Bhubaneswar: The Hockey India League (HIL) 2017 will kick start from January 21 and will continue till February 26, a notification from Hockey India said on Monday.
A total of six teams will fight out for the ultimate domestic hockey glory in the month long tournament.
Kalinga Lancers the team from Odisha will play a total of five home matches at Kalinga Stadium, its home venue. It will face Delhi in its opening game on January 22, then followed by a match against Ranchi Rays on 23rd. Lancers will play its third home match versus UP Wizards and its fourth against Punjab on February 3. It will finish off its home league campaign on February 5 up against Mumbai.
Lancers went all the way only to finish second after being beaten by a strong Punjab Warriors in the 2016 HIL final.