The Canterbury Cavaliers men's hockey team that contests the Hockey New Zealand National Hockey League annually is a regional team that represents the Canterbury region as defined by Hockey New Zealand. This means that the team is selected from the best eligible players in the five provincial associations within the greater Canterbury region - Canterbury, Malvern, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast.
In pursuit of the National Hockey League title, and in accordance with Hockey New Zealand regulations for the National Hockey League, the team may also include up to six guest players from other parts of the country not selected for their 'home' provinces. The six guest players may include up to two international guest players.
In selecting the team the primary focus is to achieve a national title, and in doing so provide the best opportunity for Cavaliers' players to obtain national honours.
2013 Canterbury Cavaliers Information
2013 National Hockey League Information
The Canterbury Cavaliers team will compete at the Hockey New Zealand 2013 National Hockey League Tournament being held in North Harbour from 17 August to 25 August (inclusive). In addition to the tournament, matches will also be held on the Saturday 10th August in Timaru and Sunday 11th August in Christchurch at Marist Park.
2013 Trial & Selection Process
The trial and selection used in the selection and naming of players for the Canterbury Cavaliers team for 2013 can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link below:
2013 Canterbury Cavaliers Trial Process Overview
2013 Management Group