Ranchi, Feb 21: Having lost the fil in the last two seasons, the Jaypee Punjab Warriors filly struck gold to become third-time lucky and clinched the Hockey India League (HIL) title in the fourth edition of the six-team tourment at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
The Chandigarh-based outfit beat Kalinga Lancers 6-1 in the summit clash where Armaan Qureshi, Matt Gohdes and Satbir Singh scored a field goal each for the Warriors. Skipper Moritz Fuerste scored the Lancers’ lone goal of the match, coming in a pelty corner. The unique feature of the tourment was that each field goal counted for two.
Earlier in the day, 2014 edition winners Delhi Waveriders defeated last year’s champions Ranchi Rays 2-0 in the third place match. Mandeep Singh’s lone field goal was enough for the Delhi-based team to seal third position in the tourment. The Waveriders had lost the semi-fil 1-3 to Jaypee Punjab Warriors here on Saturday. IANS