State of origin rivalries headline Round 2 of JDH Hockey One League

Two fierce and traditional interstate sporting rivalries will reignite in Round 2 of the JDH Hockey One League this weekend.

The longstanding cross border rivalry between Victoria and South Australia will be on full display when HC Melbourne host Adelaide Fire at Melbourne Sports Centre – Parkville tomorrow night to start the round.

Then on Saturday there will be no love loss when NSW Pride head north to take on Brisbane Blaze at Queensland’s State Hockey Centre.

Off the back of two dominant performances against the Tassie Tigers in Hobart last weekend, HC Melbourne will head into their first home double header of the season brimming with confidence against Adelaide Fire teams who were gallant but ultimately outclassed by Brisbane Blaze in their season openers.

The most notable inclusion for HC Melbourne is Hockeyroos star Amy Lawton after she missed the opening round win over the Tigers.

The women’s encounter between the Blaze and Pride is a rematch of last season’s grand final that the team from New South Wales won in a nail biting shootout.

Both teams’ rosters have been bolstered with the inclusion of top end talent in Season 3, including Hockeyroos midfielder Steph Kershaw and former Hockeyroo Jodie Kenny for the Blaze, the mother of three scoring a stunning goal in Round 1 after she missed the 2022 season.

Kaitlin Nobbs’ return to the NSW Pride team will add another dimension to the defending champions’ midfield, although the franchise confirmed fellow Hockeyroo Courtney Schonell will miss the season through injury.

With the women’s and men’s teams of both Brisbane Blaze and NSW Pride stacked with Hockeyroos and Kookaburras stars, the intensity and quality is sure to match that of any high stakes international.

Interestingly, there will also be an intriguing battle in the coaches box of the men’s match as former Kookaburras teammates Matt Wells (Brisbane Blaze) and Brent Livermore (NSW Pride) opposing each other.

Round 2 concludes with Canberra Chill against Tassie Tigers in the nation’s capital on Sunday. The men’s and women’s teams of both franchises suffered defeats in the opening round and with only seven rounds in the regular season, neither can afford to slip further off the pace.

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JDH Hockey One League 2023 Season – Round 2 Fixtures

HC Melbourne v Adelaide Fire

Friday 13 October 2023

Melbourne Sports Centre – Parkville

Start Times: Women’s 6:30pm local (6:30pm AEDT), Men’s 8:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

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Umpires: Iris Milham and Nicola Brown (Women’s), Jim Unkles and Tim Sheahan (Men’s)


HC Melbourne Women’s team: 2.Aisling Utri, 3.Nicola Hammond, 4.Amy Lawton, 5.Krissy Bates, 6.Josie Lawton, 7.Ciara Utri, 8.Jessie Dean, 10.Rosario Villagra, 11.Joanne Peeters, 12.Emily Hamilton-Smith, 13.Megan Alakus, 14.Laura Barden, 15.Olivia Downes, 25.Hannah Gravenall (c), 27.Rachael Lynch (gk)

Ins: 4.Amy Lawton, 8.Jessie Dean, 10.Rosario Villagra, 27.Rachael Lynch (gk)

Outs: 1.Bridget Laurance (gk), 20.Zali Ward, 22.Charlotte Hodgson, 23.Samantha Snow

Adelaide Fire Women’s team: 2.Brittany Wang, 3.Sherilyn Cass, 4.Hattie Shand, 5.Holly Evans-Gill, 6.Euleena Maclachlan (c), 8.Miki Spano, 9.Marjolein Ceulen, 11.Lucy Sharman, 12.Erin Cameron, 17.Katie Sharkey, 18.Anna Crowley, 22.Zoe Newman (gk), 25.Jane Claxton, 26.Linzi Appleyard, 27.Gabriella Mitreska

Ins: 9.Marjolein Ceulen, 26.Linzi Appleyard

Outs: 10.Carly Hoffmann, 15.Brooke Peris


HC Melbourne Men’s team: 1.Craig Marais, 4.Liam Henderson, 5.Douglas Buckley, 6.Damon Steffens (c), 7.Nathan Ephraums, 8.Lachlan Steinfort, 9.Nathan Copey, 10.Brad Marais, 11.Cooper Burns, 12.Connar Otterbach, 13.Jayshaan Randhawa, 15.Josh Simmonds, 18.Johan Durst (gk), 20.Nye Roberts, 22.Ben White

Ins: 20.Nye Roberts

Outs: 2.Frazer Gerrard

Adelaide Fire Men’s team: 1.Kieran Govers, 2.Connor Richmond-Spouse, 3.Lucas Toonen, 4.Jack Holland, 6.Matthew Magann, 7.Peter Scott, 9.Fred Gray (c), 10.Lachlan Arneil, 11.Kyton Rayner, 12.Mitchell Dell, 14.Fraser Heigh, 16.Hugh Snowden, 17.Charl Ulrich, 21.Jed Snowden (gk), 25.Jethro Eustice

Ins: 3.Lucas Toonen, 11.Kyton Rayner, 12.Mitchell Dell

Outs: 8.Brodie Gleeson, 13.Alastair Oliver, 20.Chris Wells


Brisbane Blaze v NSW Pride

Saturday 14 October 2023

Queensland State Hockey Centre

Start Times: Women’s 6:30pm local (7:30pm AEDT), Men’s 8:00pm local (9:00pm AEDT),

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Umpires: Deborah O’Connell and Aleisha Neumann (Women’s), Aaron Gotting and Steve Rogers (Men’s)


Brisbane Blaze Women’s team: 1.Savannah Fitzpatrick, 2.Rosie Malone, 4.Claire Colwill, 5.Morgan Gallagher (c), 6.Hannah Cullum-Sanders, 7.Jodie Kenny, 8.Dayle Dolkens, 9.Casey Dolkens, 10.Madison Fitzpatrick, 11.Morgan Mathison, 12.Tatum Stewart, 13.Rebecca Greiner, 14.Steph Kershaw, 23.Ruby Harris, 88.Jordan Bliss (gk)

Ins: 13.Rebecca Greiner, 14.Steph Kershaw

Outs: 3.Kendra Fitzpatrick, 22.Britt Wilkinson

NSW Pride Women’s team: 1.Alice Arnott, 3.Jocelyn Bartram (gk), 7.Laura Reid, 8.Greta Hayes, 13.Sarah Johnston, 14.Makayla Jones, 16.Alana Kavanagh, 20.Kaitlin Nobbs, 23.Abby Wilson, 24.Maddison Smith, 25.Emma Spinks, 26.Grsace Stewart, 27.Kendelle Tait, 30.Mariah Williams (c), 32.Grace Young


Brisbane Blaze Men’s team: 2.Shane Kenny, 3.Corey Weyer, 5.Lucas Brown, 9.Jacob Anderson, 10.Cale Cramer, 11.Michael Francis, 12.Jake Whetton (c), 13.David Hubbard, 15.Jayden Atkinson, 16.Tim Howard, 17.Scott Boyde, 19.Luke Randle, 21.Max Harding, 24.Diarmid Chappell, 32.Mitchell Nicholson (gk)

Ins: 19.Luke Randle

Outs: 1.Will Mathison

NSW Pride Men’s team: 1.Lachlan Sharp, 2.Tom Craig, 5.Ash Thomas (gk), 7.Daine Richards, 8.Nathanael Stewart, 9.Nathan Czinner, 13.Blake Govers, 14.Dylan Martin, 15.Miles Davis, 19.Jack Hayes (c), 20.Ky Willott, 22.Flynn Ogilvie, 28.Sam Gray, 29.Tim Brand, 32.Callum Mackay


Canberra Chill v Tassie Tigers

Sunday 15 October 2023

National Hockey Centre, Canberra

Start Times: Men’s 2:00pm local (2:00pm AEDT), Women’s 3:30pm local (3:30pm AEDT)

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Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #CCHvTIG #HockeyOne

Umpires: Kristy Robertson and Emily Carroll (Women’s), Stirling Sharpe and Zeke Newman (Men’s)


Canberra Chill Women’s Team: 1.Mikayla Evans, 2.Katie Mullan, 5.Claudia Johnston, 6.Roisin Upton, 7.Naomi Evans, 8.Sarah Hawkshaw, 11.Tamsin Bunt, 14.Emily Robson, 16.Georgie Smithers, 17.Kaitlin Cotter, 21.Mikaela Patterson, 23.Kalindi Commerford (c), 25.Lauren Yee, 29.Madeline Dooley, 32.Rene Hunter (gk)

Ins: 14.Emily Robson, 29.Madeline Dooley

Outs: 9.Samantha Economos, 13.Edwina Bone,

Tassie Tigers Women’s team: 1.Sarah McCambridge (c), 2.Jemma Kenworthy, 3.Lucy Millington, 4.Maddison Brooks, 5.Taylor Brooks, 7.Jade Smith, 9.Emily Donovan, 11.Isabelle Sharman, 12.Louise Maddock, 13.Phillida Bridley, 15.Lucy Cooper, 16.Maddison Clark, 17.Kathryn Lane, 21.Lauren Canning, 23.Camila Vaughan (gk)

Ins: 1.Sarah McCambridge, 7.Jade Smith, 23.Camila Vaughan (gk)

Outs: 20.Beth Dobbie, 25.Evie Dalton (gk), 28.Pipi Martos


Canberra Chill Men’s Team: 2.Ben Staines, 4.Jaume Torras, 6.Connor Tuddenham, 8.Sean Baker, 9.Jamie Hawke, 10.Owen Chivers, 11.Garry Backhus, 12.Jake Staines, 15.Hayden Dillon (c), 17.Aiden Dooley, 22.Jay Macdonald, 24.Davis Atkin, 26.James Jewel, 32.Brendan Hill (gk), 33.Rupinder Pal Singh

Ins: –

Outs: –

Tassie Tigers Men’s team: 3.Alex Shaw, 4.Hayden Beltz (c), 6.Josh Brooks, 7.Josh Mardell, 8.Joseph Murphy, 9.Jeremy Edwards, 12.Sam McCulloch, 14.Jack Welch, 19.Tim Deavin, 20.Ehren Hazell, 25.Max Larkin (gk), 27.Gobindraj Gill, 28.Lachlan Rogers, 30.Alistair White, 32.Jeremy Hayward

Ins: 4.Hayden Beltz, 8.Joseph Murphy

Outs: 2.Tyler McDonald, 10.Ruben Hoey


Perth Thundersticks – BYE