U18 Boys Rams – Team BC

Harpreet Benipal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 17
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Defender
Current Club: Surinder Lions Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC team
Began Playing Field Hockey: My Uncle first introduced me to this sport when I was 8
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing for the National team
Who would you most like to meet? Kieran Grovers

Kyle Bishop

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 17
School: Argyle Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2012 U15 BC White team, 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; Through a friend
Long Term Sports Goals: To make the Junior Men’s National Field Hockey team
Biggest Sports Highlights: Playing Junior B Ice Hockey, winning a silver medal in the BC’s for high school soccer and being named to the Men’s Junior National Development Squad
Accomplished Family Members: My mother played Volleyball for BC and UBC, My sister played HPL Soccer

Sam Cabral

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 18
School: Eric Hamber Secondary School
Future School: University of British Columbia
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2013 U15 BC Blue team, 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8

Rowan Childs

Hometown: Tsawwassen
Age: 16
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Midfielder
Current Club: Burnaby Lakers (Men’s League), Surinder Lions (Junior League)
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC team reserve, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC Blue team
National Teams: 2016 U21 Canadian Junior Field Hockey World Cup Team
Biggest Inspiration: My parents who have shown continuous support and have kept me going from a young age & Graeme Carswell, my old Junior League Coach who was someoen I could look up to in life and in Field Hockey
Who do you admire most in Sport? Luka Modric (Soccer) because he will never give up no matter what the situation, endlessly hardworking, and has the ability to lead a team through tough times
Long Term Sports Goal: Win an Olympic Medal
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being a part of the Junior World Cup team in India
Awards:
– 2016 Graeme Carswell Fair Play Award
– 2016 FHBC Under 23 Male Player of the Year

Sumeet Dhaliwal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 18
Current Club: India Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2016 U18 BC team

 

 

 

Amraaz Dhillon

Hometown: Abbotsford
Age: 17
School: MEI Secondary School
Position: Centre Midfield
Current Club: Abbotsford Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2013 & 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; My dad’s friend forced me to start playing
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they are the hardest working people I know
Long Term Sports Goals: Represent Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Second place at Nationals in 2015
Favourite Athlete: Russel Westbrook
Awards: 2015 Abbotsford Field Hockey Club MVP

Brendan Guraliuk

Hometown: Tsawwassen
Age: 17
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2013-2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC team
National Teams: Field Hockey Canada Junior Development Squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My mom played and signed me up at a very young age
Biggest Inspiration: Graeme Carswell – He was my coach for many years when I was younger and taught me many things and new ideas
Who do you admire most in Sport? Brent Seabrook, local Tsawwassen kid, who dreamed big and has become extremely successful
Long Term Sports Goals: Team Canada Field Hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: U16 Nationals Silver Medal in 2015 & 2013, Bronze Medal in 2014

Conor Henry

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 16
School: West Vancouver Secondary School
Position: Forward and Defence
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC White team, 2016 U18 BC squad (Field Hockey), BC Winter Games (Cross Country Skiing), BC Summer Games (Wrestling)
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; My mom used to play
Biggest Inspiration: Scott Tupper because of his hard work and dedication. Also, I aspire to be the next drag flicker for Canada.
Long Term Sports Goals: Men’s Canadian National Field Hockey Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making U18 BC Blue this year
Accomplished Family Members: My younger sister, Niamh, is on the U15 BC White Lions team
Awards:
– 2015 Grade 9 Athlete of the Year (WVSS)
– 2016 Grade 10 Most Inspirational Junior boy (WVSS)
– Men’s Field Hockey League C team – Scoring Leader

Arjun Hothi

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 17
School: LA Matheson Secondary School
Position: Defence/Midfield
Current Club: Burnaby FHC
Provincial Teams: 2013 U15 BC White team, 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; My grandpa introduced me to the sport
Biggest Inspiration: My father because he has always pushed me to do better
Who do you admire most in Sport? Sardar Singh of India because he excels in all aspects of his game
Long Term Sports Goals: Represent Canada at a major competition
Biggest Sports Highlight: Representing BC at 3 National Championships
Accomplished Family Members: My grandfather was a member of the Indian Army and he played Field Hockey for the Indian Army as well
Awards:
– 2016 FHBC Junior Under 18 Male Player of the Year

Michael Mackenzie

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 17
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2013 U15 BC White team, 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team
National Teams: 2016 U21 Canadian Junior Field Hockey World Cup Team

 

 

Gary Mann

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 16
School: Panorama Ridge Secondary School
Position: Centre Midfield
Current Club Team: Surinder Lions Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: In 2007; I saw other people playing so I’m like “Why not?”
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he’s so supportive
Long Term Sports Goals: Go play Field Hockey around the world and in the Olympics
Accomplished Family Members: My Dad has competed on the National level for Soccer in India

Ethan McTavish

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 17
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC White team, 2016 U18 BC squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10 (Grade 4); My friends at school told me to try and I have been hooked ever since

 

Connor Rutledge

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 18
Position: Midfield
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team

 

 

 

Sahib Tatla

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 17
School: Semiahmoo Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Surinder Lions Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 14; One of the main members of my brothers Field Hockey Club found out that I played Goalkeeper in Ball Hockey and forced me into playing, but I ended up liking it
Biggest Inspiration: My grandmother because she lived for several years longer than her doctors said she would and passed away on my 17th birthday. Her strength and mental willpower always inspires me. And in those 7 years when she was sick, she was always happy and positive, which is why I try to be like that as well.
Who do you admire most in Sport? Dominik Hasek because no one really thought he would get anywhere because of his unorthodox style, but he retired as arguably the greatest goalie of all time
Long Term Sports Goal: FHC Men’s National Squad
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning the Best Goalie Award and U18 MVP in the Surinder Lions tournament, with a severe ACL injury
Accomplished Family Members: Father – First Canadian Turbaned Regular Air Force Officer, Regional Level Field Hockey Goalkeeper, Captain of the University Bhangra Team; Grandfather – International Wrestler

Jodhvir Tiwana

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 16
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Panthers Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team & 2016 U18 BC squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
Biggest Inspiration: Muhammad Ali
Long Term Sports Goals: Go to the Olympics
Favourite Quote: “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion” – Muhammad Ali

Jamie Wallace

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 17
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2013 U15 BC White team, 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team
National Teams: 2016 U21 Canadian Junior Field Hockey World Cup Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 12; Introduced by friends

 

Coaches

Geoff Matthews

Alex Bale