Category: Brisbane Blaze

Blaze and HC Melbourne play out grand final thriller

Brisbane Blaze are the toast of Australian women’s hockey after winning a dramatic sudden death penalty shootout against Hockey Club Melbourne to be crowned the Sultana Bran Hockey One 2019 Women’s Champions. The season’s showpiece event did not disappoint as it produced a titanic end to end contest that ended with the tea read more »

Pride round off incredible season

NSW Pride are the inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One Men’s Champions after defeating Brisbane Blaze 8-3. The win caps off a remarkable season for the Pride, who went through the competition undefeated to claim New South Wales’ first national men’s hockey title since 2005. Tim Brand scored a first half hat-trick to set th read more »

No ill-feeling for Pearce ahead of the decider

The Brisbane Blaze will be hoping some insider knowledge could give them an edge over HC Melbourne in the inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One Women’s Grand Final on Saturday. When it comes to knowing your opponent, the Queenslanders have an ace in the form of Meg Pearce. Before joining the Blaze this year, the 25-year-old pla read more »

Women’s Grand Final Preview

A solitary goal from HC Melbourne striker Laura Desmet decided the result in the teams’ previous encounter back in Round 2, and with both teams boasting the best attacks and stingiest defences in the competition, one mistake or moment of brilliance could again be the difference. Tickets are available through Ticketek and both ma read more »

Men’s Grand Final Preview

NSW Pride and Brisbane Blaze have been head and shoulders above the rest this season and will fittingly square off in a mouth-watering showdown that will feature 12 current members of the world number one ranked Kookaburras and a host of outstanding local talent. Tickets are available through Ticketek and both matches will be broa read more »

Neumann’s double act

One week she was umpiring Olympic qualifying games overseas – the next she was tackling some of Australia’s top players. Such is the life of hockey all-rounder Aleisha Neumann. The 30-year-old has been juggling international umpiring commitments with playing for Brisbane Blaze in the inaugural Sultana Bran Hockey One Leag read more »

Brisbane Blaze v Adelaide Fire Women’s Preview

Only four points separated the Blaze and Fire at the end of the regular season and all indications suggest this Saturday’s second edition of the ‘inferno rivalry’ will be close again. The Blaze’s clinical execution at penalty corners proved the difference in a 4-2 result when the teams met back in Round 3. Brisbane have read more »

Brisbane Blaze v Tassie Tigers Men’s Preview

An intriguing semi final awaits at Brisbane’s State Hockey Centre as the Brisbane Blaze take on Tassie Tigers for the chance to meet either NSW Pride or HC Melbourne in the season decider. The teams enter the finals with contrasting results from their most recent matches. The Blaze were humbled 5-0 by NSW Pride at home, while read more »

Whetton: You couldn’t have scripted it better

Brisbane Blaze and NSW Pride meet in a genuine top of the table blockbuster in the final round of the season and Blaze and Kookaburras midfielder Jake Whetton is as excited as anyone about it. Both the Blaze and Pride enter the final round undefeated and the way the Sultana Bran Hockey One schedule has panned out, you could not read more »

Blaze bolstered by home crowd against Thundersticks

It was a sunny and sweltering day at the State Hockey Centre, which saw the Blaze host their second home games against the Perth Thundersticks. The women’s game was tough with both teams putting it all on the line. Blaze Captain Ash Fey scored a penalty corner at the end of the first quarter taking the score to 1-0. The second read more »