Canterbury Hockey is pleased to announce the Canterbury Cats team to defend their title in the National Hockey League for 2017.
Coaches Andy and Sue Innes have finalised their team to defend the K-Cup in Wellington in September. The strong Cats team contains five current Black Sticks National Squad members, Jordy Grant, Pippa Hayward, Rachel McCann, Olivia Merry and Jenny Story, as well as ex-Rio Olympian Sophie Cocks and Black Sticks Development Squad member Catherine Tinning. Youngsters Millie Calder and Emily Wium join Jess Anderson and Iona Young as the new caps in the side who will pull on the Cats uniform in 2017. While two other players return to the side after a break, Sian Fremaux (playing in Belgium) and Sarah Rutherford.
Defending champions The Cats will meet Auckland, Capital and Southern in their pool at the National Hockey League tournament from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 24 September.
Congratulations to all those selected and we wish the team all the very best in their bid to bring the trophy home again this year!