23 Mar 2013

Black Sticks invited to Champions Trophy

12:56 pm on 23 March 2013

The New Zealand women's hockey team has been invited to next year's Champions Trophy tournament.

New Zealand and China got the last two spots for the top-eight tournament.

In other hockey news, the International Federation has decided to introduce a 45 second shot clock for penalty corners and there will no longer be extra time at any FIH events, drawn classification matches will now go straight to a shoot-out.