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NZ Under 21s set for Sultan of Johor Cup

NZ Under 21s set for Sultan of Johor Cup

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The New Zealand Under 21 Men have been named for the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia next month

The New Zealand Under 21 Men have been named for the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia next month.

Thirteen of the 20 players heading to the Sultan of Johor will also be competing at the Junior World Cup in December.

There is plenty of talent in the team, with two of the country’s best Under 18 players Reuben Andrews and Dylan Stevenson set for their first taste of international representative hockey.

Head coach Bryce Collins said the Sultan of Johor Cup was a great development opportunity, especially with the Junior World Cup looming.

“This is ideal preparation and development ahead of the Junior World Cup and taking 20 players allows us to expose a greater number of players to international hockey,” he said.

“All of these players have performed to a high standard through various high performance tournaments this year with Reuben and Dylan selected thanks to excellent Under 18, Under 21 and Rankin Cup tournaments.”

New Zealand will go up against Australia, England, Pakistan, Japan and hosts Malaysia at the tournament which runs from 31 October – 6 November.

NEW ZEALAND UNDER 21 MEN
SULTAN OF JOHOR CUP – MALAYSIA

PLAYER NAME

REGION

POSITION

Reuben ANDREWS

Midlands

Defender/Midfielder

Robbie CAPIZZI

North Harbour

Striker

Dom DIXON

Central

Goalkeeper

Alex HANHAM

North Harbour

Midfielder

Hugh HENDRICKSON

Canterbury

Defender

Sam HIHA

Central

Midfielder

Jonty KEANEY

Auckland

Striker

Sam LANE

Canterbury

Striker

Ollie LOGAN

Capital

Defender

Thomas MALLON

Canterbury

Goalkeeper

Joshua MEATES

Defender

Canterbury

Kieran O’CONNOR

Auckland

Striker

Mitchell OTTOW

North Harbour

Midfielder

Bradley READ

Capital

Defender

Aidan SARIKAYA

Midlands

Midfielder

Joshua SMITH

Southern

Defender

Dylan STEVENSON

North Harbour

Defender

Dylan THOMAS

Central

Striker

Johnny THORN

Southern

Defender

Mackenzie WILCOX

Central

Striker

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