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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 8 Steady (30 June 2019)[1]
Highest5 (2013)
Lowest11 (2003)
Summer Olympics
Appearances12 (first in 1956)
Best result1st (1976)
World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1973)
Best result7th (1973, 1975, 1982, 2014)
Oceania Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1999)
Best result2nd (Ten 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.

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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 16 players have been named in the New Zealand squad for the Ready Steady Tokyo test event, from 17 to 21 August in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

Caps and goals are current as of 23 June 2019 after the match against the Great Britain.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
8 1GK Richard Joyce (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 27) 72 0   North Harbour

2 2DF Cory Bennett (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 28) 89 17   North Harbour
4 2DF Dane Lett (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 29) 56 2   Capital
7 2DF Nick Ross (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 29) 110 4   Southern
21 2DF Kane Russell (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 27) 143 59   Royal Léopold

13 3MF Marcus Child (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 28) 154 14   Pinoké
17 3MF Nic Woods (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 23) 109 18   Racing Club de Bruxelles
24 3MF Arun Panchia (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 30) 273 5   Auckland
25 3MF Shea McAleese (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 35) 291 32   Central
30 3MF George Muir (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 25) 124 16   North Harbour
31 3MF Hayden Phillips (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 21) 82 6   Central

11 4FW Jacob Smith (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 28) 67 8   Pinoké
12 4FW Sam Lane (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 22) 45 14   Canterbury
16 4FW Aidan Sarikaya (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 23) 39 3   Midlands
27 4FW Stephen Jenness (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 29) 232 85   Royal Herakles
29 4FW Hugo Inglis (C) (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 28) 224 65   Braxgata

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 George Enerson (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 28) 55 0   Canterbury v.   Great Britain; June 13, 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 24) 56 2   Capital v.   Australia; April 25, 2019
DF Brad Read (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 24) 26 0   Capital v.   Canada; October 21, 2018
DF Blair Tarrant (C) (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 29) 198 3   Southern v.   Argentina; April 13, 2018

FW Jared Panchia (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 25) 117 22   Auckland v.   Great Britain; June 23, 2019
FW Dylan Thomas (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 23) 15 1   Central v.   Australia; April 25, 2019
FW Dominic Newman (1996-11-07) 7 November 1996 (age 22) 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 June 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ "New Zealand". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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