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New FIH Rules of Hockey - Free Hit

New FIH Rules of Hockey – Free Hit

February 26, 2009

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the revised free hit rules because of the great interest in them.

The next Rules of Hockey will take affect from 1 May 2009 and the full set of rules will be published as soon as possible.
Field Hockey Canada encourages our member clubs, teams, and officials to begin experimenting with the new rules before they come into effect.

Please visit the FIH website to view the new free hit rules…

Canada upsets Argentina to advance to final

Canada upsets Argentina to advance to Pan Am Cup final

March 14, 2009

The Canadian men’s field hockey team upset top-ranked Argentina 4-3 in overtime Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile. Canada faces the United States on Sunday afternoon with the winner qualifying for the 2010 World Cup of Hockey.

Connor Grimes of Duncan, British Columbia scored the game winner 10 minutes into extra time.

Argentina led 3-2 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation when Surrey, British Columbia’s Gabbar Singh scored on a penalty corner to send the game to overtime…

Canada rallies against Chile for draw

Canada rallies against Chile for draw

March 9, 2009

Team Canada rallied from a deficit twice to draw the host Chileans 3-3 Sunday afternoon at the Men’s Pan American Cup in Santiago. Connor Grimes, Wayne Fernandes, and Rob Short scored the Canadian goals.
Chile got off to a quick start in the match featuring the two favourites from Pool B. Esteban Krainz and Gabriel Thiermann each scored within the first four minutes of the match on Canadian goalkeeper David Carter to take an early lead…

Tupper leads Canada past Mexico

Tupper leads Canada past Mexico

March 10, 2009

Scott Tupper scored a hat trick to lead the Canadian men’s field hockey team past Team Mexico 7-3 Tuesday afternoon in their final round robin game of the 2009 Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile. It was the Vancouver native’s second three goal performance of the tournament after accomplishing the feat last Saturday afternoon against Brazil.
The Canadian men finish in second place in Pool B with two wins and a draw. Chile finishes ahead of Canada on goal differential after a 9-0 victory over Brazil later in the day…

Field Hockey Alberta is hiring

Field Hockey Alberta is hiring

March 12, 2009

Field Hockey Alberta is seeking an individual for a full-time, permanent position completely responsible for HP field hockey in Alberta, field hockey coaching/administration experience is essential.

For more information please visit the Field Hockey Albera Website job details or contact Liz Allen
 

 

 

 

Canada Champions of the Americas!

Canada once again Champions of the Americas!

March 19, 2009

With 5 rookies, an untested goalkeeper and new coaching staff since the Beijing Games in August 2008, the Canadian Men’s field hockey team once again displayed its character traits: heart, determination and intelligence as it was crowned Champions of the Americas and the first team to qualify for the World Cup finals to be held in New Dehli, India in March 2010.

With a short preparation window and no funding or sponsorship, the staff: lead by former top international Alan Brahmst, assistant coach and former captain Peter Milkovich and manager and former international goalkeeper Hari Kant designed a 100 day plan that included a self funded 12 day training camp at the United States Olympic training centre in San Diego and a series of mini – camps in Vancouver and Victoria…

Canada defeats USA, qualifies for World Cup

Canada defeats USA, qualifies for World Cup

March 15, 2009

The Canadian men’s field hockey team defeated the United States 2-1 in overtime Sunday afternoon to win the 2009 Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile. The victory qualifies Canada for the 2010 World Cup of Hockey.
North Vancouver’s Paul Wettlaufer scored the game winning goal four minutes into extra time to send the Canadian men’s team to its first World Cup since 1998 where they finished in eighth-place. It was Wettlaufer’s first goal of the tournament…

Call for Officials for Outdoors 2009

Call for Officials for Outdoors 2009

March 6, 2009

Hope you have all had a good indoor season and are looking forward to getting outdoors again – even BC experienced more snow this year!

The Officials Committee wish to give officials applying for selection to the Seniors and Under 16 as much notice as possible, thus please see the timelines for applications and appointments below:

Applications due by Monday 23 March 2009
Appointments announced by Friday 3 April 2009

A memo & availability forms from the officials committee are available here

Thank you all once again for your dedication and support of hockey in Canada…

Canada defeats Ireland in final test match

Canada defeats Ireland in final test match

January 18, 2009

The Canadian national women’s field hockey team defeated Team Ireland 2-1 Sunday afternoon in Dublin. It was the final of a three-match official test series between the two sides.
Abigail Raye (Kelowna, BC) scored the game-winner in what was her first international goal put the Canadians up 2-1 with twelve minutes remaining in the game. Cailie O’Hara (Oakville, ON) scored the other Canadian goal shortly after Ireland’s Skipper McKean opened the game’s scoring in the 27th minute…