Ranchi Rays on 23 February 2015 crowned champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 (HHIL) by defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
The HHIL 2015 was held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi from 22 January 2015 to 22 February 2015. The Grand Finale was witnessed by the eminent personalities. This is the third season of the professional field hockey tournament, Hockey India League.
Ranchi Rays defeated Punjab Warriors in the final by a 3-2 scoreline in the penalty shootout after the regular time yielded a 2-2 tie.
Ranchi Rays was awarded 2.50 crore rupees, while Jaypee Punjab Warriors was awarded 1.25crore rupees for finishing in the second position. Delhi Waveriders received 75 lakh rupees for securing third position.
Barry Middleton of Ranchi Rays received Hero Goal of the Match Award. Tyler Lovell of Ranchi Rays became Man of the Match.
About Ranchi Rays
The city franchise earlier called Ranchi Rhinos had also grabbed the inaugural title in 2013. Despite the overhaul in stakeholders, the team has almost maintained the same squad as earlier. India Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni co-owns the franchise with Sahara Group.
Who: Ranchi Rays
When: 23 February 2015