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Hero Hockey India League: Kalinga Lancers Look Forward to deliver Best

Bhubaneswar, Jan 21: The third season of the Hero Hockey India League is all set to commence from January 22 and will see Ranchi Rays and Kalinga Lancers fight it out in the opening match of the league. Kalinga Lancers will be supported by an enthusiastic home crowd while Ranchi Rays will be seen exercising their experience in the league.

Kalinga Lancers, who finished sixth in their maiden league,have brushed aside any pressure angle and is all geared for the new season.

"As far as I know, there is no such thing as pressure, last season of course it was a new team and they had just got together, it was a tough going for them. They started doing well towards the end I suppose. It is s a new season; everyone is looking forward to the new season", said Jude Felix, Coach, Kalinga Lancers.

Coming into the League as the newly announced Captain, midfielder VikramKanth sounded positive about the new team which will step out with a fresh mind-set to face Ranchi Rays. The two teams met each other twice last year, where the first match was won by Ranchi with Kalinga Lancers striking back in the second match going on to settle scores.

"Again it is a new team, we have got new players, it is just the mind-set that has changed, it is a new mind-set, so we all are positive and we are looking forward to putting a very good performance in the tournament, I think that has changed a bit", said Vikram Kanth, Captain, Kalinga Lancers.

-NNIS

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