The New Zealand men’s hockey team went within three minutes of elimination from the Commonwealth Games today.
The Black Sticks met Canada in their final pool match and needed just a draw to advance to the semi-finals.
But Canada took the game to the New Zealanders and with just three minutes remaining led 1-0.
To the relief of the New Zealanders, Hayden Shaw then converted a penalty corner with one of his specialty drag flicks to level the scores at 1-1.
New Zealand now meets world No 1 Australia in the semi-finals.