CornerShot - Official Newsletter
June 2016

Register for the 2016 Americas Masters Games

The Americas Masters Games are coming to Vancouver from August 26th-September 4th. 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. Registration for the Masters Games will be open until August, but space is limited so be sure to register before it's too late!


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.

2016 Provincial Teams: Meet the Athletes
The Provincial field hockey season is in full swing as all 8 of our BC teams will be competing at the India Club Tournament from June 24-26. This tournament serves as final competition for the T2C Boys Team, and as a preparation point for the 7 BC teams that will head to U18 and U16 Nationals in July.

We are extremely proud of all of our Team BC athletes and now you can learn more about them on our website: 


2016 Club Championships & Festivals
In the first three weeks of June, we held 6 Club Championships and Festivals in conjunction with some of our local clubs. We would like to thank all of the athletes, coaches, managers, parents, umpires, volunteers and technical officials who helped make these tournaments run smoothly! A very special thank you to the Richmond Field Hockey Club for hosting the U13 Girls Club Festival, the Chilliwack Pink Panthers for hosting the U18 Girls Club Championship, the Delta Falcons for hosting the U13 Boys Club Festival, the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association for hosting the U15 Girls Club Championship and the Vancouver Hawks for hosting the U15 Boys Club Championship. These tournaments would not be possible without the volunteer work that each of these clubs puts into hosting these events.

To see photos from the U18 Boys Club Championship, the U13 Girls Club Festival and the U13 Boys Club Festival, visit our Facebook page.
Field Hockey Shack - June Clearance Sale
Looking for a great equipment deal heading into Summer and Fall 2016? The Field Hockey Shack is having it's annual CLEARANCE SALE over the next couple of weeks, and there are some incredible deals to be had! Give them a ring to arrange a time to come to the store (604.800.5279), or pop-past during their new Summer hours. If you're in the market for new gear... this is a great time to buy!

Contest: Spot the Ball & Win!
Do you have a high field hockey IQ? Can you correctly identify the ball in this picture? Pick the right number and you could win a Field Hockey BC Umbrella!

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The Prize:

Email your answer to Katie at [email protected] by Friday July 1stEveryone who guesses correctly will be entered into a random draw for the umbrella! Winners will be contacted and announced on our Facebook page by Monday July 4th. Be sure to put  'FHBC Contest as the Subject of your email and include  your name  in the email. 
Congratulations to Derek Leung & Tyler Klenk
Congratulations to Derek Leung on being named to the FIH Promising Umpire List.By being added to this list it means that he is a highly rated umpire who will be given more international appointments and opportunities to develop over the next two years. Derek is also one-step closer to reaching the Grade 1 Level, which means that he could soon be considered for World Cup and Olympic Games appointments. As a long-time umpire in the BC Field Hockey community, we are very proud of Derek and this great accomplishment. We wish him only more success in his umpiring endeavours!

Also, congratulations to umpire Tyler Klenk, who recently completed his first international appointment at the Men's Pan American Junior Championship in Toronto. Tyler is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan but has lived in Victoria for the last few years. In his time in BC he has become an involved umpire in the Victoria leagues and in FHBC programs. Tyler certainly has a bright and promising future in umpiring both locally and internationally. To read more about Tyler and his first international appointment, 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.

Junior Canadian Men Qualify for Junior World Cup!

Congratulations to the Canadian Junior Men's National Team for qualifying for the Junior World Cup being held in Lucknow, India in December. The top two teams from the Men's 2016 Pan American Junior Championships were given berths into the World Cup. Canada managed to secure their spot in the Pan Am final and at the Junior World Cup after a 3-1 victory over Chile in the Semi-Finals of the tournament. Click here for more information from Field Hockey Canada on the team's Semi-Final win.


Canada ended up finishing 2nd at the Pan Am Championships after a 5-0 loss to a very skilled Argentina team.

Canadian Men Finish Tour in Europe

The Canadian Men's National Team just wrapped up a tour to Europe that had them competing against Ireland and Spain, two teams that will also be at the 2016 Olympics. This tour served as one of the last stages of selection and preparation before the team heads to Rio in August. Canada leaves Europe with 3 losses and 1 tie against Ireland, and 1 loss and 2 ties against Spain. Although the scoresheet didn't have the ideal outcome, Canada is still confident about their preparation and their chances in Rio.


The Olympic Team will be named on July 1st and will compete in a test series in Surrey and West Vancouver against Team USA from July 6th-10th.


For more information from Field Hockey Canada about Canada's final game in Spain, click here.

To read about the upcoming 4-game test series versus the United States, click here

Canadian Women on Tour in Japan

The Canadian Women's National Team are in Japan for a 4-game test series against the 10th-ranked Japanese team. After a strong showing at the Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand in April, the Canadian team was invited to Japan to help the Olympic-bound team prepare for Rio. The four games will be played on June 23rd, 25th, 26th & 28th.


Click here to see the complete list of athletes representing Canada in Japan.

You may contact us at [email protected]
In This Issue
Americas Masters Games
2016 Team BC Athletes
2016 Club Championships
Hockey Shack Offer
Contest: Spot the Ball
Congrats to Derek Leung & Tyler Klenk
Umpire Rating Renewal
Jr Men Qualify for World Cup
Canadian Men in Europe
Canadian Women in Japan
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 [email protected] or contact us at 604-737-3046.  The CornerShot E-Newsletter is distributed each month. 

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