CornerShot - Official Newsletter
January 2017

Job Posting: Events & Officials Coordinator
We are hiring an Events & Officials Coordinator. This position is designed to provide logistical support for the operational requirements of all FHBC Events, as well as, provide support for the officials development pathway and the delivery of the Officials Professional Development and Certification Program. This position is offered as a full-time contract beginning in February. The application deadline is January 26th, 2017. 
To see the full job posting, click here.
2017 Boys Regional Program Trial Information -
Train 2 Train (U15) & Train 2 Compete (U18) 
The Boys T2T (U15) Lower Mainland Regional Program Trials are being held on Sunday January 22nd at Eric Hamber in Vancouver. Today is the last day to Register

The Boys T2T & T2C Island Regional Program Trials are being held on Sunday January 29th at the University of Victoria. Registration closes on Wednesday January 25th.

The Boys T2C (U18) Lower Mainland Regional Program Trials will be held on Friday February 17th at Rutledge. Registration closes on Wednesday February 15th.

 Visit the Boys T2T Regional page or Boys T2C Regional page for more information.  To register for any of these Regional Program Trials, click here .

Senior Women's Indoor Tournament Registration
Only 3 days left to register for the 2017 Senior Women's Indoor Tournament! The tournament is being held from February 3rd to 5th at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan. The tournament entry fee is $300 and the deadline to register is Friday January 20th, 2017. To register for the tournament, fill out this form and return it to Kathryn via email at eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com. Register today before it is too late!

Field Hockey Shack - Sale Ends January 31st! 
Looking for some new gear for the 2017 outdoor season?  The Field Hockey Shack is clearing out it's remaining 2016 stock, and have some amazing door-crasher deals for all FHBC Members! 
All equipment is 15%-35% off until January 31st... so make sure you pop into the store to take a look!

Updated Umpire Certifications & Assessors List
Updated lists of  Umpire Certifications and Umpire Assessors have been posted to our website. These lists will continue to be updated on a monthly basis to show any newly rated Umpires, Umpire Candidates, or qualified Assessors. Any ratings with 2016 expiration dates and no updated field assessments have now been removed from these lists. If you have any questions about Umpire Certification or your rating, please contact eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com.

2017 Women's National Team Squads Announced
2017 is set to be a busy year for the Canadian Women's National Team. Twenty athletes are currently in Australia for a training tour to help the team prepare for upcoming international events. In Australia, they will play against the Queensland State Team, which features many current and former Australian National Team members. This high level of competition will help the team get ready for World League Round 2, which is being held in West Vancouver in April. This tournament is the first step towards qualifying for the 2018 Women's World Cup.

The 2017 Women's National Team, Senior Development Squad & Junior Development Squad have all been announced. Twenty-Nine BC Athletes have been named to the three squads that will compete for selection for the various tours and tournaments this year. To see the full lists, click here.

To read more about the Australia Tour, click here.

To read more about World League Round 2 being held in West Vancouver, click here.
2018 Masters World Cup - Barcelona, July 27 - Aug 5
The location for the 2018 Masters World Cup has been confirmed and the tournament will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 27th to August 5th, 2018. The estimated individual cost for the 2018 Masters World Cup is between $3,200 - $4,500. Field Hockey Canada is still seeking expressions of interest from Masters Athletes. Interested participants in the Lower Mainland are invited to attend a drop-in player event on Saturday February 11th, 2017 at Eric Hamber from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

If you are interested in joining the FHC Masters Program, email shad.stephens@metrosurveys.ca (Men) or alimcgillivray1@gmail.com (Women). 

For more information from Field Hockey Canada, click here.

Three BC Athletes Retire from Canadian Men's Team
Congratulations to BC Athletes Stephen Bissett, Benjamin Martin & Philip Wright on their great careers with the Canadian Men's National Team. All three athletes announced their retirement from international competition at the end of 2016.

Stephen, 25, played his first international match in a test series versus the United States in 2009. In total, he played 9 international matches at the Senior international level. Unfortunately, Stephen's career was hampered by several injuries over the last 7 years, but his hard work and determination was always on display as he battled back from each obstacle.

Ben, 29, also played his first international match in the 2009 test series versus the United States. He went on to become a stalwart on Canada's defence and played 106 games in total. Ben has played at Pan American Cups, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games and finally, capped off his career at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Philip, 30, played 130 Senior international matches for Canada. He began his career in 2004 at the Pan American Cup in London, Ontario and went on to compete in multiple Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and the 2010 Men's World Cup. 

Congratulations again to all three players. Good luck and we look forward to seeing what you do in your future endeavours!

Click here to see the full announcement from Field Hockey Canada.
You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
Job Posting
Boys Regional Trials
Senior Women's Indoor
Shack Ad
Updated Umpires List
Women's National Squad
2018 Masters World Cup
Bissett, Martin, Wright Retire from National Team
In Short
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