Hockey Punjab secures 13th Senior Men’s National Championship title, defeating Hockey Haryana 2-2 (9-8 SO). Harjeet Singh and Harmanpreet Singh’s goals for Punjab were countered by Sanjay and Rajant for Haryana. Simranjeet Singh’s sudden-death goal sealed the win.
In the 3rd/4th place match, the Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu overcame Hockey Karnataka 5-3 in shootouts after a 3-3 draw. BP Somanna, Gowda Sheshe, Harish Mutagar, and Raheel Mouseen scored for Karnataka, while Sundarapandi and Karthi Selvam equalized for Tamil Nadu. Captain J Joshua Benedict Wesely and others scored in the shootouts, securing a comeback Bronze for the Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu.
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