CornerShot - Official Newsletter
October 2017

Reminder: Regional Program Trial Registration
There are still two Regional Program Trials remaining! The Train 2 Train (U15) Island Girls Trial is being held Sunday October 29th from 10am to 12:30pm at the Cowichan Sportsplex. Interior Girls Trials are being held in January in Kelowna.

View the FHBC Calendar  or Players Trials and Tournaments page for Trial information and the link to register.

All other Regional Program squads have been selected. Visit the Players page on our website for more information on all of our Regional programs.

Join the FHBC Coaching team!
This Fall we have nearly 500 athletes participating in our high performance training programs, and we need coaches to inspire this next generation! We have programs running on Vancouver Island and throughout the Lower Mainland, for both females and males, and across three different age groups. We will also have our Girls Regional Program in the Interior beginning in January.

If you are interested in becoming a Regional Program coach at the Learn 2 Train, Train 2 Train or Train 2 Compete level, please e mail Susan, FHBC's Provincial Coach & Performance Manager at susan@fieldhockeybc.com.

UBC win Canada West, will Host USports Nationals
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds have won the Canada West Women's Field Hockey conference, and clinched a berth to the 2017 USports National Championship.  This is UBC's 10th Canada West title in 11 years. 

The UBC Thunderbirds finished their Canada West regular season with 22 points and a 7-0-1 record. They tied their BC rivals, the UVic Vikes in their first match of the season, but went on to beat them in the following 3 matches. 

UBC will now host the USports National Championship in a new format - a best-of-three series versus the OUA Champions (TBD). The games are being held at Wright Field on Friday November 3rd at 6pm, Saturday November 4th at 5pm, and Sunday November 5th at 2pm (if needed).

Visit the USports Field Hockey page for more information closer to the event.

UBC Thunderbirds - Canada West Champions
Cole & Mollenhauer win major Canada West Awards
BC Athletes were well-represented in the 2017-18 Canada West Women's Field Hockey Awards presentation that took place on Sunday October 22nd. Lindsay Cole of Victoria, and a member of the UVic Vikes, was named as the Canada West Outstanding Contributor and has been put forward for the Gail Wilson Award. Anna Mollenhauer, also of Victoria and the UVic Vikes, and FHBC's 2016 Junior U18 Female Athlete of the Year was named t he Canada West Rookie of the Year.

7 BC Athletes, all of whom have played for Team BC in the past, were named to the Canada West All-Star team:
Lindsay Cole, UVic (Victoria, BC)
Sophie Jones, UBC (West Vancouver, BC)
Sarah Keglowitsch, UBC (Shawnigan Lake, BC)
Anna Mollenhauer, UVic (Victoria, BC)
Kristina Walters-Shumka, UVic (Victoria, BC)
Emily Wong, UVic (Vancouver, BC)
Sabrina Wong, U of C (West Vancouver, BC)

To see the full list of Award winners, visit the Canada West website.

Lindsay Cole & Anna Mollenhauer in action
Canada finish 3rd & 4th at 2017 Indoor Pan Am Cup
The Canadian Men's & Women's National Indoor teams recently returned from Guyana, where they competed at the 2017 Indoor Pan Am Cup. The tournament served as a qualifier for the 2018 Indoor World Cup in Berlin, as the top finisher from both the Men's & Women's tournament earned a berth to the event. Both Canadian teams were the defending Champions, as they won the 2014 Indoor Pan Am Cups and competed at the 2015 Indoor World Cup.

The Canadian Men started the tournament strongly, with impressive showings against Mexico and Barbados, however they were tripped up by an aggressive Argentina team. Due to the tournament format, Canada had to finish either 1st or 2nd after round-robin play to advance to the tournament Final. Unfortunately a second loss of the tournament, to the impressive Trinidad & Tobago team ruled out their chances of advancing to the Final, and ultimately the World Cup. In their final match of the tournament, Canada was able to beat Guyana 5-2 and secure the Bronze Medal. Adrien D'Andrade of Burnaby represented BC on the Canadian team.

The Canadian Women also began their tournament on the right note, beating Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, and Uruguay in straight games. However, their momentum was also interrupted by the Argentinians, when they lost a very close match by the score of 2-1. Their final game of the round-robin was against the United States, who turned out to be too strong for the Canadian team to handle. Canada then played a determined Uruguay team in the Bronze Medal match and ultimately ended up losing 3-2 to finish 4th. Kathleen Leahy of Victoria represented BC on the Canadian team.

Support the Canadian Women's National Team
The Canadian Women's National Team are selling Wolf Pack hats  as a fundraiser for their Program! Proceeds from each purchase will go directly to the team to help fund their training for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Australian Gold Coast in April.  Buy a hat and join the Wolf Pack today!

You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
Regional Program Registration
Become an FHBC Coach
UBC win Canada West
Canada West Award Winners
Canada at Indoor Pan Am Cup
Buy a WNT Wolf Pack hat!
In Short
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