In This Issue: March 2018
In this issue, we will cover upcoming tournaments and opportunities for officials, Field Hockey BC club news, and Field Hockey Canada tournaments and results.
Umpire Assessors Program - Call for Assessors
Are you interested in becoming an Umpire Assessor? If you have a minimum Provincial rating and 4+ years of umpiring experience, we would love to hear from you!
We are willing to run Umpire Assessors courses in the coming months for anyone who is qualified and looking to upgrade their credentials.
Call for Officials: Vancouver International Tournament and Regional Performance Events
We are now accepting applications for Umpires and Technical Officials for the Vancouver International Tournament, as well as the FHBC Regional High Performance Events.
The VIT will be held at Burnaby Lake West Complex from May 18-21. Umpires of all levels are encouraged to apply.
The Boys & Girls Train 2 Compete Regional Tournament and the Boys & Girls Train 2 Train Regional Festival will both take place at Tamanawis Park, Surrey. The Train 2 Compete Tournament is April 13-15 and the Train 2 Train Festival is May 4-6. We are accepting applications for umpires with a minimum Provincial rating.
2018 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT): Team Entry Deadline Extended
The early-bird registration deadline for the 2018 Vancouver International Tournament has been extended! If you have yet to register your team, you have until March 28th to pay the initial deposit and secure your team's entry. The final entry deadline is April 12th. Visit the
VIT Event Page
to download the registration form.
2018 Boys & Girls Regional Performance Events
We are excited to announce the upcoming FHBC Regional Performance Events! The Boys and Girls U18 Train 2 Compete Regional Tournament will be held April 13-15 at Tamanawis Park, Surrey.
The Boys and Girls Train 2 Train Regional Festival will also take place at Tamanawis Park, from May 4-6.
Come out and support our Regional Program athletes as they showcase some of BC's best field hockey! For more information, visit Field Hockey BC's Trials and Tournaments Page.
FHBC Foundation Athlete Assistance Bursary
The Field Hockey BC Foundation is now accepting applications for the FHBC Athlete Assistance Bursary.
This bursary is designed to support female and male athletes in the Learn 2 Train, Train 2 Train and Train 2 Compete Regional Programs. This award provides up to $500 in financial assistance toward athlete development through these High Performance Programs.
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Monday - Friday: 3:30 to 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
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West Vancouver Making Waves in the Field Hockey Community
Junior Spring League season quickly approaching, the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club has been busy developing some exciting new initiatives to help promote the sport and keep kids active.
With the help of Sport for Life Canada, WVFHC will be implementing a new program to encourage athlete development and lifelong participation in sport, as well as a new umpire development program. In addition to their new programs, the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club received the Contribution to Sport Award at the North Shore Sport Awards for hosting the World League Round 2 tournament in April 2017.
Delta Falcons Celebrate 50 Years
The 2018 Spring season is a historic one for the Delta Falcons, who are celebrating their club's 50th anniversary.
In 1968, Jurgen Lankau founded the club which began as an all boys program and later expanded to include a girls program. Since the club's inception, 47 Falcons alumni have gone on to play for the Canadian National Team.
To read more on the history of the Delta Falcons,
Anna Mollenhauer Receives Inaugural Carmen Kirkness Award
When former University of Victoria Vikes field
hockey player Carmen Kirkness passed away from cancer last spring, the Vikes field hockey alumni worked hard to fundraise and create an award in her honour. The annual award is offered to current Vikes field hockey athletes who exemplify the hard working attitude and loyalty that Carmen demonstrated.
This year, first-year defender Anna Mollenhauer was presented with the inaugural Carmen Kirkness award, receiveing a cheque for $2,000. In her first season with the Vikes, Mollenhauer led the team in scoring and was named the Canada West Rookie of the Year. She is also an active community coach, a supportive teammate and an extremely hard worker.
Congratulations to Anna and all of the UVic alumni who put in the work to make this award possible!
Photo courtesy of University of Victoria Vikes
Canada Qualifies for Youth Olympic Games
After a hard-fought week at the Youth Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, the U18 Canadian Men's Team won the bronze medal and in doing so, qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Canada had a dominant performance in the bronze medal game with a 6-0 victory over Paraguay, including goals from BC athletes Brendan Guraliuk, Rowan Childs and Amraaz Dhillon.
The third place finish earned Team Canada a berth in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. The competition will take place from October 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Commonwealth Games Preview
The Canadian Men's
and Women's National Teams are off to the Gold Coast, Australia to compete with some of the best teams in the world at the 2018 Commonwealth Games from April 4-15.
The 11th world ranked Canadian Men's Team will play four preliminary round matches against Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Scotland. The team is excited to showcase their talent at such a high profile event, coming off of a third place finish at the Five Nations Cup in Spain. Of the 18 players selected on the travelling squad, 16 BC athletes earned roster spots. See the
official 2018 Commonwealth Games roster
for a full list of the Canadian Men's Team.
On the women's side, the 18 player squad is set to take on Australia, New Zealand, Ghana and Scotland in their preliminary matches. The Canadian Women's Team looks to carry their momentum from two recent test-series victories to improve on their 8th place finish from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
for the full Canadian Women's roster for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
full schedule for men's and women's hockey
can be found on the Gold Coast 2018 website.