Uttar Pradesh Wizards
21 Jan 2017 – 26 Feb 2017
| Dabang Mumbai|
| Double round-robin and Knock-out|
Kalinga Lancers (1st title)
The 2017 Hockey India League, known as Coal India Hockey India League for sponsorship reasons, was the fifth season of the Hockey India League. It was held between 21 January and 26 February 2017. Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai 4–1 in the final to win their first title. Six teams played 34 matches in six venues with final played in Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh.
Punjab Warriors were the defending champions and were eliminated in the round-robin stage. Uttar Pradesh Wizards finished third beating Delhi Waveriders in the third place playoff. Kalinga Lancers' Glenn Turner and Moritz Fürste finished as the tournament's joint top-scorers with 12 goals each. Dabang Mumbai's Florian Fuchs was named the Player of the Tournament.
2017 Hockey India League Wikipedia
Six teams competed in the season, the same from last season.
Six teams are placed in a group to play home-away round robin matches. The top four teams will qualify for the knock out stage.This season again features some rules regarding scoring goals as every field goal will be double compared to the goals scored from penalty corners, meaning a field goal will count as two while successfully converted short corner will still be considered as one goal. Playing eleven, must have a minimum of two and a maximum of five foreign players. Total of 34 matches will be played including 30 group stage matches and 4 matches in knock out stage.
Source: Official website
Rules for classification: 1) Points (Win (5) Draw (2) Lost by 3 goals (1) or (0); 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head points, goal difference & goals scored; 6) shoot‐out competition
(Q) Qualified for semi-finals; (E) Eliminated.
^ FG/PS2= 2 goals , PC/PS= 1 goal