The lure of home has brought Hymie Gill back to Dunedin.
Southern defender Blair Tarrant has returned from injury and will captain the Black Sticks at the Men's Hockey World Cup in India later this month.
Central Otago defied the odds to make it all the way to the final of the Collier Trophy — the premier under-13 girls tournament in the country.
Southern completed the double but it was not the achievement the region was hoping for at the National Hockey League.
The Southern Dogs sealed their second win in the National Hockey League with a dramatic 2-1 shootout victory against Capital in Wellington yesterday.
The Southern Dogs lost their second game in Wellington yesterday at the business end of the National Hockey League.
Southern Dogs striker Finn Ward’s debut National Hockey League campaign has been cut painfully short.
Plenty of good hockey players have come out of Dunedin in the past decade — the Ward brothers look set to join that list.
The Columba College First XI side had plenty thrown at it on the way to winning a medal at last week’s top-ranked national tournament in Whangarei.
The Southern Dogs will make some last-minute plans and polish off their preparations with a run-around tonight.
Southern Storm defenders Julia Boothroyd and Aleisha Rainey will be hoping this season will include a win.