The Northern Tridents extended their lead at the top of the Premier Hockey League with a commanding 4-1 win over the Southern Alpiners yesterday.
A new dawn for local hockey is on the way, with plans outlined for an artificial pitch at the Queenstown Events Centre.
The Otago and Canterbury associations were not content to let the season slip by without any representative hockey so they have organised their own competition.
Momona caused an upset in a shootout victory over City Highlanders in the premier grade women’s final at the McMillan Centre in Dunedin on Saturday.
A new hockey turf will get a revamped and modernised gymnasium beside it at King’s High School next year.
With just two weeks to go until the competitions hit finals, the countdown is on for teams to produce finals form.
City Highlanders was too strong on Saturday for the Taieri Tigers, who were trying to grab the challenge shield before the season’s end.
The day began with a screamer as Taieri matched up against Kings United for the second time in a week, facing off for the challenge shield.
The University Stingrays had their work cut out for them this week in a 6-0 loss against a determined Momona A.
There were some new-look sides at the McMillan Centre on Saturday as student holidays and preparation for school tournaments stripped many teams of players.
Wellington Blaze leg-spinner Deanna Doughty is the new face named in the White Ferns squad for its tour of Australia next month.
The Taieri Tuataras came out firing and were away to a fast start against the Albany Alligators at the McMillan Centre in the premier grade on Saturday.