News and Announcements
Sailors Summer Drop-In hockey begins THIS WEEK! These sessions are co-ed, open to anyone (suggested over 14) and we throw our sticks in and play 7-aside or full field games depending on numbers. I really wanted this to happen but we need to make sure we keep the numbers up. So tell all your friends, spread the word and encourage people to come out!
Time: THIS Thursday, June 21 (8-9:30pm) but all other Thursdays June 28 – August 16 (7-8:30pm)
Location: UVIc Artificial Field Hockey Turf (Field 1)
Cost: $5 per session or $40 for the whole summer
No need to bring two colours of shirts, pinnies will be provided.
Summer Drop-In will be starting the first week of June! This is recreational mixed play – all levels are welcome. We just throw the sticks in a pile and divide them into teams. It’s a fun way to keep a stick in the game through the summer, get back into the sport, or give it a try for the first time.
WHAT: Drop In Field Hockey
WHEN: Monday Nights, June 4 to August 27 (no sessions on July 2 or August 6 long weekends)
TIME: 7:00 TO 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: UVIC Water based turf
COST: $5 per session or $40 for the whole summer
Questions? Contact Sharon White at email@example.com .
Total Field Hockey has been assisting the Surrey Sharks Field Hockey Club organize their first Annual Surrey Sharks 7-A-Side Festival held at Tamanawis field on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th.
Further details are available at www.surreysharks.ca
Attached is a brochure and registration form. We would appreciate if you could distribute to your team managers/club players to assist us in getting the word out about this fantastic event.
Note that Early Bird Registration (SAVE AT LEAST $50) ends on Thursday, May 31st!
A reminder that the Canada vs USA women’s field hockey series begins this weekend!
Saturday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May 22 @ 12:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23 @ 12:30 pm
Games are all at UVic’s water based turf!
For more information visit: www.fieldhockey.ca/CANvsUSA
Canadian Women’s National Team to face Team USA
EVENT PAGE: www.fieldhockey.ca/CANvsUSA
MATCHES: May 19 (3:30pm), May 20 (3:30pm), May 22 (TBC), May 23 (TBC)
LOCATION: University of Victoria Field Hockey Turf
The Canadian Women’s National Team will take on Team USA in a four-match test series from May 19 to 23. The teams will compete on the University of Victoria’s Field Hockey Turf, home of the UVic Vikes. This series marks the beginning of Canada’s campaign toward the 2016 Olympic Games. For the USA, this is preparation for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.
This will be the first time Canada has played the US since the semi-finals of the 2011 Pan American Games in October. The American side defeated Canada 4 – 2 and went on to upset the undefeated Leonas of Argentina in the finals, earning a berth to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The Canadian Women will assemble for a four day training camp in Vancouver from May 15 to 18 before travelling to Victoria. A squad of 23 players and four reserves has been selected for the series. The staff team leading Team Canada includes Peter Milkovich as Project Lead Coach with Paul Bundy and Krista Thompson as Assistant Coaches.
“As our National Programs undergo a transition phase, we will be giving a broader group of players the opportunity to establish themselves as part of the team focused on 2016,” says Alan Brahmst, Director of National Teams. “Our entire program is geared toward a finish at the top of the podium at the 2015 Pan American Games on home turf in Toronto – this is the beginning of a building phase.
“This series against a strong American side offers the perfect opportunity to implement some new concepts we’ve been introducing within our Junior National Program,” says Brahmst. “We will also be having a look at some of the players pushing for a spot on the Women’s Senior National Team."
The following athletes have been selected to compete for Team Canada:
WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Katie Baker (Argyle Shore, PEI)
Jessica Barnett (North Vancouver, BC)
Marian Dickinson (Calgary, AB)
Bea Francisco (Richmond, BC)
Stephanie Gardener (Vancouver, BC)
Kate Gillis (Kingston, ON)
Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC)
Danielle Hennig (Kelowna, BC)
Shanlee Johnston (Vancouver, BC)
Caashia Karrington (North Vancouver, BC)
Anna Kozniuk (North Vancouver, BC)
Lauren Logush (Richmond Hill, ON)
Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC)
Kelly Newton (Vancouver, BC)
Mary Nielson (Cowichan, BC)
Emma Plasteras (North Vancouver, BC)
Kim Scraper (West Vancouver, BC)
Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC)
Natalie Sourisseau (Kelowna, BC)
Brienne Stairs (Kitchener, ON)
Kaitlyn Williams (White Rock, BC)
Kristine Wishart (Hamilton, ON)
Jessica Buttinger (Kitchener, ON)
Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver, BC)
Karli Johansen (North Vancouver, BC)
Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, BC)
Peter Mikovich (Project Lead Coach)
Paul Bundy (Assistant Coach)
Krista Thompson (Assistant Coach)
Carrie Trumpy (Manager)
Noreen Ortilla (Physiotherapist)
Paul Mounter (Video Technology)
Amy van Hemmen