U18 Boys Lions – Team BC

Nicolas Cain

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 16
School: Killarney Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Engineering
Position: Forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: In 2014; Watched a field hockey tournament with my sister in Surrey and got really interested immediately
Biggest Inspiration: Odell Beckham Jr., always wanted to have his acceleration and speed when playing field hockey, he made me work on my running speed a lot when I was younger
Who do you admire most in sport: Peter Sagan, I like his celebrations when he wins and he seems like a really nice and chill guy. I also like that his work ethic is really high
Long Term Sports Goals: Play an international tournament representing Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Training with JDS for the first time
Awards:
– 2012, Heritage Fair Winner
– 2016-2018, School Honour Roll

Devan Crawford

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 16
School: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Natural Sciences
Position: Forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mother used to play field hockey and she inspired me to play
Who do you admire most in sport: I most admire all the people who are always relentless on the field and give their most at every opportunity
Long Term Sports Goals: I would love to go to the Olympics and represent Canada on the world stage
Other Sports: Baseball, skiing

Bhavdeep Dhaliwal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 17
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Midfielder
Current Club: Panthers Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My cousin told me to join in 2009
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he supports me all the time
Who do you admire most in Sport? My brothers because they’re always there for me
Long Term Sports Goal: Make Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Scoring my first goal

Rajan Dhaliwal

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 17
School: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Lawyer
Position: Midfield/Defense
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC White team, 2016 U15 BC Blue team, 2017 U18 BC Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
Long Term Sports Goals: Be on the Canadian Field Hockey National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning Gold at Nationals in 2016
Favourite Quote: “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize” – Muhammad Ali

Daniel Goodwin

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 16
School: St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC White Team Reserve, 2017 U18 BC Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; Joined WVFHC as I enjoyed team sports
Biggest Inspiration: Steve Jobs – He was a visionary, a hard worker and very successful
Who do you admire most in Sport? Scott Tupper – He is a great athlete and he is encouraging and supportive of Junior Players in BC
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey for Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC

Manraj Grewal

Hometown: Richmond
Age: 17
School: Matthew McNair Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Real estate
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: 
Panthers Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey:
Age 11; My uncle introduced me to it 
Who do you admire most in Sport? 
Johdvir Tiwana because he always gives 120% when he plays
Long Term Sports Goals: 
Playing for the Canadian national team
Biggest Sports Highlight: 
Making provincials in basketball
Favourite Quote: “What’s the point in playing if you are not giving 100%” – Puneet Basra
Awards: 2014 and 2016: Honour roll

Karantej Hajra

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 17
School: Panorama Ridge Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Gobind Sarvar
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; Dad played field hockey and I enjoyed watching him and then I started playing myself




Ryan Knight

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 17
Current Club Team: Rebels Field Hockey Club







Gurvir Natt

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 18
School: Panorama Ridge Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Physician
Position: Defence
Current Club: Surinder Lions
Provincial Teams: 2016 U18 Bc squad, 2017 U18 BC Lions
Biggest Inspiration:  Bindi Kullar has been a great mentor to me. Playing the same position as him he has given me many tips and great advice. He is a legend of the game and I’m really inspired by him
Long Term Sports Goal: Represent Canada on the International level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Nationals bronze medallist
Favourite Quote: “Practice like you never won, perform like you never lost”

Bhavneet Randhawa

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 18
School: Panorama Ridge Secondary School
Future School: KPU Surrey, Business
Position: Defence
Current Club: Gobind Sarvar and Burnaby
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 12; Cousin played
Biggest Inspiration: Milkha Singh
Who do you admire most in Sport? Sandeep Singh made a come back from being paralyzed hip down
Long Term Sports Goal: Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: 3rd place at nationals
Favourite Quote: “Little boys with dreams become great men with vision”

Sahjun Sehmi


Hometown: Victoria
Age: 18
School: Spectrum Community School
Future School: University of Victoria, Psychology
Career Aspirations: Lawyer
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Current Club: Victoria Tigers
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Team (field hockey), 2017 Team BC (football)
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My dad got me into the sport
Biggest Inspiration: My dad, he has always been a superstar athlete and my goal is to surpass him one day
Long Term Sports Goal: Play for the Canadian Olympic Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Playing Team BC for both football and field hockey
Accomplished Family Members: Havind Sehmi (dad) played for UVic and practiced with the Olympic team for field hockey; My cousin was one of the top dancers in Canada
Favourite Quote: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing” -Vince Lombardi
Awards: 
– 2016, 2017 Zone Bowl (Football)
– 2017 Longest Drive Mountain Tour (Golf)
– 2017 CFC Fox 40 Prospect Challenge Invitee (Football)
– 2017 Most Outstanding Defensive Back ABC Bowl Team BC (Football)
– 2018 Canadian National Team Scoutee

Irman Sran

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 16
School: Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School
Position: Midfielder
Current Club: Surinder Lions Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Boys Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 12; My uncles and grandfather played field hockey and they really wanted me to try it, at first, I didn’t really like it but after a while I ended up loving the sport
Biggest Inspiration: My family because they always push me to do my best
Who do you admire most in Sport? Lebron James because no matter the situation he always does his best to help his team win
Long Term Sports Goal: Represent Team Canada at the highest level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning gold at Nationals last year
Favourite Athlete: Scott Tupper, Canada Field Hockey

Alix Vandermeirsch

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 16
School: Argyle Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: West Van Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; My mom heard about it from a friend and signed me up
Who do you admire most in Sport? The Sedins because they had a very long and impactful career in Vancouver
Long Term Sports Goal: Play on the top men’s league team for my club
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning Cal Cup in 2015
Accomplished Family Members: Clovis (brother) is on JDS

Clovis Vandermeirsch

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 18
School: Argyle Secondary School
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club






Mike Van Iderstine


Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 18
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White Team, 2015 U15 BC Blue Team, 2016 U18 BC squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6
Long Term Sports Goal: Play in the EHL in Europe and make the National Team
Biggest Sports Accomplishment: Going to play in the 1st National division in Scotland next season

Reserves

Yuvraj Brar

Hometown: Abbotsford
Age: 15
Current Club: Abbotsford Field Hockey Club






Avraj Singh Marok

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 17
Current Club: India Field Hockey Club






 

Coaches

Mathias Ahrens

Gavin Bains