U18 Nationals 2019, Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the 2019 FHC U18 Nationals saw BC securing their second win among the boys, a clash between Lions and Rams’ girls, and the Stags beating Alberta.

The U18 Men’s National had two matches on the second day of the tournament. Both BC and Quebec faced and won against Alberta. The boys from British Columbia scored 11 goals without suffering any, and now lead their pool with 6 points after two rounds; Quebec has 3 and Alberta has 0.

In the girls’ championship, the BC Stags had a great 10-0 victory over Alberta in Pool B, which they too lead with 6 points.

Rams and Lions had a BC clash in Pool A; the Rams won by 4-0. Later in the afternoon, the BC Lions went on to face Prince Edward Island (PEI) and recovered themselves with good performance and 4-0 on the scoreboard.

After three rounds, the BC Rams are in first place in Pool A, with 7 points (2 victories and a draw) along with Ontario Central, leading because of a better goal difference. The Lions are third, with 3 points, followed by PEI and Ontario East, with 1 each.

To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com. For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

U18 Nationals 2019, Day 1 Recap

The 2019 Field Hockey Canada U18 National Championships got started this Thursday at Tamanawis Park, in Surrey. Every Team BC in the competition had their first games on Day 1, with some great performances.

This first day of the U18 Women’s National was a true face-off between British Columbia and Ontario, with Quebec and Prince Edward Island only playing this Friday.

At 8:30 in the morning, the opening match of the tournament was between the girls from the BC Rams and Ontario Central, in Pool A. It was a very thigh game, and no one was able to get anything on the scoreboard, ending in 0-0.

The Rams went back on the pitch to close out the day, and what a game it was; 10-0 against Ontario East, with eight different players scoring.

Still in Pool A, the BC Lions were defeated by Ontario Central, 2-0. Playing in Pool B, the BC Stags girls had a great 3-1 win versus Ontario West.

There was only one game on this first day of the boys U18 National. BC played well against Quebec and managed to secure a 3-0 win. BC, Quebec and Alberta will play each other three times in the men’s pool, with whoever finishes in first place will get the gold medal.

To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com. For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

U23 Nationals 2019, Tournament Recap

The U23 Nationals came to an end on Canada Day, and all the BC teams had notable performances, with Team BC securing gold medals among women and men.

Throughout the competition, the women’s BC Rams and Ontario developed a healthy rivalry, facing each other three times in total. After a 1-1 draw in their first encounter, Ontario beat the Rams on the last match of the round robin, when both teams were already qualified for the final. This sort of preview taught the BC ladies some lessons, and they applied them well in the end, beating Ontario 2-0 and getting that gold.

BC Lions came in third place and, despite getting no wins in such a tight tournament, they were all smiles in recognition of their great effort.

Battle of BC

The U23 Men’s National was decided between the BC Lions and BC Rams. While the Rams dominated the pool stage, earning 13 points out of 15 possible, the Lions confirmed the second place only in the final minute of their last game against Ontario.

This mix of relief and excitement was brought over to the last game. It was a very even encounter, with both teams leading the scoreboard at some point and, in the end, a 2-2 tie to be decided in a penalty shootout! It was tight, but the Lions won by 2-1 and were awarded the gold medal.

The U18 BC Rams also participated in the tournament and finished in 5th place by beating Alberta 5-4 in their last match. The boys will now get ready to play their division. The U18 Nationals start July 4 at Tamanawis Park, in Surrey.

To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com. For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

U23 Nationals 2019, Day 3 Recap

On Day 3 of the U23 Nationals, both U23 men’s teams from BC guaranteed a spot in the final; the boys from the U18 BC Rams had their first win; while the women from BC Rams will take on Ontario for the gold medal.

It was a hot sunny day of field hockey at Tamanawis Park, in Surrey, this Sunday. The third day of the U23 Nationals started pretty early, at 8:00 am, with the women BC Lions suffering a 6-0 loss to Ontario.

For the second women’s game of the day, the BC Lions and the BC Rams had to face not only each other, but also the scorching sun. Even though the Rams won by 7-0, both teams showed great effort and kept it going until the last second. The Rams also faced Ontario in the afternoon and lost 2-0. They will clash again tomorrow for the big final of U23 Women’s Nationals, at 6pm.

The men’s BC Rams won both of their matches, beating Ontario by 3-0 and Alberta by 8-1. With this result, they will end as leaders of the group stage and have secured a spot in the final.

The tensest match of the day, however, was between men’s BC Lions and Ontario. After losing to Quebec 2-0 in the morning, the Lions would have to win against Ontario to secure a second place in the standings – the two teams were separated by one point.

After ending the first half with a 4-1 loss, the BC team managed to clinch the victory in the last minute of the match, with a winning goal scored by Jarod Timmins. Now, BC Lions and BC Rams will dispute the gold medal this Monday, at 4 pm.

Other positive news for Team BC was the first win of the U18 BC Rams on the competition, overcoming Alberta by 3-2 in a very tough game. In the afternoon, the boys played Quebec in another solid performance, but lost 4-1.

To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com. For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

U23 Nationals 2019, Day 2 Recap

The U23 Women’s National started this Saturday with two matches. The BC Rams had a great performance against the BC Lions, winning by 8-1, and tied 1-1 with Ontario. All three teams will play four games on this stage, with the best two reaching the final on Monday, July 1.

As for the second day of the U23 Men’s National, it opened with a clash between both BC Rams in the tournament, U23 and U18 – a good opportunity for the U18 boys to test their skills against older players. U23 won by 3-0 and beat Quebec later on, with a 4-0.

The BC Lions had a great win versus Alberta, putting a 10-5 on the scoreboard, and also overcame the U18 BC Rams by 3-0.

With two wins and a draw between them on Day 1, BC Lions and U23 BC Rams are leading the competition with 7 points each. Because of a better Goal Difference, the Lions sit currently in front.

To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com.

For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

FHBC Hosts 2019 National Championships

This Friday, June 28, the 2019 FHC National Championships get underway at Tamanawis Park in Surrey, BC. Field Hockey BC, in partnership with Field Hockey Canada, will be hosting the U23 Division from June 28th to July 1st and the U18 Division from July 3rd to July 8th.

These players have been working hard throughout the spring and it all culminates with this important tournament where teams from across the country come together to compete at the highest level.

The action starts Friday night, and you can check the schedule here. Everyone is more than welcome to come, watch the games and cheer for those amazing players. If you are not able to attend, you can follow the live score at fhc.altiusrt.com.

For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

Apply for the FHBC Foundation Judy Broom High Performance Bursary!

Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Judy Broom High Performance Bursary, aimed to assist female athletes who have participated in the Field Hockey BC Regional High Performance Program and have been selected to a FHBC Team BC Provincial Team.

The application deadline is July 8, 2019. In order to be considered for the aid, applicants must successfully show why they need financial assistance.

For more information on the Judy Broom High Performance Bursary and other bursaries offered, please visit the Field Hockey BC Foundation website. Click here to download the application form.

Great Weekend of Hockey at the U15 Girls Club Championships!

Our Club Championships season wrapped up with an outstanding weekend of competition at the U15 Girls Club Championships on June 15-16, 2019 at the University of Victoria. This tournament saw 11 teams across two tiers compete for the Club Championship title.

Tier 1 was played in round robin format, which saw the Polar Bears come out on top with the gold medal and the host Victoria team take silver. Sea to Sky followed up with the bronze. In tier 2, the Vancouver Hawks 2 played Victoria 2 in the gold medal game. The Hawks won gold and Victoria took a second silver medal home for their club. West Van 2 claimed the bronze medal.

Field Hockey BC would like to say a huge thank you to Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association for hosting a wonderful tournament. We would like to congratulate all athletes and teams who took part in the tournament, as well as all of our umpires, coaches and technical staff who gave their time to ensure the tournament ran smoothly. Finally, thank you to all who contributed to another outstanding Club Championship season. We are excited to see you all again next year!

Congratulations to the U15 Boys Club Championship Medallists!

The U15 Boys Club Championships took place June 8-9, 2019 at UBC Wright Field in Vancouver, BC. The tournament included four U15 Boys teams, as well as a friendly match between the Australian Over 75 team and the U12 Hawks, and a Men’s Premier game.

The gold medal was claimed by India Club, who defeated the Hawks in the finals. Dashmesh took third place with a win over West Van for the bronze medal.

Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate all athletes and teams who took part in the tournament. We would also like to thank the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club for their support as the host club and all of our umpires, coaches and technical staff who gave their time to ensure the tournament ran smoothly. A special thank you to the Australian Over 75s and the Men’s Premier Teams who came out to demonstrate their talent and commitment to the sport.

U13 Club Championships Get Underway!

The U13 Boys and Girls Club Championship Festival will take place this weekend, June 1-2, 2019 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West in Burnaby, BC.

There will be a total of 20 teams from across BC participating in this Festival, hosted by the Burnaby Bears Field Hockey Club. This is a great opportunity for our young athletes to develop their skills and meet players from around the province. For a full weekend schedule and more tournament details, visit the Club Championships page.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend in Burnaby!