Thursday, March 4, 2021

New Zealand Mens Hockey Team

The Vantage Black Sticks Men will play against the Japan men's hockey team in a four-day test series from 10 - 15 October 2019 in Stratford, New Zealand. While it's a routine training tour for Japan who have already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the series will serve as...
Jared Panchia
The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to build on the great start they have made to the FIH Pro League when they play the first international hockey match at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub in Christchurch. International Field Hockey will return to Christchurch for the first time since...
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...
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...
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...
New Zealand Men's Hockey Team
With an Olympic berth on the line, the Vantage Black Sticks Men have put together a clinical performance to see off a strong challenge from Korea. The New Zealand side only needed a draw to book their spot at the big dance, however, the Kiwis came out firing and were...
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...

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