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Black Sticks Defeat Korea

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Watched my first game of Hockey tonight, the Kiwi men's team (the Black Sticks) vs. the Korean team. It was nail-biting stuff during the first half of the game, with Korea leading 1-0, courtesy of a penalty corner early in the game. Thankfully a friend told me a few things about the game in general, and some rules, so I wasn't completely ignorant to what was happening.



In the second half, 28 year old Hayden Shaw pulled off a hatrick, leaving the Koreans mourning after a 3-1 defeat dealt to them by the team from down under. As far as I know, this game was heat 4, a qualifying match for the semi-finals. Go the Blacksticks!

Huh, check this out, they were playing a game pretty similar to hockey 4,000 odd years ago in Egypt. Click here for some more ancient pictures of (naked) guys playing versions of games that we still play today.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You didn't know how hockeys rules? How doesn't that surprise me- I guess the easiest way to describe it would be "It's like soccer on a stick"... that should actually be their campaign to make it more popular in some countries...
Good to see you enjoying the games. I've been loving the Volleyball especially- gotta love both versions of the game,
Nathan

4:43 pm, August 12, 2008 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Heheh, yeah, true, it is like soccer on a stick. Haven't watched any volleyball yet... Is this Nathan Sinclair?

4:51 pm, August 12, 2008 
Blogger Livi said...

Hockey is so cool!

7:19 pm, August 12, 2008 
Blogger Isabella Clinton said...

I agree with Livi, but then in someways I don't.
Isabella

5:08 pm, August 13, 2008 

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