2018 National Championships
Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate all 12 of our BC teams that competed at the 2018 National Championships from July 12-22 in Toronto, Ontario. Out of these 12 teams, eight returned home with a medal, including three gold, two silver and three bronze.
The U15 Girls BC teams had a very strong showing, with the BC Rams going undefeated for the gold medal and the BC Lions taking home the bronze.
The Rams took the gold medal with a 3-0 win over Ontario West, while the Lions captured bronze with a 3-1 decision against Ontario Central.
After narrowly missing the medal round, the BC Stags finished in fifth place. The U15 Girls Tournament 11 included four BC athletes: Olivia Huebner (Lions), Brooke Taylor (Stags), Tessa Everett and Mikayla Stelling (Rams).
The U15 Boys BC Rams and Lions finished in second and sixth place, respectively. After a dominant performance in which the BC Rams did not allow a goal through their first four games, Quebec 1 got the better of them by a 2-1 margin in the gold medal game, putting the Rams in silver medal position.
The BC Lions tied both of their consolation matches to take sixth place.
The U15 Boys Tournament 11 included four BC athletes: Finlay O'Callaghan (Lions), Armaan Bagri, Arjun Cheema and Harvir Mahli (Rams).
Click here for a full recap of the BC Teams at the U15 National Championships.
BC dominated the U18 Girls division, with all three teams qualifying for the semi-finals. A shootout victory for the Rams over Ontario West and a combeack win for the Stags over the Lions made it an all-BC gold medal game. The BC Rams came out hard with two goals in the first half and despite a strong push from the Stags, the Rams added two more to take the gold medal with a 4-0 win, while the Stags took home the silver.
The BC Lions fought hard in the bronze medal game, but were unable to complete the medal sweep as Ontario West came up with a 3-0 victory.
The U18 Girls Tournament 11 included five BC athletes: Allison Kuzyk (Lions), Alissa Wong and Aerin Park (Rams), Libby Hogg and Stefanie Sajko (Stags).
On the U18 Boys side, the BC Rams finished with a bronze medal and the BC Lions wound up in sixth place.
In a tight one-goal game, the Rams came from behind to qualify for the semi-final with a 3-2 win over the BC Lions. Facing their rivals from Ontario in the semi-final, the Rams fought to a 1-1 draw at full time, which put them in a shootout to decide who would move on. Unfortunately for the Rams, Ontario Central got the better of them in the shootout, leaving the Rams to play Alberta for bronze.
The Rams took a commanding 5-2 victory over Alberta to claim the bronze medal. The BC Lions finished in sixth place with a win and a loss in the consolation round. The U18 Boys Tournament 11 included two BC athletes: Ryan Knight (Lions) and Amraaz Dhillon (Rams).
Click here for a full recap of the BC Teams at the U18 National Championships.
The U23 BC Women's team came home with a bronze medal. After going 1-1-1 through the round robin, the Women had a tough shootout loss to Ontario White, which put them in the bronze medal game against Alberta.
The BC team had a dominant 6-0 win over Alberta to take the bronze medal, thanks to three goals each from Leina Dueck and Lindsay Cole. The U23 Women's Tournament 11 included three BC athletes: Megan Ma, Audrey Sawers and Lindsay Cole.
The U23 BC Men's team had an outstanding performance which lead to a gold medal victory. Finishing the round robin with two wins and a tie, the BC Men dominated Team USA in the semi-final with an 8-0 victory.
The gold medal game featured a re-match between BC and Ontario Red, who had come to a 3-3 draw the day before in round robin play. BC got the better of them the second time around with a 4-0 win for the gold medal. The U23 Men's Tournament 11 included three BC athletes: Jamie Wallace, Fin Boothroyd and Gavin Bains.
Click here for a full recap of the BC Teams at the U23 National Championships.
U18 Girls BC Rams: gold medallists