Sunday, January 24, 2021

New Zealand Mens Hockey Team

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...
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 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...
Hockey World Cup 2018: Black Sticks ready to take on reigning Olympic Champions Argentina
The Vantage Black Sticks take on the reigning Olympic Champions Argentina at 2:30am on Tuesday the 4th December on Sky Sport 3.   After starting their campaign in great fashion by beating France 2-1 in their opening game the Vantage Black Sticks will be looking to secure 3 points against a formidable...
Hockey World Cup 2018: New Zealand claim opening day victory against France
The Vantage Black Sticks came up against a confident France side in their opening match of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup. The last time these two sides met was at the 2017 World League Semi Final when the result was a 3-3 draw. The Vantage Black Sticks were looking...
New Zealand: Coach Darren Smith heads into his fourth world cup and first as coach.
The Vantage Black Sticks men take on France in the first game of their World Cup campaign on Friday 30th November. This will be coach Darren Smith’s 4th World Cup (first as Vantage Black Sticks coach); 1998 (5th), 2002 (9th), 2010 (assistant coach - 9th) . This will be the 10th time that the Vantage Black...
The Vantage Black Sticks and Malaysian Men met in game 3 of their test series. This was the last hit out for both these sides before they begin their journey for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup. The Vantage Black Sticks were riding high having taken the first two matches...
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...
New Zealand : Blackstick Men beat Malaysia in their first test match
The Vantage Black Sticks Men came up against an in form Malaysian side who were looking to build upon some impressive performances in the recently concluded Asian Games where they came away with the bronze medal.  Playing in some hot and humid conditions that was sure to test our team....
New Zealand : Blacksticks Men's team to play Malaysia in a Three Test match series
The Vantage Black Sticks men in the lead up to the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup will be stopping off in Kuala Lumpur for a week. Malaysia will be used as the final stop in the lead up to the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup and the men will...
New Zealand : Black Sticks Men and Women's 2019 national squads announced
The Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women have announced their squads for the upcoming 2019 season. Both squads saw tremendous success in 2018 with the New Zealand Women’s Hockey Team bringing home their first ever gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The New Zealand Men’s Hockey team who are...
New Zealand : Squad announced for Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018
The Vantage Black Sticks Men have announced their team ahead of the 2018 Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup which starts later this month. The men will be looking to build on the recent success of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where they came away with the Silver Medal. The side...
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 : Blacksticks Men gear up to host Canada in a Four Test Match series in October
The Vantage Black Sticks men are set to play four home test matches against Canada in October.  The first two games of the series will be held at the Warkworth Showgrounds Reserve in Warkworth on October 17 and 18. While the final two games will be played at Lloyd Elsmore Park...
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...

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