Chandigarh Comets

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Chandigarh Comets
Chandigarh Comets Logo.png
Full name Chandigarh Comets
Nickname(s) Comets
Founded 2012
Colors      Blue
Head Coach India Harendra Singh
Assistant Coach Australia Paul Gaudoin
Manager M.P. Singh
Captain Pakistan Rehan Butt
Home ground Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh
(Capacity 30,000)
Best Performance 2012Semi-finalists
Top Scorer India Gurjinder Singh (19 goals)
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Chandigarh Comets (CCO) is hockey team based in Chandigarh, which is one of the eight teams that plays in World Series Hockey. Pakistani striker Rehan Butt is the captain of the team and Harendra Singh is the coach. Sector 42 Stadium is the home ground of Chandigarh Comets.[1]

Chandigarh Comets were at the top of the table in the league phase but ended up as the semi-finalists of the inaugural edition of WSH. They lost to Pune Strykers in the semi-final 3–4 in the penalty shoot-outs.[2] Gurjinder Singh was leading goal scorer for the team who also top-scored in the tournament along with Syed Imran Warsi with 19 goals apiece.[3]

History[edit]

2012 season[edit]

Comets played the inaugural match of the season against Bhopal Badshahs at their home ground where they faced a 4–3 defeat.[4] They continued with a 3–5 loss from Chennai Cheetahs. A 5–2 win over Mumbai Marines fetched them their first victory and first points on the table for the season.[5] With an average start to the season they made a remarkable performance in the later stage. Chandigarh won almost all of their next 10 league matches though they were held by Bhopal Badshahs 4–4 despite of leading by 4 goals to none at one stage.[6] Their only defeat came against Sher-e-Punjab where they lost 5–2. A 4–3 win against Mumbai Marines in their penultimate league stage match got them through to the semi-finals.[7] They ended up as the table toppers after a 6–1 win over Karnataka Lions in their final match.[8]

The faced Pune Strykers in the semi-final at Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai.[9] Leading the match 4–1 at one stage, they seemed through to the finals before Strykers fought back. A last minute goal by Pune leveled the score 4–4. Misses by the skipper Rehan Butt and Canadian Sukhwinder Singh ended the penalty shoot-outs with 3–2 one the board in the favor of Pune and as a result, Chandigarh Comets were knocked out from the tournament.[10]

Team Composition[edit]

The team is led by Rehan Butt and coached by Harendra Singh.[11]

Player Nationality Matches Goals
Goal Keepers
Harjot Singh  India 11 -
P. R. Shreejesh  India -
Swinder Singh  India 6 -
Strikers
Bharat Chikara  India 14 1
Jasjit Singh Kular  India 15 1
Mohammed Amir Khan  India 14 4
Pramod Kumar  India 7
Ranjodh Singh  India 9 1
Ramandeep Singh  India 13 5
Rehan Butt (Captain)  Pakistan 13 3
Sanawar Ali  India 3
Sarvanjit Singh  India
Sher Singh  India 15
Sukhwinder Singh Gabbar  Canada 15 10
Mid Fielders
Ajitesh Roy  India 13 1
Barkat Singh  India 14 1
Belsajar Horo  India 11 1
Birender Lakra  India
Gurmeet Singh  India 3
Jiwa Mohan  Malaysia 14
Lloyd Stephenson  New Zealand 15 1
Preetinder Singh Sidhu  India 15
Robert Green  Australia 15 2
Sandeep Singh  India
Defenders
Gurjinder Singh  India 15 19
Imran Khan  India 6
Manpreet Singh  India
Mathew Phillips  England 14

[12]

Fixtures and Results[edit]

2012[edit]

Goals For 50 (3.33 per match)
Goals Against 38 (2.53 per match)
Most Goals India Gurjinder Singh (19 goals)
Overall Position: 1st
No. Date Score Opponent Venue Report
1 29 February 3 - 4 Bhopal Badshahs Chandigarh Match 1
2 3 March 3 - 5 Chennai Cheetahs Chandigarh Match 7
3 4 March 5 - 2 Mumbai Marines Mumbai Match 10
4 6 March 2 - 3 Karnataka Lions Bangalore Match 14
5 8 March 3 - 1 Sher-e-Punjab Chandigarh Match 17
6 11 March 3 - 1 Pune Strykers Pune Match 23
7 14 March 1 - 0 Delhi Wizards Delhi Match 28
8 16 March 2 - 5 Sher-e-Punjab Jalandhar Match 31
9 19 March 4 - 3 Pune Strykers Chandigarh Match 35
10 20 March 3 - 2 Delhi Wizards Chandigarh Match 37
11 24 March 4 - 4 Bhopal Badshahs Bhopal Match 43
12 26 March 3 - 0 Chennai Cheetahs Chennai Match 47
13 28 March 4 - 3 Mumbai Marines Chandigarh Match 51
14 29 March 6 - 1 Karnataka Lions Chandigarh Match 53
15 1 April 2 - 3 (PS)
4 - 4 (FT)
Pune Strykers Mumbai Semi-final 2
Position in League Phase: 1st
Semi-finalists

Statistics[edit]

Performance summary
Season Matches Won Drawn Lost Win%
2012 15 9 1 5 60.00%
Home 7 5 0 2 71.43%
Away 8 4 1 3 50.00%
Overall 15 9 1 5 60.00%
Performance Details
Goals For 50 (3.33 per match)
Goals Against 38 (2.53 per match)
Most Goals India Gurjinder Singh (19 goals)
Current Position: 1st
Performance by Oppositions
Opposition Matches Won Drawn Lost For Against Win%
Bhopal Badshahs 2 0 1 1 7 8 0.00%
Chennai Cheetahs 2 1 0 1 6 5 50.00%
Delhi Wizards 2 2 0 0 4 2 100.00%
Karnataka Lions 2 1 0 1 8 4 50.00%
Mumbai Marines 2 2 0 0 9 5 100.00%
Pune Strykers 3 2 0 1 11 8 66.67%
Sher-e-Punjab 2 1 0 1 5 6 50.00%

Hat-tricks[edit]

No. Player Opposition Result Season Venue Report
1 India Gurjinder Singh4 Karnataka Lions 6 – 1 2012 ChandigarhSector 42 Stadium 29 March 2012
4 Player scored 4 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chandigarh Comets". The Fans of Hockey. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Press Trust of India (1 April 2012). "Pune beat Chandigarh to enter WSH final". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gurjinder Singh of Chandigarh Comets: Bridgestone WSH 'Rockstar' and 'Golden Stick'". The Fans of Hockey. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "WSH: Bhopal Badshahs down Chandigarh Comets in opener". The Times of India. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  5. ^ "WSH: Chandigarh Comets edge Mumbai Marines 5-2". CNN-IBN. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bhopal Badshahs hold Chandigarh Comets to 4-4 draw in WSH". Indian Express. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chandigarh beat Mumbai 4-3, assure semifinal berth in WSH". Indian Express. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chandigarh Comets crush Karnataka Lions 6-1 in WSH". Indian Express. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pune Strykers take on Chandigarh Comets in WSH semi". NDTV. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Press Trust of India (1 April 2012). "Pune beat Chandigarh to enter WSH final". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Chandigarh Comets". World Series Hockey. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Chandigarh Comets". World Series Hockey. 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 

See also[edit]

World Series Hockey