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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 »

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 »

HC Melbourne Men bow out with pride

It was a David and Goliath battle with the HC Melbourne men up against a star studded and undefeated NSW Pride. NSW continued their dominance while HC Melbourne matched their press until a goal scoring third term split the game wide open. In what was a fiercely contested opening half that saw NSW Pride and HC Melbourne only spli read more »

Melbourne Chill Canberra in Semi Shootout

Canberra Chill found themselves in Melbourne at a do-or-die showdown against the top of the table HC Melbourne in what was a fitting semi-final. Canberra had clearly done their homework and matched HC Melbourne’s press but the game came down to a battle of the goalkeepers. It was HC Melbourne who was favoured by fortune and came read more »

HC Melbourne v Canberra Chill Women’s Preview

Canberra Chill find themselves heading south for a do-or-die showdown against the top of the table HC Melbourne and will be keen to make the most of their lucky fortune that saw them cling onto fourth spot. With the bye in the final round of the season, the Chill could only sit and watch anxiously as Perth Thundersticks needed t read more »

NSW Pride v HC Melbourne Men’s Preview

Can Hockey Club Melbourne stop the formidable force that is the NSW Pride? All signals would say they face a momentous task but when it comes to cutthroat finals anything is possible. Six wins from as many starts, 32 goals scored and only five goals conceded – the NSW Pride have been head and shoulders above the rest of the co read more »

HC Melbourne secure finals berth

by Michael van Dorsser On an overcast day at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, saw HC Melbourne hosting Adelaide Fire in wet conditions. First it was the men narrowly beating Adelaide followed by the women with a buzzer shot to lead into a shootout. In the opening minutes HC Melbourne‘s men started on the front foot with read more »

Minor premiership for the women. Heartbreak for the men

By Caleb Scanlon HC Melbourne continued their unbeaten streak with a commanding 5-2 victory over Tasmania Tigers in the Women’s Sultana Bran HockeyOne. Sitting on 25 out of a possible 25 points, HC Melbourne sealed the minor premiership with a round remaining. Warrnambool striker Madi Ratcliffe scored 2 goals to jump to read more »

Undefeated and beaten against NSW Pride

Round 5 was a story of two polar opposites on Sunday as HC Melbourne took on NSW Pride at Sydney Olympic Park. The women continued their undefeated streak while the men were dissected by a faster and more dynamic NSW Pride team. The women started defiantly after a strong win on Friday night against Canberra Chill. Amy Lawton was read more »

HC Melbourne make Chill history

Round 4 was a valiant performance from Hockey Club Melbourne as they took on Canberra Chill under the Friday night lights. HC Melbourne’s women’s team took a 2-0 win in the opening game to continue their undefeated streak, while the men made the record books defeating Canberra Chill 10-5. In what was a fiery contest at the S read more »