Kalinga Lancers

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Kalinga Lancers
Kalinga Lancers Logo.png
Full name IDCO-MCL Kalinga Lancers
Nickname(s) Lancers
Founded 2013
Home ground Kalinga Stadium
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
(Capacity 6,000)
Owner IDCO & MCL
Head coach Mark Hager
Captain Moritz Fürste
Official Website Official website
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Kalinga Lancers (abbreviated as KAL) is a field hockey team based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha that plays in the Hockey India League. It is jointly owned by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) and Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL). Former Australian field player Mark Hager is the head coach of the team while former Indian captain Dilip Tirkey is the chief mentor and advisor of the team.[1][2]

Franchise details[edit]

Ownership[edit]

Kalinga Lancers is owned by Odisha Sports Development and Promotion Company jointly formed by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) and Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL).[3]

Squad[edit]

Player Nationality
Goalkeepers
Abhinav Kumar Pandey  India
Andrew Charter  Australia
Defenders
Amit Rohidas  India
Anand Lakra  India
Aran Zalewski  Australia
Dipsan Tirkey  India
Gurjinder Singh  India
Matthew Dawson  Australia
Pardeep Mor  India
Midfielders
Adam Dixon  England
Billy Bakker  Netherlands
Devindar Walmiki  India
Moritz Fuerste  Germany
Nilam Sanjeep Xess  India
Tom Craig  Australia
Forwards
Dharamvir Singh  India
Glenn Turner  Australia
Lalit Upadhyay  India
Malak Singh  India
S. K. Uthappa  India

Statistics[edit]

Season Matches Won Drawn Lost Win%
2014 10 2 1 7 20.00%
2015 10 3 1 6 30%
2016 12 5 1 6 41.67%
2017 12 7 1 4 58.33%
Home 19 10 1 8 52.63%
Away 25 7 3 15 28.00%
Overall 44 17 4 23 38.63%
Performance Details
Goals For 86 (2.69 per match)
Goals Against 106 (3.31 per match)
Most Goals Glenn Turner (15 goals)
Performance by Oppositions
Opposition Matches Won Drawn Lost For Against Win%
Delhi Waveriders 7 3 1 3 11 18 33.33%
Mumbai Magicians/Dabang Mumbai 6 4 0 2 15 9 66.66%
Punjab Warriors 7 0 2 5 7 16 0.00%
Ranchi Rhinos/Ranchi Rays 8 4 0 4 18 11 50.00%
Uttar Pradesh Wizards 6 1 0 5 4 7 16.67%

2014[edit]

No. Date Result Opponent Venue Report
1 28 January 3 – 7 Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar Match 5
2 30 January 0 – 5 Delhi Waveriders Delhi Match 7
3 1 February 2 – 1 Mumbai Magicians Bhubaneswar Match 10
4 2 February 4 – 3 Delhi Waveriders Bhubaneswar Match 12
5 7 February 3 – 2 Ranchi Rhinos Ranchi Match 16
6 9 February 1 – 3 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Lucknow Match 19
7 11 February 3 – 3 Punjab Warriors Mohali Match 21
8 13 February 3 – 4 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Bhubaneswar Match 23
9 14 February 4 – 1 Ranchi Rhinos Bhubaneswar Match 24
10 16 February 2 – 3 Mumbai Magicians Mumbai Match 27
Position in League Phase: 6th
Failed to qualify for semi-finals
  • Goals For: 23 (2.30 per match)
  • Goals Against: 34 (3.40 per match)
  • Most Goals: 8

2015[edit]

No. Date Result Opponent Venue Report
1 22 January 6 – 3 Ranchi Rays Bhubaneswar Match 1
2 25 January 2 – 4 Punjab Warriors Mohali Match 2
3 29 January 1 – 5 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Lucknow Match 3
4 31 January 0 – 2 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Bhubaneswar Match 4
5 1 February 1 – 3 Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar Match 5
6 6 February 0 – 4 Ranchi Rays Ranchi Match 6
7 8 February 1 – 2 Dabang Mumbai Mumbai Match 7
8 12 February 2 – 2 Delhi Waveriders Bhubaneswar Match 8
9 13 February 2 – 1 Dabang Mumbai Bhubaneswar Match 9
10 15 February 1 – 2 Delhi Waveriders New Delhi Match 10
Position in League Phase: 5th
Failed to qualify for semi-finals
  • Goals For: 17 (1.70 per match)
  • Goals Against: 26 (2.60 per match)
  • Most Goals: 3

2016[edit]

In the auction held in 2015, Kalinga Lancers paid the highest price for German national Moritz Fuerste who is also the captain for the 2016 season. The Lancers qualified for the play-offs edging out Dabang Mumbai on basis of goal difference. In the second semifinal played against Ranchi Rays, popularly known as the East India Derby, Lancers prevailed over Rays and qualified to finals defeating Ranchi Rays 4-2 in shootout after match was tied at 2-2 at the end of regular time. In the final held at Ranchi on 21 January, Lancers lost 6-1 to Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

No. Date Result Opponent Venue Report
1 18 January 6 – 8 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Bhubaneswar Match 1
2 21 January 4 – 2 Dabang Mumbai Bhubaneswar Match 2
3 25 January 2 – 10 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Lucknow Match 3
4 28 January 3 – 2 Ranchi Rays Ranchi Match 4
5 31 January 4 – 6 Dabang Mumbai Mumbai Match 5
6 5 February 4 – 0 Delhi Waveriders Bhubaneswar Match 6
7 7 February 1 – 4 Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar Match 7
8 8 February 2 – 3 Ranchi Rays Bhubaneswar Match 8
9 15 February 4 – 4 Punjab Warriors Mohali Match 9
10 17 January 6 – 0 Delhi Waveriders New Delhi Match 10
11 20 February 2(2) – 2(4) Ranchi Rays Ranchi Semi-final 2
12 21 February 1 – 6 Punjab Warriors Ranchi Final
Position: Runners-Up
  • Goals For: 46 (3.84 per match)
  • Goals Against: 46 (3.84 per match)
  • Most Goals: 16

2017[edit]

No. Date Result Opponent Venue Report
1 22 January 1 – 0 Delhi Waveriders Bhubaneswar Match 1
2 23 January 4 – 2 Ranchi Rays Bhubaneswar Match 2
3 26 January 2 – 7 Ranchi Rays Ranchi Match 3
4 29 January 0 – 10 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Bhubaneswar Match 4
5 31 January 3 – 4 Dabang Mumbai Mumbai Match 5
6 3 February 6 – 5 Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar Match 6
7 5 February 2 – 5 Dabang Mumbai Bhubaneswar Match 7
8 10 February 2 – 2 Uttar Pradesh Wizards Lucknow Match 8
9 12 February 4 – 6 Delhi Waveriders New Delhi Match 9
10 18 February 7 – 0 Punjab Warriors Chandigarh Match 10
11 25 February 4(4) – 4(3) Uttar Pradesh Wizards Chandigarh Semi-final 1
12 26 February 4 – 1 Dabang Mumbai Chandigarh Final
Position: Champions


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalinga Lancers for hockey league launched". The Times of India. 19 Nov 2013. Retrieved 24 Nov 2013.
  2. ^ "Hockey India coach Terry Walsh appointed as chief coach of Odisha's newly created Kalinga Lancer team". Odisha Diary. 3 Nov 2013. Retrieved 24 Nov 2013.
  3. ^ "Kalinga Lancers for hockey league launched". The Times of India. 19 Nov 2013. Retrieved 24 Nov 2013.