Don't forget that in order to play in any field hockey leagues in BC, you must be a paid member! Our membership season runs from September 1st to August 31st of each year. All memberships purchased before July 1st, 2015 will need to be renewed for the 2015/16 season. To renew your membership, click here.
Boys & Girls BC Teams at U16 National Championships
Congratulations to all four of our Provincial Teams who competed at U16 Nationals at the beginning of August. All of our athletes battled hard in the sweltering Ontario heat, and proved that they were forces to be reckoned with. The Boys BC Blue team won the Silver medal after a close sudden-death shootout loss to Ontario GTA. The Boys BC White team finished 6th after a couple of close games against Ontario East. The Girls BC White team won the Bronze medal after a shooutout against Ontario White. The Girls BC Blue team also won the Silver medal after losing to an experienced Ontario Red team in the final.
Well done to all of our athletes! We are proud of all of their hard work this summer, and we hope to see them all out again next year.
Girls BC Blue celebrating a goal
Boys BC Blue - Silver Medallists
BC Wins Silver & Bronze at U18 Girls National Championships
Congratulations to our U18 Girls BC Blue & BC White Teams. Both teams worked incredibly hard during the 4-day tournament at the beginning of August. After a tight 2-1 loss to Ontario in the Semi-Final, BC White went on to beat Alberta for the Bronze Medal. BC Blue went undefeated through pool play, but were just edged out in the Final, losing 3-2 to Ontario in a Shootout. We are very proud of both of these teams for their hard work and dedication throughout the program. We look forward to seeing many of these athletes back in our programs next year, to continue building on their talent and success. Good Luck to all of our graduating players in their future academic and athletic endeavours!
BC Blue - Silver Medallists
BC White - Bronze Medallists
Girls Regional Program - Register for Trials
The Girls Train to Train (U15) and Train to Compete (U18) Regional Programs are starting soon! The Regional Program is for athletes interested in continuous, committed, training during the Winter and Spring months. It is also the first step in the provincial team athlete identification process and is mandatory for athletes interested in playing for Team BC.
Trials for all Northwest and Southeast athletes will be held in September. Trials for all Island athletes will be held in October. Trials for all Interior athletes will be held in December.
Registration for Northwest and Southeast Trials must be completed online by September 4th. Registration for Island Trials will open on September 14th and will close on October 9th. To register for regional trials, click here.
Boys Regional Programs to start in Early 2016
The Boys Regional Train to Train and Train to Compete Programs are tentatively scheduled to start in February and March of 2016. These programs will make up the pathway to the 2016 Provincial Boys Teams. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
September Discount Offer at the Field Hockey Shack
Looking for some new equipment for the upcoming season? Need a new stick, stickbag, or maybe turf shoes for high-school or Senior League? Our equipment partners at the Field Hockey Shack are offering 20%-off all your in-store purchases, until September 15th! All FHBC members are eligible! Simply mention this Cornershot ad, and they will knock 20%-off your final bill! For store hours please visit www.fieldhockeyshack.com, or email/call to: firstname.lastname@example.org / (604) 800.5279. Have fun and happy shopping!
BC Umpires & Officials at 2015 Pan Am Games
The 2015 Pan American Games were a successful campaign for our Men's and Women's National Teams, but they were also a success for some of our local officiating talent. In total, 5 FHBC Members were in Toronto to help make sure that the field hockey competition ran smoothly. On the men's side of the tournament, local Umpire Gavin Caldecott (North Vancouver) gained some more international experience on the field, while Chris Wilson (Victoria) worked off-field as an Assistant Umpires Manager. On the women's side, local Umpires Megan Robertson (Burnaby) and Meghan McLennan (Vancouver) continued to gain international experience and added to their already impressive Umpiring Resumes. Ali Lee (Victoria) was also hard at work at the Games as a Communications Officer.
Congratulations to all of our Officials on a job well done!
Canadian Men Qualify for World League Finals
2015 has already been a great year for the Canadian Men's National Team, but is continuing to get even better. Due to an outstanding performance at the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in June, the team has already clinched Olympic qualification. Now that India has been confirmed as the Host Nation of the Hockey World League Finals, Canada has qualified for this top-level tournament as well. Canada will face off against 7 of the top 8 ranked teams in the World from November 27th to December 6th in Rajpur, India. This tournament will prove to be a hard test of Canada's strength and determination, and will also be important to the team's preparation for the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
For more information from Field Hockey Canada, click here.
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