Round 4 to provide glimpse at emerging stars

A multitude of team changes across the JDH Hockey One League in Round 4 brings an added layer of intrigue as the 2023 season reaches the halfway point.

Every team has at least two changes to their line ups for this weekend as the inclusion of some of Australia’s best up and coming talent is set to light up pitches across the country.

Round 4 starts tomorrow night with Brisbane Blaze hosting the Tassie Tigers at the Queensland State Hockey Centre.

Coming off the bye and expecting another carnival atmosphere for their second home fixture, Brisbane Blaze’s women’s and men’s teams will be aiming to climb the ladder against Tassie Tigers teams who have had contrasting fortunes.

The Tassie Tigers Men’s team currently sit second, while the Women’s team is still searching for their first points of the season.

On Saturday attention turns to the national capital when Canberra Chill welcome NSW Pride.

Mikayla Evans and Sarah White have been added to the Chill Women’s team, while the Pride also have two notable inclusions with Hockeyroos duo Kaitlin Nobbs and Grace Stewart returning after missing last weekend’s shootout loss to HC Melbourne.

Canberra Chill’s Indian superstar Rupinder Pal Singh hit the scoreboard for the first time last weekend and he will be looking for more of the same against a NSW Pride Men’s team that notched up a record 11 goals last weekend.

The NSW Pride Men’s team has a markedly different look this Saturday though with six changes. Ryan Woolnough will make his debut, while veteran Tristan White comes back for his first Hockey One League match since lifting the trophy with the Pride in 2019.

Hockeyroos defender Karri Somerville will make her first appearance of the season for the Perth Thundersticks in their top of the table showdown against HC Melbourne on Sunday. Somerville will team up with fellow Hockeyroo Penny Squibb in the heart of the Thundersticks defence as both teams look to remain undefeated.

HC Melbourne Men have been impacted by the Burras’ participation in the Sultan of Johor Cup with four changes to their team to take on the Thundersticks. However, they have more than capable additions in the shape of Nathan Copey, Jayshaan Randhawa, Eden Davis and Nicholas Fitzgerald.

The Thundersticks’ attacking potency has been bolstered with the return of Round 1 hat-trick hero James Day and former Kookaburra sharpshooter Trent Mitton.


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JDH Hockey One League 2023 Season – Round 4 Fixtures

Brisbane Blaze v Tassie Tigers
Friday 27 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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Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #BBZvTIG #HockeyOne
Umpires: Aleisha Neumann and Deborah O’Connell (Women’s), Ben De Young and Aaron Gotting (Men’s)

Brisbane Blaze Women’s team: 1.Savannah Fitzpatrick, 2.Rosie Malone, 3.Kendra Fitzpatrick, 4.Claire Colwill, 5.Morgan Gallagher (c), 7.Jodie Kenny, 8.Dayle Dolkens, 9.Casey Dolkens, 11.Morgan Mathison, 12.Tatum Stewart, 13.Rebecca Greiner, 22.Britt Wilkinson, 23.Ruby Harris, 25.Kyra Livermore, 88.Jordan Bliss (gk)
Ins: 3.Kendra Fitzpatrick, 22.Britt Wilkinson, 25.Kyra Livermore
Outs: 6.Hannah Cullum-Sanders, 10.Madison Fitzpatrick, 14.Steph Kershaw

Tassie Tigers Women’s team: 1.Sarah McCambridge (c), 3.Lucy Millington, 4.Maddison Brooks, 5.Taylor Brooks, 7.Jade Smith, 11.Isabelle Sharman, 12.Louise Maddock, 13.Phillida Bridley, 15.Lucy Cooper, 17.Kathryn Lane, 20.Beth Dobbie, 21.Lauren Canning, 25.Evelyn Dalton (gk), 28.Pipi Martos, 29.Belen D’Esposito
Ins: 11.Isabelle Sharman, 28.Pipi Martos
Outs: 9.Emily Donovan, 16.Maddison Clark

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, 23.Daniel Beale, 32.Mitchell Nicholson (gk)
Ins: 10.Cale Cramer, 23.Daniel Beale
Outs: 1.Will Mathison, 24.Diarmid Chappell

Tassie Tigers Men’s team: 3.Alex Shaw, 4.Hayden Beltz (c), 5.Ewan Vickery, 6.Josh Brooks, 7.Josh Mardell, 8.Joseph Murphy, 9.Jeremy Edwards, 12.Sam McCulloch, 14.Jack Welch, 19.Tim Deavin, 20.Ehren Hazell, 23.Henry Chambers (gk), 27.Gobindraj Gill, 30.Alistair White, 32.Jeremy Hayward
Ins: 5.Ewan Vickery, 23.Henry Chambers (gk)
Outs: 25.Max Larkin (gk), 28.Lachlan Rogers

Canberra Chill v NSW Pride
Saturday 28 October 2023
National Hockey Centre
Start Times: Women’s 3:00pm local (3:00pm AEDT), Men’s 4:30pm local (4:30pm AEDT)
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Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #CCHvNSW #HockeyOne
Umpires: Kristy Robertson and Emily Carroll (Women’s), Zeke Newman and Ben Hocking (Men’s)

Canberra Chill Women’s team: 1.Mikayla Evans, 2.Katie Mullan, 6.Roisin Upton, 7.Naomi Evans (c), 8.Sarah Hawkshaw, 11.Tamsin Bunt, 13.Edwina Bone, 16.Georgie Smithers, 17.Kaitlin Cotter, 18.Olivia Martin, 21.Mikaela Patterson, 23.Kalindi Commerford, 24.Sarah White, 25.Lauren Yee, 31.Sarah Steinhardt (gk)
Ins: 1.Mikayla Evans, 24.Sarah White
Outs: 5.Claudia Johnston, 28.Catriona Bailey-Price

NSW Pride Women’s team: 1.Alice Arnott, 7.Laura Reid, 8.Greta Hayes, 10.Chelsea Holmes, 12.Grace Jeffrey (gk), 13.Sarah Johnston, 14.Makayla Jones, 15.Hannah Kable, 16.Alana Kavanagh, 20.Kaitlin Nobbs, 24.Maddison Smith (c), 26.Grace Stewart, 27.Kendelle Tait, 31.Abby Wilson, 32.Grace Young
Ins: 20.Kaitlin Nobbs, 26.Grace Stewart
Outs: 25.Emma Spinks, 30.Mariah Williams

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, 14.Koby Johnstone, 15.Hayden Dillon (c), 17.Aiden Dooley, 22.Jay Macdonald, 24.Davis Atkin, 27.Max Robson (gk), 33.Rupinder Pal Singh
Ins: 14.Koby Johnstone, 17.Aiden Dooley
Outs: 5.Jesse Absolom, 26.James Jewel

NSW Pride Men’s team: 2.Tom Craig (c), 5.Ash Thomas (gk), 7.Daine Richards, 8.Nathanael Stewart, 14.Dylan Martin, 15.Miles Davis, 18.Toby Mallon, 23.Ryan Woolnough, 25.Tristan White, 28.Sam Gray, 29.Tim Brand, 32.Callum Mackay, 33.Sam Mudford, 34.Thomas Miotto, 35.Rory Walker
Ins: 18.Toby Mallon, 23.Ryan Woolnough, 25.Tristan White, 33.Sam Mudford, 34.Thomas Miotto, 35.Rory Walker
Outs: 1.Lachlan Sharp, 9.Nathan Czinner, 13.Blake Govers, 19.Jack Hayes, 20.Ky Willott, 22.Flynn Ogilvie

Perth Thundersticks v HC Melbourne
Sunday 29 October 2023
Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University
Start Times: Women’s 1:30pm local (4:30pm AEDT), Men’s 3:00pm local (6:00pm AEDT)
Tickets: Click here for ticketing details
Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #PTXvHCM #HockeyOne
Umpires: Nicola Brown and Cassidy Gallagher (Women’s), Daniel Johnston and Jordan Moore (Men’s)

Perth Thundersticks Women’s team: 1.Pippa Morgan, 3.Neasa Flynn, 6.Sarah Byrnes, 7.Penny Squibb, 8.Georgia Wilson, 9.Shanea Tonkin, 10.Jesse Reid, 11.Rachel Frusher (c), 12.Liné Malan, 13.Lexie Pickering, 14.Elizabeth Duguid (gk), 17.Annie Gibbs, 18.Renee Rockliff, 19.Georgina Dowd, 20.Karri Somerville
Ins: 13.Lexie Pickering, 20.Karri Somerville
Outs: 15.Belle Ramshaw, 24.Britney DeSilva

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 Deans, 9.Carly James, 10.Rosario Villagra, 11.Joanne Peeters, 12.Emily Hamilton-Smith, 14.Laura Barden, 15.Olivia Downes, 25.Hannah Gravenall (c), 27.Rachael Lynch (gk)
Ins: 8.Jessie Deans, 12.Emily Hamilton-Smith
Outs: 13.Megan Alakus, 23.Samantha Snow

Perth Thundersticks Men’s team: 1.Matthew Bird, 2.Will Battistessa, 3.Tim Geers, 4.Jake Harvie, 5.Tom Wickham, 9.James Day, 11.Tom Harvie, 12.Alistair Murray, 13.Brayden King, 14.Matthew Willis, 15.Liam Flynn, 17.Aran Zalewski (c), 18.Ben Rennie (gk), 25.Trent Mitton, 26.James Collins
Ins: 9.James Day, 25.Trent Mitton
Outs: 16.Brodee Foster, 23.Cambell Geddes

HC Melbourne Men’s team: 5.Douglas Buckley, 6.Damon Steffens (c), 7.Nathan Ephraums, 8.Lachlan Steinfort, 9.Nathan Copey,10.Brad Marais, 12.Connar Otterbach, 13.Jayshaan Randhawa, 14.James Knee, 15.Josh Simmonds, 18.Johan Durst (gk), 19.Jordan Rees, 22.Ben White, 26.Eden Davis, 29.Nicholas Fitzgerald
Ins: 9.Nathan Copey, 13.Jayshaan Randhawa, 26.Eden Davis, 29.Nicholas Fitzgerald
Outs: 1.Craig Marais, 4.Liam Henderson, 11.Cooper Burns, 20.Nye Roberts

Adelaide Fire – BYE