Old Collegians well represented in Ford National Hockey League
Monday, 26 September 2017

The 2017 Ford National Hockey League took place at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington from the 16th to the 24th of September.   A record thirteen Old Collegians played or coached in the league, with eight of those in the Auckland men’s team.

In the women’s division, Old Collegians Tyler Lench (Taylor, 2014-15) and Tayla White (Taylor, 2014) played for Northland and Auckland respectively.

The Auckland men’s team came second in the competition with the following Old Collegians playing:

  • Marcus Child (Greenbank, 2004-08)
  • Simon Child – Assistant Coach, Auckland (Greenbank, 2003-05)
  • Matt Dunn (Selwyn, 2006-09)
  • Cameron Gibbons (Averill, 2008-12)
  • Kim Kingstone (Greenbank, 2008-12)
  • Devon Manchester (Greenbank, 2003-07)
  • Jared Panchia (Greenbank, 2010-11)
  • Ben Radovonich (Selwyn, 2011)
  • Michael Ritchie (Greenbank, 2009-11)


Max Ruffell (Greenbank, 2011-15) played for Capital and Xavier Guy (Selwyn, 2015-16) played for North Harbour, who placed first in the men’s competition.

The KCOCA commends all our Old Collegian hockey players on their achievements in the competition.

Read more about the Ford NHL at the Hockey New Zealand website.