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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
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FIH ranking
Current 9 Decrease 1 (8 September 2019)[1]
Highest5 (2013)
Lowest11 (2003)
Summer Olympics
Appearances13 (first in 1956)
Best result1st (1976)
FIH 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

Pro LeagueEdit

Champions TrophyEdit

Champions ChallengeEdit

Oceania CupEdit

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players have been named in the New Zealand squad for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers, from 2–3 October 2019 in Stratford, New Zealand.[3]

Caps and goals are current as of 15 October 2019 after the match against the Japan.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
15 1GK George Enerson (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 28) 60 0   Canterbury
34 1GK Leon Hayward (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 29) 2 0   Auckland

2 2DF Cory Bennett (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 28) 100 17   North Harbour
4 2DF Dane Lett (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 29) 67 2   Capital
7 2DF Nick Ross (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 29) 120 4   Southern
21 2DF Kane Russell (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 27) 153 67   Royal Léopold
22 2DF Blair Tarrant (C) (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 29) 204 3   Southern

17 3MF Nic Woods (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 24) 120 22   Racing Club de Bruxelles
24 3MF Arun Panchia (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 30) 283 5   Auckland
25 3MF Shea McAleese (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 35) 302 34   Central
29 3MF Hugo Inglis (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 28) 230 67   Braxgata
33 3MF Steve Edwards (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 33) 207 22   North Harbour

6 4FW Simon Child (1988-04-16) 16 April 1988 (age 31) 278 141   Pinoké
11 4FW Jacob Smith (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 28) 77 14   Pinoké
12 4FW Sam Lane (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 22) 55 17   Canterbury
14 4FW Jared Panchia (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 26) 125 24   Auckland
23 4FW Dylan Thomas (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 23) 19 1   Central
27 4FW Stephen Jenness (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 29) 242 88   Royal Herakles

The remainder of the 2019 national squad is as follows:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Dominic Dixon (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 23) 3 0   Central v.   Germany; July 14, 2018
GK Richard Joyce (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 27) 82 0   North Harbour v.   Japan; October 15, 2019

DF David Brydon (1996-06-27) 27 June 1996 (age 23) 50 0   Canterbury v.   Australia; April 25, 2019
DF Harry Miskimmin (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 25) 56 2   Capital v.   Australia; April 25, 2019
MF Marcus Child (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 28) 165 14   Pinoké v.   Japan; October 15, 2019
DF Brad Read (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 24) 26 0   Capital v.   Canada; October 21, 2018
MF George Muir (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 25) 135 16   North Harbour v.   Japan; October 15, 2019
MF Hayden Phillips (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 21) 89 6   Central v.   Australia; September 8, 2019

FW Aidan Sarikaya (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 23) 41 3   Midlands v.   India; August 18, 2019
FW Dominic Newman (1996-11-07) 7 November 1996 (age 23) 56 7   Canterbury v.   Belgium; June 16, 2019
FW Mackenzie Wilcox (1996-08-07) 7 August 1996 (age 23) 18 3   Central v.   Australia; April 25, 2019

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Black Sticks Men name side for winner takes all Tokyo qualification series". Vantage Black Sticks. Retrieved 18 October 2019.

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