The Black Sticks women powered back from a two-goal deficit to beat the United States 3-2 in Rangiora yesterday.
Momona controlled the game, running out 3-1 winner, but the Southland Barbarians showed they will be more than competitive in the women's premier competition this season.
In the first game of the opening round for the premier men's competition, a late Nathan Gilbert strike gave Albany a 1-0 win over defending champion Kings United.
The club hockey season starts today, with plenty of sides in contention.
The 2017 Dunedin club hockey season gets under way today after the pre-season Toast Cup tournament was played last weekend.
The New Zealand men's hockey team have drawn 2-2 with Pakistan in the second test at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington.
Otago Hockey general manager Rachel Minton-Smith is moving on after more than three years in the role.
Black Sticks men's head coach Darren Smith has named a young team to play Pakistan in Wellington and Wairarapa.
Mark Kake's first job is to get around the regions and find out what everyone needs.
Zoe Mathewson (8) and Kate McLean (8), of Macandrew Bay School, played hockey at the Sport Otago Have a Go Day at the Edgar Centre yesterday.
Former New Zealand international and Otago representative Darren Smith has been named coach of the Black Sticks men.
The Black Sticks women have been defeated 3-0 by Argentina in the first of six tests in Buenos Aires.
It is five minutes Hugh Inglis will never forget.
Maniototo has a history in women’s hockey and the latest star from big sky country is Tessa Jopp.
The Black Sticks Men have retained plenty of experience along with some exciting young prospects in the 2017 National Squad.
The Black Sticks Women have brought in some fresh faces at the beginning of the new Olympic cycle.
The Black Sticks women beat Malaysia 2-1 yesterday, in the fifth and final game of their series, in Stratford.
Hockey Australia has confirmed the new head coaches for the Australian national hockey teams with former Black Sticks coach Colin Batch taking over the Kookaburras and Paul Gaudoin the Hockeyroos.
The third turf in the city - badly needed for the growing number of hockey players in Dunedin - is a step closer to fruition after a $200,000 grant to the project by the Community Trust of Otago.
Southern Hockey has a new mentor.