New Ice Blacks physiotherapist Natalie Murphy and Ice
Blacks captain Bert Haines. Photo by Christina McDonald.
It may be nearing summer but another Queenstown link to
the national ice hockey team has been formed.
Natalie Murphy has become part of the Ice Blacks' medical
team, having been appointed the team's physiotherapist.
Ms Murphy, who is a physiotherapist at Queenstown Health, has
worked with athletes from various sports - most recently with
the All Blacks and Wallabies teams for the Bledisloe Cup in
Having worked with the Queenstown ice hockey team, the
Southern Stampede, for the past two seasons, Ms Murphy has
now found her way to the top of ice hockey in New Zealand.
''I am excited to be part of the Ice Blacks and look forward
to [a] successful 2014 working alongside coach Andreas Kaiser
and manager Graham Tappin and assistant manager Ross Burns,''
The present captain of the Ice Blacks is Queenstown's Bert