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Pacheco to coach Western Mustangs

Pacheco takes over as Western Mustangs head coach

May 7, 2009

Former junior national team athlete Jeff Pacheco has been named the new women’s field hockey coach for the Western Mustangs, taking over the reigns of women’s field hockey program from Brenyn Hodge who recently stepped down to focus on her family.

After serving as assistant with Hodge since 2006, Pacheco will look to build the women’s field hockey program at Western which has seen rapid improvement over the past three seasons…

H1N1 Virus Cancels India Series

H1N1 Virus Cancels India Series in Surrey

May 11, 2009

The exhibition and test matches featuring the Canadian women’s national
field hockey team versus Team India, which were to be played between
May 26th and June 4th in Surrey, British Columbia, have been canceled.
Ms Amrit Bose, Hon. Secretary General of the Indian Hockey
Confederation, informed FHC that the decision not to travel to Canada
was based on the advisement from her Department of Sports not to visit
the countries where swine flu cases have been found…

FHC Announces '09-'10 Women's Carding

FHC announces 2009-10 women’s carded athletes

7 May 2009

Field Hockey Canada announced on Thursday afternoon the names of the women who will be carded in 2009-10 under the Athlete Assistance Program.  These athletes qualify for financial assistance while they train with the women’s national squad.

Katie Baker – Argly Shore, PEI

Stephanie Jameson – Vancouver, BC

Stephanie Nesbitt – North Vancouver, BC

Azelia Liu – Scarborough, ON

Katie Rushton – Victoria, BC

Tiffany Michaluk – West Vancouver, BC

Thea Culley – Rossland, BC

Jessalyn Walkey – Rockwood, ON

Amanda Stone – Richmond, BC

Shannon Elmitt – West Vancouver, BC

Abigail Raye – Kelowna, BC

Anna Kozniuk – North Vancouver, BC

Ponnam Sandhu – Vancouver, BC

Tyla Flexman – Vancouver, BC

Diana Roemer – Mill Bay, BC

Miranda Mann – Duncan, BC

Caashia Karingten – Vancouver, BC

Danielle Hennig – Kelowna, BC

Natalie Wise – Surrey, BC

Samantha Smith – North Vancouver, BC

Stephanie Madsen – North Vancouver, BC

Brittany Bloutt – Manotick, ON

Kristine Wishart – Hamilton, ON

Paige Norris – Victoria, BC

Kim Scraper – West Vancouver, BC

Kyesia O’Neale – Mississauga, ON


Canada to host Team India

Canada to Host Team India at Tamanawis Field

April 24, 2009 
Field Hockey Canada and the Indian Hockey Confederation are happy to announce a 5-match Test Series featuring the Canadian National Women’s field hockey team versus Team India. The Series will take place in late May 2009 at Tamanawis Field in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. 

“We’re looking forward to playing against a very formidable opponent,” says Canadian head coach Louis Mendonca…

FHBC announces rosters for U16 Women

FHBC announces rosters for U16 Women

April 30 , 2009

Field Hockey BC has announced its rosters for Team BC U16 Blue and Team BC U16 White who will be competing at the 2009 U16 National Championships in Mississauga, Ontario.

The teams will train throughout June and July leading to their participation in the BC U18 Invitational Tournament from July 16 – 19 in Vancouver, as well as the U16 Nationals which run July 30 – August 3.


Team BC U16 Blue


Team BC U16 White



 Natasha Ford

 Meghan Hurst

 Kyla Pronk

 Dannika Rogowsky

 Zoe Berkey
 Annie Walters-Shumka

 Rachel Donohoe

 Andrea Donaldson

 Annabelle Hamilton

 Rosie Beale

 Sara McManus

 Katrina Davis

 Bridget McGillivray

 Alanna MacDonald

 Jaymie Tucker

 Kathlean Leahy

 Maddie Secco

 Andrea Jones

 Sarah Keglowitsch

 Jonel Boileau

 Emma Plasteras

 Emma Mackie

 Sarah Main

 Michelle Graham

 Shannon Herold

 Ashley Donaldson

 Lauren Annable

 Lindsay Bjornson

 Alexandra McCawley

 Taryn Mark


 Holly Stewart

 Marin Davidson



New FIH Rules of Hockey - Free Hit

New FIH Rules of Hockey – Free Hit

February 26, 2009

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the revised free hit rules because of the great interest in them.

The next Rules of Hockey will take affect from 1 May 2009 and the full set of rules will be published as soon as possible.
Field Hockey Canada encourages our member clubs, teams, and officials to begin experimenting with the new rules before they come into effect.

Please visit the FIH website to view the new free hit rules…

Canada upsets Argentina to advance to final

Canada upsets Argentina to advance to Pan Am Cup final

March 14, 2009

The Canadian men’s field hockey team upset top-ranked Argentina 4-3 in overtime Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile. Canada faces the United States on Sunday afternoon with the winner qualifying for the 2010 World Cup of Hockey.

Connor Grimes of Duncan, British Columbia scored the game winner 10 minutes into extra time.

Argentina led 3-2 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation when Surrey, British Columbia’s Gabbar Singh scored on a penalty corner to send the game to overtime…

Canada rallies against Chile for draw

Canada rallies against Chile for draw

March 9, 2009

Team Canada rallied from a deficit twice to draw the host Chileans 3-3 Sunday afternoon at the Men’s Pan American Cup in Santiago. Connor Grimes, Wayne Fernandes, and Rob Short scored the Canadian goals.
Chile got off to a quick start in the match featuring the two favourites from Pool B. Esteban Krainz and Gabriel Thiermann each scored within the first four minutes of the match on Canadian goalkeeper David Carter to take an early lead…

Tupper leads Canada past Mexico

Tupper leads Canada past Mexico

March 10, 2009

Scott Tupper scored a hat trick to lead the Canadian men’s field hockey team past Team Mexico 7-3 Tuesday afternoon in their final round robin game of the 2009 Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile. It was the Vancouver native’s second three goal performance of the tournament after accomplishing the feat last Saturday afternoon against Brazil.
The Canadian men finish in second place in Pool B with two wins and a draw. Chile finishes ahead of Canada on goal differential after a 9-0 victory over Brazil later in the day…