Canada’s men’s field hockey team is now officially less than six months away from competing in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the journey to Rio brings them back home to Vancouver for a block of training beginning next week.
Facing the United States is always a tough task. For the Canadian women’s field hockey team, coming off a lengthy winter break, taking on the world’s seventh best team and defending Pan Am gold medalist was a difficult but necessary way to start the year.
Women’s National Team forward Hannah Haughn made Canadian field hockey history Tuesday when she stepped onto the field in California becoming the youngest Canadian woman on record to reach 100 senior international games played for Canada.
In their first match since the 2015 Pan American Games last summer, the Canadian women’s field hockey team took to the field in Chula Vista, California Monday afternoon, dropping an 8-1 decision to the United States.