The Canterbury Cavaliers maintained their perfect record with two wins from two games following todays 3-1 result over the Central Mavericks in Round 3 of the Ford National Hockey League.
Tom Mouldey opened the scoring for Canterbury in the ninth minute, with neither side adding to the sheet until a flurry of goals in the final three minutes saw Sam Lane and Richard Bain net for the Cavaliers and Johnny Thorn with a consolation goal for Central.
Canterbury currently sit second on the table on eight points, although they have a game in hand following a Round 2 bye.
In other Mens results, North Harbour consolidated top spot on the table with a crushing 6-1 win against Midlands.
Robbie Capizzi scored his second hat-trick of the tournament, while Craig Jones scored a double and Cory Bennett added his sides sixth. Zac Woods scored the lone goal for Midlands from a penalty corner.
Auckland recorded their first win at the tournament after defeating hosts Northland 2-0, led by second half goals from Guy Borren and Jonty Keaney.
On the Womens draw, Auckland returned to winning ways with a 3-0 result over Northland thanks to goals from Anna Wetherall, Nicola McDonnell and Melissa Simpson.
North Harbour grabbed two points with a 3-1 shoot-out result against Midlands after the match was drawn 3-3 at fulltime.
Both sides went goal for goal with Ella Hyatt-Brown, Courtney Winterbottom and Stephanie Elliot scoring for Harbour while Natasha FitzSimons, Tarryn Davey and Kim Tanner netted for Midlands.
In the days final match, the Central Mysticks took a 3-0 shoot-out result over the Canterbury Cats after the two sides traded goals in the final 10 minutes to go into fulltime locked up at 1-1.
Round 4 kicks into full swing from 1:30pm tomorrow at the Whangarei ITM Hockey Centre.
The 2016 Ford National Hockey League is proudly supported by the Whangarei District Council and Trillian Trust.
FORD NHL ROUND 3 RESULTS - MEN
North Harbour 6: (Robbie Capizzi 3, Craig Jones 2, Cory Bennett)
Midlands 1: (Zac Woods)
Canterbury Cavaliers 3: (Tom Mouldey, Sam Lane, Richard Bain)
Central Mavericks 1: (Johnny Thorn)
Auckland 2: (Guy Borren, Jonty Keaney)
BYE: Capital Cobras
FORD NHL ROUND 3 RESULTS - WOMEN
Auckland 3: (Anna Wetherall, Nicola McDonnell, Melissa Simpson)
North Harbour 3: (Ella Hyatt-Brown, Courtney Winterbottom, Stephanie Elliot)
Midlands 3: (Natasha FitzSimons, Tarryn Davey, Kim Tanner)
North Harbour won shoot-out 3-1
Canterbury Cats 1: (Jenny Storey)
Central Mysticks 1: (Michaela Curtis)
Central won shoot-out 3-0