In This Issue: July 2018
In this issue, we will cover the results of the 2018 National Championships, registration for FHBC for the 2018-19 Membership season, and the progress of Field Hockey Canada throughout the summer. 
  Men's National Team
Women's National Team
 Junior National Team 

2018 National Championships   Club

Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate all 12 of our BC teams that competed at the 2018 National Championships from July 12-22 in Toronto, Ontario. Out of these 12 teams, eight returned home with a medal, including three gold, two silver and three bronze.

U15 Girls

The U15 Girls BC teams had a very strong showing, with the BC Rams going undefeated for the gold medal and the BC Lions taking home the bronze.  The Rams took the gold medal with a 3-0 win over Ontario West, while the Lions captured bronze with a 3-1 decision against Ontario Central. 

After narrowly missing the medal round, the BC Stags finished in fifth place. The U15 Girls Tournament 11 included four BC athletes: Olivia Huebner (Lions), Brooke Taylor (Stags), Tessa Everett and Mikayla Stelling (Rams).

U15 Boys 

The U15 Boys BC Rams and Lions finished in second and sixth place, respectively. After a dominant performance in which the BC Rams did not allow a goal through their first four games, Quebec 1 got the better of them by a 2-1 margin in the gold medal game, putting the Rams in silver medal position.

The BC Lions tied both of their consolation matches to take sixth place.  The U15 Boys Tournament 11 included four BC athletes: Finlay O'Callaghan (Lions), Armaan Bagri, Arjun Cheema and Harvir Mahli (Rams). 

Click here for a full recap of the BC Teams at the U15 National Championships. 

U18 Girls

BC dominated the U18 Girls division, with all three teams qualifying for the semi-finals. A shootout victory for the Rams over Ontario West and a combeack win for the Stags over the Lions made it an all-BC gold medal game. The BC Rams came out hard with two goals in the first half and despite a strong push from the Stags, the Rams added two more to take the gold medal with a 4-0 win, while the Stags took home the silver.

The BC Lions fought hard in the bronze medal game, but were unable to complete the medal sweep as Ontario West came up with a 3-0 victory. The U18 Girls Tournament 11 included five BC athletes: Allison Kuzyk (Lions), Alissa Wong and Aerin Park (Rams), Libby Hogg and Stefanie Sajko (Stags).

U18 Boys

On the U18 Boys side, the BC Rams finished with a bronze medal and the BC Lions wound up in sixth place.  In a tight one-goal game, the Rams came from behind to qualify for the semi-final with a 3-2 win over the BC Lions. Facing their rivals from Ontario in the semi-final, the Rams fought to a 1-1 draw at full time, which put them in a shootout to decide who would move on. Unfortunately for the Rams, Ontario Central got the better of them in the shootout, leaving the Rams to play Alberta for bronze. 

The Rams took a commanding 5-2 victory over Alberta to claim the bronze medal. The BC Lions finished in sixth place with a win and a loss in the consolation round. The U18 Boys Tournament 11 included two BC athletes: Ryan Knight (Lions) and Amraaz Dhillon (Rams).

 Click here for a full recap of the BC Teams at the U18 National Championships. 

U23 Women

The U23 BC Women's team came home with a bronze medal. After going 1-1-1 through the round robin, the Women had a tough shootout loss to Ontario White, which put them in the bronze medal game against Alberta. 

The BC team had a dominant 6-0 win over Alberta to take the bronze medal, thanks to three goals each from Leina Dueck and Lindsay Cole. The U23 Women's Tournament 11 included three BC athletes: Megan Ma, Audrey Sawers and Lindsay Cole. 

U23 Men

The U23 BC Men's team had an outstanding performance which lead to a gold medal victory. Finishing the round robin with two wins and a tie, the BC Men dominated Team USA in the semi-final with an 8-0 victory.

The gold medal game featured a re-match between BC and Ontario Red, who had come to a 3-3 draw the day before in round robin play. BC got the better of them the second time around with a 4-0 win for the gold medal. The U23 Men's Tournament 11 included three BC athletes: Jamie Wallace, Fin Boothroyd and Gavin Bains. 

Click here for a full recap of the BC Teams at the U23 National Championships. 

U18 Girls BC Rams: gold medallists

It's that time of year again! Your Field Hockey BC membership for 2017-18 expires on August  31, 2018. Registration is now open for the 2018-19 membership season, which will be valid from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.  

All membership fees are the same as the 2017-18 season. To learn more about Field Hockey BC membership, fees and registration, visit the  FHBC Membership Page. To renew your membership directly,  click here!  

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International Summer Series: Men's National Team  MNTeam

From June 21-July 8, the Canadian Men's National Team hosted a 3 Nation Summer Series with Pakistan and China. This tournament was held locally, with games hosted at Rutledge Field in West Vancouver and Tamanawis Park in Surrey. 

The Canadian Men's Team performed exceptionally well in this tournament, finishing with eight wins, one loss and one tie in 10 games. They went undefeated against Pakistan, allowing only one goal in five games. After winning their first three games against China, the Chinese team came back to capture a win and a draw in the last two games of the series. 

The Summer Series roster was stacked with BC talent, as 23 of the 26 man roster was made up of BC athletes. A special congratulations goes out to U18 BC Rams midfielder, Brendan Guraliuk, who earned his first cap with the Men's Senior National Team during this series. BC athletes' James Kirkpatrick and Taylor Curran both had cap milestones, reaching 50 and 150 caps respectively. Click here for more information on the Men's 2018 Summer Series.  
Europe Tour: Women's National Team WNT

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The Women's Natio n al Team recently returned from a huge 7-week tour in Europe, where they played 17
 games against seven different countries. The Canadian Women completed the tour with six wins, five losses and six draws.

On this tour, five BC athletes earned cap milestones, including 150 caps for Hannah Haughn and Sara McManus, and 50 caps for Kathleen Leahy, Rachel Donohoe and Alex Thicke.  Visit the 2018 Europe Tour Event Page for more information. 
Chile Series and 6-Nations Tournament: Junior Women's National Team  JWNT

In the past month, the Junior Women's National Team has completed a home series against Chile and an International Tournament in Belgium. 

The team completed six games against Chile in a test series hosted at the University of Victoria, BC from June 29-July 6. The Canadians won the series quite handily with four wins, one loss and one draw. It was a week of firsts for our Junior BC athletes as seven BC players earned their first Junior International caps: Sanehpreet Basra, Bronwyn Bird, Grace Delmotte, Nora Goddard-Despot, Lonica McKinney, Aerin Park and Kate Rogers. Four of these athletes went on to win a gold medal for the U18 BC Rams at the National Championships, while two others continued on to Europe with the Junior National Team. 

The Junior Women's Team went on to compete in the 6-Nations Tournament from July 9-22 in Antwerp, Belgium. The Canadian team finished the tournament with two draws and three losses, but had a great experience competing against some of the top countries in the world! For more information visit the Field Hockey Canada website

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