CornerShot - Official Newsletter
April 2016

Membership Registration Reminder: All Athletes, Coaches & Officials
A polite reminder to all athletes, coaches and officials, that you must be a registered member of Field Hockey BC in order to participate in any leagues or club activities. Included in your Membership Fees is insurance coverage. If anyone participating in a sanctioned league or event is not a registered member, then insurance can be compromised for everyone else participating.

Field Hockey BC will be taking on the task of roster checks for all spring and summer leagues to ensure that all participants are registered members. Please take the proactive step to help your clubs save some time and effort by completing your registration ahead of time.

To complete membership registration, please click here.

2016 Train to Compete Girls Regional Championship
The 2016 T2C U18 Girls Regional Championship is taking place at the University of Victoria from April 22nd - 24th. This tournament is the culmination of a 6 month training program for athletes from the Interior, Island and Lower Mainland. Six teams will compete in a round-robin style tournament to become the Provincial Champions. This tournament also serves as a selection point for the U18 Girls Provincial Teams that will be competing at the Canadian National Championships in Toronto this July. 

The T2C Regional Championship is bound to be exciting as BC's best field hockey talent will be on display! To see the tournament schedule, click here

For live game results and statistics, visit fieldhockeybc.altiusrt.com.

2016 Train to Train Boys & Girls Regional Festival
From April 8th - 10th, over 150 athletes took part in the T2T U15 Boys & Girls Regional Festival. This was the culmination of lots of hard work and training over many months. Athletes came together from the Lower Mainland, Interior and Vancouver Island, and were drafted into teams - 8 girls teams and 2 boys teams. The girls participated in a friendly round-robin tournament with 6 games each, while the boys played each other twice. With the sun out for the majority of the weekend, and the fantastic play by these up and coming athletes, it turned out to be a great event! Also, a special thank you to all of our coaches for their time over the last 6 months and particularly at the Festival. These athletes greatly benefited from your knowledge of and passion for the game.

The 2016-17 T2T Girls Regional Program will start again in the Fall. Look for more information about Program Trials in August and September. The 2016-17 Boys Program will start again in the new year. More information will be released in January of 2017.

2016 Train to Train Provincial Selections
Selections for the 2016 T2T Provincial Programs were made after the T2T Regional Festival. Athletes were ranked throughout their regional training and then were watched and graded based on their play at the tournament. The top girls were invited to participate in a Team BC Selection Camp that will take place in May. The top boys from the program have been selected to a Provincial Squad, with final team selections to be made in May. The Boys and Girls Provincial Teams will compete at the U16 National Championships in Calgary in July. 

To see the list of Girls invited to the Provincial Selection Camp, click here.

To see the list of Boys selected to the Team BC Squad, click here.

Reminder: Umpire Rating Renewal
Attention all Field Hockey BC Umpires! Don't forget to renew your rating before 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.

Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) 
Call for Umpires! 
The 2016 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) is being held from Friday May 20 to Monday May 23 at Burnaby Lake West. We are looking for Umpires for the Women's Social, Women's Masters, Mixed Divisions. If you are interested in umpiring at this year's VIT, please email Kathryn at [email protected] with your availability for each day, your shirt size and preference of lime or pink, your cell phone number for contact during the event weekend, and any special considerations you may require.

We look forward to seeing you at the VIT!

2016 Americas Masters Games - Aug. 26th-Sept. 4th

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!


There are two ways to register for the games. You can either register as an individual and be placed on a team, or your team captain can register your team and invitations will automatically be sent out to the rest of your team so they can register. To complete the registration process either as an individual or for your team, click here.


If you aren't playing in the Games, but still want to be involved, apply to be a Games Volunteer! Registration is now open for Volunteers. Click here for more information.


Canadian Junior Men's Roster announced for 2016 Pan Am Junior Championships in May

Field Hockey Canada has just announced the roster that will compete at the 2016 Men's Pan Am Junior Championships. Of the 18 athletes that were selected to represent Canada, 15 of them are from BC. The Championships are being held at the University of Toronto fields from May 20th - 28th. The top two finishers at this tournament will earn a berth to the 2016 Junior World Cup in India from December 1st to 11th. 


To see the full list of selected athletes and find out more about the Championships, click here.

Call for Officials: 2016 National Championships

Field Hockey Canada is now accepting applications for technical officials and umpires for two 2016 National Championship tournaments this summer. The U16 Boys' & Girls' National Championships are being held in Calgary from July 19th-24th. The U18 Girls' National Championships are being held in Toronto from July 27th-31st. 


The application deadline has been extended to May 6. Don't forget to apply! For more information and to apply, click here.


Canadian National Teams Return from Tournaments

Three of our Canadian National Teams are coming off of a very busy month, full of lots of international hockey matches!


The Junior Women's National Team were in Trinidad & Tobago for the Pan American Junior Championships from March 31st to April 9th. The team finished 4th at the tournament, after a tough semi-final loss to a brilliant Argentina team and then a close Bronze Medal match loss to Chile. Unfortunately, with the loss to Argentina the team was knocked out of a berth to the Junior World Cup as only the top two teams qualified.


The Senior Women's National Team were in New Zealand for the Hawkes Bay Festival of Hockey from April 2nd - 10th. This 8 team Invitational Tournament was a great test for the Canadian Women as they faced off against several top-ranked teams in the World. In their first game of the tournament, Canada was able to upset 9th-ranked Korea 2-1. They also came away with narrow 1-0 losses to 5th-ranked China and 13th-ranked India. Canada finished the tournament in 8th, but demonstrated that they can truly play with some of these international powerhouses.


For more from Field Hockey Canada about the Junior and Senior Women's teams, click here.


The Senior men's National Team were in Malaysia for the 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from April 6th - 16th. At the 7-team Invitational tournament, Canada faced off against 4 teams that will be joining them at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. Canada finished 6th at the tournament, matching their tournament ranking, with a record of 1-2-4, however all of their matches were close with most ending with a 2 goal margin. The Men's team will now regroup and train before their final pre-Olympics tour to Europe in June.


For more from Field Hockey Canada about the Men's Team at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, click here.


You may contact us at [email protected]
In This Issue
Membership Registration
2016 T2C Championships
2016 T2T Festival
T2T Provincial Selections
Umpire Rating Renewal
VIT: Call for Umpires
Americas Masters Games
Junior Men's Roster
FHC: Call for Officials
National Teams on Tour
In Short
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