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Canada loses to South Africa at 4-Nations

Canadian men lose to South Africa at 4-Nations

June 25, 2009

On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian men’s national field hockey team lost to South Africa (0-2) in their second game of the 4-Nations Tournament in Elektrostal, Russia.

The two teams had already met in an official test match here on Tuesday, when Canada lost 1-3 against a well prepared South African team. With similar styles, Canada and South Africa have historically been very close to each other: 3 wins for South Africa, 2 for Canada and 4 games tied since 2004…

Men draw Russia in tournament opener

Canadian men open 4-Nations with a tie against Russia

June 24, 2009

On Wednesday afternoon, the Canadian men’s national field hockey team opened the 4-Nations Tournament in Elektrostal, Russia, with a tie against host Russia in front of a large home crowd.

 Photo: Yan Huckendubler

The two teams had met in an official test match on Monday, when Canada won a hard fought battle 3-2 against a Russian team in full preparation for the European competitions of the summer…

Canada draws Belgium at CCII

Canada draws Belgium at Champions Challenge II

June 24, 2009

The Canadian women’s national field hockey team salvaged a 2-2 draw with Belgium Wednesday afternoon at the FIH Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia.  Jessalyn Walkey of Rockwood, Ontario and Diana Roemer of Mill Bay, British Columbia scored the goals for Canada.

 Photo: PAHF/ Alex Masters

“Today’s game was definitely a step in the right direction,” said head coach Louis Mendonca…

Canadian men defeated by South Africa

Canadian men defeated by South Africa in Test Match

June 23, 2009

The Canadian men’s national field hockey team lost to South Africa 1-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Elektrostal, Russia, in the second official test match in prelude to the Four-Nations Tournament scheduled to start on Wednesday.

The two teams last met at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, with a Canadian victory 5-3. But it was a very different Canadian outfit that lined up on Tuesday, with half the roster having played less than 10 international games, in a deliberate effort by Coach Alan Brahmst to widen the group preparing for the 2010 World Cup…

BC to send two men's teams to Sr Nationals

FHBC to send two teams to Senior Men’s Nationals

June 23, 2009

Field Hockey BC has confirmed two provincial teams will be sent to the FHC Senior Men’s National Championship in Calgary next month.  Tentative rosters have also been posted on the organization’s website available here.

The men’s championship will now feature Team Ontario, Team Alberta, as well as Team BC Blue and Team BC White.  Several of the athletes on the Ontario and BC teams are part of the national team program…

Canadian men defeat Russia in Test Match

Canadian men defeat Russia in Test Match

June 22, 2009

The Canadian men’s national field hockey team defeated Russia 3-2 on Monday afternoon in Elektrostal, Russia.  The game was an official test match sanctioned by the International Hockey Federation.

Vancouver, British Columbia native Scott Tupper scored two goals to secure the victory.  Mark Pearson, also of Vancouver, netted the other goal for the winning side.

Canada has sent a relatively young squad to Russia to compete in a Four Nation tournament with Russia, South Africa, and Bangladesh as part of their ongoing preparations for the 2010 World Cup…

Call for Nominations: Men's Trust Fund

Call for Nominations: Men’s Trust Fund

June 22, 2009

Pursuant to the approved Governance structure of June 3, 2001 and the bylaws of Field Hockey Canada the following position is subject to election by the FHC male membership.

   1 Trustee, elected for three years, term to expire in 2012  

Please note that only individuals who are members of FHC are eligible to be elected and can vote for this position.  The Trustees are elected by the Provincial Presidents representing men’s hockey and by the male members of the FHC Executive…

Champions Challenge II: Canada falls to India

Champions Challenge II: Canada falls to India

June 22, 2009

Despite a much stronger game than yesterday’s loss to Belarus, the Canadian women’s national field hockey team was defeated 8-1 by Team India on the second day of competition at the FIH Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia.

“We had a fantastic match against India.  We competed very well against one of the top teams here in the tournament,” said head coach Louis Mendonca.  “However, we gave up 6 goals in the last 16 minutes…

Belarus upsets Canada at CCII

Belarus upsets Canada at CCII

June 21, 2009

Team Belarus upset the Canadian women’s national field hockey team 3-1 Sunday afternoon on the opening day of the FIH Champions Challenge II in Kazan, Russia.  Katie Rushton of Victoria, British Columbia scored the lone goal for Canada in the 42nd minute.

Belarus opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game with Iryna Kazachok hitting the target from open play to shock their North American opponents.  Volha Shyntar scored twice for the winning side in the 19th and 50th minute…