Sunday, August 1, 2021

New Zealand Womens Hockey

The Black Sticks Women will face world no.1 the Netherlands in their Olympic quarterfinal at 9:30pm (NZ time) tomorrow. A win in their final pool match yesterday would have seen the Kiwis finish second in Pool B but a 3-2 defeat to China meant the Black Sticks were the last...
The Black Sticks women have qualified for the Olympic quarterfinals by the skin of their teeth after going down 3-2 to China in their final pool match today. In the must-win game for China, they showed greater desire to claim the victory despite their poor form earlier in the tournament. With...
Black Sticks goalkeeper Grace O’Hanlon is hoping their strikers will gain some real confidence from today’s final pool match against China. O’Hanlon, who has been at the core of a strong Kiwi defensive unit in Tokyo with just four goals conceded, hopes today’s game is a chance to foster belief...
In another close trans-Tasman battle between the Black Sticks women and the Hockeyroos, a solitary third quarter goal for Australia was the difference in Tokyo early this morning. After four draws and two Australian victories in recent clashes between the two sides, the Hockeyroos took the three points today with...
The Black Sticks women have suffered their first loss at the Tokyo Olympics going down 2-1 to a Spanish side who were desperate for a win. The loss to the previously winless Spanish leaves the Black Sticks still fighting to confirm a quarterfinals spot when they meet top-of-the-table Australia late...
The Black Sticks women have made it two from two in their Olympic campaign with a 2-1 victory over Japan at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium. The Kiwis had to come from behind against the home side late last night, but two second quarter penalty corner goals secured the victory and...
The New Zealand women’s hockey team have startled world no.2 Argentina with a 3-0 victory in their opening Olympic match at Tokyo’s Oi Hockey Stadium. The result was even more remarkable considering the sixth-ranked Kiwis were without their two most experienced players today with captain Stacey Michelsen (hamstring) and vice-captain...
New Zealand striker Gemma McCaw has decided to call time on her impressive career, following an illustrious career for the Black Sticks. McCaw was part of the Black Sticks' team in Beijing in 2008 and also helped New Zealand to back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the London and Rio Games. After...
The New Zealand women's hockey team lived up to their billing in the women's hockey competition here at the Oceania Cup 2019 tournament to secure a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The New Zealand women played out a draw with Australia 1-1 to take gold at the Kalka...
The Australian women's hockey team beat New Zealand 3-2 on Day Two of the Oceania Cup 2019 in Rockhampton, thanks to Renee Taylor's late 60th minute strike. The Hockeyroos had lost the previous match on Day One to the Black Sticks women, so this victory proved to be real sweet. M.Fitzpatrick...
Grace O'Hanlon
New Zealand's goalkeeper Grace O'Hanlon is understandably buzzing about being a part of the Black Sticks women's squad for the 2019 Oceania Cup. She is a player that has come on leaps and bounds in the last two years since her move from Australia to the New Zealand, and describes...
Head coach of the Vantage Black Sticks women, Graham Shaw, has named a mix of experience and younger talent, including captain Stacey Michelsen, Sam Charlton and FIH Pro League goal-scoring machine Olivia Merry, to go head-to-head against the world ranked No. 2 Hockeyroos in Rockhampton. The Oceania Cup serves as...
Vantage Black Sticks Men’s Coach Darren Smith has named an incredibly strong side for their test series in Tokyo this month against India, Malaysia and Japan in the Ready, Steady Tokyo tournament. There are four players in the team who have played more than 200 times for the Vantage Black...
Black Sticks Women
The United States were coming off their best performance to date in the FIH Pro League after beating China and were looking to build on this performance against the Vantage Black Sticks Women who were looking to impress in Graham Shaws first match in charge of the national side. The...
Stacey Michelsen
New Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Head Coach Graham Shaw has named his first Black Sticks squad. The side has a familiar look to it with all players having taken part in matches in the early stages of the FIH Pro League. The European leg of the Pro League is essential for...

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