Thursday, December 3, 2020

New Zealand Hockey News

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 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...
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...
BlacksticksWorldCup
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that both the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women will be part of the ‘game-changing’ Hockey Pro League. The new league, which is due to launch in January 2019, will see the nine best men’s and women’s teams from around the world play...
Black Sticks
The women's Black Sticks beat Japan 1-0 in their fourth round match at the Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey in Hastings tonight. The Black Sticks came into the match with a win and a draw from their opening three matches but more importantly, were looking for redemption after being beaten...
BlacksticksMensHockeyTeam
The Vantage Black Sticks Men are now officially qualified for the Men’s Hockey World Cup in India next year. The Kiwis finished sixth at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg, meaning they faced an anxious wait to see if that was good enough to earn them qualification to the...
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...
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...
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...
New Zealand : Anita McLaren announces her retirement from International Hockey
Vantage Black Sticks star midfielder Anita McLaren called time on her international hockey career last week, announcing her retirement in an interview on Newshub. New Zealand’s top international women’s goal scorer with 105 goals from 271 matches, said it was time to see what else was out there for her...
Black Sticks to fight for place in final
Australia have defeated the Vantage Black Sticks 3-0 to book an automatic spot in the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations final in Cromwell. The Hockeyroos kept a clean sheet against New Zealand while Savannah Fitzpatrick, Ambrosia Malone and Stephanie Kershaw all scored from the field to seal the result. The Kiwis...
HWC2018: Draw with Australia sends Vantage Black Sticks Women into Cross-over match
New Zealand has drawn it’s final pool match with Australia 1-1 after a fiercely contested tie between the Trans-Tasman rivals. The result means the Vantage Black Sticks Women will now play in the cross-over round against Argentina for the right to play Australia again in the Quarter-Final. Both teams started the...
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...
Sam Charlton
Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Coach Sean Dancer has made only one change to the side that took on the Netherlands in the opening match of the FIH Pro League. This is an experienced side that showed some great resolve on both ends of the turf in the 1-0 loss...
Seven former Black Sticks players issue letter of support for under-fire Women's coach Mark Hager
A group of former Black Sticks have come out swinging in support of beleaguered women's coach Mark Hager. In a letter signed by the seven – who have a combined 864 caps between them, and all of whom played under Hager since he took charge in 2009 – they back...

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