Thursday, March 4, 2021

New Zealand Mens Hockey Team

Black Sticks Men battled out a 3-3 draw with Japan
Vantage Black Sticks Men come from behind to claim 3-all draw against Japan The Vantage Black Sticks Men battled out a 3-3 draw with Japan in hot conditions in the opening match of their four game series in Shiga, Japan this evening. It was the Black Sticks first game since arriving...
New Zealand Men's team go down 2-4 to India in their first test match
Converting penalty corners can make all the difference in a tight hockey test match and so it was in Bangalore overnight, where India defeated the Vantage Black Sticks Men 4-2 to take a one-nil lead in the best of three series. Indian PC specialist Rupinder Singh fired the home team...
Vantage Black Sticks stars Stacey Michelsen and Blair Tarrant win supreme honours
Vantage Black Sticks stars Stacey Michelsen and Blair Tarrant have taken supreme honours at the annual Hockey New Zealand awards dinner. The awards recognised high performance athletes as well as various members of the community for their outstanding contributions to hockey during the 2017 calendar year. Vantage Black Sticks captain Stacey...
Captain Blair Tarrant Make A Welcome Return To The Vantage Black Sticks
Captain Blair Tarrant is set make a welcome return to the turf during the Vantage Black Sticks Men’s tour of Japan and India next month. The 28-year-old veteran of 179 tests has recovered from a frustrating back injury which saw him unable to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth...
A huge month awaits for the Blacksticks Men's and Women's team
Almost three months after unprecedented success at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Vantage Black Sticks Men’s and Women’s teams are on the hunt for further glory. While the Black Sticks Women will leave for Europe on Sunday ahead of the Vitality Hockey World Cup in London, the Black Sticks...
The FIH and Hockey NZ announced on the 24th of January that Pakistan would not be taking part in the inaugural FIH Pro League. This reduced the number of teams that would be competing in the Men’s competition from 9 down to 8. This decision has resulted in the cancellation of the Vantage...
Kane Russell
New Zealand have announced their men's squad for 2019. The year marks a new phase for Hockey as FIH launches the FIH Pro League on January 19 and the Black Sticks would look to field their best combination in the six-month long tournament. Former Black sticks midfielder Darren Smith will...
Vantage Black Sticks Men’s Coach Darren Smith has named an incredibly strong side for the European leg of the FIH Pro League. The squad sees the return of dynamite strikers Hugo Inglis and Stephen Jenness who will provide some fire power for the Black Sticks Men up front. Veteran midfielder Marcus...
The Vantage Black Sticks come up against a Spanish side who are desperate for their first win of the Odisha Men’s World Cup. The Spanish side need to win today to ensure safe passage through to the second round.  The Vantage Black Sticks have traditionally struggled against Spain and haven't beaten the Spanish...
Glenn Turner Hockey
Former Kookaburras greatest Glenn Turner has been appointed as the assistant coach of the New Zealand national men’s hockey team and has already started working with the side for the FIH Pro League 2020. He forms an integral part of the New Zealand coaching staff that is headed by Coach...
Black Sticks Men go down 1-7 to Japan in their second game of the tour of Shiga and Gifu, Japan.
The Vantage Black Sticks Men have gone down 7-1 to Japan in an error-ridden performance in their second game at Ibuki Stadium on the tour of Shiga and Gifu, Japan. It was a match to forget for the Black Sticks after a spirited comeback for a 3-3 draw the previous...
Nic Woods
The Vantage Black Sticks Men have gone down 6-2 to a determined Great Britain side. Great Britain put themselves up 5-0 before the Black Sticks tried to come back into the game. Unfortunately the mountain proved to great and the Great Britain team came away with the points. The first...
New Zealand : FIH Pro league Full Match Schedule and Game Venues announced for Blacksticks.
Hockey New Zealand have revealed the full game schedule and venues for the FIH Pro League which begins in the summer of 2019.  New Zealand is set to host 16 games in the new international format. With eight dates lined up, the Vantage Black Sticks men and women will play double...
Marcus Child
The Black Sticks Men gear up for their FIH Pro League 2019 match against the Netherlands men. Coach Darren Smith commented ahead of the tour said “This is going to be a demanding and exciting tour for the team against high quality opposition to challenge us”. Netherlands have played 8 times...
Cory Bennett
The Vantage Black Sticks take on England in the first Cross-Over match at the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup. The winner of the match will progress to take on Argentina in the Quarter Finals while the losing team will be sent home. This will be the 4th time that these 2...

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