May 2019
Welcome to the May 2019 Cornershot Newsletter! This issue will cover recent and upcoming BC tournaments including Club Championships and the Vancouver International Tournament, obituaries for prominent BC field hockey pioneers, and results from Field Hockey Canada.
U13 and U15 Club Championships
The U13 and U15 Boys and Girls Club Championships are all fast approaching!

The U13 Club Championships will take place on June 1-2 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, hosted by the Burnaby Bears. The following weekend, the Vancouver Hawks will host the U15 Boys Club Championships at UBC Wright Field. We will round out Club Championships season with the U15 Girls, hosted by VJFHA on June 15-16 at the University of Victoria.

For more information regarding the upcoming Club Championships, visit the Club Championships Page of the Field Hockey BC website.
Congratulations to the U18 Club Championship Winners!
The U18 Boys and Girls Club Championships took place May 10-12 in Surrey, BC. This tournament saw 20 teams across 3 divisions compete for the Club Championship title.

Congratulations to all participating teams and coaches for a great weekend of hockey! Field Hockey BC would like to thank India Field Hockey Club for hosting and all of our umpires and technical staff for running a great tournament.

For a weekend recap including results and team photos, visit the U18 Club Championship Recap on the Field Hockey BC website.
Vancouver International Tournament
Another successful VIT weekend is in the books! Teams from across BC and the United States came together for a long weekend of adult social hockey, May 18-20 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.

Field Hockey BC would like to thank all teams, umpires and volunteers who helped make the tournament a success! For full tournament results, visit the Vancouver International Tournament Recap on the Field Hockey BC website.
Train 2 Train Regional Festival
The Train 2 Train Regional Festival took place April 25-28 at Tamanawis Park in Surrey, BC. This four day Festival hosted eleven U15 boys and girls teams from across BC and one team from Alberta.

After four great days of competition, one boys team and three girls teams were selected to represent BC at the 2019 National Championship Festival. For the full list of U15 Team BC selections, click here.
Spring League Instagram Contest Winner!
Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Field Hockey BC Spring League Instagram Contest! We are pleased to announce the contest winner, Hope Scheibal of the Tri-City Eagles U16 Mavericks!

Missed your chance to submit your photo? Good news: We're re-opening the contest! The deadline for submission will be Monday, June 3rd. Click here for contest details.
In Memoriam
Field Hockey BC is saddened by the passing of four great leaders of the field hockey community: Lynne Turnau, Patricia Forbes, Barbara Browne and Jonel Boileau.

Lynne Turnau

Lynne Turnau passed away on January 29, 2019. Lynne is remembered by her friends and family as a gentle, kind and selfless woman. Her field hockey legacy included scoring the winning goal for Team BC in the finals at the first ever Canada Summer Games, held in Halifax in 1969. Click here to read Lynne's full obituary.

Patricia Forbes

Patricia Jean Margaret Forbes passed away on February 17, 2019 at age 89. Born in Vancouver, Patricia lived much of her adult life on Lasqueti Island and also spent time in Coquitlam as a school teacher and principal. She was always active in the community and volunteered tirelessly in the field hockey community, serving as the President of the BC Women's Field Hockey Association. She won countless community service awards, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. Click here to read Patricia's full obituary.

Barbara Browne (nee Linberg)

Barbara Browne passed away on April 28, 2019. Barbara was born in Winnipeg and lived much of her life in Vancouver and Victoria. She was an outstanding field hockey player and an avid scholar, earning two degrees from UBC and serving as captain of the UBC field hockey team. She was also a member of the 1963 Canadian Women's National Team. Click here to read Barbara's full obituary.

Jonel Boileau

Jonel Boileau died December 21, 2018 at the age of 25 after battling lung cancer. This tragic loss is felt deeply by Boileau's friends and family in Kelowna, as well as her friends, colleagues and former teammates at Hofstra University, where she was a field hockey star for four years. Boileau made an impact on the FHBC community when she competed for Team BC from 2009-2011. Click here to read Jonel's obituary.

These women all made a significant impact on women's field hockey on a Provincial, National and International scale. They will be deeply missed by their friends, family and the entire field hockey community.
Men's National Team Advance to the Next Round of Olympic Qualifiers
The Canadian Men's National Team came out on top at the FIH Hockey Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which took place April 26 - May 4, 2019. With the top 2 teams in the tournament moving on to the next round of Olympic Qualifiers, stakes were high for the Canadian Men's Team.

After dropping their first match of the tournament to Wales, the Canadians bounced back against Austria and Belarus to book a quarterfinal match-up against China. Canada defeated China in a thrilling 4-3 shootout battle and moved on to face Italy in the semis. Despite trailing at the half, Canada once again managed to come from behind and take a 3-1 victory into the final game against the host team, Malaysia.

Looking for revenge after two losses against Malaysia at the Azlan Shah Cup, Canada upset the host nation with a 3-2 victory. With the win, Canada advances to the next leg of Olympic Qualifiers later this year. For more information on the FIH Hockey Series Finals, visit the Field Hockey Canada website.
Women's National Team Compete in Scotland Test Series
In preparation for their Olympic Qualifier event in June, the Women's National Team competed in one final test series as they pursue their Olympic journey.

Last week, the Canadian National Team travelled to Scotland for a week of training and competition against the 18th ranked Scotland team. Team Canada swept Team Scotland with five straight wins. For full tour results, visit the Scotland Tour Page on the Field Hockey Canada website.

They will now be returning to Canada after eight months of training in Europe. They will have one final training camp in Victoria, BC before making their way back across the Atlantic to compete in the Hockey Series Final in Valencia, Spain.
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