U18 Nationals 2019, Tournament Recap

Team BC finished the Field Hockey Canada U18 Nationals in the best way possible, earning gold and silver medals in the women’s championship and another gold with the men.

With three men teams taking part in the in the U18 Nationals – BC, Quebec and Alberta –, every province had to face each other three times. In the end, whoever had more points would be champion.

The BC boys had a perfect tournament. They won every match in the competition, earning all of the 18 possible points and summing up a 42 goal difference. Nicolas Cain and Devan Crawford finished as the best scorers, with seven goals each.

In the women U18s, Team BC was well represented by the BC Rams, BC Lions and BC Stags. With Quebec, PEI, Alberta, Ontario East, Ontario West and Ontario Central also in it, this was a very balanced competition.

The BC Rams ended up as leaders of the Pool A, moving into the playoffs, while the Lions finished third, behind Ontario Central, and played the consolation pool. In Pool B, the Stags were first, followed by Ontario West.

In the semifinals, both Stags and Rams won their matches against the Ontario teams and ended up clashing for the gold medal. The final was very exciting, with the Stags getting a 1-0 lead in the first half.

The second part of the game had the Rams trying everything to equalize and the Vancouver Island team holding on to the advantage however they could. In the end, no changes on the scoreboard and a deserved gold medal to the Stags.

The BC Lions, despite not making it to the semifinals, also showed their strength in the consolation pool, winning all four matches versus Ontario East, Alberta, PEI and Quebec, finishing 5th in the competition.

Allison Kuzyk and Gabrielle Lee were the top scorers of the competition, both with 8 goals each.

That is it for the Nationals at Tamanawis Park, in Surrey. Next up for Team BC is the U15 Nationals in Calgary. The competition will run from July 23 to July 28. For more detailed information on the events, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.

U18 Nationals 2019, Day 4 Recap

The fourth day of the U18 Field Hockey Canada Nationals was excellent for Team BC. While the men practically secured the gold medal, in the women’s championship there is going to be a BC clash in the final between Rams and Stags.

BC Clash among women

In the first women’s semi final, the Rams were able to beat Ontario West by 4-1. It was a very balanced game despite the significant margin, and the BC girls celebrated a lot after the final whistle.

The BC Stags were facing Ontario Central in the other semi final and were able to open up the score in the first minute of the match. Through the rest of the encounter, they managed to control the game and finished with a 4-0 victory.

Rams and Stags will play at noon this Monday, July 8, for the gold medal.

In the consolation pool, the BC Lions have a pretty good lead with 9 points, five over the second place, Ontario East. Yesterday, the Lions beat Quebec by 7-0 and face Alberta to close the participation in the Nationals.

Boys’ perfect run

The BC U18 men are pretty close to a gold medal. In a pool with Quebec and Alberta – with each team playing each other three times – the team from BC have won all their four games so far and only need another win to guarantee first place and the title.

They will play twice this Monday, July 8, against Alberta and Quebec.

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 3 Recap

The third day of the U18 Nationals at the Tamanawis Park, in Surrey, ended with BC girls’ teams qualifying for the semifinal and the boys maintaining their winning streak.

All the BC teams won their games on Saturday. The Stags started out the day with a 7-0 over Quebec, and the Lions had the same score against Ontario East. In the afternoon, the Rams got the highest score in the competition so far by beating PEI 16-0.

With those results, Rams and Stags ended the round robin with a lead in their respective pools, and moved forward to the semifinal along with Ontario West and Ontario Central. The Lions will play another group stage against Quebec, Alberta, PEI and Ontario East to complete the standings.

BC Rams and Ontario West will meet for the first semifinal this Sunday, at 10:30 am. Lions and Ontario Central starts at 12:30 pm.

In the boys’ National, BC U18s maintained their amazing performance, winning their third game in three rounds. On Day 3, they beat Alberta by 10-0 and continue to lead their pool with 9 points.

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 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.

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!