CornerShot - Official Newsletter
June 2014

Samantha McIlwrick featured in The Province's 2014 Head of the Class 

Every year, The Province profiles outstanding high school athletes in their annual Head of the Class. This year, Team BC and Tri-City Eagles field hockey player, Samantha McIlwrick, has been featured in the 2014 edition. Samantha is recognized for her leadership on and off the field and for her dedication to her community. Her goal for this summer is to make the Canadian Junior National team before heading to Cornell University in the fall to play NCAA Division 1 field hockey. We wish her the best of luck in her athletic and academic future! Read the full article here. 

Stefanie Langkammer named Female Athlete of the Year at Cowichan Secondary School 

Congratulations to Train to Compete Team BC athlete, Stefanie Langkammer, on being named Female Athlete of the Year at Cowichan Secondary School! Stefanie will be training with the Canadian Junior National team while she begins her first year at the University of Victoria. We wish her lots of luck in her future endeavors!
Thank-you for another successful year of Club Championships! 

110 teams from across British Columbia participated in the Learn to Train, Train to Train, and Train to Compete Club Championships over the first three weekends of June. A special thank-you to the clubs who played an essential role in the successful hosting of the championships: Burnaby Lake FHC, Delta Falcons FHC, India FHC, Vancouver Hawks FHC, Victoria Junior FHA, and West Vancouver FHC. For results from the championships please visit our website.  
Call for Umpires - Learn to Train U13 Regional Festival, July 4-6

The 2014 Field Hockey BC Learn to Train Festival marks the end of a ten week program for the 180 participating athletes from across BC. 20 teams will participate in this jam packed weekend of Hockey 5's, Dinner, Disco, and Parade! The event will take place at Rutledge Field, West Vancouver, July 4-6, and we are inviting any interested umpires to contact Nancy Plechaty at nancy@fieldhockeybc.com or 604-737-3146 and provide your availability by Sunday, June 22nd.  

Kelowna Lake and Bake Mixed Hockey Tournament, August 2 & 3 

The Okanagan Valley Field Hockey Association is hosting the Kelowna Lake and Bake mixed seven a side field hockey tournament over the August Long Weekend, August 2nd & 3rd! Register before June 15th for the early bird rate of $280, or $350 regular registration after that date. For more information and to register contact info@fieldhockeyokanagan.com

Canada prepares for Commonwealth Games! 

With their sights set on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, both the women's and men's National teams have been training and competing in numerous test series and tournaments. The women will be in Ireland for the Belfast 4 Nations Tournament ahead of the Commonwealth Games taking place July 23rd to August 3rd. More information on the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Pan American teams find success at Hockey World Cup ahead of Toronto 2015 

Pan American teams displayed great strength and determination at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup. Argentina won both bronze medal matches, defeating England on the men's side and the United States on the women's side. With these performances, we can expect to watch great hockey as Canada takes on these teams at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games!
The Netherlands' secret to success at the FIFA World Cup: field hockey 

The world has been raving about the Netherlands ever since they defeated defending FIFA World Cup Champion, Spain, 5-1 in their first game last week. What's their secret? Field hockey! They recognized their strengths in field hockey and translated those strengths and strategies to the soccer field. With two former professional field hockey players on the coaching staff, fans can expect to see a lot more from the Dutch! Read the full article here.
Australia and the Netherlands dominate 2014 Hockey World Cup 

Both Australia and the Netherlands won gold and silver medals at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in the Hague, Netherlands. Australian men defeated the Netherlands 5-1 for the gold medal, while the Netherlands women beat Australia 2-0 for their 7th World Cup win! For full results and highlights visit the Rabobank Hockey World Cup official website.   
You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
Head of the Class
Female Athlete of the Year
2014 Club Championships
Umpires - L2T Festival
Kelowna Lake & Bake
Commonwealth Games
Pan Am Teams
Field Hockey & Soccer
Hockey World Cup
In Short
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