News and Announcements
Spring General Meeting notice
The VILFHA Spring General Meeting is set for April 4 and will include the annual major awards and all-star presentations. The meeting is open for all and award winners will be sent an invitation to attend.
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Cordova Bay Beach Estates (5110 Cordova Bay Road)
Parking Note: There is limited visitor parking in the Estates, some right in front of the guest house, which is the first building on the left you enter the driveway and some a bit further down. There is parking on the road, and by the Beach House Restaurant (the restaurant is closed on Tuesday), and plenty of parking in the restaurant parking lot, (ignore the sign), and in the Haro complex.
As per the VILFHA Rules & Regulations 4.1 c) iv. Fines will be imposed for not having a Team Rep at Council Meetings and/or General Meetings.
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Playoff schedule set
The regular season standings are final and the playoff schedule is for the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association 2022-23 season.
1. Lynx Blue (23 pts)
2. Lynx White (22 pts)
3. Patriots (18 pts)
4. Mariners (17 pts)
1. Lynx 2 (36 pts)
2. Cardinals (35 pts)
3. Sailors (24 pts)
4. Rogues (15 pts)
1. Demons (34 pts)
2. Lynx 3 (32 pts)
3. Pirates (31 pts)
4. Renegades (30 pts)
5. Stellers (27 pts)
6. Devils (13 pts)
Playoff schedule: https://vilfha.teampages.com/leagues/1279/events
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6:30 pm – Lynx White vs Patriots (Div 1 Semifinals)
Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:30 am – Cardinals vs Sailors (Div 2 Semifinals)
11:00 am – Lynx 2 vs Rogues (Div 2 Semifinals)
12:30 pm – Lynx 3 vs Pirates (Div 3 Semifinals)
2:00 pm – Demons vs Renegades (Div 3 Semifinals)
3:30 pm – Lynx Blue vs Mariners (Div 1 Semifinals)
Sunday, March 12, 2023
9:00 am – Stellers vs Devils (Div 3 – 5/6th Place)
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:30 pm – 3/4th Place (Div 1)
Saturday, March 18, 2023
9:30 am – 3/4th Place (Div 2)
11:00 am – 3/4th Place (Div 3)
12:30 pm – Final (Div 3)
2:00 pm – Final (Div 2)
3:30 pm – Final (Div 1)
**Note: In Division 1 the Lynx Club went from one team (Lynx 1) to two teams (Lynx Blue and Lynx White) after the December break due to the addition of the UVic players in the division. As such, for playoffs, Lynx 1’s first half points (7 points) were added to each of the Lynx Blue and Lynx White points in the second half for playoff standings. For league standings only the first half standings (Sept-Dec 2022) were used for all three teams to award the league winner.
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March 4 Bottle Drive
Support Victoria’s Junior national team athletes who will represent Canada this year at the Junior Pan American Championship, a qualifier for the Junior World Cup.
Julia Boraston, Nora Struchtrup and Libby Hogg will be representing Canada
A bottle drive has been set up this Saturday, March 4 from 10am to 2pm at the Glanford Bottle Depot at 4261 Glanford Avenue. Bring your empties and all funds will support these three Victoria athletes who have to pay most of their way to represent their country.
Thank you Cheryl McCreary for organizing a BOTTLE DRIVE this Saturday to help Julia Boraston Nora Struchtrup and Libby Hogg fundraise for their upcoming trip to the Junior Pan Am’s! If you have any bottles lying around, please bring to the Glanford Bottle Depot this Saturday from 10-2!
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LETS GO CANADA!!!!
Over 35 FHC Masters Call
Field Hockey Canada is putting out the call for players to sign up for the Canadian Women’s Masters teams. Players must be aged 35+ (born 1988 or prior) to complete the Expression of Interest Survey for the Pan Am Continental Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Dec 6-17.
Submit expression of interest by Tuesday, March 7.
This is a wonderful opportunity to play competitive hockey in an international arena. We encourage all players who are keen to develop their skills to complete this survey.
SAVE THE DATES:
Training Camp #1: March 30th, 7-9pm: Eric Hamber, Vancouver
Training Camp #2: March 31st, 5-6:30pm: Eric Hamber, Vancouver
Training Camp #3: April 7th, 4-6pm: Cowichan Sports Complex, Duncan
Women’s Masters Tournament #1: April 8-9, Shawnigan Lake School
Vancouver International Tournament #2: May 20-22, Burnaby Sports Complex
Out of province players are encouraged to complete the survey. The appropriate age-based coach will get back to players about assessment. Teams will be selected shortly after the VIT tournament in May.
Express your interest by registering here: https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=7aa122cc
Island youth to represent Canada
Field Hockey Canada has announced a U18 and U16 Canadian junior national squad to travel and play internationally this year. The Under-1u team will travel to France in April for a training tour and test series from April 12-23. Meanwhile, an Under-16 squad is set to compete in the prestigious International Den Bosch tournament in the Netherlands from May 27-29. In addition, a Junior National team roster was announced to compete in the upcoming 2023 Junior Pan American Championships held in Barbados this April
The island will be well represented as Victoria’s Monet Thurbide (Oak Bay High School – Lynx Club) and Neeve Unger (Glenlyon Norfolk School – Lynx Club) have been named to the U16 travelling roster. Victoria’s Kendyll Adams (St. Michael’s University School – Lynx Club) has been named a reserve.
See U16 announcement: https://fieldhockey.ca/field-hockey-canada-announces-u16-national-team/
The U18 roster will feature St. Michael’s University School’s Amanda Adams, Rebecca Stone and Wynn Brown, as well as Oak Bay High’s Maddie Hunter and Anais Chace. All five play for the Lynx Club in Victoria.
See U18 announcement: https://fieldhockey.ca/field-hockey-canada-announces-u18-national-team/
Heading to represent Canada at the Junior Pan American Championships in Barbados in April are Victoria players and UVic Vikes Julia Boraston (Lynx), Libby Hogg (Lynx) and Nora Struchtrup (Sailors). The trio are becoming a staple on the international scene having returned from a tour in Mexico in January 2023.
See Junior National team announcement: https://fieldhockey.ca/field-hockey-canada-announces-junior-womens-national-team/
All teams will be fundraising to cover their levies. You can make a donation to the respective NextGEN or Junior program pages or search the individual athlete pages to show your support: https://fieldhockey.ca/adopt-an-athlete/
Monet Thurbide – U16
Neeve Unger- U16
Kendyll Adams – U16 reserve
Amanda Adams – U18
Rebecca stone – U18
Wynn Brown – U18
Maddie Hunter – U18
Anais Chace – U18
Julia Boraston – U21
Libby Hogg – U21
Nora Struchtrup – U21