Congratulations to Collingwood School & Cowichan Secondary on winning AA and AAA High School Provincials respectively.
Collingwood beat Crofton House 2-1 in the Final to take the Gold Medal. St. Michaels University School beat Seycove 2-0 in the Bronze Medal Game. To see the full tournament results, click here.
Cowichan Secondary beat Handsworth Secondary in a shootout to claim the Championship Banner. Argyle Secondary beat Kelowna Secondary 3-1 in the Bronze Medal Game. To see the full tournament standings, click here.
Congratulations to all of the athletes on a great High School season!
Cowichan Secondary - AAA High School Provincial Champions
2015 FHBC Volunteer Recognition & Annual Awards
On November 6th, we had the pleasure of honouring 23 individuals at our Annual Awards Night in Vancouver. All of these award winners were recognized for their hard work and dedication to field hockey within BC and beyond. The list of winners includes athletes, coaches, umpires, and volunteers who have all left their mark on our sport. The full list of Annual Award Winners & Volunteer Recognition Award Winners can be found on our website. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Jamie Williams (Kukri) presenting Harbir Sidhu with the Junior Male Player of the Year Award (U18)
Girl's Interior Regional Program Registration
Train to Train and Train to Compete trials for the Interior Regional Program are being held in Kelowna on December 5th & 6th. For more information about trials, please read the Trial Notice. Registration for trials will be open until November 30th! Don't forget to register!
Train to Train (born 2001-2003) and Train to Compete (1998-2000) athletes can register online here.
The Shack is clearing-out all its remaining 2015 stock, during its annual Black Friday Week Sale! The sale starts this Friday, November 27th, and runs until December 4th. Need some new equipment for 2016? Looking for that perfect Christmas present? There are some fantastic deals to be found! See the flyer below for more details.
Umpire Assessors Course
An Umpire Assessors course is being held on Saturday December 5th from 9:30am-1:30pm. This is a required course for all Umpire Assessors wishing to become certified, or renew their expiring Assessor rating. Umpire Assessors must have experience and knowledge of the game and are able to mentor aspiring umpires.
Click here to see the criteria for becoming an Umpire Assessor.
Registration for the course is limited to 12 participants, so act fast! To register for the Umpire Assessors Course, please click here. Registration closes on December 1st, so don't forget to sign up! If you have any questions regarding the course or the registration process, please contact Kathryn pohran, our Events and Officials Coordinator at [email protected].
Umpire Rating Renewal Information
This is a notice to all Field Hockey BC Umpires in our database. Extended renewal will be taking place until August 31st, 2016. This is applicable to any umpire who has taken a Field Hockey Canada approved umpiring course with us in 2005 or later, and is either up for renewal this year or has already expired, and would like to remain active as an umpire. This extended renewal process also includes those who successfully completed a course but did not submit the required field assessments. To find out more about this renewal process, please email Kathryn Pohran ([email protected]) to check your eligibility.
2016 Americas Masters Games
The Americas Masters Games are coming to Vancouver in August of 2016. This is a massive multi-sport Games for athletes over the age of 35 and of any skill level! We are pleased to be helping organize the field hockey portion of the Games. Organization meetings are fully under way and the Games are starting to come together nicely. Registration has begun and we are happy to see that some teams have already registered!
For more information on the Americas Masters Games, please visit the Games website.
To register for the Games, either as a team or an individual (field hockey only), click here.
Congratulations to our BC Universities for finishing one-two at the CIS-FHC National Championships. It was a very tight tournament as all 4 teams finished with a 1-1-1 record after Round Robin play. It came down to goal differential to determine which teams would advance to the finals. UBC and UVic were fortunate enough to squeak through, while U of T and Guelph played for the Bronze Medal, with Guelph coming out on top. It was an exciting final between the BC rivals with UVic in the lead until the very last minute, when Coquitlam-native Niki Best forced the game into a shootout with a goal on a penalty corner with no time remaining. The Thunderbirds then went on to win the shootout 3-1 with goals from Sarah Keglowitsch, Cailean Meredith and Sophie Jones, all from BC. This is the 5th-straight National Championship win for the UBC Thunderbirds, who were underdogs coming into the tournament.
Hannah Haughn (UBC) was named a Championship All-Star as well as the Championship MVP. Sarah Keglowitsch (UBC), Kathleen Leahy (UVic) & Annie Walters-Shumka (UVic) were also named Championship All-Stars.
For more information about the Championship Final, click here.
UBC Thunderbirds - National Champions
Canadian Men Set for Hockey World League Finals
The Canadian Men's National Team are in Raipur, India, getting ready for the FIH Hockey World League Finals. The tournament begins on Friday November 27th and features 7 of the World's top 8 teams. Canada will face off against Great Britain, Belgium & Australia in pool play before entering the quarterfinal crossover round. Behind the Olympics and the World Cup, this is Field Hockey's most prestigious tournament and is Canada's first trip to the event. The Netherlands are the defending champions of the World League Title. All games will be live streamed so be sure to check them out! For more information on viewing, click here.
For a tournament preview from Field Hockey Canada, click here.
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