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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…

India edges Canada in second test match

Thrilling Game 2 Sees Many Goals Scored by Both Teams

October 11, 2009

Game two of the 7 Test Super Series was a thriller, as both the Indian and Canadian teams created many scoring chances in a game that went right down to the last minute.  The first half would see each team tally three goals a piece, with fans only being required to wait until the fourth minute for the first as India’s Mohammed Amir Khan scored, silencing the hometown crowd.

Following India’s goal, Canada mounted a spell of sustained pressure that would lead to three successive penalty corners…

Indian skills impress crowd, wins game

Indian Skills Impress Crowd and Help to Win Close Battle

October 10, 2009

By Omar Rawji

An excited crowd assembled at the University of Victoria on Friday evening hoping to see a level of field hockey skill not often witnessed on Canadian soil, and they did not leave disappointed.  India showed flashes of brilliance during game one of the much anticipated 7 Test Super Series; with crisp passes and skilled stick work they dazzled the fans and won with a close 2-0 score.

Though the Indian players had flair, the match was not lopsided and Canada created many chances themselves…

Ken Pereira eager

Canadian captain Ken Pereira eager to start Test Series against India October 9, 2009

Ken Pereira has played international hockey for 15 years, accumulating 288 “Caps” and playing in top competitions such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He is back from Holland, where he plays in what is arguably the toughest club league in the world, and is eager to start the Series of seven matches against India.

Ken, what does India represent for an international hockey player like you?

When I started playing, everybody was talking about the rivalry between India and Pakistan…