HockeyOne: Season defining match ups highlight Round 5 of JDH Hockey One League

The race for spots in the all-important top four is heating up as Round 5 of the JDH Hockey One League 2023 Season gets underway tomorrow night with HC Melbourne hosting Brisbane Blaze.

With teams securing five points for a win and goal difference proving a decisive factor, things can change rapidly. Eight points currently separate first to fifth on both the women’s and men’s standings with three rounds to go in the regular season.

Tomorrow night’s double header between HC Melbourne and Brisbane Blaze pits teams in the top four against each other, the winners set to have one foot in the door of the Finals Main Event.

The HC Melbourne and Brisbane Blaze women’s teams have made four changes each to their line ups for the clash, while the men’s teams – who both recorded impressive wins last weekend – are unchanged.

On Saturday, NSW Pride Men can all but sew up a top two spot if they can defeat a Tassie Tigers outfit looking to consolidate their position in the top four.

The Pride have been bolstered by the return of captain Jack Hayes and Kookaburras duo Ky Willott and Flynn Ogilvie for the ‘Pride in Pride’ themed fixture at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre.

The Tigers have included Alex Hogan-Jones and goalkeeper Magnus McCausland as they attempt to inflict the Pride’s first loss of the season.

NSW Pride Women have named 28 year old Estelle Hughes and also welcome back Hockeyroos duo Jocelyn Bartram and Mariah Williams for the match against the winless Tassie Tigers Women who have brought in Emily Donovan and Madison Clark.

The undefeated Perth Thundersticks Women have the chance to go a game clear on top with a win over Adelaide Fire at MATE Stadium on Sunday.

On the flipside, it is a must win for Adelaide Fire if they are to have any chance of featuring at finals time.

Then it is a mini elimination final of sorts for Adelaide Fire and Perth Thundersticks Men to end the round as both sides aim to lift themselves into finals contention.

Every match of the JDH Hockey One League 2023 Season is LIVE and free on 7plus.

Memberships and tickets for all matches are available now through Intix.

JDH Hockey One League 2023 Season – Round 5 Fixtures
HC Melbourne v Brisbane Blaze
Friday 3 November 2023
Melbourne Sports Centre – Parkville
Start Times: Women’s 6:30pm local (6:30pm AEDT), Men’s 8:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)
Tickets: Click here for ticketing details
Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #HCMvBBZ #HockeyOne
Umpires: Rhiannon Murrie and Nicola Brown (Women’s), Jim Unkles and Ben De Young (Men’s)

HC Melbourne Women’s team: 2.Aisling Utri (c), 3.Nicola Hammond, 4.Amy Lawton, 5.Krissy Bates, 7.Ciara Utri, 9.Carly James, 10.Rosario Villagra, 11.Joanne Peeters, 13.Megan Alakus, 14.Laura Barden, 15.Olivia Downes, 20.Zali Ward, 22.Charlotte Hodgson, 23.Samantha Snow, 27.Rachael Lynch (gk)
Ins: 13.Megan Alakus, 20.Zali Ward, 22.Charlotte Hodgson, 23.Samantha Snow
Outs: 6.Josie Lawton, 8.Jessie Dean, 12.Emily Hamilton-Smith, 25.Hannah Gravenall

Brisbane Blaze Women’s team: 1.Savannah Fitzpatrick, 2.Rosie Malone, 3.Kendra Fitzpatrick, 4.Claire Colwill, 5.Morgan Gallagher (c), 6.Hannah Cullum-Sanders, 9.Casey Dolkens, 10.Madison Fitzpatrick, 11.Morgan Mathison, 12.Tatum Stewart, 13.Rebecca Greiner, 14.Stephanie Kershaw, 15.Jade Reid, 22.Britt Wilkinson, 88.Jordan Bliss (gk)
Ins: 6.Hannah Cullum-Sanders, 10.Madison Fitzpatrick, 14.Stephanie Kershaw, 15.Jade Reid
Outs: 7.Jodie Kenny, 8.Dayle Dolkens, 23.Ruby Harris, 25.Kyra Livermore

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: –
Outs: –

Brisbane Blaze Men’s team: 2.Shane Kenny, 3.Corey Weyer, 5.Lucas Brown, 7.Liam Hart, 9.Jacob Anderson, 10.Cale Cramer, 11.Michael Francis, 12.Jake Whetton (c), 13.David Hubbard, 16.Tim Howard, 17.Scott Boyde, 19.Luke Randle, 21.Max Harding, 23.Daniel Beale, 32.Mitchell Nicholson (gk)
Ins: –
Outs: –

NSW Pride v Tassie Tigers
Saturday 4 November 2023
Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre
Start Times: Men’s 6:30pm local (6:30pm AEDT), Women’s 8:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)
Tickets: Click here for ticketing details
Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #NSWvTIG #HockeyOne
Umpires: Zeke Newman and Steve Rogers (Men’s), Michelle Farnill and Cassidy Gallagher (Women’s)

NSW Pride Men’s team: 2.Tom Craig, 5.Ash Thomas (gk), 7.Daine Richards, 8.Nathanael Stewart, 14.Dylan Martin, 15.Miles Davis, 16.Josh Gregory, 19.Jack Hayes, 20.Ky Willott, 22.Flynn Ogilvie, 23.Ryan Woolnough, 28.Sam Gray, 29.Tim Brand, 32.Callum Mackay, 34.Thomas Miotto
Ins: 19.Jack Hayes, 20.Ky Willott, 22.Flynn Ogilvie
Outs: 25.Tristan White, 33.Sam Mudford, 35.Rory Walker

Tassie Tigers Men’s team: 1.Magnus McCausland (gk), 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, 16.Alex Hogan-Jones, 19.Tim Deavin, 20.Ehren Hazell, 27.Gobindraj Gill, 30.Alistair White, 32.Jeremy Hayward
Ins: 1.Magnus McCausland (gk), 16.Alex Hogan-Jones
Outs: 3.Alex Shaw, 23.Henry Chambers (gk)

NSW Pride Women’s team: 1.Alice Arnott, 3.Jocelyn Bartram (gk), 7.Laura Reid, 8.Greta Hayes, 11.Estelle Hughes, 13.Sarah Johnston, 14.Makayla Jones, 16.Alana Kavanagh, 20.Kaitlin Nobbs, 24.Maddison Smith, 26.Grace Stewart, 27.Kendelle Tait, 30.Mariah Williams (c), 31.Abby Wilson, 32.Grace Young
Ins: 3.Jocelyn Bartram (gk), 11.Estelle Hughes, 30.Mariah Williams
Outs: 10.Chelsea Holmes, 12.Grace Jeffrey (gk), 15.Hannah Kable

Tassie Tigers Women’s team: 1.Sarah McCambridge (c), 3.Lucy Millington, 4.Maddison Brooks, 5.Taylor Brooks, 7.Jade Smith, 8.Emily Donovan, 12.Louise Maddock, 13.Phillida Bridley, 15.Lucy Cooper, 16.Madison Clark, 17.Kathryn Lane, 20.Beth Dobbie, 21.Lauren Canning, 25.Evelyn Dalton (gk), 29.Belen D’Esposito
Ins: 8.Emily Donovan, 16.Madison Clark
Outs: 11.Isabelle Sharman, 28.Pipi Martos

Adelaide Fire v Perth Thundersticks
Sunday 5 November 2023
MATE Stadium
Start Times: Women’s 1:00pm local (1:30pm AEDT), Men’s 2:30pm local (3:00pm AEDT)
Tickets: Click here for ticketing details
Broadcast: LIVE and free on 7plus #ADLvPTX #HockeyOne
Umpires: Iris Milham and Kristy Robertson (Women’s), Ben Hocking and Aleisha Neumann (Men’s)

Adelaide Fire Women’s team: 2.Brittany Wang, 3.Sherilyn Cass, 5.Holly Evans-Gill, 6.Euleena Maclachlan (c), 8.Miki Spano, 11.Lucy Sharman, 12.Erin Cameron, 13.Hattie Shand, 15.Brooke Peris, 17.Katie Sharkey, 18.Anna Crowley, 25.Jane Claxton, 26.Linzi Appleyard, 27.Gabriella Mitreska
Ins: 3.Sherilyn Cass, 22.Zoe Newman (gk), 27.Gabriella Mitreska
Outs: 4.Chloe Holland, 10.Carly Hoffmann, 21.Amy Hammond (gk)

Perth Thundersticks Women’s team: 1.Pippa Morgan, 3.Neasa Flynn, 4.Elyssa Melville, 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, 20.Karri Somerville
Ins: 4.Elyssa Melville
Outs: 19.Georgina Dowd

Adelaide Fire Men’s team: 1.Kieran Govers, 2.Connor Richmond-Spouse, 4.Jack Holland, 6.Matthew Magann, 7.Peter Scott, 9.Fred Gray (c), 10.Lachlan Arneil, 11.Kyton Rayner, 12.Mitchell Dell, 13.Alastair Oliver, 14.Fraser Heigh, 16.Hugh Snowden, 17.Charl Ulrich, 21.Jed Snowden (gk), 25.Jethro Eustice
Ins: 4.Jack Holland, 16.Hugh Snowden
Outs: 3.Lucas Toonen, 23.Hassan Singh

Perth Thundersticks Men’s team: 1.Matthew Bird, 3.Tim Geers, 4.Jake Harvie, 5.Tom Wickham, 6.Bryn De Bes, 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), 20.Frank Main, 26.James Collins
Ins: 6.Bryn De Bes, 20.Frank Main
Outs: 2.Will Battistessa, 25.Trent Mitton

Canberra Chill – BYE

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