New Zealand men's national field hockey team

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New Zealand
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Nickname Black Sticks
Association New Zealand Hockey Federation
Confederation OHF (Oceania)
Coach Colin Batch
Assistant coach Bryce Collins
Manager Peter van Bruegel
Captain Dean Couzins
FIH ranking 6 (2014)
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Second kit

The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Men, represents New Zealand in international men's field hockey.[1] They upset Australia to win gold at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, 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 History[edit]

Summer Olympics

Hockey World Cup

Commonwealth Games

FIH Hockey World League

Hockey Champions Trophy

Hockey Champions Challenge

Oceania Cup

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2014 World Cup squad:[2][3]

Head coach: Colin Batch

No. Player Pos. Age
4 Nick Haig 27
5 Andy Hayward 28
6 Simon Child 26
8 Dean Couzins (c) 32
9 Blair Hilton 24
13 Marcus Child 23
14 Jared Panchia 20
16 Hamish McGregor GK 26
18 Phillip Burrows 34
No. Player Pos. Age
19 Alex Shaw 24
20 Devon Manchester GK 24
21 Kane Russell 22
22 Blair Tarrant 24
24 Arun Panchia 25
25 Shea McAleese 29
27 Stephen Jenness 23
29 Hugo Inglis 23
31 Steve Edwards 28
2013–14 Black Sticks Men national squad – announced 19 September 2013[4]
Num. Name Pos. NHL team Date of birth (age) Caps
3 Bartholomew, JosephJoseph Bartholomew D North Harbour (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 (age 26) 25
4 Haig, NickNick Haig D Canterbury (1987-03-12) 12 March 1987 (age 27) 123
6 Child, SimonSimon Child F Auckland (1988-04-16) 16 April 1988 (age 26) 183
8 Couzins, DeanDean Couzins D Auckland (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 33) 290
9 Hilton, BlairBlair Hilton M Capital (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 25) 103
11 Smith, JacobJacob Smith D Capital (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 23) 26
13 Child, MarcusMarcus Child M Auckland (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 23) 44
16 McGregor, HamishHamish McGregor GK Southern (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988 (age 26) 23
18 Burrows, PhillipPhillip Burrows M Auckland (1980-04-25) 25 April 1980 (age 34) 306
19 Shaw, AlexAlex Shaw D Auckland (1990-01-23) 23 January 1990 (age 24) 30
20 Manchester, DevonDevon Manchester GK Auckland (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 25) 18
21 Russell, KaneKane Russell D Southern (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 22) 18
22 Tarrant, BlairBlair Tarrant D Southern (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 24) 85
24 Panchia, ArunArun Panchia M Auckland (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 25) 114
25 McAleese, SheaShea McAleese M Central (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 30) 185
27 Jenness, StephenStephen Jenness F Capital (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 24) 91
29 Inglis, HugoHugo Inglis F Southern (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 23) 111
31 Edwards, SteveSteve Edwards M North Harbour (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 28) 159

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hockey New Zealand > Black Sticks > Black Sticks Men". Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Hockey - Men's squad". Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "2013/14 National Squads announced for huge year". Hockey New Zealand. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.