2020 Women's Premier Hockey League

The 2020 Women's Sentinel Homes Premier Hockey League was the inaugural women's edition of Hockey New Zealand's national league. The tournament was held in Hamilton at the Gallagher Hockey Centre. Competition commenced on 12 November, culminating with finals matches on 29 November.[1]

2020 Women's
Premier Hockey League
Tournament details
Host country New Zealand
CityHamilton
Dates12–29 November
Teams4
Venue(s)Gallagher Hockey Centre
Final positions
Champions ––  Central Falcons (1st title)
Runner-up ––  Northern Tridents
Third place ––  Hauraki Mavericks
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored48 (3.43 per match)
Top scorer(s) ––  Stacey Michelsen (5 goals)
Best player ––  Stacey Michelsen
(next) 2021

The Central Falcons won the tournament after defeating the Northern Tridents 3–1 in the final.[2] The Hauraki Mavericks finished in bronze position, defeating the Southern Alpiners 1–0.[3]

Competition formatEdit

FormatEdit

The 2020 Premier Hockey League saw a new format than that of the former, National Hockey League. Teams played in a double round-robin format during the Pool Stage, which was followed by two Classification Matches.

Following the results of the Pool Stage, the top two ranked teams contested the final, with the bottom two ranked teams playing off for third place.[3]

Point allocationEdit

Match points will be distributed as follows:

  • 4 points: win
  • 2 points: shoot-out win
  • 1 points: shoot-out loss
  • 0 points: loss

Participating teamsEdit

The four teams competing in the league come from the various regions of New Zealand.[4]

ResultsEdit

All times are local (New Zealand Daylight Time).

Preliminary roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W WD LD L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  ––  Central Falcons 6 4 0 2 0 13 7 +6 18 Advanced to Final
2  ––  Northern Tridents 6 3 1 0 2 15 9 +6 14
3  ––  Hauraki Mavericks 6 2 1 0 3 7 12 −5 10
4  ––  Southern Alpiners 6 1 0 0 5 8 15 −7 4
Source: Hockey New Zealand
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.

FixturesEdit

12 November 2020
17:00
Northern Tridents  ––  5–0  ––  Hauraki Mavericks
Michelsen   14'44'
Ivory   37'
Hildesley   45'
Tynan   59'
Report
Umpires:
Mallory Barnett (NZL)
Kirsten Stuckey (NZL)
12 November 2020
19:00
Central Falcons  ––  4–1  ––  Southern Alpiners
Shannon   5'
Ralph   9'26'
Hull   10'
Report Merry   22'
Umpires:
Lani Jackman (NZL)
Kelly-Anne Foskin (NZL)

14 November 2020
12:00
Northern Tridents  ––  2–2  ––  Central Falcons
Dickins   17'
Tynan   20'
Report Kelly   40'
Curtis   56'
Penalties
Doar  
Dickins  
Tynan  
——
Tynan  
2–1   Shannon
  Baker
  Ralph
——
  Ralph
Umpires:
Kelly-Anne Foskin (NZL)
Kirsten Stuckey (NZL)
14 November 2020
14:00
Southern Alpiners  ––  2–3  ––  Hauraki Mavericks
Ambrosius   24'
Merry   27'
Report King   33'
Hunt   37'
Jaques   55'
Umpires:
Lani Jackman (NZL)
Mallory Barnett (NZL)

15 November 2020
12:00
Southern Alpiners  ––  1–4  ––  Northern Tridents
Merry   15' Report Ivory   17'
Pearce   30'36'
Tynan   55'
Umpires:
Kelly-Anne Foskin (NZL)
Mallory Barnett (NZL)
15 November 2020
14:00
Hauraki Mavericks  ––  1–1  ––  Central Falcons
Jaques   34' Report Ralph   56'
Penalties
Thompson  
King  
Jaques  
——
Thompson  
3–2   Shannon
  Whitelock
  Hull
——
  Whitelock
Umpires:
Kirsten Stuckey (NZL)
Lani Jackman (NZL)

25 November 2020
17:00
Central Falcons  ––  2–1  ––  Northern Tridents
Shannon   30'
Cotter   59'
Report Michelsen   37'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Kelly-Anne Foskin (NZL)
25 November 2020
19:00
Hauraki Mavericks  ––  1–0  ––  Southern Alpiners
Thompson   31' Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Rachel Murphy (NZL)

26 November 2020
17:00
Southern Alpiners  ––  1–2  ––  Central Falcons
Willis   23' Report Ralph   43'
Shannon   47'
Umpires:
Rachel Murphy (NZL)
Amber Church (NZL)
26 November 2020
19:00
Hauraki Mavericks  ––  1–2  ––  Northern Tridents
T. Robinson   26' Report Michelsen   6'57'
Umpires:
Lani Jackman (NZL)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

28 November 2020
12:00
Northern Tridents  ––  1–3  ––  Southern Alpiners
Lench   21' Report Merry   7'
Ambrosius   27'
Wium   57'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Lani Jackman (NZL)
28 November 2020
14:00
Central Falcons  ––  2–1  ––  Hauraki Mavericks
Shannon   48'
Reidy   53'
Report A. Robinson   20'
Umpires:
Kelly-Anne Foskin (NZL)
Rachel Murphy (NZL)

Classification roundEdit

Third and fourth placeEdit

29 November 2020
12:00
Hauraki Mavericks  ––  1–0  ––  Southern Alpiners
Tuilotolava   58' Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Kelly-Anne Foskin (NZL)

FinalEdit

29 November 2020
14:00
Central Falcons  ––  3–1  ––  Northern Tridents
McIntyre   7'
Whitelock   24'
Curtis   27'
Report Pearce   18'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Lani Jackman (NZL)

AwardsEdit

Player of the Tournament Top Goalscorer
 ––  Stacey Michelsen  ––  Stacey Michelsen

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W WD LD L GF GA GD Pts Final standing
   ––  Central Falcons 7 5 0 2 0 16 8 +8 22 Gold Medal
   ––  Northern Tridents 7 3 1 0 3 16 12 +4 14 Silver Medal
   ––  Hauraki Mavericks 7 3 1 0 3 8 12 −4 14 Bronze Medal
4  ––  Southern Alpiners 7 1 0 0 6 8 16 −8 4 Fourth Place

GoalscorersEdit

There were 48 goals scored in 14 matches, for an average of 3.43 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: Hockey New Zealand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PREMIER HOCKEY LEAGUE". blacksticksnz.co.nz. Vantage Black Sticks. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Central Falcons win Women's Premier Hockey League title". nzsportswire.com. NZ Sports Wire. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b "2020 Sentinel Homes Premier Hockey League Women". hockeynz.altiusrt.com. Hockey New Zealand. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. ^ "ABOUT THE TEAMS". blacksticksnz.co.nz. Vantage Black Sticks. Retrieved 12 March 2021.

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