Thursday, March 4, 2021

New Zealand Mens Hockey Team

Head coach Darren Smith has named a strong squad with breadth of experience to face world ranked No. 1 Australia. Blair Tarrant returns as captain for the New Zealand men. Other big names included in the squad are Stephen Jenness, Hugo Inglis and Kane Russel. The Vantage Black Sticks men have...
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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...
Hockey World Cup 2018: Day Nine - Black Sticks secure place in knockout rounds with draw with Spain
The Vantage Black Sticks have come from 2 goals down with 10 minutes to go to draw their final pool match with Spain 2-2. After falling behind the Vantage Black Sticks needed a rocket of a forehand shot from Hayden Phillips and then a Kane Russell power flick to...
The Black Sticks final home match in the FIH Pro League for 2019 is on Thursday April 25th (Anzac Day). The men will take on their Australian counterparts at North Harbour Hockey Stadium in what promises to be an entertaining match. The Vantage Black Sticks Men will have the traditional poppy...
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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished fourth at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after being defeated 4-0 by India in the bronze medal match. With a point to prove after missing out on the final, the Indians played an outstanding game of hockey and troubled the Kiwis on both...
The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Belgium have drawn 4-4 in a highly entertaining match which saw Belgium hold a 4-2 lead only for the Vantage Black Sticks to tie the game with 8 minutes to go. Unfortunately, the Black Sticks went down 4-2 in the penalty shootout. The Vantage...
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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have been defeated 4-1 by Japan in a shoot-out after the third place playoff went into fulltime level 1-1 at the University of Waikato Four Nations in Hamilton. Both sides played out a high energy contest despite searing hot temperatures above 30 degrees out on...
The Vantage Black Sticks have gone down 4-3 to a Netherlands side in a highly entertaining contest. After finding themselves behind by 3-0 after one quarter the Black Sticks fought their way back into the contest and were 3-3 at half time. Unfortunately the Netherlands broke the deadlock and...
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...
New Zealand : Blacksticks Men's team to play Canada in the BDO Hockey Series
The Vantage Black Sticks Men are set to play Canada in the BDO Hockey Series this week. The series will kick off on Wednesday, October 17 at Warkworth Showgrounds Reserve at 7:00pm for the first of four test matches. Warkworth will get a second test the following day (Oct. 18), also...
New Zealand’s women claimed their third FIH Pro League win with a deserved victory over USA, while the Black Sticks men sacrificed a two goal lead to draw with Spain before losing a shoot-out on dramatic day of action at Auckland's North Harbour Hockey Stadium. The women’s match - the...
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...
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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished sixth overall at the Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg after being edged 1-0 by Ireland in their classification playoff. It was a tight contest which saw both sides locked in a goalless stalemate for most of the game before Ireland delivered...
The New Zealand women's hockey team gave a good showing of themselves and beat Australia (3-1) in the opening match of the Oceania Cup 2019 in Rockampton, Australia. Hull 20’, Robinson 42’, Michelsen 43’ scored for Blacksticks while Lawton 54’ was the lone scorer for Australia. “We didn’t play as well...
New Zealand : Blackstick Men beat Malaysia in their second test match
Game 2 of the three-test series was played on another humid day in Kuala Lumpur. The Vantage Black Sticks were forced into one change for the match with Sam Lane coming in to the squad to replace Nick Ross who was resting a tight calf. The Vantage Black Sticks were looking...

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