2012 World Series Hockey

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Bridgestone World Series Hockey 2012
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Tournament Details
Dates February 29 – April 2
Administrator(s) Indian Hockey Federation
Tournament Format(s) Double Round-robin and Knock-out
Host(s)  India
Venue(s) 8
Teams 8
Final Positions
Gold medal blank.svg Champions Sher-e-Punjab (1st title)
Silver medal blank.svg Runner-up Pune Strykers
Bronze medal blank.svg Third Place Chandigarh Comets
Karnataka Lions
Tournament Summary
Matches played 59
Goals scored 327 (5.54 per match)
Player of the tournament Gurjinder Singh (CCO)
Most Goals Gurjinder Singh (CCO) (19)
Syed Imran Warsi (CCH) (19)

2012 World Series Hockey better known as Bridgestone World Series Hockey, abbreviated as Bridgestone WSH, was the first season of the hockey tournament World Series Hockey, a professional league for field hockey in India. The tournament was to take place from 17 December 2011 to 22 January 2012 but later was postponed to 29 February 2012 owing to Olympic qualifiers.[1] Eight teams took part in this competition. The opening ceremony and the first match was held at Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh, where Bhopal Badshahs beat Chandigarh Comets 4–3.[2]

The inaugural season of the WSH was won by Sher-e-Punjab by defeating Pune Strykers 5–2 in the final at Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai and thus became the first champions of WSH. Chandigarh Comets' drag-flicker Gurjinder Singh was named WSH Rockstar (Player of the tournament) (19 goals in 15 matches) who also shared the golden stick with Pakistan's Syed Imran Warsi for 19 goals apiece.[3]

Venues[edit]

Following eight venues will host the matches of eight franchises on a home and away basis: Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bhopal, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Chennai will host the matches of eight franchises on a home and away basis.

Originally, nine venues were selected and upgraded with floodlights, replay screens, and scoreboards but organisers decided not to have any matches in Hyderabad's Gachibowli Hockey Stadium.[4]

Players[edit]

The players for the eight teams were finalized on November 28 based on the draft system.[5]

Team Captain Coach
Bhopal Badshahs Sameer Dad Vasudevan Baskaran
Chandigarh Comets Rehan Butt Harendra Singh
Chennai Cheetahs Brent Livermore José Brasa
Delhi Wizards Shakeel Abbasi Roelant Oltmans
Karnataka Lions Arjun Halappa Jude Felix
Mumbai Marines Adrian D'Souza Andrew Meredith
Pune Strykers Ken Pereira Gundeep Singh
Sher-e-Punjab Prabhjot Singh Rajinder Singh

Umpires[edit]

Exhibition match[edit]

Match between WSH World XI and WSH India XI in progress.

An exhibition match was organised on December 20 at Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh. Match was played between WSH World XI and WSH India XI. A one-sided match from the start was won by World XI. The World XI was captained by Brent Livermore and coached by José Brasa and Andrew Meredith. Prabhjot Singh led the India XI and coached by Jude Felix and Harendra Singh.[6]

Match timings according to Indian Standard Time (UTC +05:30)
20 December 2011
19:30
WSH India XI 2–7 WSH World XI
Thakur Goal 17'
Pillay Goal 32'
Reardon Goal 10'
Huber Goal 32'
GrimesGoal 38'
Maguire Goal 40'
Kelly Goal 55'59'
Seddon Goal 67'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh

Opening ceremony[edit]

Opening ceremony of Bridgestone World Series Hockey was held at Sector 42 Stadium of Chandigarh followed by the inaugural match between Chandigarh Comets and Bhopal Badshahs. The night saw performances by Bollywood stars like Saif Ali Khan, Neha Dhupia, Hardeep Kaur and Mika Singh.[7]

League progression[edit]

League Phase Knockout
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 SF F
Bhopal Badshahs 3 3 6 7 10 10 13 13 13 13 14 17 17 17
Chandigarh Comets 0 0 3 3 6 9 12 12 15 18 19 22 25 28 L
Chennai Cheetahs 0 3 6 6 7 7 7 10 13 16 16 16 19 19
Delhi Wizards 3 3 3 6 6 7 7 10 13 13 13 16 16 19
Karnataka Lions 0 0 0 3 3 6 6 9 9 12 15 18 21 21 L
Mumbai Marines 0 3 0 6 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 13
Pune Strykers 3 6 7 8 9 9 12 12 12 12 15 15 18 21 W L
Sher-e-Punjab 3 6 7 7 7 10 13 16 19 22 22 25 25 25 W W
Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
Win Loss Draw
Note: Click on the points (league phase) or W/L (knockout) to see the summary for the match.
Team was eliminated in the league phase.

Results[edit]

All matches' timings according to Indian Standard Time (UTC+05:30)

League Phase[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Chandigarh Comets 14 9 1 4 46 34 +12 28
Sher-e-Punjab 14 8 1 5 45 35 +10 25
Karnataka Lions 14 7 0 7 34 40 –6 21
Pune Strykers 14 6 3 5 41 42 –1 21
Delhi Wizards 14 6 1 7 36 37 –1 19
Chennai Cheetahs 14 6 1 7 41 43 –2 19
Bhopal Badshahs 14 5 2 7 32 37 –5 17
Mumbai Marines 14 4 1 9 32 39 –7 13
Qualified for Semi-Finals
Eliminated

29 February 2012
20:30
Chandigarh Comets 3–4 Bhopal Badshahs
Gurjinder Goal 22'57'
Jasjit Goal 29'
Report Baskaran Goal 6'63'
Geowynne Goal 56'
Yousuf Goal 61'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Paul Ludwig (AUS)

1 March 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 5–2 Chennai Cheetahs
Antil Goal 7'
Harpeet Goal 34'
Prabhjot Goal 49'70'
Gagan Ajit Goal 59'
Report Warsi Goal 24'63'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Parnam Singh (IND)

1 March 2012
21:00
Mumbai Marines 5–7 Pune Strykers
Sutherland Goal 19'
Sing Goal 27'29'43'
Ekka Goal 31'
Report Almada Goal 4'
Gurpreet Goal 9'48'61'64'
Tsolekile Goal 22'
Damandeep Goal 67'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Marc Knülle (GER)
Bhupinder Singh (IND)

2 March 2012
19:00
Delhi Wizards 3–2 Karnataka Lions
Vikramjeet Goal 2'
Abbasi Goal 19'
Rajpal Goal 51'
Report Jernail Goal 36'
Ravipal Goal 48'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
R.S. Suryaprakash (IND)

2 March 2012
21:00
Mumbai Marines 1–0 Bhopal Badshahs
Sutherland Goal 25' Report
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Shridharan Thamba (IND)
Marc Knülle (GER)

3 March 2012
17:00
Sher-e-Punjab 6–1 Karnataka Lions
Antil Goal 25'
Aziz Goal 29'
Gagan Ajit Goal 31'
Harpal Goal 43'
Harpeet Goal 61'
Prabhjot Goal 66'
Report Bijwad Goal 19'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Amar Singh Negi (IND)

3 March 2012
19:00
Chandigarh Comets 3–5 Chennai Cheetahs
Ramandeep Goal 26'
Butt Goal 36'
Sukhvinder Goal 64'
Report Warsi Goal 7'22'40'
Sinclair Goal 9'
Harris Goal 65'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Jaspreet Sidhu (IND)

3 March 2012
21:00
Delhi Wizards 1–3 Pune Strykers
Sunkel Goal 26' Report Almada Goal 5'
Gurpreet Goal 53'59'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Pradeep Kalia (IND)

4 March 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 3–3 Pune Strykers
Thakur Goal 3'33'
Prabhjot Goal 55'
Report Gurpreet Goal 45'
Toppo Goal 60'65'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Parnam Singh (IND)
A.D. Cariappa (IND)

4 March 2012
21:00
Mumbai Marines 2–5 Chandigarh Comets
Sutherland Goal 3'
Joga Goal 7'
Report Sukhvinder Goal 17'70'
Gurjinder Goal 24'46'
Ranjodh Goal 53'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Bhupinder Singh (IND)
Dominic Savio (IND)

5 March 2012
19:00
Karnataka Lions 1–3 Bhopal Badshahs
Pillai Goal 41' Report Baskaran Goal 43'45'
Dad Goal 48'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Hardeep Singh Saini (IND)
Paul Ludwig (AUS)

5 March 2012
21:00
Delhi Wizards 2–5 Chennai Cheetahs
Sunkel Goal 32'34' Report Reardon Goal 35'
Warsi Goal 47'53'
Sinclair Goal 55'
Antil Goal 60'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Lokraju (IND)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

6 March 2012
19:00
Chennai Cheetahs 2–4 Mumbai Marines
Warsi Goal 2'
Yadav Goal 50'
Report Walkimi Goal 10'
Anthony Goal 23'
Ajmer Goal 41'
Lakra Goal 50'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai
Umpires:
Dominic Savio (IND)
Marc Knülle (GER)

6 March 2012
21:00
Karnataka Lions 3–2 Chandigarh Comets
Aiyappa Goal 10'19'28' Report Chhikara Goal 37'63'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Jaspreet Sidhu (IND)
A.N. Somaiah (IND)

7 March 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 1–2 Delhi Wizards
Hotchkis Goal 22' Report Antil Goal 40'
Gurvinder Goal 63'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Amar Singh Negi (IND)

7 March 2012
21:00
Pune Strykers 1–1 Bhopal Badshahs
Gurpreet Goal 25' Report Yousuf Goal 66'
PCMC Hockey Stadium, Pune
Umpires:
Pradeep Kalia (IND)
R.S. Suryaprakash (IND)

8 March 2012
19:00
Chandigarh Comets 3–1 Sher-e-Punjab
Gurjinder Goal 2'65'
Sukhvinder Goal 9'
Report Hotchkis Goal 59'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Pranam Singh (IND)

8 March 2012
21:00
Karnataka Lions 1–2 Mumbai Marines
Aiyappa Goal 16' Report Walkimi Goal 45'
Joga Goal 57'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Hardeep Singh Saini (IND)
Paul Ludwig (AUS)

9 March 2012
19:00
Chennai Cheetahs 3–3 Pune Strykers
Sinclair Goal 2'
Warsi Goal 30'44'
Report Minz Goal 6'
Toppo Goal 35'
Randhawa Goal 64'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai
Umpires:
Marc Knüllei (GER)
Bhupinder Singh (IND)

9 March 2012
21:00
Bhopal Badshahs 2–1 Delhi Wizards
Baskaran Goal 14'
Cheeyanna Goal 47'
Report Vikramjeet Goal 32'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Lokaraju (IND)

10 March 2012
19:00
Chennai Cheetahs 3–5 Karnataka Lions
Warsi Goal 37'67'
Harris Goal 70'
Report Ravipal Goal 26'56'63'
Bijwad Goal 33'
Deepak Goal 68'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai
Umpires:
Marc Knüllei (GER)
Shridharan Thamba (IND)

10 March 2012
21:00
Bhopal Badshahs 2–3 Sher-e-Punjab
Dad Goal 22'
Upadhyay Goal 58'
Report Thakur Goal 17'46'
Harpeet Goal 53'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
R.S. Suryaprakash (IND)

11 March 2012
19:00
Pune Strykers 1–3 Chandigarh Comets
Almada Goal 11' Report Sukhvinder Goal 12'
Gurjinder Goal 38'
Stephenson Goal 50'
PCMC Hockey Stadium, Pune
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
A.N. Somaiah (IND)

11 March 2012
21:00
Mumbai Marines 2–2 Delhi Wizards
Balwanth Goal 11'66' Report Sankai Goal 25'
Abbasi Goal 45'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
A.D. Cariappa (IND)

12 March 2012
19:00
Pune Strykers 3–2 Karnataka Lions
Minz Goal 7'
Tsolekile Goal 46'
Damandeep Goal 54'
Report Aiyappa Goal 23'
Naveen Goal 47'
PCMC Hockey Stadium, Pune
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Jaspreet Sidhu (IND)

12 March 2012
21:00
Bhopal Badshahs 3–1 Chennai Cheetahs
Dad Goal 20'
Upadhyay Goal 48'
Henwood Goal 52'
Report Pillay Goal 22'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Pradeep Kalia (IND)

14 March 2012
19:00
Mumbai Marines 2–3 Sher-e-Punjab
Joga Goal 12'
Walkimi Goal 68'
Report Aziz Goal 1'
Thakur Goal 56'63'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Parnam Singh (IND)
Amar Singh Negi (IND)

14 March 2012
21:00
Delhi Wizards 0–1 Chandigarh Comets
Report Gurjinder Goal 63'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Scott O'Brian (AUS)
Dominic Savio (IND)

15 March 2012
19:00
Pune Strykers 1–3 Chennai Cheetahs
Minz Goal 35' Report Sinclair Goal 9'
Shyam Goal 29'
Warsi Goal 69'
PCMC Hockey Stadium, Pune
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Jaspreet Sidhu (IND)

15 March 2012
21:00
Delhi Wizards 3–1 Bhopal Badshahs
K Victo Goal 5'
Abbasi Goal 11'
Kanth Goal 70'
Report Henwood Goal 22'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
R.S. Suryaprakash (IND)

16 March 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 5–2 Chandigarh Comets
Thakur Goal 25'57'60'
Vinaya Goal 31'
Harpeet Goal 35'
Report Sher Goal 56'
Green Goal 70'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Scott O'Brian (AUS)
R.S. Suryaprakash (IND)

16 March 2012
21:00
Mumbai Marines 2–4 Karnataka Lions
Joga Goal 7'
Lakra Goal 63'
Report Halappa Goal 20'25'
Naveen Goal 32'
Aiyappa Goal 43'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Parnam Singh (IND)

17 March 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 4–3 Bhopal Badshahs
Inderjit Goal 35'
Antil Goal 41'
Gagan Ajit Goal 42'
Hotchkis Goal 58'
Report Henwood Goal 46'
Upadhyay Goal 67'
Bundela Goal 69'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Dominic Savio (IND)

17 March 2012
21:00
Karnataka Lions 1–4 Chennai Cheetahs
Bijwad Goal 35' Report Pillay Goal 13'
Warsi Goal 33'
Sinclair Goal 42'
Shivamani Goal 57'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Bhupinder Singh (IND)

19 March 2012
19:00
Chandigarh Comets 4–3 Pune Strykers
Butt Goal 13'
Gurjinder Goal 34'
Sukhvinder Goal 37'70'
Report T. Pereira Goal 2'
K. Pereira Goal 6'
Gurpreet Goal 7'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Dominic Savio (IND)
Scott O'Brian (AUS)

19 March 2012
21:00
Delhi Wizards 2–1 Mumbai Marines
Vikramjeet Goal 13'
Abbasi Goal 35'
Report Ajmer Goal 15'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Marc Knüllei (GER)
Stewart Dearing (AUS)

20 March 2012
19:00
Chandigarh Comets 3–2 Delhi Wizards
Gurjinder Goal 8'14'
Khan Goal 44'
Report Vikramjeet Goal 8'
Abbasi Goal 28'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Dominic Savio (IND)

20 March 2012
21:00
Chennai Cheetahs 4–1 Bhopal Badshahs
Warsi Goal 7'
Pillay Goal 53'67'
Sinclair Goal 62'
Report Ahmad Goal 3'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Stewart Dearing (AUS)

21 March 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 2–1 Mumbai Marines
Bikramjit Goal 11'
Thakur Goal 56'
Report Hariprasad Goal 40'
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Scott O'Brian (AUS)

21 March 2012
21:00
Karnataka Lions 3–2 Pune Strykers
Ravipal Goal 7'
Aiyappa Goal 11'
Radzi Goal 67'
Report Thimmaiah Goal 15'
Toppo Goal 29'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Parnam Singh (IND)
Marc Knüllei (GER)

23 March 2012
19:00
Pune Strykers 4–2 Mumbai Marines
Gurpreet Goal 27'
Almada Goal 33'
Thimmaiah Goal 43'44'
Report Xess Goal 15'
Ekka Goal 25'
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Umpires:
Scott O'Brian (AUS)
Bhupinder Singh (IND)

23 March 2012
21:00
Karnataka Lions 2–1 Sher-e-Punjab
Aiyappa Goal 6'58' Report Harpeet Goal 39'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Marc Knüllei (GER)

24 March 2012
19:00
Bhopal Badshahs 4–4 Chandigarh Comets
Yousef Goal 40'
Dad Goal 48'
Bundela Goal 60'65'
Report Sukhvinder Goal 8'20'
Gurjinder Goal 10'
M. Amir Goal 30'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Jaspreet Sidhu (IND)

24 March 2012
21:00
Karnataka Lions 3–1 Delhi Wizards
Ravipal Goal 10'
Jernail Goal 17'
Aiyappa Goal 65'
Report Rajpal Goal 51'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Marc Knüllei (GER)

25 March 2012
19:00
Chennai Cheetahs 2–4 Sher-e-Punjab
Sinclair Goal 7'
Warsi Goal 30'
Report Bikramjit Goal 12'
Harpeet Goal 21'
Thakur Goal 42'
Gagan Ajit Goal 67'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
A.D. Cariappa (IND)

25 March 2012
21:00
Bhopal Badshahs 2–1 Mumbai Marines
Yousef Goal 13'
Mudassar Goal 61'
Report Michael Goal 44'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Amar Singh Negi (IND)
Parnam Singh (IND)

26 March 2012
19:00
Chennai Cheetahs 0–3 Chandigarh Comets
Report Khan Goal 2'
Gurjinder Goal 9'
SukhvinderGoal 40'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Hardeep Singh Saini (IND)

26 March 2012
21:00
Pune Strykers 2–6 Delhi Wizards
Almada Goal 2'
Pillay Goal 43'
Report Pillay Goal 14'
Abbasi Goal 20'
Vikramjeet Goal 25'39'
K Victo Goal 31'62'
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Umpires:
Dominic Savio (IND)
Bhupinder Singh (IND)

27 March 2012
19:00
Pune Strykers 3–2 Sher-e-Punjab
Pillay Goal 11'
Gurpreet Goal 28'30'
Report Bikramjit Goal 5'
Gagan Ajit Goal 62'
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Umpires:
Dominic Savio (IND)
Marc Knüllei (GER)

27 March 2012
21:00
Bhopal Badshahs 2–5 Karnataka Lions
Ahmad Goal 43'
Baskaran Goal 49'
Report Halappa Goal 26'
Aiyappa Goal 31'45'50'
Naveen Goal 66'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Amar Singh Negi (IND)

28 March 2012
19:00
Chandigarh Comets 4–3 Mumbai Marines
Ramandeep Goal 4'
Gurjinder Goal 17'
M. A. Khan Goal 32'
Green Goal 68'
Report Xess Goal 34'
Sutherland Goal 50'
Ajmer Goal 55'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Dominic Savio (IND)
Bhupinder Singh (IND)

28 March 2012
21:00
Chennai Cheetahs 6–4 Delhi Wizards
Raja Goal 14'
Warsi Goal 47'51'
Sinclair Goal 63'66'
Pillay Goal 65'
Report Vikramjeet Goal 11'27'38'68'
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai

29 March 2012
19:00
Chandigarh Comets 6–1 Karnataka Lions
Gurjinder Goal 33'56'62'67'
Ramandeep Goal 34'
Horo Goal 64'
Report Sandeep Goal 25'
Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
Umpires:
Bhupinder Singh (IND)
Marc Knüllei (GER)

29 March 2012
21:00
Bhopal Badshahs 4–5 Pune Strykers
Ahmad Goal 5'50'
Baskaran Goal 9'
Yousef Goal 21'
Report Thimmaiah Goal 10'
Randhawa Goal 52'55'60'
Lakra Goal 68'
Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
Umpires:
Parnam Singh (IND)
Jaspreet Sidhu (IND)

30 March 2012
19:00
Delhi Wizards 7–5 Sher-e-Punjab
K Victo Goal 13'
Gupta Goal 28'
Abbasi Goal 37'42'60'
Pillay Goal 53'
Rajpal Goal 57'
Report Gagandeep Goal 8'
Prabhjot Goal 30'67'69'
Karamjit Goal 52'
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Marc Knüllei (GER)

30 March 2012
21:00
Mumbai Marines 4–1 Chennai Cheetahs
Xess Goal 3'
Ajmer Goal 32'
Sutherland Goal 62'
Ekka Goal 70'
Report Warsi Goal 65'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals Final
April 1–Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
 Sher-e-Punjab 4  
 Karnataka Lions 1  
 
April 2–Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
     Sher-e-Punjab 5
   Pune Strykers 2
April 1–Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
 Chandigarh Comets 4 (2)
 Pune Strykers (PS) 4 (3)  

Semifinals[edit]

1 April 2012
19:00
Sher-e-Punjab 4–1 Karnataka Lions
Hotchkis Goal 17'
Karamjit Goal 39'
Harpeet Goal 60'
Prabhjot Goal 68'
Report Naveen Goal 11'
Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires:
Amar Singh Negi (IND)
Paul Ludwig (AUS)

1 April 2012
21:00
Chandigarh Comets 4–4 Pune Strykers
Gurjinder Goal 4'
Ramandeep Goal 9'
Roy Goal 39'
Butt Goal 41'
Report Minz Goal 8'
Pereira Goal 46'
Toppo Goal 59'
Randhawa Goal 70'
Penalties
Gurjinder Penalty stroke scored
Chhikara Penalty stroke scored
Ramandeep Penalty stroke missed
Sukhwinder Penalty stroke missed
Butt Penalty stroke missed
2–3 Penalty stroke missed Minz
Penalty stroke scored Almada
Penalty stroke scored Toppo
Penalty stroke scored Thimmaiah
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Dominic Savio (IND)
Stewart Dearing (AUS)

Final[edit]

2 April 2012
21:00
Sher-e-Punjab 5–2 Pune Strykers
Vinaya Goal 6'
Thakur Goal 32'
Prabhjot Goal 47'67'
Harpeet Goal 57'
Report Pereira Goal 4'
Randhawa Goal 70'
Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:
Paul Ludwig (AUS)
Stewart Dearing (AUS)
Sher-e-Punjab with the trophy

The final of World Series Hockey was held in front of the capacity crowd at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Mumbai. Pune Strykers got into early lead when Tyron Pereira's cross creeped in during the 4th minute of the game. Pune's joy was short-lived as V.S. Vinaya neutralized off their first penalty corner a minute later. Prabhjot Singh and Deepak Thakur led Punjab's attacks and were awarded with couple of penalty corners but could not be converted. Few close shots were saved by the goal-keeper Gurpreet Guri Singh. Attacks on the other end were made by Argentine recruit Mario Almada, Roshan Minz, Nikkin Thimmiah and Bikash Topo. Second quarter seemed like taking a goalless path before Deepak Thakur broke the deadlock between the sides by slotting in off a reverse stick just before the half time and Punjab saw themselves riding on a slender lead (2–1).[8]

The first half saw an evenly contested match but the second half was completely dominated by Punjab. Skipper Prabhjot Singh in the 47th minute gave Punjab a two goal cushion with a reverse-stick over Pune before the end off the third quarter. Sher-e-Punjab continued the tempo in the 4th quarter with Punjab's penalty-corner specialist Harpeet Singh converted off a penalty corner with a drag-flick. Known as the comeback kings, Strykers' all efforts were prevented by some robust defending by Punjab. A solo effort by the Prabhjot put Punjab into an unassailable 5–1 lead with four minutes left, who added 10th goal to his season's tally, and confirmed that his team as the champions. Simrandeep Randhawa added a consolation goal to Pune's tally by converting a penalty corner in the last minute and the match ended with Sher-e-Jalandhar 5, Pune Strykers 2 making Sher-e-Punjab the winners of the first WSH.[9]

Awards[edit]

Rockstar Superstar Game Changer Rookie of the Year Balkrishan Award
Gurjinder Singh
(Chandigarh Comets)
Roshan Minz
(Pune Strykers)
Shakeel Abbasi
(Delhi Wizards)
Lalit Upadhayay
(Bhopal Badshahs)
Rajinder Singh Sr.
(Sher-e-Punjab)

Statistics[edit]

Leading goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals[10]
1 Gurjinder Singh      Chandigarh Comets 19
Imran Warsi      Chennai Cheetahs 19
3 Len Aiyappa      Karnataka Lions 13
4 Deepak Thakur      Sher-e-Punjab 12
Gurpreet Singh      Pune Strykers 12
Vikramjeet Singh      Delhi Wizards 12

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Report
Joga Singh Mumbai Marines Pune Strykers 5–7 Match 3
Gurpreet Singh4 Pune Strykers Mumbai Marines 7–5 Match 3
Imran Warsi Chennai Cheetahs Chandigarh Comets 5–3 Match 7
Len Aiyappa Karnataka Lions Chandigarh Comets 3–2 Match 14
Ravipal Singh Karnataka Lions Chennai Cheetahs 5–3 Match 21
Deepak Thakur Sher-e-Punjab Chandigarh Comets 5–2 Match 31
Len Aiyappa Karnataka Lions Bhopal Badshahs 5–2 Match 50
Vikramjeet Singh4 Delhi Wizards Chennai Cheetahs 4–6 Match 52
Gurjinder Singh4 Chandigarh Comets Karnataka Lions 6–1 Match 53
Simrandeep Singh Pune Strykers Bhopal Badshahs 5–4 Match 54
Shakeel Abbasi Delhi Wizards Sher-e-Punjab 7–5 Match 55
Prabhjot Singh Sher-e-Punjab Delhi Wizards 5–7 Match 55
4 Player scored 4 goals

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Sher-e-Punjab beat Pune Strykers to win inaugural World Series Hockey tournament". The Times of India. 
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