Indian Men’s A Hockey Team has been announced for the Australian Hockey League (AHL) 2017 (Men). AHL will be held at Perth from 28th September 2017 in Perth. While Indian Women’s Hockey team will participate for the first time, this will be the second consecutive season for an Indian team at AHL. Vikas Dahiya, goalkeeper, will lead the contingent and Amit Rohidas will be his deputy. Losing all the three matches after finishing 2nd at Pool stage, Indian Men’s A team finished 4th.
There will be 10 teams in the tournament including defending Champions Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, New Zealand and India A Team.
Indian Men’s A Squad for AHL
Goalkeepers: Vikas Dahiya, Krishan B Pathak
Defenders: Amit Rohidas, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Gurinder Singh, Anand Lakra, Baljit Singh, Vikramjit Singh
Midfielders: Harjeet Singh, Ashish Kumar Topno, Hardik Singh, Santa Singh, Nilakanta Sharma
Forwards: Armaan Qureshi, Mohd Umar, Simranjit Singh, Affan Yousuf, Talwinder Singh
Schedule (in IST) for India in Pool B
16:30 Sept 29 India A def Western Australia 4-1
16:30 Sept 30 India A lost to New South Wales 0-1
10:30 Oct 2 India A drew Northern Territory 1-1
11:00 Sept 29 India A def Australian Central Territory 2-0
Round 2 to decide finalist
Top 2 finish leads to final, otherwise 3rd place match to be played.
5th Oct Lost 2-5 vs Victoria Vikings (Amit Rohidas 2 goals)
6th Oct lost 0-4 vs Queensland Blades
Top Four Ranks
8th Oct 3rd place: India A lost vs NSW Waratahs 2-3 (Simranjeet Singh, Affan Yousuf)
8th Oct Final VIC Vikings def QLD Blades