Heading towards the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League, it will be an uphill task for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors but with Marquee player Jamie Dwyer leading from the front and getting the support of other team members – Jake Whetton at the forward line-up who will add the much required strength alongwith Lucas Rey in the mid-field position, Sandeep Singh, Christopher Ciriello, Mark Knowles in the defence line and Jaap Stockman and Bharat Chetri under the bar allows the team to boast of a strong line-up which any opponent should be weary of while facing them on the field.
In the previous records of the Hero Hockey India League, Jamie Dwyer had played 14 matches in the inaugural edition of the HHIL with a credit of scoring four goals for the team and finished fourth in inaugural edition of the League. Although the team did not have much success in the first edition they performed exceptionally well in the second season and finished as the runner up and turned things around in their favour. Following the success of the previous edition, Jamie Dwyer makes the Jaypee Punjab Warriors one of the most promising team of this edition. In the previous edition of the HHIL, the team posted an exciting game of hockey but unfortunately lost to Delhi Waveriders in the shoot-out which allowed the opponents to lift the HHIL 2014 crown. Taking away the Maximum Goals award, Jamie Dwyer will yet again look at accomplishing a similar feat for his team this year, alongwith an addition of picking up the Title of the Hero Hockey India League.
Excited about the upcoming league, playing for Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Jamie Dwyer said, “I am looking forward to the upcoming season of the Hero Hockey India League 2015. I am sure it’s going to be yet another good experience and we hope to finish it by lifting the Trophy which we missed by a whisker in the last edition. Personally, I feel we must adapt a style that suits the Indian culture without losing our personal style of play as we get to play with the mixed bag of players from different teams. I am looking forward to playing this edition as I can see a good bunch of players in our team that add the required strength to our squad. In the last one year I have seen Indian players playing very good Hockey and it will be interesting to see them again”.
The third season of the Hero Hockey India League will commence on 22nd January 2015, with the first match scheduled to be played between Kalinga Lancers and Ranchi Rays, at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. The League will be telecasted LIVE on Star Sports, the official broadcasters for Hero Hockey India League.