New Zealand men's national field hockey team

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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 Increase 1 (16 December 2018)[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)

The New Zealand men's national field hockey team, also known as the Black Sticks Men,[2] 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[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

World League[edit]

Champions Trophy[edit]

Champions Challenge[edit]

Oceania Cup[edit]

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.[3]

Head coach: Darren Smith

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
2 DF Cory Bennett (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 (age 27) 75 New Zealand North Harbour
4 DF Dane Lett (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 38 New Zealand Capital
7 MF Nick Ross (1990-07-26) 26 July 1990 (age 28) 94 New Zealand Southern
8 GK Richard Joyce (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 26) 56 New Zealand North Harbour
13 FW Marcus Child (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 27) 137 Netherlands Pinoké
14 FW Jared Panchia (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 25) 101 New Zealand Auckland
15 GK George Enersen (1991-07-07) 7 July 1991 (age 27) 43 New Zealand Canterbury
16 DF Aidan Sarikaya (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 22) 23 New Zealand Midlands
17 MF Nic Woods (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 23) 93 Belgium Racing Club de Bruxelles
21 DF Kane Russell (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 26) 129 Belgium Royal Léopold
22 DF Blair Tarrant (C) (1990-05-11) 11 May 1990 (age 28) 189 Netherlands Rotterdam
24 MF Arun Panchia (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 29) 256 New Zealand Auckland
25 MF Shea McAleese (1984-08-07) 7 August 1984 (age 34) 275 New Zealand Central
27 FW Stephen Jenness (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 28) 218 Belgium Royal Herakles
28 FW Dominic Newman (1996-11-07) 7 November 1996 (age 22) 43 New Zealand Canterbury
29 FW Hugo Inglis (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 28) 212 Belgium Braxgata
30 MF George Muir (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 24) 110 New Zealand North Harbour
31 MF Hayden Philips (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 20) 68 New Zealand Central

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings December 2018 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Hockey New Zealand". Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup roster

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