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
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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 (known in New Zealand as simply hockey). They upset Australia to win gold at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, becoming the first non-Asian/European team to clinch the gold medals.

Participations[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Location Position
1956 Melbourne 6th
1960 Rome 5th
1964 Tokyo Unclassified
1968 Mexico City 7th
1972 Munich 9th
1976 Montreal 1st
1980 Moscow Did not compete
1984 Los Angeles 7th
1988 Seoul Did not compete
1992 Barcelona 8th
1996 Atlanta Did not compete
2000 Sydney Did not compete
2004 Athens 6th
2008 Beijing 7th
2012 London 9th

World Cup[edit]

  • 1973 – Seventh place
  • 1975 – Seventh place
  • 1982 – Seventh place
  • 1986 – Ninth place
  • 1998 – Tenth place
  • 2002 – Ninth place
  • 2006 – Eighth place
  • 2010 – Ninth place
  • 2014 – Seventh place

FIH Hockey World League|World League[edit]

Champions Trophy[edit]

  • 1978 – Fourth place
  • 1983 – Sixth place
  • 1984 – Fifth place
  • 2004 – Sixth place
  • 2010 – Fifth place
  • 2011 – Fourth place
  • 2012 – Seventh place

Champions Challenge[edit]

  • 2003 – Fourth place
  • 2007 –
  • 2009 –

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Year Location Position
1998 Kuala Lumpur Unclassified
2002 Manchester 2nd
2006 Melbourne 5th
2010 Delhi 3rd

Oceania Cup[edit]

Current team[edit]

2013–14 Black Sticks Men national squad – announced 19 September 2013[1]
Num. Name Pos. NHL team Date of birth (age) Caps
3 Bartholomew, JosephJoseph Bartholomew D North Harbour (1988-10-15) 15 October 1988 (age 25) 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 24) 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

2014 World Cup squad[edit]

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 Phil 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

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013/14 National Squads announced for huge year". Hockey New Zealand. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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