Thursday, December 3, 2020

New Zealand Hockey News

(Changzhou, China : Match Report by FIH) — China avenged February’s 2-0 away defeat at the hands of New Zealand in Christchurch by recording a superb 5-3 victory over the Black Sticks in front of another excitable crowd at the Wujin Hockey Stadium in Changzhou. Goals from Player of the...
Last week against Australia saw the Black Sticks women return to form and stun the Australian women 3-1 on their home pitch. The result kept the New Zealand side in touch with the top four and kept alive their hopes of making the FIH Pro League finals weekend. The New...
The Black Sticks women have put together an incredible performance on both ends of the field as they have secured an important 3-1 win over Australia in Sydney. The match was a tough contest which saw the kiwi women clinical from their set pieces as they scored 2 penalty corner...
The Black Sticks Men will be hoping that a change of scenery brings a change in their fortunes. Despite some promising play in their recent matches the Black Sticks Men are still searching for their first win of the FIH Pro League. The Black Sticks have made 3 changes to...
The Vantage Black Sticks Women will be looking to put a tough performance against Argentina behind them. The New Zealand Women will be taking part in their first overseas match of the FIH Pro League as they look to get the better of their neighbours Australia. Vantage Black Sticks Women’s...
The Vantage Black Sticks Women have fallen 3-0 to a determined and focused Argentina Women’s team. Despite several penalty corners the Black Sticks were kept off the score sheet and Argentina came away with the 3 points. https://twitter.com/thedragflick/status/1104613537467424768 The Black Sticks Women came up against a strong Argentina side in their...
Argentina has come away with a 2-1 over the Black Sticks Men in a tight match between two evenly matched sides. Argentina found themselves up by 2 goals with a quarter to play. With 5 minutes to go the Black Sticks came storming back into the match but ultimately couldn’t...
New Zealand’s women claimed their third FIH Pro League win with a deserved victory over USA, while the Black Sticks men sacrificed a two goal lead to draw with Spain before losing a shoot-out on dramatic day of action at Auckland's North Harbour Hockey Stadium. The women’s match - the...
After a two week gap in their schedule both Vantage Black Sticks return to action in a Friday night double header at North Harbour Hockey Stadium. First up is the Vantage Black Sticks Women who will be taking on the up and coming United States Women. Following 2 wins out of...
The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to put a tough couple of matches down in Christchurch behind them as they look to get their FIH Pro League campaign back on track this weekend against Spain. Despite an improved effort on the offensive end the Black Sticks have been...
Graham Shaw
The man who guided Ireland to the final of the 2018 Hockey World Cup has been appointed as the new Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Head Coach. Graham Shaw, a former Ireland international, took the Irish women from 16th in the world to their current position of eighth including the remarkable...
The FIH Pro League has begun in New Zealand and what an exciting affair the first few matches have been. Auckland hosted the first 2 matches which saw the Belgium and Netherlands Men and Women visit. Following on Christchurch took their turn to host 3 matches where the Germany, Great...
Ella Gunson
Sean Dancer has made just two changes to the side that had a massive victory on Friday night against Great Britain. Having struggled to score goals in the first couple of games of the FIH Pro League the Black Sticks Women scored 5 goals the most that they have...
Vantage Black Sticks Men’s Coach Darren Smith has made two changes to the side that lost 6-2 to Great Britain. After struggling to adapt to the pace of the new Nga Puna Wai turf the Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to put the previous weeks performance behind...
Olivia Merry
Olivia Merry’s return to goalscoring form could scarcely have been more timely for the women’s Vantage Black Sticks. Her hat-trick in the 5-1 thumping of the world second-ranked team Britain in Christchurch not only earned the Vantage Black Sticks their first points in the inaugural season of the global Pro...

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