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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Albany A cemented its place at the top of the premier men's competition with a 9-0 victory over Kings United on Saturday.
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.