Tracer Shoes, Tyka Sports emerge as winners in Gakhal Group Surjit Hockey League
Both Tracer shoes and Tyka sports are Gakhal Group Surjit Hockey League Junior & Sub Junior Champions in Kids & Sub Junior group respectively.Author : Divyanshi Soni
Tracer shoes, Tyka Sports and Hans Raj & Sons, Kapurthala become the champions in Junior, Sub Junior and Kids section respectively, in the Gakhal Group, Surjit Hockey league (Season-1) concluded here today at local Lyallpur Khalsa College AstroTurf ground.
In the final of the junior section of the league, Surjit Singh’s solitary goal in the 10th minute of the game helped Tyka Sports, Jalandhar get a Gold medal and defeated Alfa Hockey. Earlier both teams Tyka Sports and Alfa hockey entered the finals as both teams topped their pool with 9 points each. Jonex Sports, Jalandhar get bronze medal on better goal average in the pool matches. In the other match in the league Rakshak-XI beat the Gakhal brothers, USA by 2-1, Alfa Hockey beat Royale Infra by 4-0, Tyka Sports defeated Gakhal Brothers by 3-1 and Alfa beat jonex by 2-1. Mr. Rajan Kohli, CMD, Tyka Sports awarded a cash prize of Rs. 12000 to tyka sports teams players.
The main sponsor of this Surjit Hockey League Mr. Amaolak Singh Gakhal, Iqbal Singh Gakhal & Palwinder Singh Gakhal known as Gakhal Brothers of USA also announced that keeping in view the overwhelming response of players in Junior, Sub Junior & Kids groups and also their parents, announced that at least 3 Seasons of this league will be sponsored every year to promote hockey.
In the kids section of the league Hans Raj & Sons (Kapurthala) declared champion on the better goal average while Milwaukee Wolves (USA) got Silver medal with 5 points. AGI Infra, Jalandhar got the bronze medal with 4 points. In the other league matches of the day, Milwaukee Wolves (USA) and Hand Raj & Sons, Kapurthala played 1-1 draw whereas AGI Infra and Tut Brothers USA shared points by 1-1. Mr. Raman Kumar, the league owner of the Hans Raj & Sons awarded Rs. 12,000 to team’s players.
In sub junior section, the Tracer Shoes outclassed Continental Hotels by 5-1. The champions were leading by 1-0 at lemon break. The scorers for the Tyaka Shoes were Charanpreet Singh (2), Gurnawaz Singh Aulakh (2) and Charat Singh (1). Falsh Hockey team won the bronze medal due to better goal average in league stage matches. Earlier Tracer Shoes and Continental Hotels qualified for the finals with 9 points each. Tracer Shoes beat Black Panther by 4-0 and Continental Hotels defeated Shray Sports by 2-1.
The Chairman of Tracer Shoes and President, Hockey Punjab announced a cash award of Rs. 51,000 to all the members of the winning teams.
Champion teams were awarded medals by Mr, Rakesh Kaushal, IPS, Commandant, Jahan Khan, Olympian Harpreet Singh Mander, AIG (Police), and Mr. Nitin Kohli, President, Punjab Hockey. Mr. Surinder Singh Bhapa, Chief PRO and Iqbal Singh Sandhu, Secretary-General, Ranbir Singh Tut, Joint Secretary, Amrik Singh Powar were also present.