (HIL), known as the Coal India Hockey India League for sponsorship reasons, is a professional field hockey league in India.

The league is organized by Hockey India, the governing body for the sport in India.

• Hockey India League was founded in 2013 as part of Hockey India's attempt to get an International Hockey Federation sanctioned league after the un-sanctioned and non-Hockey India tournament, World Series Hockey, began in 2012.

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