Sundargarh Lift Maiden Odisha State Junior Hockey Title

Bhubaneswar: Sundargarh won the maiden Odisha Junior Men’s Hockey Championship edging past Deogarh 1-0 here on Friday evening.

Home team KIIT/KISS claimed the bronze medal earlier today after overcoming Sambalpur 4-0 in the third-place play-off contest.

Sundargarh’s Milan Bhuyan received the Best Goalkeeper’s award, while Deogarh duo Salim Kula and Asit Lakra were adjudged Best Defender and Best Midfielder, respectively.

Amrit Dung Dung was the Best Forward, while the Player of the Tournament prize went to Sambalpur’s Premchand Horo.

“Congratulations to Sundargarh for becoming the first champions of Hockey Association of Odisha Junior Men Hockey Championships. They have added to the many accolades that Sundargarh has provided for Odisha hockey. We will continue to host such tournaments that can enable players to showcase their talent and help develop the game,” said Hockey Association of Odisha president and Hockey Promotion Council chairman Dilip Tirkey, who was on Friday elected as president of Hockey India.

Thirty teams and over 500 players took part in the championship.

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