There will be a strong southern presence at the upcoming New Zealand under-21 hockey camps in Hawke's Bay with four Southern region players named in the latest squads.
The Black Sticks were the architects of their own demise with three critical defensive errors proving costly as Australia won the Tri-Nations final 3-1 in Cromwell yesterday.
University Blue Whales bounced back from their first loss last weekend to comfortably dispatch Taieri Tuataras 5-1 in the premier men’s competition on Saturday.
Competition leader City Highlanders held on to the shield with a 3-2 win, despite a late Taieri Tigers comeback in the feature match of the premier women’s competition on Saturday.
Australia bagged their third straight win over Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand in a week in Cromwell to win the tri-nations title today.
Harry Houdini would have been proud of the Black Sticks' effort to come back from two goals down with 10 minutes on the clock in Cromwell today.
Livewires Kelsey Smith and Anita McLaren powered the Black Sticks to a 4-1 win against Japan last night.
Australia dispatched Japan 4-1 last night to remain unbeaten in the Women's Tri-Nations in Cromwell.
Any psychological edge the Black Sticks took into their "grudge match" with Australia yesterday disappeared in about a minute.
At the midway point in the season, Kings United really stamped its mark on the premier men’s hockey competition.
Members of the Australian women's hockey team, the Hockeyroos, are making themselves right at home for the Cromwell Tri Nations hockey tournament.