The former All Blacks captain and Black Sticks player have tied the knot.
Coach Mark Hager has called on a wealth of experience for his new women's side.
The Black Sticks have blitzed Malaysia 5-2 to win the series with a match to play
New Zealand has won the second Test in their five-match women's hockey series against Malaysia in Stratford.
A host of debutants have propelled the Black Sticks to a dominant win over Malaysia.
Vancouver Canucks player Philip Larsen had to be stretchered off the ice after the defenceman was brutally knocked out by New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall.
Hockey Australia has confirmed the new head coaches for the Australian national hockey teams with Colin Batch taking over the Kookaburras and Paul Gaudoin the Hockeyroos.
Colin Batch has quit his role as Men's Black Sticks coach and will take up a coaching role at Australian hockey according to good friend Ernie Merrick.
New Zealand are taking positives from a four-nations men's hockey tournament in Melbourne despite crashing to a 3-1 loss to Australia.
Winning is normally the main aim in sport - but for the Calgary Hitmen, getting teddy bears on the ice was the main priority.
A revamped New Zealand have struggled with their finishing in an opening 1-1 draw with Malaysia at a four nations men's hockey tournament in Melbourne.
There’s a new city on the NHL landscape, Las Vegas.
The Black Sticks have completed an unlikely women's hockey trans-Tasman series win with a 3-2 win over Australia in Auckland on Sunday.
The Black Sticks have battled to their first home win over Australia in nearly 50 years with a 2-1 victory in the third and final trans-Tasman men's hockey in Auckland.
New Zealand have levelled the three-Test trans-Tasman women's hockey series with an emphatic 2-0 win over Australia in Auckland.
Australia were clinical in notching their second men's trans-Tasman hockey win over New Zealand, two second-quarter goals enough to set up a 2-1 victory in Auckland.
Both men's and women's Black Sticks have gone down in their trans-Tasman matches against Australia in Auckland.
Black Sticks women's coach Mark Hager has included two uncapped players to face Australia in the inaugural Trans-Tasman Trophy hockey series.
Black Sticks defender Bradley Shaw has retired from international hockey following a career spanning more than a decade.