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CornerShot - Official Newsletter
July & August 2014

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Hockey 5s at the 2014 Learn to Train Festival 

180 Learn to Train athletes took over Rutledge Field at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, July 4-6, for the 2014 Learn to Train festival. Athletes had a great time playing Hockey 5s in this fun, no-pressure environment. We would like to thank all athletes, parents, umpires, and coaches for such a fun weekend! A special thank-you to Thea Culley, Women's National team player, who opened the festival, and to the parent volunteers who helped us with set-up and take-down.
Highlights from the 2014 Learn to Train Festival 

 

 
Team BC earns double silver and double bronze at U16 National Championships! 

 

 

We would like congratulate our five Team BC teams who competed in this year's U16 National Championships, July 23-27, in West Vancouver. Our BC teams displayed great strength, determination and friendship throughout the championship, earning them silver and bronze on both the men's and women's side. For pictures from the championship please visit our Facebook page. For full tournament results and standings visit Field Hockey Canada's website.   

Team BC is off to a strong start at U18 National Championships! 

Team BC is in Calgary this weekend for the Women's U18 National Championships where they will take on teams from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and P.E.I. BC will be represented by three strong teams: BC Blue, BC Yellow, and BC White. Our BC teams are off to a strong start so far with lots of wins on day 1, and 3 wins and 3 shutouts in the first three games of day 2. Join us in cheering on our teams and follow the action on Field Hockey Canada's twitter! Game results and standings can also be found on Field Hockey Canada's website.
Canadian men match best finish ever at Commonwealth Games  

The Canadian men faced a lot of tough competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where they ultimately finished in 6th place, matching their best finish ever at a Commonwealth competition (6th in Melbourne in 2006). Canada showed great strength against the strong New Zealand team with a 1-1 tie at halftime, but we're unable to get the win. After a disappointing loss to Malaysia, Canada defeated Trinidad and Tobago before heading into their final match against South Africa. With a 2-2 tie at half-time, South Africa came out strong in the second half scoring a few more goals and securing their 5th place finish over Canada. For an glimpse into the men's experience at the games, check out their blog posts on Facebook. For full results visit the Glasgow 2014 website.
Jameson earns 200th cap at Commonwealth Games 

Congratulations to British Columbia's very own, David Jameson, on earning his 200th cap at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and becoming one of only 11 Canadian field hockey players to ever play 200 games for Canada! Jameson grew up playing for the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club before representing BC at National Championships and ultimately playing for Team Canada. Learn more about his career with the Canadian National team.
Canadian women gain valuable experience at Commonwealth Games 

The Canadian Women's National team continue to grow and learn from every international competition, and the Commonwealth Games were no different. Canada came out strong in their first game against India, but were unable to secure the win. In a close match against South Africa, the game remained tied 0-0 until the end of the second half when South Africa scored two goals from which Canada was unable to recover. Things got better for Canada as they defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 before heading into a tough match against the infamous New Zealand Black Sticks. Despite great effort by Team Canada, New Zealand dominated the game and later went on the win the Bronze medal. Canada ultimately finished in 8th place after a loss in shootouts to Malaysia. For full results visit the Glasgow 2014 website.
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In This Issue
Thank-you!
L2T Festival Hockey 5s
L2T Festival Highlights
U16 National Championships
U18 National Championships
Glasgow 2014 - Men
David Jameson
Glasgow 2014 - Women
In Short
 
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