New Zealand men's national field hockey team

The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Men,[2] is the national team for men's hockey of New Zealand, under the New Zealand Hockey Federation.

New Zealand
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NicknameBlack Sticks
AssociationNew Zealand Hockey Federation
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
CoachDarren Smith
Assistant coach(es)Bryce Collins
ManagerKevin Marr
CaptainBlair Tarrant
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 8 Steady (4 October 2020)[1]
Highest5 (2013)
Lowest11 (2003)
Olympic Games
Appearances13 (first in 1956)
Best result1st (1976)
World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1973)
Best result7th (1973, 1975, 1982, 2014)
Oceania Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1999)
Best result2nd (11 times)

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, they upset Australia to win gold, becoming the first non-Asian/European team to clinch the gold medal. They have also won silver and bronze at the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Tournament historyEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

World CupEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

World LeagueEdit

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

Champions TrophyEdit

Champions ChallengeEdit

Oceania CupEdit

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were named on 26 February 2020 for the FIH Pro League matches against Argentina on 28 February and 1 March 2020.[3]

Caps updated as of 1 March 2020, after the match against Argentina.

Head coach: Darren Smith

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
8 GK Richard Joyce (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 28) 86   Racing
34 GK Leon Hayward (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 30) 7   Auckland

2 DF Cory Bennett (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 (age 29) 113   North Harbour
3 DF David Brydon (1996-06-27) 27 June 1996 (age 24) 53   Canterbury
4 DF Dane Lett (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 30) 77   Capital
18 DF Brad Read (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 25) 34   Capital
19 DF George Connell (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 30) 7   Canterbury
20 DF Dwayne Rowsell (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 29) 31   Auckland
25 DF Shea McAleese (Vice-captain) (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 36) 310   Central

7 MF Nick Ross (1990-07-26) 26 July 1990 (age 30) 130   Southern
10 MF Steve Edwards (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 34) 216   North Harbour
13 MF Marcus Child (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 29) 171   Auckland
14 MF Jared Panchia (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 27) 134   Auckland
16 MF Aidan Sarikaya (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 24) 46  

6 FW Simon Child (1988-04-16) 16 April 1988 (age 32) 284   Auckland
11 FW Jacob Smith (1991-04-03) 3 April 1991 (age 29) 86   Capital
12 FW Sam Lane (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 23) 65   Canterbury
23 FW Dylan Thomas (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 24) 27   Central
28 FW Dominic Newman (1996-11-07) 7 November 1996 (age 24) 58   Canterbury
30 FW George Muir (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 26) 141   North Harbour

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months or are part of the current training squad.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up
GK George Enersen (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 29) 61   Canterbury v.   Spain, 16 February 2020

DF Blair Tarrant (Captain) (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 30) 212   Hamburger Polo Club v.   Spain, 16 February 2020
DF Kane Russell (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 28) 161   Hamburger Polo Club v.   Spain, 16 February 2020
DF Harry Miskimmin (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 26) 56   Capital v.   Australia, 25 April 2019

MF Nic Woods (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 25) 128   Hamburger Polo Club v.   Spain, 16 February 2020
MF Xavier Guy (1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 22) 2   North Harbour v.   Spain, 16 February 2020
MF Arun Panchia (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 31) 287   Auckland v.   Great Britain, 9 February 2020
MF Hayden Phillips (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 22) 89   Holcombe v.   Australia, 8 September 2019

FW Stephen Jenness (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 30) 250   Herakles v.   Spain, 16 February 2020
FW Hugo Inglis (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 29) 232   v.   South Korea, 3 November 2019
FW Mackenzie Wilcox (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 24) 28   Central v.   Australia, 25 April 2019

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Pan American Champions to clash with Black Sticks at Ngā Puna Wai". blacksticksnz.co.nz. Black Sticks New Zealand Hockey. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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