Otago claimed a bronze and New Zealand added gold in Lausanne yesterday.
Australia's Mighty Roos avoided another Ice Blacks' clean sweep as they saved face in game three on Saturday.
The Ice Blacks sealed the transtasman challenge series last night in front of a packed house at Queenstown Ice Arena.
The New Zealand Ice Blacks have struck first in the three-game series against Australia in Queenstown.
Southern Dogs coach Clive Daniels believes Hockey New Zealand needs to rethink the timing of the National Hockey League for the future.
Two teams on very different trajectories will battle for regional supremacy at the Dunedin Ice Stadium over the next two nights.