Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL
Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL

Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy.

Coaches taking Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics
Coaches taking Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics

The Champions Trophy is regarded as the third most important hockey tournament after Olympics and the World Cup, but almost all the eight participating teams in the ongoing edition here have fielded relatively young squads to "develop" their bench strength for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

HHIL's top pic Tom Boon draws inspiration from Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer
HHIL's top pic Tom Boon draws inspiration from Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer

Surprised to emerge as the costliest player ever of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), Belgian forward Tom Boon says besides his family he has always looked upto India captain Sardar Singh, Australian great Jamie Dwyer and Dutch legend Teun de Nooijer for inspiration.

Planning to call it quits within next two months, says Jamie Dwyer

Legendary Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer is all set to call time on his illustrious career within next two months, ruling out any possibility of representing the `Kookaburras` in their Champions Trophy defence in India later this year.

India need to overcome "away" challenges in Glasgow CWG: Dwyer

As in cricket, India are a formidable hockey side in their own den but if the erstwhile giants of the game want to play in their second consecutive Commonwealth Games final they will need to overcome challenges away from home, feels Australian legend Jamie Dwyer.

Hockey World Cup: Australia clinch third title, thrash Netherlands 6-1

Australia clinched their third hockey World Cup by successfully defending the title they had won four years ago in New Delhi when they thrashed hosts Netherlands 6-1 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium here Sunday.

Holders Australia enter semifinals

Defending champions Australia became the first team to ensure passage into the semifinals of the hockey World Cup with a 5-0 hammering of England here Saturday, giving them a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group A.

Consistency is Indian hockey team`s problem: Jamie Dwyer

Australian ace Jamie Dwyer was forthright in his assessment about the current India hockey team terming Sardar Singh and Co as an "inconsistent" bunch, who will have to depend a lot on ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and comeback man Gurbaj Singh.

Sandeep Singh still India`s best drag-flicker: Jamie Dwyer

Sandeep Singh remains India`s best drag-flicker even though he is not in the national team, says Jamie Dwyer, five-time world hockey player of the year.

Talented Indian Hockey team needs good game plan: Jamie Dwyer

Legendary Australian forward Jamie Dwyer feels that Indian Hockey team has naturally talented players who just need good game plan to be among the top teams of the world.

Punjab Warriors defeat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2-1

Local favourites Jaypee Punjab Warriors dished out a commendable performance to register a 2-1 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a hard-fought match of the Hero Hockey India League, here Saturday.

HIL increases salary cap of each franchise by USD 75,000

Hockey India League has decided to raise the franchisees` salary cap for the second season of the Hero HIL, scheduled to be held from from January 23 to February 23, by USD 75,000 (Rs 46 Lakh).

Our team is yet to find proper combination: Dwyer

Punjab Warriors captain Jamie Dwyer on Monday said they were still struggling to find right combination as they opened Hockey India League campaign with a 1-2 defeat against hosts Delhi Waveriders, here today.

HIL will work wonders for Indian hockey: Jamie Dwyer

Aussie hockey star Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) will work wonders for the Indian national team as it will provide the young players the chance to learn and mingle with the very best in the game.

World hockey needs India and Pakistan`s resurgence: Dwyer

Erstwhile heavyweights India and Pakistan`s resurgence is important for world hockey and there could be "nothing better for the game when they play good", says Australia`s inspirational captain Jamie Dwyer.

World hockey needs India and Pakistan`s resurgence: Dwyer

Erstwhile heavyweights India and Pakistan`s resurgence is important for world hockey and there could be "nothing better for the game when they play good", says Australia`s inspirational captain Jamie Dwyer.

Sardar, Dwyer named brand ambassadors of HIL

Star India mid-fielder Sardar Singh and Australia captain Jamie Dwyer were on Tuesday named as brand ambassadors of the inaugural Hockey India League (HIL) starting on January 5 next year.

Dwyer to lead Australian men`s hockey team in Olympics

Jamie Dwyer will lead a 16-member Australian men`s hockey team in the 2012 London Olympics.

Dwyer receives FIH `Player of the year` award

Australian hockey superstar Jamie Dwyer was honoured with the men`s FIH Player of the Year for 2011.

Jamie Dwyer wants to sign off World Cup with gold

Playing in his final World Cup, star Australian striker Jamie Dwyer says he is confident of signing off with a title triumph that has eluded his team for the past 24 years.