Barry Maister was steeped in hockey. His grandfather, Havilah Down, was a giant of New Zealand hockey for much of the 20th century - he was a representative player and umpire and was secretary of the national association from 1924-59. Barry's father, Gerald, was a test goalkeeper in the early 1950s. And Barry's two brothers, Selwyn and Chris, played alongside him in the New Zealand team.
Soon after leaving Christchurch Boys' High School, Barry made his international debut, against Australia at Christchurch's Addington Showgrounds in 1967, joining brother Selwyn, older by two years, in the side. Barry was a centre forward, Selwyn a centre half.Read more