Albany A continued its wining streak as it cruised to a 7-0 victory over Tuataras on Saturday, taking it to the top of the premier men's competition.
Albany A cemented its place at the top of the premier men's competition with a 9-0 victory over Kings United on Saturday.
The Southern Under-21 men's hockey team made a great start in the national under-21 tournament, wining one game and taking two points from a penalty shootout win at the McMillan Centre in Dunedin over the weekend.
It was nerve-jangling disappointment yesterday for Southern hockey supporters with both the men's and women's under-21 teams being bested in penalty shoot-outs at the national under-21 hockey tournament.
The contenders in the national under-21 tournament are starting to take shape as Northern men and Canterbury women sit comfortably on top of the points ladder.
Before the Christchurch earthquake struck, Canterbury under-21 hockey hopefuls were focusing on sticks and speed and on trial matches at the end of February.
Northern men and Canterbury women kept their top spots in the national under-21 hockey tournament yesterday, but the Southern men moved to two points behind Northern.
Northern men and Canterbury women have both booked their place in the finals of the national under-21 hockey tournament being held in Dunedin on Saturday.
Southern men missed out on a final spot by one point in the under-21 men's hockey tournament, after Midlands was able to take two points from its game against Capital yesterday.
City Highlanders A found itself an unlikely winner in its premier men's match against the Taieri Tuataras yesterday.
Canterbury won a second consecutive national under-21 women's hockey title on Saturday, beating Midlands 2-1 in extra time.
City Highlanders A scored an upset win when they beat fancied rival Kings United 2-1 in premier men's hockey on Saturday.
The Junior Black Sticks men got their series against the Malaysian juniors off to the best possible start with a landslide 8-0 victory at the McMillan Hockey Turf in Dunedin last night.
Malaysia Under-21 was able to turn around its first-up 8-0 drubbing to the Junior Black Sticks to draw the second game of the four-game test series 2-2 at the McMillan Hockey Turf in Dunedin.
University Blue will need to improve if it wants to win the premier men's title this year after scraping a 2-1 win over Kings United on Saturday.
University Blue turned around a slow start to demolish City Highlanders 7-1 in premier one men's hockey on Saturday.
Being a player down for most of the game did not stop University Blue from scoring a 2-0 win over top-of-the-table Albany in premier men's hockey on Saturday.
University Blue and Albany A are a step closer to a premier men's hockey final rematch after two big wins on Saturday.
It took a last-minute goal but that will not bother University Blue, which celebrated its 1-1 draw with Albany A in premier men's hockey on Saturday.