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Canada improves to 11th in FIH Rankings

Canada improves to 11th in world field hockey rankings

May 22, 2009

The Canadian national men’s field hockey team have climbed two spots to reach 11th in the world according to the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) most recent world rankings released this past week.  The latest list comes after the conclusion of the Asia Cup which saw India and Japan drop in world-ranking points while Pakistan improved two-spots to sit in sixth place. 

It is the first time that the Canadian men have entered the top twelve since their top 10 ranking in 2000…

CAC: Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

CAC: Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

May 21, 2009

Young athletes have the challenge of not only fuelling for growth but for their activity as well. Improper fuelling can affect their energy levels, their growth and increase their risk of injuries.

This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month “Keeping Young Athletes Healthy”, lists some key areas, such as schedules and picky eaters, for parents to consider when reviewing their young athlete’s diet.

To read this article and access the Coaching Association of Canada’s sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit the site at: http://www…

Tickets on sale for FIH Champions Trophy

Tickets on sale for FIH Men’s Champions Trophy

May 20, 2009

Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 FIH Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia.  The competition takes place 28 November to 6 December and features the top six men’s hockey nations in the world.

The men’s Champions Trophy will follow the Women’s Champions Trophy which will be held in Sydney in July 2009.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.au .

The Canadian Men’s Team will be competing in the FIH Champions Challenge I in mid-December in Argentina while the Canadian women will travel to Russia in June for the FIH Champions Challenge II…

Sandison to T.O. at Champions Challenge I

Sandison to T.O. at Champions Challenge I

May 19, 2009

Derek Sandison, of Mississauga, Ontario, has been appointed by the International Hockey Federation as a Techncial Officer for the FIH Men’s Champions Challenge I to be played in Argentina from 6 – 13 December 2009.

The event features the 8 best nations in the world not competing in the 2009 Men’s Champions Trophy.  The recently crowed Pan American Champions from Canada will be among the entrants.

Sandison is a veteran official of international events…

Men's World Cup Squad Selection Camp

Men’s World Cup Squad Selection Camp

April 30, 2009 

Following last month’s successful campaign to win the Pan American Cup in Santiago and direct qualification to the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi, the Canadian Men’s Team is formally initiating it’s World Cup preparation.

Head Coach Alan Brahmst announced that the first project for the Champions of the Americas is a 4-day National Selection Camp scheduled for June 4 – 7 in Vancouver. Field Hockey Canada’s objective for this camp is to identify the World Cup squad of 28-30 athletes, who will form the core group of players participating in the preparation projects over the next 10 months…

Dinos field hockey to remain in CIS

Dinos field hockey to remain in CIS

May 1, 2009

Dinos Athletics has announced that field hockey will remain a varsity sport at the University of Calgary in 2009-10 after the establishment of an alternative funding model.

Funding cuts as the result of a program review and restructuring of the Athletics Department were announced on April 15, opening up the possibility that field hockey could be withdrawn from CIS competition prior to the fall of 2009.  Over the past two weeks, however, the field hockey community was able to work with Dinos Athletics to create a viable plan to fund the team through the 2009 varsity season…

Pacheco to coach Western Mustangs

Pacheco takes over as Western Mustangs head coach

May 7, 2009

Former junior national team athlete Jeff Pacheco has been named the new women’s field hockey coach for the Western Mustangs, taking over the reigns of women’s field hockey program from Brenyn Hodge who recently stepped down to focus on her family.

After serving as assistant with Hodge since 2006, Pacheco will look to build the women’s field hockey program at Western which has seen rapid improvement over the past three seasons…

H1N1 Virus Cancels India Series

H1N1 Virus Cancels India Series in Surrey

May 11, 2009

The exhibition and test matches featuring the Canadian women’s national
field hockey team versus Team India, which were to be played between
May 26th and June 4th in Surrey, British Columbia, have been canceled.
Ms Amrit Bose, Hon. Secretary General of the Indian Hockey
Confederation, informed FHC that the decision not to travel to Canada
was based on the advisement from her Department of Sports not to visit
the countries where swine flu cases have been found…

FHC Announces '09-'10 Women's Carding

FHC announces 2009-10 women’s carded athletes

7 May 2009

Field Hockey Canada announced on Thursday afternoon the names of the women who will be carded in 2009-10 under the Athlete Assistance Program.  These athletes qualify for financial assistance while they train with the women’s national squad.

Katie Baker – Argly Shore, PEI

Stephanie Jameson – Vancouver, BC

Stephanie Nesbitt – North Vancouver, BC

Azelia Liu – Scarborough, ON

Katie Rushton – Victoria, BC

Tiffany Michaluk – West Vancouver, BC

Thea Culley – Rossland, BC

Jessalyn Walkey – Rockwood, ON

Amanda Stone – Richmond, BC

Shannon Elmitt – West Vancouver, BC

Abigail Raye – Kelowna, BC

Anna Kozniuk – North Vancouver, BC

Ponnam Sandhu – Vancouver, BC

Tyla Flexman – Vancouver, BC

Diana Roemer – Mill Bay, BC

Miranda Mann – Duncan, BC

Caashia Karingten – Vancouver, BC

Danielle Hennig – Kelowna, BC

Natalie Wise – Surrey, BC

Samantha Smith – North Vancouver, BC

Stephanie Madsen – North Vancouver, BC

Brittany Bloutt – Manotick, ON

Kristine Wishart – Hamilton, ON

Paige Norris – Victoria, BC

Kim Scraper – West Vancouver, BC

Kyesia O’Neale – Mississauga, ON