June 2019
Welcome to the June 2019 Cornershot Newsletter! This issue will cover the upcoming National Championships, results of the Club Championships and FHBC staff notices. We will also cover the passing of May Brown and results from Field Hockey Canada.
FHC National Championships Hosted by Field Hockey BC!
Field Hockey BC is excited to be hosting the FHC National Championships from June 29 - July 8, 2019 at Tamanawis Park, Surrey.

From June 29 - July 1, the top teams across the country will compete for the U23 Women's and Men's National Championships.

From July 3 - 8, we will see the U18 Women's and Men's divisions compete for the National Title.

The U15 Boys and Girls National Championships will take place in Calgary from July 24-28, hosted by our friends at Field Hockey Alberta.

BC is thrilled to have four teams representing each age group in the 2019 National Championship! For more information and updates on the National Championships, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championships Event Page.

Keep reading for more information on the BC Teams!
U13 and U15 Club Championships
The U13 and U15 Boys and Girls Club Championships all took place this month!

The U13 Club Championships were held on June 1-2 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, hosted by the Burnaby Bears. This Festival saw 20 teams showcase their skill and development in a fun 8v8 setting.

The following weekend, the Vancouver Hawks hosted the U15 Boys Club Championships at UBC Wright Field. This tournament included appearances by the Australian Over 75 team, who took on the U12 Hawks in a friendly match and a game between the Hawks and West Van Men's Premier teams. The U15 Boys tournament results can be found here.

Last but not least, the U15 Girls Club Championships were hosted by VJFHA on June 15-16 at the University of Victoria. Eleven teams across two divisions competed for the Club Championship title. Tournament results can be found here.

Field Hockey BC would like to say a huge thank you to all teams, players, officials, coaches and host clubs for an outstanding Club Championship season. We can't wait to see you all out again next year!
FHBC Staff Update
Field Hockey BC would like to thank our Regional Head Coach, Julie King and Athlete Program Manager, Melody Haddow who are both stepping down from their respective roles effective June 2019.

Both Julie and Melody have been involved with Field Hockey BC for over four years! We thank both of you for your hard work and lasting contributions to our organization. You will be missed!

Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate Donna Cumming, who will be transitioning from her role as Member Services and Communications Coordinator to Athlete Program Manager. Donna has been with Field Hockey BC for a year and a half and is excited to take on the new role, effective June 21, 2019.

Field Hockey BC is in the process of hiring a new Member Services and Communications Coordinator slated to begin the week of June 24th.
Meet the Athletes: U18 and U23 Team BC
We are just over a week away from hosting the U23 and U18 National Championships! Field Hockey BC is proud to introduce the U23 and U18 athletes who will be representing Team BC at this year's Nationals.

Check out the Team BC athlete bios:

We can't wait to see all these incredible athletes out on the pitch representing our province! Come out and support them at Tamanawis Park from June 29 - July 1 (U23) and July 3-8 (U18).

Stay tuned for athlete bios for our U15 teams!
In Memoriam: May Brown
Field Hockey BC is saddened by the passing of one of field hockey's greatest trailblazers in BC, May Brown. May passed away at age 99 on March 7, 2019.

As the first hired coach of the UBC women's field hockey team, May created a culture of accountability and loyalty that has survived generations.

May began her political career on the Parks Board, motivated by the poor conditions of playing fields in Vancouver. She went on to serve as a city councillor for 10 years.

May has been honoured with countless awards over the years, and was appointed to both the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. In 2012, she became the first woman to receive the BC Sports Hall of Fame W.A.C Bennett Award for her contributions to women's field hockey.

May will be deeply missed by her friends, family and community. We thank May for her immense contributions to the sport of field hockey and women's sport as a whole. You can find more about May's incredible legacy in the UBC Trek Magazine and in the Vancouver Sun Obituary.
Women's National Team to Compete in FIH Hockey Series Final
The Canadian Women's National Team is set to compete in the second stage of their Olympic Qualifying process at the FIH Hockey Series Final in Valencia, Spain from June 19-27, 2019.

This competition will include eight teams, with the top two advancing to the next stage of Olympic Qualifiers. Canada will take on Spain, Namibia and Belarus in their round robin matches.

Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate Team BC and FHBC athlete, Anna Mollenhauer, who will be competing in her first FIH Event with the Senior National Team! To follow the FIH Hockey Series Final, visit the Event Page on the Field Hockey Canada website.
Junior Women's National Team Takes Bronze at 4 Nations Dublin Invitational
The U21 Women's National Team brought home a bronze medal from the 4 National Dublin Invitational tournament in Dublin, Ireland.

Team Canada finished the tournament with 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. They narrowly missed the gold medal game against India, but took the bronze medal in a 1-0 win over Scotland. BC's Sara Goodman scored the only goal to lift the Canadians over Scotland.

For a full tournament recap, visit the Field Hockey Canada website.
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