Jhansi, 6th July: Day 6 of the 2nd Hockey India Junior Women and Men North Zone Championship 2024, held in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh saw Hockey Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Hockey win their respective women’s fixtures while Hockey Punjab triumphed in the men’s fixture. The day’s action marked the end of the group phase of the women’s fixtures, Hockey Haryana will take on Hockey Chandigarh in the first Semi-Final, while the other Semi Final will feature Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Delhi Hockey. 
Hockey Punjab triumphs against Hockey Himachal 
In the first women’s fixture, Hockey Punjab beat Hockey Himachal, 8-0. A comprehensive team effort meant Kamaldeep Kaur (17’, 27’), Kiranpreet Kaur (20’, 59’) Sukhveer Kaur (28’, 36’) would all register braces along with goals from Jashmeen Gill (25’), and Sanna (53’) to complete the win for Punjab. 
Uttar Pradesh Hockey squeezes past Hockey Chandigarh 
The second women’s fixture unfolded into a hard-fought encounter as Uttar Pradesh Hockey defeated Hockey Chandigarh, 2-0. Following three goalless quarters, Purnima Yadv (55’) gave Uttar Pradesh Hockey the lead in the game's final minutes.  Soon after, Captain Vandana Patel (60’) doubled the lead. 
Hockey Punjab outplays Hockey Jammu & Kashmir 
In the first men’s fixture of the day, Hockey Punjab defeated Hockey Jammu & Kashmir, 21-0. Lovenoor Singh (19’, 25’, 25’, 49’, 50’, 52’) led the attack for Hockey Punjab yet again, finding the back of the net on six occasions. Charanjeet Singh (2’, 5’, 35’, 39’) and Karan Singh (9’, 10’, 14’, 54’) were equally potent in front of the goal, bagging four goals apiece. Amongst the other scorers for Hockey Punjab were, Arshdeep Singh (21’, 23’), Pritpal Singh (7’), Ajaypal Singh (26’), Om Rajnesh Saini (28’), Manroop Singh (43’) and Jobanpreet Sing (48’)
Later in the day, Hockey Uttarakhand is scheduled to take on Hockey Chandigarh in the second men’s encounter.   
Uttar Pradesh Hockey secures dominant win against Hockey Himachal 
Yesterday’s last men’s fixture of the day saw Uttar Pradesh Hockey defeat Hockey Himachal, 19-1. Hockey Uttar Pradesh’s Ujjwal Pal (1’, 9’, 34’, 44’, 55’) displayed commendable skill converting five penalty corners while Sajan Yadav (16’, 30’, 30’, 58’) also impressed with four goals. Ajeet Yadav (14’, 59’), Fahad Khan (24’, 26’), Abhijit Pal (28’, 53’), Mohd. Zaid Khan (47’, 50’) also chipped in with braces while Rahul Rajbhar (42’) and Venvashi Triloki (51’) scored a goal each. Hockey Himachal’s Captain Jatin (41’) salvaged a goal as well. 

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