News and Announcements


Note: Agenda added

Date: Monday December 8th
Time: 7 p.m.
Address: Robin Hood Motel – 136 Gorge Road East


1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Adoption of previous minutes
3. Matters Arising from minutes
4. New Business
a. FHV update
b. FIH Rules 2015 changes
c. Umpire Allocator report
d. Jan-March Schedule
e. Code of Conduct
5. Adjournment

Please note that we will be donating canned goods to the Mustard Seed again this year so it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring non-perishable food items.

Also, each team/club has been assigned a responsibility for the meeting:


  • Flickers, Cardinals, Kestrels, Stellars, Patriots, Blue Jays, and Renegades


  • Lynx I, II, III, Mariners, Sailors, and Pirates


  • Demons and Devils

Plates, Napkins, and Cups

  • Ravens

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


VICTORIA – The annual Bridgman Cup girl’s high school tournament is currently being held at the University of Victoria over Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 10-12. Every year the tournament breaks to encourage the high school teams to watch the UVic Vikes in their Canada West match up. Prior to Saturday’s game Carrie Trumpy, Chair of the Bridgman Cup committee, made a special presentation.

Since 2002, it has been tradition at the Bridgman Cup for the annual Stephanie Johnston (Doney) Memorial Scholarship to be awarded. This year the Bridgman Cup committee was very pleased to announce Victoria’s Mount Douglas Secondary graduate Lindsay Cole as the 2014 winner. Cole becomes only the second winner from Mount Doug, after Laura Fairburn won in 2006.

Lindsay is an exceptional student and gifted athlete in multiple disciplines. Academically, Lindsay was an Honour Roll student from 2010-2013 with a 5.0 GPA in each of those years. She was a multiple scholarship winner and placed in the top 25% for the annual national mathematics for three years. Athletically, Lindsay has been named Mount Doug’s most valuable player in basketball and track and field and was Female Athlete of the Year for three years (2010-2013). Lindsay excelled in badminton, basketball, ice hockey, soccer and pole vault, but has selected field hockey as her primary sport to pursue.

In field hockey, Lindsay has competed on the BC Under 18 team that won gold at the 2014 National Championship and was awarded the most outstanding Under 18 player in the Vancouver Island Ladies League for 2014. In addition, Lindsay was identified as a target athlete for the Canadian junior national field hockey program and the midfielder has attended multiple training camps to date.

Lindsay has won multiple accolades athletically and academically. She was honoured by CTV’s “Amazing Kid” segment and has aspirations to pursue a career in medicine. Lindsay is now a first-year student at the University of Victoria in science and is one of the standout rookies on the UVic Vikes women’s field hockey team. Lindsay has stepped on to the Vikes as one of the lead goal scorers and has shown her versatility in playing both midfield and forward.

In her limited spare time between training and studies, Lindsay has also volunteered her time as a coach and umpire in the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association and has been a part of Mount Douglas Park Creek Restoration’s project team.

Stephanie was a graduate of Esquimalt High School where she excelled at Track and Field and Field Hockey. She went on to complete her teaching degree at the University of Victoria where she was a valuable member of the Vikes Field Hockey Team. During Stephanie’s teaching career she was the coach of several school teams taking them to the provincial championship level. Stephanie was an active member in the Victoria Women’s Field Hockey Association right up until she was diagnosed with leukaemia.

As an athlete she excelled in all sports, and could turn her hand to anything. She was competitive, hardworking and inspirational, showing sportsmanship at all times.

As a person she was loving, genuine, and generous, beautiful inside and out. As a mother of three small children she was devoted, as a friend unforgettable. She died in March 1991 at the age of 39, but her amazing qualities as a person and athlete live on in the memories of her family, friends and students and are valued by the recipients of the Stephanie Johnston (Doney) Memorial Scholarship.

Each year the Stephanie Johnston (Doney) Memorial Scholarship is awarded at the Bridgman Cup. Previous winners include:

2014 Lindsay Cole – Mount Douglas Secondary
2013 Gillian Kirkpatrick – Oak Bay High
2012 Maddie Secco – Oak Bay High
2011 Kathleen Leahy – Oak Bay High
2010 Adrienne Shepherd – Oak Bay High
2010 Julie Williams – Lambrick Park
2009 Lauren Goodmanson – Lambrick Park
2008 Aly MacKay – Lambrick Park
2007 Kate Shepherd – Oak Bay High
2006 Laura Fairbairn – Mount Douglas Secondary
2005 Teagan McInnes – Lambrick Park
2004 Victoria Hughes – Lambrick Park
2003 Emma Carbery – Oak Bay High
2002 Sandy Barreda – Oak Bay High


Indoor Pro Challenge (IPC) Begins again this FALL!


Indoor field hockey is a technically demanding game that has immediate positive benefits on your outdoor field hockey skills. It is also very aerobically challenging (you will get a great workout)! Indoor field hockey is hugely popular throughout the top-leagues across the world, including powerhouse outdoor nations such as the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, England and Spain. It is not just “by chance” that these European nations play indoor field hockey, and also dominate the outdoor game. The technical precision, tactical awareness, and speed of indoor field hockey pays huge dividends once a player returns to the outdoor game. The best players in the world all play indoor field hockey.


Only 1 session per week, so the commitment is minimal but the impact on your game is huge! Our goal is to accelerate both technical and tactical proficiency in field hockey, which directly carries over to the outdoor game. Unlike the outdoor version of the game, indoor rules do not allow the ball to be lifted off the ground, or traditional hitting or slapping of the ball. Instead, players must rely on their technical precision, speed and aerobic strength. At the IPC, we promise an exciting, memorable field hockey experience that junior players of all ages and abilities will enjoy.

Need help or more information? Please call us on 604.800.9093 or email us at:

Please help us grow the IPC, by sharing this information with other parents, players, and coaches. The more registrations, the higher the quality of play becomes, and everyone benefits! Thank you so much for your support!


  • OCT 20th, 27th || NOV 3rd, 17th, 24th || Dec 1st


  • OCT 15th, 22nd, 29th || NOV 12th, 19th, 26th

Visit to register today!


Vancouver Island is home to three premier level field hockey teams including the University of Victoria Vikes men and women, as well as the Kirby’s Island Wildcats women. All three teams host games throughout the year at the University of Victoria water-based turf. Admission to the UVIC women’s games can be found at while the Vikes men and Island Wildcats women’s games are free.

Premier action kicks off this weekend, Sept. 20, with a double header! The Wildcats host the Jokers at 12:30 p.m. followed by the Vikes men hosting Burnaby! Get your fill of the island’s best hockey!

Sept. 3: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 10: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 17: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 20: 12:30 pm – Wildcats vs. Jokers (Premier)
Sept. 24: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 27: 12:30 pm – Vikes vs. India Club (Premier)
Oct. 1: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 4: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. Calgary (Canada West)
Oct. 5: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. Calgary (Canada West)

Oct. 8: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 11: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. UBC (Canada West)
Oct. 12: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. UBC (Canada West)

Oct. 15: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 18: 12:30 pm – Vikes vs. TBD (Premier)
Oct. 22: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 29: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Nov. 22: 12:30 pm – Wildcats vs. TBD (Premier)

Sept. 20: 2:00 p.m. – Vikes vs. Burnaby Lakers (Premier)
Nov. 8: 2:00 p.m. – Vikes vs. TBD (Premier)
Nov. 29: 2:00 p.m. – Vikes vs. TBD (Premier)

For more information on the Vikes visit and for the Kirby’s Island Wildcats visit


VICTORIA, B.C. – At the annual Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey general meeting, on Apr. 14, the major award winners, division winners, playoff winners and all-star teams were announced. First division midfielder and member of the Mariners team, Ali Lee, was named the most outstanding player of the season. From the Lynx II team, Wildcats and Junior National team Lindsay Cole was named the top junior player. Executive member and long-time Oak Bay player Arlene Baker was named the Christine Trophy winner for all-around sportsmanship, ability and service to the league.

The Hibbert Trophy – Most Outstanding Player
Awarded to the most outstanding player in the association. Players in any division are eligible for this award. The Hibbert family, of Victoria, donated this trophy. Nita Hibbert played in the association and was the league’s social director.

2013-14 Winner: Ali Lee, Mariners

The Foley Shield – Most Improved Umpire
Awarded to the most improved umpire in the association.

2013:14 Winner: Kevin Burns

The Christine Trophy – Ability, Sportsmanship and Service
Awarded to a member of the association who best combines sportsmanship, ability and service to VILFHA. Joy Speight donated the trophy, which was named for after her daughter.

2013-14 Winner: Arlene Baker

The Trelawney Shield – Most Outstanding Under 18 Player
Presented to a young player (18 and under) who best combines ability, leadership and sportsmanship. Ruth Trelawney, who was a member of VILFHA and the Canadian national team that competed in Jamaica in 1968, donated this shield.

2013-14 Winner: Lindsay Cole, Lynx

These awards are given out annually to the most sportsmanship team in each division (1, 2 and 3). Each team votes for a team in their division they felt was the most sportsmanlike.

2013-14 Division 1 Winner: Patriots
2013-14 Division 2 Winner: Lynx 2
2013-14 Division 3 Winner: Pirates

These awards are given out annually to the player that is voted most outstanding within the division they are registered in. This player will impact the league through leadership, ability or service to their team.

2013-14 Division 1 MVP: Perri Espeseth (Mariners)
2013-14 Division 2 MVP: Brittany Smith (Lynx 2)
2013-14 Division 3 MVP: Theresa Kennedy (Demons/Devils)

Division 1: Lynx 1
Division 2: Sailors
Division 3: Pirates

Division 1: Lynx 1
Division 2: Sailors
Division 3: Stellers

These awards are given out annually to the players that are voted most outstanding within the division they are registered in.

Division 1
Heather Wheatley, Patriots
Sandy Zinkowski, Patriots
Cara Jay, Patriots
Lexi De Armond, Lynx 1
Jenna Dhillon, Lynx 1
Ella Mosky, Lynx 1
Kristina Walters-Shumka, Lynx 1
Ali Lee, Mariners
Chelsea Rabey, Mariners
Perri Espeseth, Marines
Ali Anderson, Flickers
Sara Lowes, Flickers

Division 2
Sara Brant, Sailors
Christine Munro, Sailors
Joy Shumka, Sailors
Melissa Puckett, Sailors
Brittany Smith, Lynx 2
Lindsay Cole, Lynx 2
Anna Mollenhauer, Lynx 2
Sunny Jun, Blue Jays
Sandy Grimwood, Blue Jays
Meena Sran, Blue Jays
Sara Goodman, Cardinals
Emma Dame, Cardinals

Division 3
Theresa Kennedy, Devils
Shelley Andrews, Demons
Brenda Lockhart, Kestrals
Amy Jones, Renegades
Nicole Gaul, Lynx 3
Caitlin Hastings, Lynx 3
Heather Crisp, Pirates
Jane Shumka, Pirates
Lisa Grambart, Pirates
Kyla Bulincx, Ravens
Nicole Little, Ravens
Jill Dayton, Stellers
Sue Fraser, Stellers
Stephanie Yeats, Stellers