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Canada looks sharp in loss to Kookaburras

Canada Looks Sharp in Loss to Kookaburras

August 6, 2009

Canada came close in the first of two test matches against the world’s second ranked team, the Kookaburras, losing 2-1.  The winning goal was scored on a penalty corner opportunity with only five minutes remaining.

The first half was evenly played, with Canada improving their defensive play and managing Australia’s pressure very well.  And on the attack, the team was a more organized unit, starting from the back end through to the forwards…

Australia A best Canada in test match

Canada Lacks Swagger in Match Against Australia A

August 4, 2009

After losing to Australia A – a team made up of the Kookaburras future stars and back-up players – twice in the 3 Nations Tournament by scores of 4-0 and 4-1, Canada’s Men were looking to prove themselves in their third battle.  Once again, Canada started strong, but a quick three goals by Australia, beginning in the eighth minute, would be too daunting as Canada had only scored one goal against the team in 2 matches thus far…

Feedback Requested: 2009 U16s

Feedback Requested: 2009 U16 National Championships

August 3, 2009

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Playoffs begin in Mississauga

Playoffs begin in Mississauga

August 2, 2009

The playoff portion of the 2009 FHC U16 National Championships from Mississauga, Ontario begin today.  In the women’s quarter-finals Alberta faces BC U14 Blue while BC White battles Ontario White.  Ontario Red and BC Blue both receive byes into the semi-finals based on their round-robin standing.

In other matches Saskatchewan will face BC U14 White in an exhibition contest.  Later in the day BC U14 White will then face Ontario U14 in the 7th-place classification match…

Canada drops final tournament match

Canada Ends Tournament Phase with a Fizzle

August 2, 2009

Playing for a third place finish in the 3 Nations Series, Canada lost 4-1 against Australia A.  Their lone goal came at the 58th minute.  With the team already down 3-0, Mark Pearson took a tough pass at the top of the opposition’s D and drove the ball inside, forcing a foot-foul.  On the ensuing penalty corner, Wayne Fernandes shot the ball straight in scoring his second goal of the tournament. 

Although game play was quite even, Australia proved to be more opportunistic as Jason Wilson scored the team’s first and last goals off a penalty corner and a stroke, respectively…

Feedback Requested: 2009 Senior Nationals

Feedback Requested: 2009 Senior National Championships

August 1, 2009

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Senior National Championships in Calgary on the overall delivery of the
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Malaysia defeats Canada in Canberra

Canadians Dejected After Giving Game Away

August 1, 2009

Knowing a win over Malaysia would put them into the championship match facing the Kookaburras, Canada held their fate in their own hands as they flew onto the pitch with a purpose.  Five minutes in, Wayne Fernandes flipped a penalty corner ball on net, requiring a deft save by Malaysia’s keeper.  A short while later Mark Pearson created a notable chance up the right side, but as the shot was denied, a counter attack ensued, leading to a corner scored the other way by Malaysia’s Faisal Saari…

Canada falls to Kookaburras in Australia

Canada’s Loss to the Kookaburras is Full of Positives

July 30, 2009

The score line reading 4-0 for the Kookaburras does not do justice to Canada’s efforts on Thursday.  Unlike their performance against Australia A one day prior, Canada had a great start, dominating early, and the Aussies appeared visibly disgruntled at having play dictated by the opposition.

A stellar performance by goaltender David Carter in his first action of the tournament would only frustrate the Australians further, as he made several key saves early on, including two stops off penalty corners in the sixth and eleventh minutes of the first half…

Australia A defeats Canadian men

Canada’s Loss to Australia A is a Learning Experience

July 29, 2009

Canada kicked off the 3 Nation Series on Wednesday with a 3-0 loss to the Australia A side.  The play of the first round match did not support the lopsided score, however, as both teams had chances, and Australia’s second team simply had better finishing. 

Goaltender Matt Peck played a solid game, starting his first match after taking two years away from the team.  Australia’s three goals were scored on a penalty corner, a deflection, and a reverse stick top corner – all plays on which Peck had no chance…