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Canada narrows potential World Cup Squad

Canada narrows potential World Cup Squad to 23 athletes

November 9, 2009 

 Photo: PAHF / Yan Huckendubler

A busy October for the Canadian men’s national team concluded last weekend with back to back victories over the United States at their training facility on the University of British Columbia campus.  Throughout the month of October, Canada called upon 25 athletes to compete in both the 7 Test Super Series against India followed by the 4-match test series against the USA to broaden their experience and challenge a number of younger players…

UBC wins CIS Championship

UBC wins CIS Championship

November 9, 2009

The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds captured the 2009 CIS National Championship on Sunday afternoon with a 6-0 victory over Alberta Pandas.  The win gives UBC a record 12 McCrae Cup championships.

Canadian national team athlete Abigail Raye scored two goals on route to the victory.

Earlier in the day tournament hosts Victoria Vikes defeated the Guelph Gryphons 2-1 to claim the bronze medal.

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CIS Women's Championship Day 3

CIS Women’s Championship Day 3

November 8, 2009

The CIS/FHC National Championship continued on Saturday with Day 3 of the competition:

Game 8: Alberta Pandas defeated Victoria Vikes 2-1

Game 9: UBC Thunderbirds defeated Toronto Varsity Blues 4-1

Game 10: Alberta Pandas defeated Guelph Gryphons 2-1

Alberta will battle UBC in the championship game on Sunday at 1:00 pm PST.

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CIS Women's Championship Day 2

CIS Women’s Championship Day 2

November 7, 2009

The CIS/FHC National Championship continued on Friday with Day 2 of competition:

Game 5: UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes played to a 0-0 draw

Game 6: Toronto Varsity Blues defeated Alberta Pandas 2-1

Game 7: Victoria Vikes and Guelph Gryphons played to a 1-1 draw


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Toronto awarded 2015 Pan American Games

Toronto awarded 2015 Pan American Games

November 6, 2009


The City of Toronto has been awarded the right to host the 2015 Pan American Games.  The decision was announced Friday afternoon by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Field Hockey Canada President Mary Cicinelli and Field Hockey Ontario President Ann Doggett were both present at the Toronto bid headquarters for the announcement.

"Winning of the right to host the Pan Am games as a tremendous opportunity for field hockey," exclaimed Doggett…

CIS Women’s Championship Day 1

CIS Women’s Championship Day 1

November 6, 2009

The CIS Women’s Field Hockey Championship kicked off yesterday with some great matches being played by all teams in the tournament. The championship tournament will continue on until November 8th at the University of Victoria. The teams in the tournament include:

1. Guelph Gryphons (OUA champions)

2. UBC Thunderbirds (Canada West champions)

3. Victoria Vikes (second place Canada West)

4. Toronto Varsity Blues (OUA finalists)


Field Hockey athletes among torch bearers

Field Hockey athletes among torch bearers

November 4, 2009

The Canadian Olympic Committee and Vancouver Olympic Organizing
Committee have released the names of former Olympians and 2010 hopefuls
who will be participating in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay across
Canada.  Among the names are some familiar faces to the field hockey
community including a three-time Olympian, a pair of two-time
Olympians, and five other individuals who have represented the national
men’s or women’s field hockey team at previous Olympic Games:

Sharon Creelman represented Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988
Seoul Games, and 1992 Barcelona Games…

Thank you to India/USA Organizers

Thank you to the Organizers of the India and USA Series

November 3, 2009

To the organizers of the 7 Test Super Series and USA Test Series, thank you.  You worked hard to transform the facilities of Victoria, Surrey, and Vancouver into an international sport experience worthy of Canadian field hockey, and in the end you left us all with a respect for your dedicative, philanthropist, and hospitable spirit.

For twenty-four days, volunteers, staff, coaches, officials, and corporate sponsors worked together on the details, and let the spirit and passion of field hockey show through every play and outcome…

CIS Championship: Schedule and Pools

2009 CIS women’s field hockey championship: Seeding and schedule announced

November 1, 2009

From CIS

The same five teams will compete for the McCrae Cup for the second straight year when the University of Victoria hosts the 2009 CIS women’s field hockey championship, from Nov. 5-8.

The Guelph Gryphons, UBC Thunderbirds, Victoria Vikes, Toronto Varsity Blues and Alberta Pandas all return from last year’s tournament, also held at Victoria, when the hometown Vikes defeated Alberta 2-1 in the national final to tie UBC’s all-time record of 11 McCrae Cup triumphs, one more than Toronto…