An entertaining 70 minutes of hockey between the Black Sticks Men and Korea has ended with a 1-1 draw in the second test at Rangitoto College today.
Black Sticks Ace Drag Flicker Andy Hayward celebrating with his team mates after a goal against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)
After being rested in the first test, drag flick expert Andy Hayward made an immediate impact for the Black Sticks after sending a 13th minute penalty corner low and inside the left post to give New Zealand the early advantage.
The Koreans were quick to respond though, levelling the score 10 minutes later through a Nam Yong Lee field goal.
Both sides played well on both sides of the ball throughout the second half but couldn’t deliver a deciding goal. Continue reading →
An exciting new men’s hockey league in India will provide strong competition and a new source of income for the world’s best hockey players – and nine Black Sticks have signed up to be part of it.
Following in the footsteps of the Indian Cricket IPL model, it is understood that the organisers of the new Hockey India League (HIL) will hold a live auction on the 7th November where the six city-based franchises will bid on approximately 100 international players. Continue reading →
NEW DELHI, October 18: Simon Child, a member of the FIH World All Star team in 2009 and is on the road to becoming the most capped New Zealand hockey international, is among the nine stars from that country who will feature in next month’s Hockey India League Players’ Auction that will herald the onset of the prestigious Hockey India League in January next year.
With 93 goals from more than 170 matches, the 24-year-old Child has etched his mark as one of the world’s premier strikers with his unbelievable skills. Having started as a teenager, he has been a key member of New Zealand team in 2006 World Cup in Germany, 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and 2012 Games in London. Continue reading →