Thursday, December 3, 2020

New Zealand Hockey News

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...
New Zealand Men's Hockey Team
The New Zealand men's hockey team suffered a heartbreak in the final match of the "Ready Steady Tokyo" Olympic Test event in Tokyo, Japan after losing to India (0-5) in a keenly contested summit clash to settle for the silver medal. The New Zealand team had edged out India (2-1)...
Nic Woods
The Vantage Black Sticks registered their third consecutive win in the final round robin game of the Ready, Steady, Tokyo test series against Malaysia with a 3-1 win. Jared Panchia (’30), Nic Woods (’39), Sam Lane (’57) rode goals for New Zealand, while Najmi Jazlan (’21) was the lone scorer...
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...
Spooky
Fundraising for a full-sized hockey turf in Alexandra is set to begin, following the provision of an area for a new turf in Molyneux Park. The Vincent Community Board yesterday agreed to set aside an area of up to 7500sq m in the park for a turf. At present there is...
The Vantage Black Sticks Men took to the turf for the first match of their European Leg of the FIH Pro League, the New Zealand Men were hoping that a change in scenery might bring a change in fortune as they took on one of the strongest sides in...
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...
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...
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 Black Sticks final home match in the FIH Pro League for 2019 is on Thursday April 25th (Anzac Day). The women will take on their Australian counterparts at North Harbour Hockey Stadium in what promises to be an entertaining match. The New Zealand Defence Force Men and Women will be...
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...
Having had a disappointing first half of the Pro League, the men’s Vantage Black Sticks are hoping time on the road will bring a change in fortunes. New Zealand’s two national teams play Argentina in Rosario on Saturday morning, the women’s clash starting at 6.30am NZT and the men to...
The Black Sticks Men are looking to put a tough opening stretch in the FIH Pro League behind them. After a few weeks of training the team will be hoping the gap in matches is going to bring a change in fortunes in the second half of the competition. Darren...
Sam Charlton
After two contrasting performances in their first overseas matches of the FIH Pro League that contrasted the euphoria of winning against Australia followed by the frustration of losing to China the next week. The Black Sticks Women will be looking for a more complete performance against the highly fancied team...

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