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International hockey returns to Victoria

International High Performance Field Hockey Returns to Victoria

September 17, 2009

From Ian Batey

Victoria will once again play host to high caliber international field hockey when the Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team undertakes a series of important test matches against the national men’s field hockey team from India.  The matches will be held at the Vikes Field Hockey Turf at the University of Victoria on Friday, October 09 (7:00 pm start) and Sunday, October 11 (3:30 pm start)…

FHBC names Pan Am Youth Training Squads

FHBC announces Pan Am Youth Training Squads

September 16, 2009

Field Hockey BC has released the names of the players who have been selected to the training squads for the 2010 Men’s and Women’s Youth Pan American Cups to be held respectively in Mexico and Uruguay.

The Province was rewarded the right to organize the teams who will represent Canada at the events by winning the 2009 U16 National Championships.  The Pan Am events serve as the continental qualifiers for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games…

Game for The Cure Raises $30,000

Game for The Cure Raises in Excess of $30,000

September 15, 2009

The Game for The Cure exceeded all expectations by raising in excess of $30,000 in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. The Game featured Team Canada versus the UBC Tournament All stars.  The Game, played in spectacular weather at UBC’s Wright field, featured an emotional head shaving of two players, Samantha Smith and Tyla Flexman at the conclusion of the game.

“We felt if we would go ahead and do this, it would raise the stakes and add fire to the fundraising efforts” said an emotional Flexman immediately following her haircut in front of an estimated two hundred family and firends…

FHC announces sites of 2010 Nationals

FHC announces sites of 2010 National Championships

September 14, 2009

Vikes Field – Victoria, British Columbia

Field Hockey Canada today announced the hosts of the 2010 Field Hockey National Championships.  Victoria, British Columbia, Mississauga, Ontario, and Winnipeg, Manitoba were each selected to host the country’s best field hockey talent next year in both indoor and outdoor hockey.

Victoria, British Columbia will be home to the flagship senior men’s and women’s outdoor field hockey tournaments over the Canada Day long weekend…

Canada to host India for Test Super Series

Canada to host India for Seven Test Super Series

September 11, 2009

Field Hockey Canada (FHC) announced the hosting of the Seven Test Super Series against the Men’s National Team of India, to be played between October 9 and 24 in Victoria and Surrey, British Columbia.

Photo: Yan Huckendubler

The Indian team has a special place in the field hockey world, with an unmatched number of Olympic and World Cup medals. Matches involving the Indian team are always eagerly awaited by the fans around the world, and the next World Cup organized in Delhi in March 2010 will be a spectacular competition played in front of large crowds…

FIH: Ali Lee gets the ball rolling in Canada

FIH: Ali Lee gets the ball rolling in Canada

September 10, 2009

From the WorldHockey Youth website

In late August I was given the opportunity to meet a current FIH Youth Panel member, Nina Niedermeyer. As a member of the panel, Nina was here in Victoria during the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier back in May 2008. There she gave a presentation outlining her projects back in Germany including the organization of a youth indoor field hockey tournament. What Nina accomplished, with the support of FIH, was truly inspirational and heart warming…

Gryphons look forward to artificial turf

Field hockey Gryphons look forward to artificial turf

September 10, 2009

From Rob Massey of the Guelph Mercury

One more year and the Guelph Gryphons women’s field hockey team will actually get to play a real home game.

“Next fall, we should be having home games and that’ll be the first time in 12 years,” Gryphon head coach Michelle Turley said.

The U of G is to have artificial turf installed on its multi-purpose field in time for the 2010 season.

“It’s difficult playing on all the various surfaces,” Turley said…

Flexman, Smith to shave heads after Game

Flexman and Smith to Shave Heads at Game for The Cure

September 10, 2009

Tyla Flexman and Samantha Smith are taking The Game for The Cure seriously. Very seriously. Both National Team players will be donating their locks post game at The Game for the Cure part of Field Hockey for The Cure Game September 13th at Wright Field UBC.

"Six months ago, I never would have even considered this", says Flexman a Vancouver native and UBC Alumni. "It just seemed like a powerful statement to show solidarity for all patients affected by cancer"…

Poland off to strong start in NCAA

Poland off to strong start in NCAA

September 9, 2009

From Canwest News Service

Cowichan field hockey product Crystal Poland is off to a terrific start in her collegiate career.

The Crofton native and graduate of Cowichan Secondary School now attending Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., was named Co-Rookie of the Week in the Colonial Athletic Association after scoring two goals — including the game-tying effort — in the Northeastern Huskies 3-2 double overtime win at California on Sunday…