Vantage Black Sticks beaten on finals day

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have been defeated 4-1 by Japan in a shoot-out after the third place playoff went into fulltime level 1-1 at the University of Waikato Four Nations in Hamilton. Both sides played out a high energy contest despite searing hot temperatures...

Vantage Black Sticks third at Four Nations

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished third at Tauranga leg of the University of Waikato Four Nations after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Japan. New Zealand controlled much of the first half and led 2-0 at halftime before an incredible surge saw a further...

“It’s great to put together our second win in a row.” Vantage Blacksticks Coach Darren Smith

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The Vantage Black Sticks have continued their winning run with an impressive 4-1 win over Japan at the University of Waikato Four Nations in Tauranga. The result follows on from Wednesday night’s 5-4 over Belgium to leave the hosts as the only undefeated team...

Kiwis out for revenge against India

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men are set to open the year with a bang at the University of Waikato Four Nations in Tauranga and Hamilton. They will be looking to seek revenge against India after India whitewashed them 4-0 win in their last clash at the Sultan Azlan...

Kiwis looking to start 2018 off with a bang

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men are set to host Olympic silver medallists Belgium (world ranking 3rd), India (6th) and Japan (16th) in a quad series from 17-28 January in Tauranga and Hamilton. The Kiwis will be looking to start 2018 off with a bang as...

Vantage Black Sticks finish sixth overall

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished sixth overall at the Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg after being edged 1-0 by Ireland in their classification playoff. It was a tight contest which saw both sides locked in a goalless stalemate for most of...

Blacksticks announce Men’s squad for Oceania Cup

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A diverse Vantage Black Sticks Men’s team has been named to compete at next month’s Oceania Cup in Sydney. The Oceania Cup runs from 11-15 October at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre where New Zealand will be joined by hosts Australia and Papua New...

New Zealand Men confirmed for World Cup

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men are now officially qualified for the Men’s Hockey World Cup in India next year. The Kiwis finished sixth at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg, meaning they faced an anxious wait to see if that was good enough to...

Black Sticks miss semi-finals in Jo’burg

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have missed out on making the semi-finals after being beaten 2-0 by Belgium at the Hockey World League in Johannesburg. Rio Olympic silver medalists Belgium made a fast start to the match and set the tone with two field goals...

Black Sticks confirmed for Hockey Pro League

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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that both the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women will be part of the ‘game-changing’ Hockey Pro League. The new league, which is due to launch in January 2019, will see the nine best men’s and women’s teams...

Black Sticks finish fourth at Azlan Shah

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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished fourth at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after being defeated 4-0 by India in the bronze medal match. With a point to prove after missing out on the final, the Indians played an outstanding game of hockey and...

Defender Arun Panchia to captain Blacksticks side for #SultanAzlanShahCup this year.

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New Zealand head coach Darren Smith has named seven Under-21 youngsters for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The seven are David Brydon, Jonty Keaney, Sam Lane, Leo Mitai-Wells, Dominic Newman, Hayden Phillips and Mac Wilcox. Hayden, 19, played in midfield for the Black Sticks at last...

“Can’t wait to get to #Malaysia and into tournament mode,” BlackSticks midfielder Hayden Phillips

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Hayden Phillips will play his first game for the Black Sticks since last year's Rio Olympics at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia later this month. The 18-year-old midfielder, sidelined from international competition with a foot injury, has been named in coach Darren Smith's...

Black Sticks beat Japan at the #HockeyFestnz

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The women's Black Sticks beat Japan 1-0 in their fourth round match at the Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey in Hastings tonight. The Black Sticks came into the match with a win and a draw from their opening three matches but more importantly, were looking...

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