CornerShot - Official Newsletter
May 2016

Contest: Spot the Ball & Win!
Do you have a keen field hockey eye? Are you savvy enough to figure out where the ball is in this photo? Spot the ball & win an FHBC umbrella!

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The Prize:

Email your answer to Katie at info@fieldhockeybc.com by Friday May 27th. Everyone who guesses correctly will be entered into a random draw for the umbrella! Winners will be contacted by Monday May 30th. Be sure to put 'FHBC Contest' as the Subject of your email and include your name in the message. 
2016 Provincial Team Selections
Congratulations to all of the selected athletes! We have selected 8 Boys & Girls Provincial teams for various tournaments this summer. The U18 Boys Provincial Team have been training together since April and will compete at the India Club Tournament from June 24th - 26th. The U18 Girls teams will be participating in the India Club Tournament and will also be travelling to Toronto to play in the 2016 U18 National Championship from July 27th - 31st. The U15 Boys & Girls team will also be competing at the India Club Tournament and will be going for Gold at the 2016 U16 National Championships in Calgary from July 19th - 24th. 

Click below to see the full BC Teams and Squads list:

Reserves for the U18 and U15 Girls White & Yellow teams will be named in the coming weeks.
2016 Train to Compete Girls Regional Championship
The 2016 T2C U18 Girls Regional Championship took place at the University of Victoria from April 22nd - 24th. Six teams representing four regions fought hard for the gold medal. It was a very exciting tournament with a high skill level and lots of close games! 

To see photos & videos from the tournament check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Final Standings: 
1. Sharks (NW)
2. Killer Whales (SE)
3. Alligators (NW)
4. Piranhas (NW/SE)
5. Stingrays (ISL/INT)
6. Barracuas (ISL/INT)

For tournament stats & results head to fieldhockeybc.altiusrt.com.

Also, watch the final Regional Girl's Skills Challenge Video below. The Victoria girls really brought their A-Game!

Victoria Girls Regional Program Skills Challenge
Victoria Girls Regional Program Skills Challenge
Join the Gryphon GTeam!
Our partners at the Field Hockey Shack have an awesome equipment promotion to send your way this month! Buy any Gryphon Taboo Series stick, and get a FREE Big Mo backpack or pair of Gryphon G3 turf-shoes! Savings of over $150! This awesome offer is only valid until June 15th, so don't delay! Visit the Shack store at #100 - 1125 Bellevue Avenue in West Vancouver (close to Rutledge Field). Have any questions? Email them at store@fieldhockeyshack.com or call them at 604-800-5279.

Congratulations to Megan Robertson!
Congratulations to Field Hockey BC Umpire, Megan Robertson, on being named to the FIH Promising Umpire List. By being added to this list it means that she is a highly rated umpire who will be given more appointments and opportunities to develop over the next two years. Megan is also one-step closer to reaching the Grade 1 Level, which means that she could soon be considered for World Cup and Olympic Games appointments. We are very proud of Megan and the commitment she has shown to field hockey in Burnaby, in BC and across Canada.

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 (eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com) to check your eligibility.

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.


2016 Men's Pan Am Junior Championship

The Canadian Junior Men's National Team are ready to start their campaign to return to the Junior World Cup. The Men's Pan Am Junior Championship, which is being held in Toronto from May 20th-28th, serves as the qualification tournament for the 2016 Junior World Cup in India in December. 


Canada's first game will be against Mexico on Friday at 2:30pm PT. They will play Chile on Saturday and Guyana on Monday, both at 2:30pm PT as well.


All games will be live-streamed on the FIH Youtube Channel! Don't forget to tune in and cheer on Canada from home!


For more information from Field Hockey Canada, click here.

You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
Contest: Spot the Ball
2016 Team BC Selections
2016 T2C Championships
Hockey Shack Offer
Congrats to Megan Robertson
Umpire Rating Renewal
Americas Masters Games
Men's Pan Am Junior Championships
In Short
If you have any information on upcoming events, programs, human interest, awards or other field hockey news that you'd like to include in future editions of CornerShot E-News please send them to info@fieldhockeybc.com or contact us at 604-737-3046.  The CornerShot E-Newsletter is distributed each month. 

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