Lahore Lions were  the proud winners of the 1st Pakistan Women Hockey League. 

They defeated Quetta Panthers 2-0 in the final at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore.

Ishrat Abbas scored both the goals off penalty corners.

Earlier, Karachi Dolphins defeated Peshawar Deers in the third position match. 

It was 0-0 after the 60 minute game. Match went to penalty shoot out. Karachi won in the shoot out.

1st: Lahore Lions   2nd: Quetta Panthers    3rd: Karachi Dolphins

Mr Jahangir Khanzada, the Punjab Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports was the Chief Guest, who distributed the prizes.

Individual Prizes: 

Best Player of Tournament: Nafeesa Anwar (Quetta Panthers)

Best Goal Keeper: Saeeda Rahmat (Karachi Dolphins)

Top Scorer: Ishrat Abbas (Lahore Lions)

Lahore Lions Outplay Quetta Panthers 2-0 to Win 1st Women Hockey League

Final’s result was no surprise.  Lahore  Lions  had scored the highest number of goals in the league phase; hadn’t conceded a single goal.     They had comprehensively defeated all the opponents during the league phase including  Quetta Panthers, who they faced again today in the final. 

Quetta did put up some fight in the first half though Lahore’s superiority was never in doubt. They created more chances including penalty corners but poor finishing let them down. Quetta too had PCs. 

It was goalless at the end of the first 30 minutes.

The second half was more one sided. Lahore entered Quetta’s circle almost at will and no less than seven penalty corners came their way. Two of them were converted by Ishrat Abbas, both through forceful carpet shots.

Lahore Lions: 2   Quetta Panthers: 0

Scorer: Ishrat Abbas (40′ & 46′) both off PCs

Karachi Dolphins Finish Third; defeat Islamabad Shaheen on Shoot Out

Earlier the 3rd position match between Karachi Dolphins and Islamabad Shaheen went to shoot out as there

was no score in the 60 minutes.

Islamabad had upper hand in terms of possession and chances but the Karachi defence stood well where the goal keeper Sadia Rahmat stood out.

In the penalty shoot out, both the teams were successful in two of the five shoot outs. Even the next round of five shoot outs resulted in a 1-1 deadlock. Finally, the shoot out went into sudden death. Off the first, Karachi’s Tehmina put it in while their goal keeper Sadia saved Islamabad’s attempt enabling her team finish at third place.

Karachi Dolphins: 0   Islamabad Shaheen: 0

Karachi won in shoot out. 

Individual Prizes: 

Best Player of Tournament: Nafeesa Anwar (Quetta Panthers)

Best Goal Keeper: Saeeda Rahmat (Karachi Dolphins)

Top Scorer: Ishrat Abbas: Six Goals (Lahore Lions)

Pakistan Hockey Federation has taken a serious notice of international goal keeper Imran Butt’s recent interview to a private TV channel. The excerpts of Interview were later also published in quite a few newspapers.

In the interview, Imran Butt has blamed the head coach of Pakistan’s national team, Khawaja Junaid for his non selection in the national camp, announced a few days back. He alleged that Junaid has some personal grievances against him and that is the sole reason for the absence of his name from the probables’ list.

PHF has termed the allegations as totally baseless, “in fact, it is ridiculous since Imran Butt had himself submitted a medical certificate to the PHF before the announcement of the camp probables stating his unfitness.”

The federation has decided  to take appropriate disciplinary action against Imran Butt.