3 Oct 2014

Black Sticks squads named

3:31 pm on 3 October 2014

The New Zealand men's and women's hockey squads have been named following the conclusion of the recent National League.

Anita Punt and Ella Gunson

Anita Punt and Ella Gunson Photo: PHOTOSPORT

There are two debutants in the Black Sticks men's squad, 19-year-old Midlands midfielder Nic Woods and Canterbury goalkeeper George Enersen, while the 274-Test veteran midfielder Ryan Archibald has been included in the development squad.

Enersen comes into the squad in place of Hamish McGregor who made himself unavailable for selection due to personal circumstances.

Injured striker Nick Wilson remains in the squad and is hoped to be fit to play soon as he continues to rehabilitate from a serious knee injury.

The 274-Test veteran Ryan Archibald has only been included in the development squad, while a leadership group will be in effect over the next six months before a new captain is named to replace retired skipper Dean Couzins.

Northland midfielder/defender Ella Gunson returns to the main women's group, which has a fresh make-up following the retirements of striker Krystal Forgesson and goalkeeper Bianca Russell.

Kayla Whitelock and Emily Naylor are also notable omissions with both veterans opting to take some time away from international hockey.

And while there are no new caps there, two debutants have been named for the home Test series against USA this month.

Midlands midfielder/striker Shiloh Gloyn and North Harbour defender Kathryn Henry come in, with newly-named co-captains Anita Punt and Sam Charlton, along with Gemma Flynn, the only players with more than 100 caps in the relatively inexperienced squad for the USA matches.

There's also a week of hockey for Wellington and the Kapiti Coast in November, with the Black Sticks men hosting Japan for four Tests and the women playing three games against Australia.

2014-15 men's national squad:


Phil Burrows Capital midfielder 34 332

Marcus Child Auckland midfielder 23 72

Simon Child Auckland striker 26 212

James Coughlan North Harbour striker 24 20

Steve Edwards North Harbour midfielder 28 188

George Enersen Canterbury goalkeeper 23 -

Nick Haig Canterbury defender 27 152

Andy Hayward Midlands defender 29 180

Blair Hilton Capital striker 25 132

Hugo Inglis Southern striker 23 140

Stephen Jenness Capital striker 24 114

Devon Manchester Auckland goalkeeper 24 45

Shea Mcaleese Central midfielder 30 210

George Muir North Harbour midfielder 20 13

Arun Panchia Auckland midfielder 25 143

Jared Panchia Auckland striker 20 39

Alex Shaw Capital defender 24 59

Bradley Shaw Canterbury defender 31 156

Blair Tarrant Southern defender 24 113

Nick Wilson Central striker 24 124

Nic Woods Midlands midfielder 19 -

2014/15 women's national squad:


Sam Charlton Midlands defender/midfielder 22 104

Sophie Cocks canterbury striker/midfielder 20 44

Michaela Curtis Central striker 20 18

Rhiannon Dennison North Harbour defender 21 57

Gemma Flynn Midlands midfielder/striker 24 185

Amelia Gibson Canterbury goalkeeper 23 26

Katie Glynn Auckland striker 25 134

Jordan Grant Canterbury midfielder/striker 23 25

Ella Gunson Northland midfielder/defender 25 84

Rose Keddell Midlands defender/midfielder 20 55

Julia King Auckland midfielder/striker 21 63

Olivia Merry Canterbury striker 22 58

Stacey Michelsen Northland midfielder/defender 23 151

Brooke Neal Northland defender 22 17

Anita Punt Capital midfielder 26 171

Aniwaka Roberts Capital defender/midfielder 25 34

Sally Rutherford Midlands goalkeeper 33 76

Liz Thompson Auckland defender 19 42

Petrea Webster North Harbour striker/midfielder 26 78