Registration of ‘Manipur Hockey’ cancelled

Imphal, May 24: Hockey Manipur is the sole and genuine association in the State for the welfare of the game of hockey, a Government order issued by Principal Secretary (Cooperation) P Vaiphei said, adding the registration of Manipur Hockey is cancelled with immediate effect. In an official order , P Vaiphei notified that the Government of Manipur had summoned Hockey Manipur and Manipur Hockey along with their counsels in July 2016. It added that his predecessor had conducted a thorough examination of the detailed submissions of both the parties, and subsequently they had received a written direction for them to consolidate under a common banner in the best interest of the stakeholders within a stipulated time of six months.
There was no such agreement of consolidation but Hockey Manipur submitted a written representation to the Govt in January 2017 informing about its writ petition that was filed before the Manipur High Court. In pursuance of the orders of the High Court and previous principal secretary, Hockey Manipur had invited Manipur Hockey but it received a negative response from the latter. After due consideration, the present principal secretary cancelled the registration of Manipur Hockey (402/M/SR/2009) with immediate effect to draw the order to a logical conclusion while accordingly the representation appeal filed by the petition stands disposed of in its finality.
With this cancellation, Hockey Manipur—with registration number 419/M/SR/2010—remains as the sole recognised state- level hockey association, the order added.

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Rajmani Memorial Hockey Final HU to lock horns with FCI

Imphal, May 20: Hockey Union, Lairikyengbam Leikai will clash with FCI Imphal in the final match tomorrow to claim the championship title of the 5th Y Rajmani Memorial 7-a-side Mens’ Hockey Tournament 2017.
In the first semi-final match today, HU defeated SYUC Uchekon by 5–2 in the eight-second penalty shootout after the match ended in a tie (2–2) during regulation time. Kh Rinel scored both the goals for HU, and Ronald scored the same for SYUC.
Earlier, FCI thrashed KHSC Khongman by 8–0 in the second semi-final match. L Mantosh scored three goals, Kh Wangamba and M Robert scored two each and M Sanjaymani scored one for FCI Imphal.
The third place play-off match between SYUC and KHSC is also scheduled at 9am tomorrow.
All the matches of the tournament—organised by the Information Centre Kontha Ahallup under the aegis of Manipur Hockey started on 14th May with eight teams in two groups—were held at the Ibudhou Marjing Ground, Kontha Ahallup, but the remaining two matches will be played at the Astro Turf Hockey Field, Khuman Lampak.

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4th Herojit Waribam Gold Cup U-14 Hockey YCCIC spank HAYT to top Group B

IMPHAL, Feb 17 : YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup overwhelmed HAYT, Singjamei Wangma 6-0 to top Group B in the last league match of the ongoing 4th Herojit Waribam Gold Cup U-14 Hockey tournament underway at the Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium.
Dominating in every aspect of the game, YCCIC surged into the lead as early as the 2nd minute of the match when T Bashu latched onto the ball, dribbled his way through into the penalty box of HAYT and unleashed a power packed shot that beat the custodian of HAYT hands down. The early goal only spurred the forward line of YCCIC and they continued piling on the pressure with some good moves down the flanks and completely dominated the midfield.
W Rohit made it two goals up in the 6th minute when he found himself well placed inside the D box of HAYT and managed to sound the board to help his team go 2-0 up in the match.
The onslaught continued with some good running and perfect combination and the players of YCCIC were all over the field dictating the pace of the game. Off one such move, L Pritam received a defence splitting pass on top of the D box and making no mistake swerved around and placed the ball home in the 12th minute.
T Rahul followed soon and after outpacing the defenders of HAYT cooly tapped the ball home in the 14th minute.
The domination was complete and the HAYT players seemed to be merely satisfied with just being out there in the middle without doing anything to put up a semblance of a fight.
Th Beto was in the midst of the action when he received a through ball on top of the penalty box and after side stepping a couple of defenders faced little trouble in sending the ball home in the 26th minute.
L Pritam was it again when he tapped in the ball in the 34th minute to complete the humiliation of HAYT.
With this win YCCIC have moved to the top of the table in Group B with 9 points, recording a clean slate of three wins in three games.
They are followed by SYUC in the second spot with four points having won one, drawn one and lost one followed by MEIRAA with 4 points too with one win, one draw and one loss.
SYUC secured the second spot on better goal difference.
HAYT were placed at the bottom of the table having lost all their three league matches.
In Group A, PHAM topped the table with 9 points, having won all the three matches, followed by PHAM with 6 points, having won two and lost once.
SEYO came third with one win and two losses and HU came at the bottom having lost all their league matches.

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4th Herojit Waribam Gold Cup U-14 Hockey SYUC draw with MEIRAA, PHAM whack SEYO

IMPHAL, Feb 16 : It was a mixed day, a day of contrasting results in the two matches of the 4th Herojit Waribam Gold Cup U 14 Hockey underway at Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium.
In the first match of day, SYUC, Uchekon Khunou and MEIRAA, Bashikhong were locked in a 1-1 draw following a highly competitive match in which neither team gave an inch and both had to put in their best efforts forward to keep the other at bay while in the second match of the day, PHAM, Yaiskul thrashed SEYO, Singjamei Wangma by 6 goals to nil.
In first match of the day, SYUC and MEIRAA took to the field tentatively each sizing up the strength and weakness of the other.
Neither team fully opened up and reserved their best to keep their citadel intact.
Relying on quick counter attack, MEIRAA did well to snatch the ball in the midfield and took the ball far down the flank.
The ball was then precisely centred to the top of the penalty box and Th Jackson who was lurking nearby pounced on the ball and managed to neatly control it.
Catching a couple of defenders on the wrong foot, Jackson then unleashed a power packed shot that beat the custodian of SYUC hands down in the 22nd minute of the match.
Stung by the goal, SYUC put more men in the attack and played to a purpose, organising themselves well all over the field.
Taking control of the midfield they started making meaningful inroads into the territory of MEIRAA and earned as many as three penalty corners.
Off one such penalty corner, N Nikolson controlled the ball neatly and placed it well beyond the outstretched hands of the MEIRAA custodian to sound the board in the 39th minute and bring his team, SYUC back into the match.
For marshalling the men well in the midfield Sh Shushil of SYUC was awarded the man of the match title.
In the second match of the day, it was PHAM, Yaiskul all the way as they scored almost at will and did not allow the players of SEYO, Singjamei Wangma to settle down and get a look at the ball.
The scoring spree started as early as the 2nd minute of the match, when N Outto sounded the board off a good pass.
Outta followed this up with two more goals in the 27th and 34th minute of the match. In between Th Mishan scored a goal in the 7th minute of the match.
T Pritam and Th Kennedy contributed one goal each in the 31st minute and 37th minute.
SEYO did not really feature in the match and failed to make any meaningful move on the field though they did manage to win a penalty corner. Th Mishan was awarded the man of the match title.

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Herojit Waribam Gold Cup U-14 Hockey YCCIC trounce MEIRAA, SEYO edge past HU

IMPHAL, Feb 13 : YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup and SEYO, Singjamei Wangma recorded contrasting wins in the ongoing 4th Herojit Waribam Gold Cup U-14 Hockey at the hockey stadium at Khuman Lampak today.
While YCCIC trounced MEIRAA, Bashikhong by the margin of three goals to nil, SEYO edged past HU Lairikyengbam by the odd goal in three.
Playing in the first match of the day, YCCIC dominated in every department of the game and were all over the territory of MEIRAA stretching their defence line apart and scoring at ease.
The first goal came as early as the 7th minute of the match when Sh Bidyachandra received a defence splitting pass and after outwitting a couple of defenders had little trouble in sounding the board to help his team take a 1-0 lead.
The players of YCCIC kept up the pressure and repeatedly found the gaps in the defence line of MEIRAA.
In the 12th minute of the match, the ball was taken deep down the flank and centred to the D box.
Trapping the ball neatly and with some clever stick work, K Rahul shrugged off a couple of defenders and managed to put the ball across the goalkeeper of MEIRAA.
The players of MEIRAA tried to come back into the match with some well coordinated moves in the midfield but the defence of YCCIC did not give them the needed space to proceed to the D box.
It was against the run of play that YCCIC scored the third goal and literally took away the match from the hands of MEIRAA.
Taking control of the ball in the midfield, the forward line of YCCIC combined well to enter the danger zone and the ball went to Sh Budhi who was well placed to take a rasping shot that beat the custodian of MEIRAA hands down in the 34th minute to seal the match.
The second match of the day saw a keenly contested one between SEYO, Singjamei Wangma and HU, Lairikyengbam Leikai.
Making their intentions clear form the first whistle, SEYO adopted an open and flowing style and their players were all over the territory of HU.
Off one such move, the ball went to an unmarked Thoiba who made no mistake in sending it home in the 7th minute. Stung by the early goal, HU put more men on the attack and played with a purpose.
However the defence line of SEYO tightened their defence and did not give much room to the forwards of HU.
After making a series of penetrative move, HU finally managed to bounce back into the match when T Satish flicked home in the 24th minute.
The equaliser however did not last long as SEYO played as a team and managed to enter the D zone of HU and in the 29th minute of the match Dina found himself well placed to drive home the ball in the 29th minute and wrap up the match in favour of his team SEYO.

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Herojit Waribam Gold Cup SYUC, KHSC notch up wins

IMPHAL, Feb 12 : Huge wins marked the day in the ongoing 4th Herojit Waribam U-14 Gold Cup at Khuman Lampak Hockey Stadium today.
In the first match of the day SYUC, Uchekon Khunou demolished HAYT, Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai 8-0 while in the second match of the day KHSC, Khongman brushed aside the challenge of SEYO, Singjamei 3-0.
Altogether 8 teams are participating in the tournament and it started on February 11 with the teams divided into two groups-A and B.
Dominating the match in every department of the game, SYUC scored almost at will from the first minute and they scored through S Nicholson in the 14th, 34, 37th minute of the match, S James in the 20th and 22nd minute, SH Sushil in the 27th minute, Sh Boris in the 28th minute and M Monisana in the 33rd minute to complete the rout.
In the second match of the day, KHSC dominated from the first whistle of the match and managed to sound the board through Norinko via a penalty corner in the 9th minute followed by Rosom in the 14th minute and Selheiba in the 47th minute to round off a convincing win.
Tomorrow MEIRAA, Bashikhong will meet YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup at 12.30 pm while Hockey Union, Lairikyengbam Leikai will take on SEYO, Singjamei in the second match at 2 pm.

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Senior Men, Women Manipur Hockey League Hockey Union, Ideal Club emerge winners

IMPHAL, Feb 5: Hockey Union (HU), Lairikyengbam Leikai and Ideal Club, Tera Keithel clinched respectively the Senior Men and Women Manipur Hockey League 2017 held under the aegis of Manipur Hockey.
Hockey Union, Lairikyengbam top the table of the Men’s category after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw with SEYO, Singjamei Wangma today while Ideal Club, Tera Keithel garnered 10 points to top the women’s table after notching a massive 16-0 win over YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup today.
Ideal Club and MEIRAA shared 10 points each. However, Ideal Club were crowned the champions on goal difference.
In today’s the last women’s league match, Ideal Club, Tera Keithel thrashed YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup 16-0.
M Nirmala scored the bulk of the goals for Ideal Club (nine goals) while M Pushpa grabbed a brace for her team. Ch Bebica, S Richika, Ng Homeshwari, W Tanuja and W Mary contributed one goal each to win the match and importantly to emerge the winners of the tournament.
In the men’s last league match, Hockey Union, Lairikyengbam and SEYO, Singjamei Wangma played out a thrilling 2-2 draw. Even as the two teams shared the spoils, HU—with 16 points and three points ahead of SEYO— were crowned the champions.
H Amarjit and A Boynao scored a goal each for HU while Ksh Hemlet and I Rohit netted for SEYO.
The closing cum prize distribution ceremony was attended by Ksh Thoiba Singh, president, Manipur Hockey; S Savita Devi, VP, Manipur Hockey; N Tiken Singh, Station Manager, Air India and M Kullajit Meitei, Manager, FCI as the dignitaries.

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Senior Men, Women Manipur Hockey League Big victories for Hockey Union, SYUC

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Hockey Union (HU), Lairikyengbam Leikai and SYUC, Uchekon Khunou had an easy day as they beat their respective opponents today in the ongoing Senior Men and Women Manipur Hockey League 2017 at Khuman Lampak hockey stadium.
In the first match, Hockey Union routed KHSC, Khongman 7-3.
Right from the start, HU dominated possession and M Sanjoymani handed an early lead to the team in the 4th minute and Kh Rinel extended the lead for HU in the 16th minute. Thoungambi pulled one back for KHSC in the 17th minute and the first half ended with HU taking a 2-1 lead.
HU carried on the momentum in the second half and M Sanjoymani netted another goal for the team in the 37th minute while H Amarjit slotted home another goal for HU in the 38th minute to make it 4-1. A minute later, Bhakar hammered in one goal for KHSC to reduce the margin.
A Suresh scored another one for HU while Sanjoymani completed his treble by hitting another goal in the 48th minute. H Amarjit sealed the deal for HU as he was at it again in the 56th minute. Meanwhile, John slotted home another goal for KHSC in the 59th minute only to reduce the margin as the match ended 7-3 in favour of HU.
The second encounter of the day saw SYUC, Uchekon Khunou registering a hard fought 5-3 win against MEIRAA, Bashikhong. L Mantosh and K Deveshore grabbed a brace each while Robert M added one goal in SYUC’s win. At the same time, N Diken, Th Ingalemba and S Jungson took turn to score a goal each for MEIRAA, Bashikhong.

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Senior Men, Women Manipur Hockey League Easy win for PHAM, SYUC win by whisker

IMPHAL, Feb 1: PHAM, Yaiskul and SYUC, Uchekon Khunou registered contrasting wins against their respective opponents today in the ongoing Senior Men and Women Manipur Hockey League 2017 at Khuman Lampak hockey stadium.
PHAM, Yaiskul rallied to drub YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup 9-0 while SYUC, Ucheckon Khunou beat SEYO, Singjamei by a whisker.
PHAM had an easy day as they crushed YCCIC, Kontha Ahallup by 9-0 margin.
PHAM took the lead against the run of the play through a goal from Th Silvia in the 9th minute. Silvia scored another goal for her team in the 19th minute.
K Aruna and W Mandakini also took turn to score a brace each while Kh Shileima, Th Bidyarani and S Ibeni contributed one each in PHAM’s massive win.
In the second match of the day, SYUC, Ucheckon Khunou came from behind to eke out a slender 4-3 win against SEYO, Singjamei.
It was Premchand of SEYO who drew the first blood as he handed his team the lead in the 6th minute. After a goal down, SYUC pushed hard to find the equaliser and finally the lead was cancelled out by Deveshore in the 33rd minute.
However, before the end of the first half, I Stalin and Ksh Helmet took turn to score a goal each for SEYO in the 37th and 39th minute and the first half ended with SEYO taking a comfortable 3-1 lead.
The second half witnessed a pacey start as SYUC, who were two goals down, made frenetic attempts to level the score. Even though they sent more men in the attacking, their efforts could not yield within the first quarter of the second half as SEYO defenders stood firm to thwart any danger in the goal area.
However, Mantosh of SYUC asserted his class and grabbed a hat trick in a span of ten minutes.
He struck one in the 51st minute while he breached their rivals’ citadel again in the 56th minute. Mantosh struck another goal in the 57th minute and that eventually turned out to be the winner for his team.

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