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Tupper given greater role with Canadian men

Tupper Takes on Greater Role With Team Canada

October 21, 2009

By Omar Rawji

 Photo: Neil Hodge

Scott Tupper, still just a “bright-eyed 22-year-old,” as described by Yvonne Zacharias of The Vancouver Sun, assumed captaincy of the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey team for games three to five of the 7 Test Super Series against India.  Although the assignment was temporary, since regular captain Ken Pereira was not present, it was an affirmation of Tupper’s growth as a player and as a leader on the team…

Field Hockey Canada Update

Field Hockey Canada Update

October 21, 2009

The 7 Test Super Series

I would like to extend a special “thank you” to all of the volunteers and sponsors who have been involved with the Test Series. I had the opportunity to watch two games over the past weekend and attended the Gala dinner, along with 400 hockey friends and alumni.  It was a wonderful night of celebrations and a great example of what FHC and the many partners can do together. The Gala included a silent and live auction, with the money raised being directed towards men’s junior programming…

Dinos upset first-place UBC in CIS

Dinos upset first-place UBC in CIS

October 11, 2009

The University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team celebrated the Thanksgiving weekend in style Sunday, handing the UBC Thunderbirds just their second loss of the season – and the Dinos’ first win over UBC since 2000 – by a 2-1 score at Hawkings Field.

For the second day in a row these teams faced off in winter temperatures and blowing snow. Saturday afternoon, the Dinos’ lack of offence was their downfall as they dropped the first game of this series 4-1…

Canada defeated 3-1 by India in Game 5

Many Positives to Take Out of Game 5 Loss

October 18, 2009

By Omar Rawji

Dave Jameson Celebrates

Photo: FHC / Neil Hodge

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Surrey, B.C., the largest crowd thus far in the 7 Test Super Series showed up for the fifth test match between Canada and India, and some 2,500 fans were treated to an exciting show.  The end result would be a 3-1 loss for Canada, bringing their record in the series to 0-4-1, however the Canadians knew they played better and deserved a win…

India takes down Canada 2-0 in Game 4

India takes down Canada 2-0 in Game 4

October 16, 2009

By Omar Rawji

Game 4 of the 7 Test Super Series between Canada and India featured two deliberate, patient teams. 

“Our energy started late.  We were flat,” was the explanation given by Alan Brahmst, Canada’s head coach.

The first 35 minutes was especially plodding as neither team was willing to take chances, choosing rather to sit back and wait for mistakes from the other side.  Aside from Canada’s three penalty corner opportunities in the half, their best chance came in the 15th minute on a strong run by Mark Pearson, who crossed a ball through that just missed Connor Grimes for the finish…

Canadians rally to tie India 4-4 in Surrey

Canadians rally to tie India 4-4 in Surrey

October 14, 2009

By Omar Rawji

Game 3 of the 7 Test Super Series couldn’t come quickly enough for Team Canada, as they left Victoria feeling that they deserved better than their 0-2 record would indicate.  The match started well, as Scott Tupper made an immediate impact in his first game back from Europe, scoring on the game’s first penalty corner, 2 minutes in.  Unfortunately, the 1-0 lead would evaporate quickly as Canada dug themselves an enormous hole, falling down 4-1 by the 45th minute…

Stairs named CIS athlete of the week

Guelph’s Brienne Stairs named CIS athlete of the week

October 7, 2009

From CP

University of Guelph field hockey player Brienne Stairs was named one of Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s athletes of the week this past Wednesday.

Stairs, a third-year bio-medical student from Kitchener, Ont., scored eight goals as the Gryphons won all three of their games last week.

She recently helped lead Team Ontario to a silver medal at the 2009 FHC National Championships this past July.

 

 

 

 

7 Test Super Series shifts to Surrey

Canada ready for Surrey phase of the 7 test Super Series

October 13, 2009

 Photo: Neil Hodge

After a weekend of quality hockey in Victoria, the Canadian and Indian teams have moved on to Surrey, British Columbia to
contest the final 5 matches of the Super Series in Tamawanis Park, in front of what will surely be a noisy crowd: 15,000 tickets have been sold and the facility is ready to deliver!

Canada feels confident that they are able to pull the series in their favour, with the next and third test on Wednesday being a critical juncture…

First Caps for Froese, Pereira

First Caps for Froese, Pereira

October 10, 2009

Adam Froese and Keegan Pereira both attained their first caps for Canada in game one of the 7 Test Super Series on Friday, and both players looked comfortable on the pitch.

“At the beginning, I was so nervous, but after a while, it got better,” said Pereira, who played about 35 minutes at the left wing position.  For him, the quickness of the international game was an adjustment.

“It was a lot faster than what I’m used to, but I thought it went well…