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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…

Men's World Cup Squad Selection Camp

Men’s World Cup Squad Selection Camp

April 30, 2009 

Following last month’s successful campaign to win the Pan American Cup in Santiago and direct qualification to the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi, the Canadian Men’s Team is formally initiating it’s World Cup preparation.

Head Coach Alan Brahmst announced that the first project for the Champions of the Americas is a 4-day National Selection Camp scheduled for June 4 – 7 in Vancouver. Field Hockey Canada’s objective for this camp is to identify the World Cup squad of 28-30 athletes, who will form the core group of players participating in the preparation projects over the next 10 months…

Dinos field hockey to remain in CIS

Dinos field hockey to remain in CIS

May 1, 2009

Dinos Athletics has announced that field hockey will remain a varsity sport at the University of Calgary in 2009-10 after the establishment of an alternative funding model.

Funding cuts as the result of a program review and restructuring of the Athletics Department were announced on April 15, opening up the possibility that field hockey could be withdrawn from CIS competition prior to the fall of 2009.  Over the past two weeks, however, the field hockey community was able to work with Dinos Athletics to create a viable plan to fund the team through the 2009 varsity season…

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…