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Volunteers Needed: Competitions Committee

Domestic Competitions Committee Search

July 6, 2009

Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is searching for volunteers to sit on the Domestic Competitions Committee.  The committee’s role is to provide recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the structure and delivery of field hockey domestic events and championships.  This includes host selection, host responsibilities and delivery, competitive structure, fundraising, and other policy.

Successful candidates will gain practical experience in the amateur sport industry and make a positive impact on the development of field hockey in Canada…

Atlantic Cup Tournament turns 25

Atlantic Cup Tournament turns 25

June 5, 2009

Field Hockey Nova Scotia is proudly announcing that it will be holding
the 25th Anniversary of the Atlantic Cup Tournament on August 1st and
August 2nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Atlantic Cup is an annual
‘festival’ tournament organized by Field Hockey Nova Scotia. The
primary goal of this event is to have fun while playing some great
hockey! We would like to invite your team (Men and Women) to
participate in this event with us. The entries will be restricted to
eight teams and deadline for registration is July 20, 2009…

National Capital Cup Information

National Capital Cup Information

May 28, 2009

The Organising Committee of National Capital Cup invites your Team (Men and Women) to participate in the 28th annual Terry Fox International Field Hockey Tournament to be held on June 19, 20 and 21, 2009.  It is a major International Tournament for Clubs, Regional, Provincial (State) and National Teams.

Teams from India, Pakistan, Netherlands, Mexico, Trinidad, and United States have participated in the past years. The entries will be restricted to 9 teams (5 men & 4 women)…

Roster for Champions Challenge II released

Roster and Staff for Champions Challenge II released

May 27, 2009

Field Hockey Canada and head coach Louis Mendonca released on Wednesday the names of the eighteen players and five staff who will make up Canada’s National Women’s Team at the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) 2009 Champions Challenge II to be held in Kazan, Russia from June 21 – 27.

 Photo: PAHF / Earl Basden

The team includes a lot of youth with few veterans of the international scene…

Schedule released for Senior Nationals

Schedule released for Senior Nationals

May 25, 2009

The 35-match schedule for the 2009 FHC Senior National Championships was released today just over eight weeks before the start of the event.  Both the men’s and women’s tournaments will take place at Hawkings Field on the campus of the University of Calgary in Alberta.

The ten-team women’s tournament will begin on Wednesday, July 22nd with host Alberta South facing British Columbia’s Under-18 White team…

Canada improves to 11th in FIH Rankings

Canada improves to 11th in world field hockey rankings

May 22, 2009

The Canadian national men’s field hockey team have climbed two spots to reach 11th in the world according to the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) most recent world rankings released this past week.  The latest list comes after the conclusion of the Asia Cup which saw India and Japan drop in world-ranking points while Pakistan improved two-spots to sit in sixth place. 

It is the first time that the Canadian men have entered the top twelve since their top 10 ranking in 2000…

CAC: Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

CAC: Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

May 21, 2009

Young athletes have the challenge of not only fuelling for growth but for their activity as well. Improper fuelling can affect their energy levels, their growth and increase their risk of injuries.

This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month “Keeping Young Athletes Healthy”, lists some key areas, such as schedules and picky eaters, for parents to consider when reviewing their young athlete’s diet.

To read this article and access the Coaching Association of Canada’s sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit the site at: http://www…

Tickets on sale for FIH Champions Trophy

Tickets on sale for FIH Men’s Champions Trophy

May 20, 2009

Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 FIH Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia.  The competition takes place 28 November to 6 December and features the top six men’s hockey nations in the world.

The men’s Champions Trophy will follow the Women’s Champions Trophy which will be held in Sydney in July 2009.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.au .

The Canadian Men’s Team will be competing in the FIH Champions Challenge I in mid-December in Argentina while the Canadian women will travel to Russia in June for the FIH Champions Challenge II…

Sandison to T.O. at Champions Challenge I

Sandison to T.O. at Champions Challenge I

May 19, 2009

Derek Sandison, of Mississauga, Ontario, has been appointed by the International Hockey Federation as a Techncial Officer for the FIH Men’s Champions Challenge I to be played in Argentina from 6 – 13 December 2009.

The event features the 8 best nations in the world not competing in the 2009 Men’s Champions Trophy.  The recently crowed Pan American Champions from Canada will be among the entrants.

Sandison is a veteran official of international events…