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Maori/All Stars Profiles 2021 - #6

Maori/All Stars Profiles 2021 - #6

Posted October 07, 2021

As part of the IHNZ 25th celebrations, an exhibition game is being held between a New Zealand  All Stars team and a New Zealand Maori team.
This match will showcase some of our most exciting talent in hockey and we look forward to introducing the members of these teams over the following days.
The Exhibition Game will be broadcast live on Sky Sport Next.

Ko Pūtauakī me Kaputerangi ngā maunga.
Ko Ōhinemataroa me Te Ōriini ngā awa.
Ko Mātaatua te waka.
Ko Ngāti Awa te iwi.
Ko Ngāti Hokopū me Ngāi Taiwhakaea ngā hapū.
Ko Te Hokowhitu a Tū ki Te Rāhui me Taiwhakaea ngā marae.

James Halliburton started Inline hockey in 1999 playing for the Canterbury Cyclones and multiple other South Island clubs. Spending 6 years as a Christchurch Sniper, James then played 3 years for the Renegades before joining the Wanganui Lightning Prems in 2020.

James has represented his region and country on multiple occasions. His highlights included playing in the New Zealand U21 and gaining selection to the 3 Māori teams.

James was a member of the inaugural NZ Māori team in 2015 and again in 2017.

Daniel Reason began playing Inline hockey when the sport began 25 years ago.

He started his career with the New Plymouth Ravens and has spent the latter part with Wellington Capital Penguins.

He has represented New Zealand internationally six times and has won six National Championships with the Capital Penguins.

Jaan Turia has played hockey from a young age and has been a club, region and National representative.

Jaans highlights include

  • National Premier club champions from 2015 to 2021
  • Participating at the IIHF Senior World championships in 2017

Jaan plays for the Capital Penguins club and was a member of the inaugural NZ Maori team in 2015 and again in 2017.

Tim McKay comes from the United Kingdom and played in the Pro Level British National Ice Hockey League.

Tim has also represented Great Britain at the World Championships in Inline Hockey.

Tim moved to New Zealand in 2018 and since then has been a regular fixture in both the NZ Ice and Inline leagues and has been consistently one of the top points scorers.

Tim currently plays for the Orcas.

Anthony Taylor says “I’ve always played for the Mighty Ravens and for over 20 years now. It’s always great seeing friends I’ve played with over the years in various rep teams from all over New Zealand.”

Anthony loves the sport of Inline Hockey and is a proud player and supporter of the Ravens club.

Keep an eye out for the rest of the team members over the following weeks!