F.H.C._logo

Field Hockey Canada
WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM
1998












XVI Commonwealth Games
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 11-21, 1998



Commonwealth Games 1998
Check our special coverage !
Athletes
Sue ARMSTRONG, BC       Michelle BOWYER, AB
Lisa FAUST, BC       Sarah FORBES, NB
Aoibhinn GRIMES, BC       Ann HARADA, BC
Chris HUNTER, MB       Lauralee KOPECK, BC
Amy MacFARLANE, BC       Karen MacNEILL, AB
Carla SOMERVILLE, AB       Bobbi Jo STEADWARD, AB
Kristen TAUNTON, BC       Sue TINGLEY, NB
Julia WONG, BC       Jenny ZINKAN-McGRADE, BC

Staff
Head CoachDru MARSHALL
Assistant CoachDeb WHITTEN
Team ManagerKathryn DUFF












Training Tour in England
August 2-10, 1998

Schedule / Scores after Team List
Athletes
Sue ARMSTRONG, BC       Michelle BOWYER, AB
Lisa FAUST, BC       Sarah FORBES, NB
Aoibhinn GRIMES, BC       Ann HARADA, BC
Chris HUNTER, MB       Lauralee KOPECK, BC
Amy MacFARLANE, BC       Karen MacNEILL, AB
Carla SOMERVILLE, AB       Bobbi Jo STEADWARD, AB
Kristen TAUNTON, BC       Sue TINGLEY, NB
Julia WONG, BC       Jenny ZINKAN-McGRADE, BC

Staff
Head CoachDru MARSHALL
Assistant CoachDeb WHITTEN
Team ManagerTamara DURANTE
PhysiotherapistTija WESTBROOK


Time Tuesday August 4 ScoreGoal Scorers for Canada
15:30EnglandCanada
5 - 3
(detail)
Kristen Taunton (fg), Chris Hunter (fg, 43'),
Jenny Zinkan-McGrade (fg, 52')
Time Wednesday August 5 ScoreGoal Scorers
16:00EnglandCanada
2 - 1
Amy MacFarlane (fg, 3')
Time Friday August 7 ScoreGoal Scorers
12:00EnglandCanada
3 - 1
Sue Armstrong (fg, 27')
Time Monday August 10 ScoreGoal Scorers
???ScotlandCanada
3 - 0
(detail)

Tuesday August 4: England 5-3 Canada

Canada scored the 1st goal of the game on a "cracking" shot by Kristen Taunton (her first international goal!). Then England tied the game with a penalty stroke in the 15th minute of play (1-1). England went on to score a free play goal in the 25th minuute (1-2). Early in the second half (39th min), BJ Steadward was given a yellow card... England capitalized with a penalty corner goal (39th min, 1-3), but Canada rallied to score a shorthanded goal by Chris Hunter (free play, 43rd min, 2-3). Jenny Zinkan-McGrade scored the equalizer (also her first international goal!) in the 52nd min (3-3). England ended the stalemate by scoring two goals one and a half minute apart...

Coach Dru Marshall said after the game " We are happy with the effort, but this shows we still have some work ahead of us". Captain Lauralee Kopeck echoed her sentiments "We've created the best attact I've seen in years, unfortunately some defensive errors resulted in goals against us"

By Claire Middleton ("The Telegraph")

New names, new faces and old habits made for something of a drama at Milton Keynes yesterday as England's Commonwealth Games squad took their first steps on the road to Kuala Lumpur.

Team England - even hockey is no longer immune to marketing-speak - won thanks to some fine one-touch stuff up front, but were equally cavalier at the back, giving the Canadians more encouragement than they deserved.

Mandy Nicholls has taken the new-name business literally and changed hers to Nicholson. This put the English Hockey Association in a bit of a tizz for her shirts had to be altered, though thankfully she was persuaded out of going with Solskjaer. Fortunately, the replica kit business is not big in Milton Keynes and there are no reports of refunds being demanded by angry fans.

Nicholson had a good game, her first since shattering her right thumb and Tina Cullen, who fractured her jaw and also missed the World Cup, scored twice, giving credence to the belief that England might not have been so bad in Utrecht had she been able to go.

Yesterday, Canada took the lead when England's back division went missing, but a strange penalty stroke was awarded to Jane Sixsmith and converted by Denise Marston-Smith and then Cullen finished a neat one-two with Nicholson to put England in front.

Cullen struck again four minutes after the break and everything was looking good but with Karen Brown resting - this was her 150th England appearance - the Canadians scored twice to level at 3-3. However, two goals in a minute from Sixsmith and Jane Smith restored England's two-goal advantage. The sides meet again today and Friday.

England: C. Reid (Hightown), J. Bimson (Loughborough), K. Brown (Slough), M. Clewlow (Canterbury), K. Moore (Olton), L. Newcombe (Hightown), K. Bowden (Leicester), L. Wright (Olton), J. Smith (Slough), J. Sixsmith (Sutton Coldfield), T. Cullen (Hightown). Subs: F. Greenham (Olton), J. Empson (Canterbury), D. Marston-Smith (Clifton), M. Nicholson (Slough). Not used: K Roberts (Chelmsford).

Canada: Sarah Forbes, Lisa Faust, Amy MacFarlane, Chris Hunter, Sue Tingley, Kristen Taunton, Karen McNeill, Carla Somerville, Lauralee Kopek, Sue Armstrong, Bobbi Jo Steadward. Subs: Jenny Zinkan-McGrade, Aoibhinn Grimes, Julia Wong, Michelle Boyer. Not used: Ann Harada,.

Umpires: J Nockolds (England) & Janice McClintock (Canada).



Monday August 10: Scotland 3-0 Canada

After a relatively slow start, Canada got into the rhythm of the game with some good chances in the first 15 minutes. Scotland broke through for a penalty corner in the 24th minute; Sarah Forbes made a great first save, but unfortunately cleared back to the left top of the "D" to a Scottish player, who buried the rebound. Six minutes later, the Canadian defense was caught napping on a Sue Fraser cross into the "D"... At half time the score was 2 - 0.

In the second half, the Canadians came out and dominated the play, creating over 30 opportunities within the defensive 25 for Scotland, but were unfortunately unable to crack the tough Scottish defense. Scotland broke through with 10 minutes left in the game and created a penalty stroke, which was converted. Final score 3 -0. The team has learned many lessons and the trip was well worth the price!!










Series against USA
Vancouver, BC
June 24-28, 1998


All games played at Livingstone Park
Time Wednesday June 24 ScoreCanadian Goal Scorers
13:30CanadaUSA
2 - 2
(detail)
B.J. Steadward (pc), Deb Cuthbert (pc)

Thursday June 25

18:00CanadaUSA
4 - 1
(detail)
Aoibhinn Grimes (2', pc), Becky Price (5', fg),
Deb Cuthbert (42', pc), Becky Price (48', fg)

Saturday June 26

18:30CanadaUSA
4 - 1
(detail)
Chris Hunter (21', fg), Aoibhinn Grimes (27', pc),
Amy Macfarlane (51', fg) and (58', fg)

Sunday June 28

10:00CanadaUSA
2 - 1
(detail)
Lisa faust (21', pc), Karen McNeill (49', ps)


June 24 - Canada 2 - USA (U23) 2

Canada fielded a young team as well (not many of the regular starters) and outplayed the US (i.e. Canada had 97 opportunities below the 25 versus 33 for the U.S.). Kelly Rezansoff had an excellent run up the middle and put the ball wide. Becky Price deftly deked the U.S. goalie and then put the ball wide... Lots of missed chances like that...

The two Canadian goals were off penalty corners. One was a direct hit by B.J. Steadward that was deflected by a U.S. player and the other was a tip by Deb Cuthbert.


June 25 - Canada 4 - USA (U23) 1


                1st     2nd     Final

Canada           2       2       4

USA U23          0       1       1





1st Period

 2'  1-0  Canada, Aoibhinn Grimes, pc

 5'  2-0  Canada, Becky Price, fg





2nd Period

42'  3-0  Canada, Deb Cuthbert, pc

48'  4-0  Canada, Becky Price, fg

57'  4-1  USA, Carey Cloyd, fg

Canada came out flying, pressuring the Americans early causing a corner in only the second minute of play. Canada took advantage of the pc and Aoibhinn Grimes scored on the rebound from the initial shot. Becky Price blasted one past the goalie in the 5th minute to put Canada up 2-0.

Canada maintained tremendous pressure but were unable to capitalize again until the 42nd minute on a tip from a pc by Deb Cuthbert. They then struck quickly with another free play goal off the stick of Becky Price. The americans fought back and managed to slip one past the Canadian keeper in the 57th minute.

After the game the US coaches spoke very highly of the Canadian efforts and play. Coach Dru Marshall was very pleased with the "dynamite effort and exciting goal scoring".

Canadian line-up: Krista Thompson (gk), Ann Harada (gk), Anna Grimes, Kristen Taunton, Tia Thomson, Andrea Rushton, Sue Tingley, Aoibhinn Grimes, BJ Steadward, Deb Cuthbert, Kelly Rezansoff, Becky Price, Kristal Timmer, Jen Dowdeswell, Michelle Bowyer, Jenny Zinkan McGrade


June 27 - Canada 4 - USA 1


                1st     2nd     Final

Canada           2       2       4

USA              0       1       1





1st Period

21'  1-0  Canada, Chris Hunter, fg

27'  2-0  Canada, Aoibhinn Grimes, pc





2nd Period

51'  3-0  Canada, Amy MacFarlane, fg

58'  4-0  Canada, Amy MacFarlane, fg

59'  4-1  USA, pc

This third game saw a new group of canadian athletes take the field. The team had an unusually slow start but were able to score in the 21st minute on a cross from Amy McFarlane to a streaking Chris Hunter through the circle who managed to redirect the ball into an open goal. The Canadians then found some momentum and 6 minutes later were on the board again with a goal from Aoibhinn Grimes on a pc rebound.

The second half saw Canada pressing often and Amy MacFarlane found the back of the net on a free play shot in the 16th minute. Ten minutes later McFarlane once again scored after a scramble in front of the goal mouth. The US then came back to score on a pc in the 59th minute.

Canada is looking forward to the game tomorrow as it is their last test match before the Commonwealth Games team is named on July 10th.

Canadian line up: Sarah Forbes (gk), Krista Thompson (gk), Anna Grimes, Aoibhinn Grimes, Lauralee Kopeck, Carla Somerville, Lisa Faust, Cara Jay, Jen Van Dyk, Julia Wong, Lisa Eastman, Chris Hunter, Amy McFarlane, Becky Price, Sue Armstrong, Karen McNeill


June 27 - Canada 2 - USA 1


                1st     2nd     Final

Canada           1       1       2

USA              0       1       1





1st Period

21'  1-0  Canada, Lisa faust, pc

 



2nd Period

49'  2-0  Canada, Karen McNeill, ps

54'  2-1  USA, Karey Cloyd, pc

Canada completed the 4 game sweep with a hard fought 2-1 victory over the American squad.

Canada squandered some early chances and struggled a bit with the ball. Lisa Faust put Canada on the board first with a rocket to the top corner of the net on a penalty corner rebound in the 21st minute.

The second half saw Canada dominates the play and they were rewarded with a penalty stroke when Amy McFarlane was taken down hard by the USA goalkeeper in the 49th minute. Karen McNeill stepped up and put it past the keeper to increase the lead to 2-0. The USA once again replied with a short corner goal by Carey Cloyd in the 54th minute to cut the lead to one. Canada had a couple of great chances to put the ball away late in the match but failed to convert.

Coach Dru Marshall was only moderately pleased with the team's performance as they made a number of unforced errors but overall was satisfied with the results in the four friendlies and is encouraged by what she has seen from her squad.

Canadian line up: Sarah Forbes (gk), Krista Thompson (gk), Lisa Faust, Amy McFarlane, Chris Hunter, Sue Armstrong, Sue Tingley, Jen Van Dyk, Cara Jay, Karen Mcneill, Julia Wong, Tia Thomson, Lisa Eastman, Deb Cuthbert, BJ Steadward, Michelle Bowyer










Pre-Commonwealth Games Centralization
June 15 to July 10, 1998

The following athletes have been invited to centralize with the national team program from June 15 to July 10:

Athletes
Sue ARMSTRONG       Michelle BOWYER       Nicole COLACO
Deb CUTHBERT       Jennifer DOWDESWELL       Lisa EASTMAN
Lisa FAUST       Sarah FORBES       Ann HARADA
Chris HUNTER       Cara JAY       Anna GRIMES
Aoibhinn GRIMES       Laurelee KOPECK       Amy MacFARLANE
Karen MacNEILL       Becky PRICE       Kelly REZANSOFF
Andrea RUSHTON       Carla SOMERVILLE       Bobbi Jo STEADWARD
Kristen TAUNTON       Krista THOMPSON       Tia THOMSON
Kristal TIMMER       Sue TINGLEY       Jenn van DYK
Julia WONG       Jenny ZINKAN-McGRADE      

Staff
Head CoachDru MARSHALL
Goal-keeper CoachDeb WHITTEN
Visiting CoachesBeth ALI, Deb COVEY and Donita DEMELLO
Team ManagerKathryn DUFF and Tamara DURANTE
PhysiotherapistTija WESTBROOK
Sport PsychologistJohn DUNN

Practices will occur at Livingstone Fields in Vancouver.
Typically, 7 practices will be held per week at the following times:
  • Monday: 9-11 and 1-3
  • Tuesday: 9-11
  • Wednesday: 9-11
  • Thursday: 9-11
  • Friday: 9-11 and 1-3
In addition, games will be played on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8.










USA Four Nation Tournament
Springfield College, Springfield, MA
April 22-26, 1998

Schedule / Scores and Results Grid / Standings after Team List

Athletes
Sue ARMSTRONG       Michelle BOWYER
Lisa EASTMAN       Lisa FAUST
Sarah FORBES       Aoibhinn GRIMES
Chris HUNTER       Lauralee KOPECK
Amy MacFARLANE       Karen MacNEILL
Carla SOMERVILLE       Bobbi Jo STEADWARD
Kristen TAUNTON       Krista THOMPSON
Sue TINGLEY       Julia WONG

Staff
Head CoachDru MARSHALL
Goal-keeper CoachDeb WHITTEN
Team ManagerKathryn DUFF
PhysiotherapistTija WESTBROOK
Sport PsychologistJohn DUNN

The team arrives in Springfield on April 20 and will be staying at:
Harley Hotel, 1 Bright Meadow Blvd, ENTFIELD, CT 06082
Tel.: (860) 741-2211


Time Wednesday April 22 ScoreGoal Scorers
14:00USACanada
3 - 1
Sue Armstrong, 70' (pc)
16:00EnglandIndia
6 - 0

Thursday April 23
14:00CanadaEngland
0 - 4

16:00USAIndia
2 - 0

Friday April 24
Rest Day
Satursday April 25
17:00USAEngland
0 - 2

19:00IndiaCanada
0 - 3
Lauralee Kopeck (ps), Sue Armstrong (2 fg)
Sunday April 26
17:00
3rd-4th
CanadaIndia
0 - 0

19:00
Final
EnglandUSA
2 - 0


Scores
TeamCANENGINDUSA
Canada
X
0 - 4
3 - 0
1 - 3
England
4 - 0
X
6 - 0
2 - 0
India
0 - 3
0 - 6
X
0 - 2
USA
3 - 1
0 - 2
2 - 0
X

Standings
TeamPldWonTieLst ForAgtPts
England 3 3 0 0 12 0 9
USA 3 2 0 1 5 3 6
Canada 3 1 0 2 4 7 3
India 3 0 0 3 0 11 0















Athlete Assistance Program - Carded Athletes for 1998

Note: a "carded athlete" is a national level player
elligible for monthly fundings
from the Athlete Assistance Program
run by Sport Canada.

The following Women's Athletes have been carded for the period January 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998:
(Note: (C-1) denotes a first year "C" card)
Sue ARMSTRONG (C)       Michelle BOWYER (C-1)
Nicole COLACO (C)       Deb CUTHBERT (C-1)
Lisa EASTMAN (C)       Lisa FAUST (C)
Sarah FORBES (C)       Chris HUNTER (C)
Aoibhinn GRIMES (C-1)       Lauralee KOPECK (C)
Amy MacFARLANE (C)       Karen MacNEILL (C)
Carla SOMERVILLE (C)       Krista THOMPSON (C)
Sue TINGLEY (C)       Julia WONG (C)

Note: Dana ANDERSON has retired from international competitions
and has been replaced by Julia WONG on the list of Carded Athletes for 1998.



The following Women's Athletes have received an "R" for the period April 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998:
Anna GRIMES       Ann HARADA
Bobbi Jo STEADWARD       Kristen TAUNTON
Tia THOMSON       Jenny ZINKAN-McGRADE


F.H.C. Menu                       Top                       Women's Teams Menu