Field Hockey Canada > Latest News

Latest News

Canada draws Belgium at CCII

Canada draws Belgium at Champions Challenge II

June 24, 2009

The Canadian women’s national field hockey team salvaged a 2-2 draw with Belgium Wednesday afternoon at the FIH Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia.  Jessalyn Walkey of Rockwood, Ontario and Diana Roemer of Mill Bay, British Columbia scored the goals for Canada.

 Photo: PAHF/ Alex Masters

“Today’s game was definitely a step in the right direction,” said head coach Louis Mendonca…

Canadian men defeated by South Africa

Canadian men defeated by South Africa in Test Match

June 23, 2009

The Canadian men’s national field hockey team lost to South Africa 1-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Elektrostal, Russia, in the second official test match in prelude to the Four-Nations Tournament scheduled to start on Wednesday.

The two teams last met at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, with a Canadian victory 5-3. But it was a very different Canadian outfit that lined up on Tuesday, with half the roster having played less than 10 international games, in a deliberate effort by Coach Alan Brahmst to widen the group preparing for the 2010 World Cup…

BC to send two men's teams to Sr Nationals

FHBC to send two teams to Senior Men’s Nationals

June 23, 2009

Field Hockey BC has confirmed two provincial teams will be sent to the FHC Senior Men’s National Championship in Calgary next month.  Tentative rosters have also been posted on the organization’s website available here.

The men’s championship will now feature Team Ontario, Team Alberta, as well as Team BC Blue and Team BC White.  Several of the athletes on the Ontario and BC teams are part of the national team program…

Canadian men defeat Russia in Test Match

Canadian men defeat Russia in Test Match

June 22, 2009

The Canadian men’s national field hockey team defeated Russia 3-2 on Monday afternoon in Elektrostal, Russia.  The game was an official test match sanctioned by the International Hockey Federation.

Vancouver, British Columbia native Scott Tupper scored two goals to secure the victory.  Mark Pearson, also of Vancouver, netted the other goal for the winning side.

Canada has sent a relatively young squad to Russia to compete in a Four Nation tournament with Russia, South Africa, and Bangladesh as part of their ongoing preparations for the 2010 World Cup…

Call for Nominations: Men's Trust Fund

Call for Nominations: Men’s Trust Fund

June 22, 2009

Pursuant to the approved Governance structure of June 3, 2001 and the bylaws of Field Hockey Canada the following position is subject to election by the FHC male membership.

   1 Trustee, elected for three years, term to expire in 2012  

Please note that only individuals who are members of FHC are eligible to be elected and can vote for this position.  The Trustees are elected by the Provincial Presidents representing men’s hockey and by the male members of the FHC Executive…

Champions Challenge II: Canada falls to India

Champions Challenge II: Canada falls to India

June 22, 2009

Despite a much stronger game than yesterday’s loss to Belarus, the Canadian women’s national field hockey team was defeated 8-1 by Team India on the second day of competition at the FIH Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia.

“We had a fantastic match against India.  We competed very well against one of the top teams here in the tournament,” said head coach Louis Mendonca.  “However, we gave up 6 goals in the last 16 minutes…

Belarus upsets Canada at CCII

Belarus upsets Canada at CCII

June 21, 2009

Team Belarus upset the Canadian women’s national field hockey team 3-1 Sunday afternoon on the opening day of the FIH Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia.  Katie Rushton of Victoria, British Columbia scored the lone goal for Canada in the 42nd minute.

Belarus opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game with Iryna Kazachok hitting the target from open play to shock their North American opponents.  Volha Shyntar scored twice for the winning side in the 19th and 50th minute…

Canadian men to depart for Russian Tour

Canadian men to depart for Russian Tour

June 16, 2009

Field Hockey Canada and men’s head coach Alan Brahmst officially announced today the athletes and staff who will represent Canada next week at a Four-Nation Tournament in Elektrostal, Russia.  The event will see a relatively young Canadian squad compete against the senior teams of Bangladesh, South Africa, and host Russia.

 Photo: PAHF / Stephenson
Westfield

Canada will be led by international veterans Rob Short of Victoria, British Columbia, and Wayne Fernandes of Mississauga, Ontario…

Schedule released for U16 Nationals

Schedule released for U16 Nationals

June 15, 2009

The 46-match schedule for the 2009 FHC U16 National Championships was officially released today eight weeks before the gold medal matches are to be played.  Both the men’s and women’s tournaments will take place at the two-pitch Iceland Fields venue in Mississauga, Ontario.

The nine-team women’s tournament and six-team men’s tournament will each begin on Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 AM (all times Eastern Standard) with BC White versus Alberta, and Saskatchewan versus BC Blue respectively…