CornerShot - Official Newsletter
July 2016

Register for the 2016 Americas Masters Games - Only 2 Days left to register!
Registration for the 2016 Americas Masters Games closes on July 29th! This is a massive multi-sport Games for athletse over the age of 35 and of any skill level. It is sure to be a fun and unique experience for everyone involved! The tentative dates for the field hockey competition have been changed to Saturday July 27th to Wednesday July 31st.

There are lots of benefits to participating in the Games, aside from the allure of the field hockey competition. Every registrant will receive a package worth over $400, including discounts at local restaurants & attractions, access to spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies, access to Beer Gardens and entertainment in the downtown Games plaza. To see the full list of what your Games registration gets you, click here.

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 would like to Volunteer at the Games, you can apply online and specify the sport you want to work with. All volunteers will be given an official AMG Volunteer t-shirt, snacks and water on-site, the chance to win travel packages and apparel gift cards, plus insight into how a major sporting event is managed! To register as a volunteer, click here.
2016 U18 National Championships
Good luck to the three BC teams that will be competing at U18 Nationals in Brampton, ON starting today. BC Blue, BC White and BC Yellow consist of strong and talented athletes who have what it takes to perform well at Nationals. We are excited for what they can accomplish over the next few days.

So far today, BC Yellow has beaten PEI by the score of 11-0 and BC Blue has won 3-1 over Ontario White. This afternoon, BC Yellow takes on Ontario Red, followed by a BC White versus BC Blue showdown. For Live Scores, Match Results and Tournament Standings, head to fhc.altiusrt.com.

The tournament wraps up on Saturday, July 30th. 

2016 U18 BC Blue Team
Team BC wins Gold & Silver at U16 Nationals
The 2016 U16 National Championships were held from July 20th-24th in Calgary, AB. Congratulations to the Boys BC Blue team for winning the Gold medal! The team won every game except for a draw against Alberta in pool play, but they were able to defeat Alberta in the Gold Medal game, when it mattered most. The Girls BC Blue team won Silver after a very close 1-0 loss to an experienced Ontario Red team in the Final. It was a good tournament for a relatively young team. They didn't quite get the outcome they wanted, but they finished the tournament strong. The Girls BC Yellow team finished the tournament in 5th place, and the Girls BC White team finished in 6th place. Both teams entered the consolation pool in the tournament, after losing in the Quarter-Finals. Both games were very close, with the BC White team going all the way to a Shootout but unfortunately came short.

Also, congratulations to the 6 BC Athletes named to the Tournament XI teams. From Boys BC Blue, Manveer Jhamat and Harvir Malhi. From Girls BC Blue, Jenna Buglioni and Aerin Park. From BC White, Sarah Lilley and from BC Yellow, Jasleen Hehar.

We are proud of all of our Train to Train athletes, many of whom were in the Provincial Program for the first time. We hope to see them back in the Regional and Provincial Program next season! 

For Match Results, Statistics and Final Standings, go to fhc.altiusrt.com. For a written recap of the final day from Field Hockey Canada, click here.

Photo credit: Heather Goodman

Canadian Men's National Team at the Olympics!!

GOOD LUCK to the Canadian Men's National team who are already in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games! The Opening Ceremony for the XXXI Olympic Games is on Friday, August 5th. Canada's first game of the tournament is the following day, Saturday August 6th versus Germany. 


Thirteen BC Athletes have been selected to represent Canada at this prestigious event. We are especially proud of Brenden Bissett, David Carter, Taylor Curran, Adam Froese, Gabe Ho-Garcia, Matthew Guest, Gordon Johnston, Ben Martin, Sukh Panesar, Mark Pearson, Matthew Sarmento, Iain Smythe, Scott Tupper. The two Team Canada alternates, Richard Hildreth and Antoni Kindler also hail from BC.


To see the full Team Canada roster, click here.


Team Canada en route to Rio


CONTEST: Win a Team Canada Signed Stick!

Answer the following Questions to be entered into a chance to win the Team Canada Signed Stick! Email your answers, with the Subject 'FHBC Contest' to  info@fieldhockeybc.com. Be sure to include your name! You must answer all 3 questions to be eligible to win. Contest entries must be submitted by August 5th, 2016. Contest Winner will be contacted directly & announced on our Facebook page on Tuesday August 9th. 


1) The 2016 Rio Olympics is the second Olympic Games for two Field Hockey BC Athletes. Name those two athletes.

2) What is Canada's best Field Hockey result at the Olympic Games?

3) At which Olympics was Field Hockey first played?
Umpire Rating Renewal Reminder
August 31st, 2016 is the last opportunity to renew an expired or pending umpire rating for those who took a sanctioned Umpiring course between 2005 and 2015. Don't forget to renew!

To view your umpire status online, click here. Please complete and send your field assessments to eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com by August 31st to renew your rating!

Congratulations to Emily Thalken!
The Vancouver Hawks would like to congratulate Hawks 5 player Emily Thalken for winning the Rosemary Mctavish Memorial Field Hockey Bursary during Point Grey's Graduation Ceremony. This award "is presented to a student for the skills she has developed, the contribution she has made to field hockey at Point Grey, and the sportsmanship she has shown on the field. " 
Congratulations Emily! Very well done!
Canadian Women return from USA Tour

The Canadian Women's National Team have just returned home from a brief tour to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Canada played against two Olympic-bound teams - India and USA. Canada lost 5-2 and 3-1 to India, but in the first game they were tied with the 13th-ranked team until late in the game. Canada also lost 5-0 to a world-class American team. Canada has been travelling and playing a lot of field hockey in the last 18 months, and this tour provides them with yet another opportunity to grow, learn and develop. Next up for Canada is World League Round 2 in the Spring.

You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
Americas Masters Games
U18 GIrls National Championships
Silver & Gold at U16 Nationals
Canadian Men head to Rio!
Contest: Win a Signed Stick
Umpire Rating Renewal Reminder
Congrats Emily Thalken!
Canadian Women in Pennsylvania
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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