New Zealand men's national field hockey team

The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Men,[3] is the national team for men's field hockey of New Zealand, under the New Zealand Hockey Federation.

New Zealand
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Nickname(s)Black Sticks
AssociationNew Zealand Hockey Federation
ConfederationOHF (Oceania)
Head CoachGreg Nicol
Assistant coach(es)Dean Couzins
Glenn Turner
ManagerKevin Marr
CaptainBlair Tarrant
Most capsPhil Burrows (343)
Top scorerPhil Burrows (15
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 9 Steady (13 August 2022)[1]
Highest5 (2013)
Lowest11 (2003)
First international
New Zealand  5–4  Australia
(Palmerston North, New Zealand; 27 September 1922)[2]
Olympic Games
Appearances13 (first in 1956)
Best result1st (1976)
World Cup
Appearances11 (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

PlayersEdit

2020 Olympic squadEdit

The squad was announced on 10 June 2021.[4]

Head coach: Darren Smith[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps GoalsClub
3 DF David Brydon (1996-06-27)27 June 1996 (aged 25) 58 0   Southern Alpiners
4 DF Dane Lett (1990-08-29)29 August 1990 (aged 30) 83 2   Central Falcons
7 MF Nicholas Ross (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 30) 133 4   Southern Alpiners
11 FW Jacob Smith (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 30) 89 12   Central Falcons
12 FW Sam Lane (1997-04-30)30 April 1997 (aged 24) 70 21   Southern Alpiners
14 MF Jared Panchia (1993-10-18)18 October 1993 (aged 27) 139 26   Hauraki Mavericks
17 DF Nicholas Woods (1995-08-26)26 August 1995 (aged 25) 131 21   Hauraki Mavericks
20 GK Leon Hayward (1990-04-23)23 April 1990 (aged 31) 12 0   Hauraki Mavericks
21 DF Kane Russell (1992-04-22)22 April 1992 (aged 29) 167 71   Southern Alpiners
22 DF Blair Tarrant (Captain) (1990-05-11)11 May 1990 (aged 31) 217 4   Southern Alpiners
23 MF Dylan Thomas (1996-02-14)14 February 1996 (aged 25) 32 2   Central Falcons
24 MF Sean Findlay (2001-12-05)5 December 2001 (aged 19) 6 1   Central Falcons
25 DF Shea McAleese (1984-08-07)7 August 1984 (aged 36) 316 34   Central Falcons
27 FW Stephen Jenness (1990-06-07)7 June 1990 (aged 31) 254 92   Central Falcons
29 MF Hugo Inglis (1991-01-18)18 January 1991 (aged 30) 237 66   Southern Alpiners
30 FW George Muir (1994-02-24)24 February 1994 (aged 27) 146 18   North Harbour
31 MF Steve Edwards (1986-01-25)25 January 1986 (aged 35) 226 23   Northern Tridents
32 FW Nicholas Wilson (1990-08-06)6 August 1990 (aged 30) 176 77   Central Falcons

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Outdoor World Hockey Rankings". FIH. 13 August 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  2. ^ "History of Hockey in Australia". Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Exciting youngsters named in Olympic hockey squads". blacksticksnz.co.nz. Hockey New Zealand. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Team Roster New Zealand" (PDF). olympics.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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