Black Sticks Start Oceania Cup On Winning Note

Both the TET Black Sticks Men and Women saw success on the opening day of the Oceania Cup at the TET MultiSports Centre in Stratford, Taranaki today.

Soohie Cocks celebrates after scoring winner for Black Sticks against Hockeyroos at Oceania Cup 2013 (Credits: Dan Carson / DC Images)

Soohie Cocks celebrates after scoring winner for Black Sticks against Hockeyroos at Oceania Cup 2013 (Credits: Dan Carson / DC Images)

The day was headlined by the TET Black Sticks Women who surged to an impressive 3-2 come from behind victory over Australia.

The Black Sticks opened the scoring through Gemma Flynn but Australia scored the next two goals before a late second half surge guided the Kiwis to a win.

With the score locked up at 2-all, debutante Sophie Cocks delivered the game winner with just five minutes remaining on the clock. Continue reading →

Black Sticks are ready for Oceania Cup from Tomorrow at Taranaki

The TET Black Sticks Men and Women have finished their respective training camps and are now ready to start their Oceania Cup campaign from tomorrow at the TET MultiSports Centre in Stratford.

Oceania Cup Hockey 2013 at Taranaki

From the 30 Oct-3 Nov the Black Sticks will play Australia, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. Trans-Tasman rivalry will be strong with the Black Sticks Women looking to retain their 2011 Oceania Cup title while the Black Sticks Men will take on World Champions Australia for a chance at Oceania Cup victory as winners qualify for 2014 Hockey World Cup in the Hague. Continue reading →

Junior Black Sticks underway at the Hockey World Cup Qualifier

The Junior Black Sticks Men beat Papua New Guinea 15-0 today, while the women lost 3-1 against Australia in the first games of their respective Junior World Cup Qualifiers in the Gold Coast.

Black Sticks LogoThe Women are playing three tests against Australia, and the men play games against Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Australia with the top two qualifying for the 2013 Junior World Cups.

Samoa and Papua New Guinea withdrew on the women’s side, allowing the Kiwi women automatic qualification along with Australia. Regardless, a tournament win for the Kiwis (men and women) will result in an easier pool at the Junior World Cup. Continue reading →

Gold Coast to Host 2013 Oceania Junior World Cup Qualification

Fast Facts:

Event: Oceania Junior World Cup Qualifiers
Where: Gold Coast Hockey Association
When: February 25 – March 3
Teams: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu

Hockey Australia LogoAustralia’s new crop of Under 21 hockey stars will do battle against the best Oceania hockey nations for one of two lucrative Oceania qualifying spots in the 2013 Junior World Cup.

The 2013 Junior World Cup Qualifiers (JWCQ) will for the first time involve Pacific Island members. Traditionally, the qualifiers have been Australia and New Zealand playing a series to decide the rankings for the two qualifying spots. Continue reading →