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  •   Home > News > Sports > Hockey

    Black Sticks coach positive about chance of Olympic qualification

    Men's Black Sticks coach Darren Smith's riding the positives from his side's outing at the Olympic test event, with a chance at qualification around the corner


    After finishing second at the tournament in Tokyo, New Zealand will now rest up and prepare for the Oceania Cup in Australia next month, which if they win will secure them a spot in next year's games.

    Smith says everything went to plan in Tokyo and they're prepared well going forward.

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