The Tokyo 2020 Games will take place from July 23-August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The Men’s National Team qualified for the Olympics by way of the FIH Hockey Series. First, they won the FIH Series Finals in Malaysia in a thrilling final against the host county. This victory secured them a spot in the head-t0-head FIH Olympic Qualifiers against 13th-ranked Ireland. The two-game event took place at Rutledge Field in West Vancouver, BC in October 2019. The Red Caribou stormed back in the second match, forcing a sudden death shootout, in which they won and booked a ticket to the 2020 games.
In March 2020, just as the team was preparing for the Games, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, shutting down all hockey competitions. The COC became the first national governing body to pull their athletes from attending the 2020 Games (should they be held in 2020). The domino effect of other nations pulling out led the IOC to reschedule the Games to the current date in 2021. Now the Red Caribou are training full time in Vancouver, BC as they prepare for the Olympic Games.
With the recent announcement that no foreign spectators will be allowed on the grounds, Field Hockey Canada is committed to giving our fans the best possible digital experience leading up to and during the Games. The match schedule can be viewed below. The roster will be nominated and publicly announced at the beginning of July. Stay tuned for more engagement opportunities and stories in the coming months.
|Canada vs Germany||July 24, 2021||19:00|
|Canada vs Great Britain||July 26, 2021||11:45|
|Canada vs Netherlands||July 27, 2021||20:45|
|Canada vs Belgium||July 29, 2021||10:00|
|Canada vs South Africa||July 30, 2021||12:15|
|MATCH||LOCAL TIME (JST)||EASTERN TIME (EDT)||PACIFIC TIME (PDT)|
|---||---||-13 hours||-16 hours|
|CAN vs GER||July 24 19:00||July 24 02:00||July 23 23:00|
|CAN vs GB||July 26 11:45||July 25 22:45||July 25 19:45|
|CAN vs NED||July 27 20:45||July 27 03:45||July 27 00:45|
|CAN vs BEL||July 29 10:00||July 28 21:00||July 28 18:00|
|CAN vs RSA||July 30 12:15||July 29 23:15||July 29 20:15|
*Note: Field Hockey Canada is currently identifying a streaming schedule for the hockey games. The national broadcasters, CBC has indicated that all matches will be streamed. Times and locations of broadcast/stream will be confirmed as the Games draw closer.