Accomplished Black Sticks defender and
McIndoe last played for
McIndoe, who was named Auckland Men's Player of the year, said that the time was right to call it a day on international hockey, though he would continue to play Auckland club hockey for Southern next year and would assess playing in the 2007 National Hockey League closer to the time.
ÔÇÿIt is the right time for me,' he said. ÔÇÿAt the beginning of 2006 I was hopeful of playing at the Commonwealth games and World Cup but due to other commitments I couldn't make myself available for either.'
ÔÇÿLooking forward I would need to be available for the next Olympic campaign through to
ÔÇÿThe team has also gone through a number of changes with players and coaches. I have had strong friendships with players retiring or moving on to new challenges. Change is good and refreshing for the team and I wish them all the best for
McIndoe said he had enjoyed being part of a team that developed into a competitive international side and had earned the respect of the top nations. Highlights were winning a Silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, playing at the 2004 Athens Olympics and Champions Trophy.
Black Sticks Men's
McIndoe (34) has played 111 games for