News and Announcements
Starting this Friday, June 1, Canada’s women’s national team, better known as “The WolfPack” will compete the FIH Women’s World Cup. This is Canada’s first appearance since 1994 and the team features five Vancouver island players including Victoria’s Anna Mollenhauer, Lexi De Armond, Maddie Secco, Kathleen Leahy and Duncan’s Sara Goodman.
Field Hockey Canada event page: https://fieldhockey.ca/womens-world-cup-2022/
FIH World Cup page: https://www.fih.hockey/events/world-cup/women/fih-hockey-womens-world-cup-spain-and-netherlands-2022-1388
Whether you’re a hockey fanatic or just a supporter of sport, this is a rare opportunity to watch the best in the world compete. Here’s how you can follow along and show your support:
Follow Team Canada
July 1 – Canada vs Spain (12:30 pm Pacific) – Pool C play
July 3 – Canada vs Korea (9:00 am Pacific) – Pool C play
July 7 – Canada vs Argentina (8:00 am Pacific) – Pool C play
Watch Live or on replay for Free
Visit http://watch.hockey to watch in your browser or download the Watch.Hockey app to watch replays, highlights, interviews and full games live and on replay.
Join the Watch Party and conversation on Discord during games
Join here: https://discord.com/invite/bv5uMmvXbB
(Download Discord instructions: https://fieldhockey.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/HOW-TO-JOIN-FIELD-HOCKEY-CANADA.pdf)
Send in your virtual Fan Mail to team Canada
Write a message here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=upk9ihuWq0yLiGztOMoj_VqYZogguPZJmLacNwBddXdUNDJGUTJUR1dWR0pGT0xYMVpEVzJMQlg0Ri4u
Good luck to our island athletes and all of Team Canada!
Summer is here and there are lots of ways to keep in good field hockey form over the next few months! Please see details below and note that times and fields may vary at UVic due to the water-based being resurfaced between June and August. We expect to be back on a new water-based field in September 2022.
Sailors Drop-In on Tuesdays
The Sailors field hockey club are excited to host another summer season of co-ed drop-in. All participants must be registered under Field Hockey BC and must be 14 years of age or older.
Day of the week: Tuesdays
June 21-July 26: UVic Field 2B (8:00 – 9:30 pm)
August 2-30: UVic Field 3 (7:00 – 8:30 pm)
Cost: $5 per session (cash upon arrival)
Rebels Drop-In on Thursdays
The Rebels Club will be hosting its regular summer drop-in sessions on Thursday evenings on the turf at UVic. All participants must be registered under Field Hockey BC. Participants under 14 years need a parent or guardian present.
Day of the week: Thursdays
July 7-28: UVic Field 2B (8:30 – 10:00 pm)
August 4-25: UVic Field 3 (7:00 – 8:30 pm)
Cost: $5 per session (cash upon arrival)
Cowichan T-Birds Field Hockey Camp: July 4-7, 2022
The Senior Field Hockey team along with their coaches, Caitlin Erickson, Perri Espeseth & Amanda Burns are proud to be able to provide a field hockey camp for ages 6-14 year olds.
Everyone welcome! No experience necessary.
Ages 6-14 at Cowichan Sportsplex (Duncan, BC)
July 4-7, 2022 (9am-1:00pm each day)
Registration form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy80fm5wtj8csyw/T-Bird_Camp_Brochure_2022.pdf?dl=0
On June 11-12, members of the Canadian women’s national field hockey team will be on the island. This is also the weekend of the U14 FHBC Club Championship tournament, hosted at UVic. The tournament will take a break on both Saturday and Sunday for a special fundraising camp for the Canadian women.
Who: all ages, genders and skill levels are welcome
What: Skills, drills, games and meet the team
When: Saturday June 11 (12:30-1:30pm) and Sunday June 12 (2:50-3:50pm)
Where: University of Victoria (Field 2)
Cost: by donation (recommended $20) online: https://fieldhockey.ca/wnt-back-the-pack/
Bring: Sticks, shin guards, mouth guards and GK gear (if applicable)
Register for camp Online: https://forms.gle/dQzhtUf3Vc3AsbNy5
Come to one session or both sessions! If you can’t make the sessions, please consider donating to the program anyway. You can donate online at: https://fieldhockey.ca/wnt-back-the-pack/
In January 2022, the women’s national team, ranked 13th in the world, won bronze at the Pan American Cup and booked their ticket to the 2022 FIH World Cup in Spain this July. This will be the first time in 28 years that the Canadian women have qualified but they need the community’s help to get there.
The team features island players:
• Sara Goodman (Duncan, BC) – Cowichan Field Hockey Club, UBC Thunderbirds alumna
• Kathleen Leahy (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club, UVic Vikes alumna
• Lexi DeArmond (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club
• Anna Mollenhauer (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club, UVic Vikes
• Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club, Stanford field hockey alumna
The Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team will be hosting a camp in Victoria for any interested players. In addition to promoting the women’s program, the team is looking to raise money and a sense of excitement as the World Cup quickly approaches. As an amateur sport in Canada, the program has received no “Own the Podium” government funding since 2015 and largely relies on donations, sponsorships & athlete levies to continue. With the financial support the team can focus attention on training, competing and making Canada proud at the World Cup.
Come meet the team, learn some new skills and support Canada’s women at the World Cup!
There will also be a camp in Duncan, BC – details to come!
For more information or questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria players Julia Berk, Julia Boraston, Shyana Ringma, Maddie Hunter, Maeve Connorton and Anais Chace have been selected to represent Canada’s Under 18 squad. The team is heading to Conshohocken, Pennysylvania for a four-game test series, May 11-14, against the United States RISE Women’s Under 18 national team. Victoria coach Krista Thompson is among the staff roster headed down with the team.
The series will take place at The Proving Grounds with games at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 12, 13 and 14.
All six players are no stranger to top-level hockey and will all represent Team BC this summer as members of the top “BC Blue” squad at the Under 18 National Championships this summer in Surrey. The team is also coached by Thompson.
Berk, Hunter and Chace have all been part of the Oak Bay High School field hockey team that won the 2021 AAA Field Hockey Championships, the first title in BC since 1993. The team also won the Island AAA senior girls championship. Boraston and Ringma have been the stand outs for the Mount Doug side, while Connorton has headed the Lambrick Park team. All six have suited up for the Lynx 1 team in the VILFHA league and four have played for the Island Wildcats.
Coach Thompson, also long-time assistant coach of the Vikes women’s field hockey program who won the last three U SPORTS National Championships, has been leading the island’s sessions for the NextGEN program. Thompson will join the Field Hockey Canada coaching and management team of Chris Tyrell, Mike van Iderstine, Ozias D’Souza and Jenn Wishart.
The trip will be self-funded and each of the girls are looking to fundraise to help them pay their way for this international experience.
Click the links below to support their individual campaigns:
Julia Berk: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/julia-berk-usa-tour-fund/?fbclid=IwAR24Hn6mxGofDDLA4nAOHQ9Fsz6XVwx-3doDofrsEYacxXaZximsmmVNtqk
Note: An Under 16 women’s series vs USA is expected to be hosted in Surrey and West Vancouver from May 18-21, as well.
Following a vigorous trial process this month, Field Hockey BC have named the Under 18 girls provincial teams and the island amassed nine players on the top team, four on the second team and there will also be an Island-only provincial team. All three teams will compete at the U18 Senior National Championship in Surrey July 29-August 3.
Congratulations to the below athletes:
Krista Thompson (coach)
Ali Baggott (Coach)
Andy Rushton (Coach)
The upcoming Under 16 provincial team trials will take place May 20-23 at Tamanawis Park, Surrey.
Congratulations to all the island athletes and good luck in your upcoming summer training!