In 2007 Jamie Dwyer won Men’s World Hockey player of the year while Mark Knowles was voted Men’s world young Hockey player; now the pair have been named in the 2009 World team.
In 2007 Jamie Dwyer won Men’s World Hockey player of the year while Mark Knowles was voted Men’s world young Hockey player; now the pair have been named in the 2009 World team. GRANT TREEBY

Rocky's world hockey superstars

HOCKEY: Rockhampton may be a small town but it is centre stage in world hockey.

Yesterday the 2009 All Star teams of World Hockey were named and Rockhampton greats Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles were in the line-up.

Both players have received star status with the Kookaburras and have been inspirational for the national team both as players and for their leadership.

For Central Queenslanders Dwyer and Knowles were the names to focus on, but the list contained no fewer than eight Australians.

This country’s lofty status in world hockey has been recognised with six players and both national coaches being selected in the men’s and women’s World Hockey 2009 All Star Teams.

The full list was three-time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer, Mark Knowles and Eddie Ockenden in the men’s team while Madonna Blyth, Toni Cronk and Casey Eastham were selected in the women’s outfit.

Despite only being back on the international coaching scene for 12 months, Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth was appointed as one of two coaches of the men’s side.

Hockeyroos coach Frank Murray was named as one of two coaches for the women’s team.



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