~ Uttar Pradesh Hockey defeated Hockey Himachal 13 – 0 in Pool A ~

~ Hockey Chandigarh defeated Hockey Madhya Pradesh 8 – 2 in Pool B ~

~ Hockey Association of Odisha defeated Hockey Rajasthan 5 – 0 in Pool C ~

Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, May 19, 2022: Day 3 of the 12th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2022 saw pulsating action in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu on Thursday. 

In the first match of the day in Pool A, Uttar Pradesh Hockey recorded a convincing 13 – 0 victory over Hockey Himachal. Arun Sahani (8’, 20’, 21’, 38’, 55’) led the charge with five goals, while Captain Sharda Nand Tiwari (4’, 10’ 51’) followed up with a hat-trick. Amir Ali (15’, 16’) scored a brace, while Mohit Kushwaha (12’), Siddhant Singh (49’) and Mohammad Haris (58’) also scored a goal each. 

In Pool B, Hockey Chandigarh earned an 8 – 2 victory over Hockey Madhya Pradesh. Surinder Singh (7’, 23’, 32’, 35’) earned the plaudits for his four goals, while Raman (5’), Ajaypal Singh (17’), Taranjot Singh (30’) and Rohit (57’) also contributed with a goal each. Meanwhile, Neeraj Chakravarti (40’) and Satyam Barde (46’) got on the score sheet for Hockey Madhya Pradesh.

In Pool C, Hockey Association of Odisha defeated Hockey Rajasthan 5 – 0 thanks to goals from Deepak Minz (24’, 45’), Captain Laban Lugun (33’, 40’) and Rosan Kujur (34’).

Earlier on Wednesday, Manipur Hockey defeated Tripura Hockey 8 – 1 in Pool D. Yumkham Bidyananda Singh (26’, 43’) and Gurumayum Dingku Sharma (48’, 49’) scored a brace each for Manipur Hockey, while Thokchom Bikramjit Singh (3’), Leimapokpam Boing Singh (9’), Thounoujam Ingalemba Luwang (21’) and Sushil Lisham (56’) also scored one goal each. Parveen Kumar (44’) pulled one goal back for Tripura Hockey.  

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