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!

Vancouver International Tournament Recap

Another successful VIT weekend is in the books! Teams from across BC and the United States came together for a long weekend of adult social hockey May 18-20 at the Burnaby Lake West Sports Complex. This event had 23 teams competing in the Mixed Social, Women’s Social and Women’s Masters divisions. The tournament also featured a thrilling demonstration of walking hockey on Sunday afternoon, enjoyed by many of our tournament participants!

In the Women’s Masters Division, the Furious Tango placed 1st after the round robin, giving them an automatic berth in the finals. The Seattle Masters and the Masters Reunion faced off to see who would meet the Furious Tango in the final match. After Seattle took a 1-0 lead, the Masters Reunion came back and tied the game, sending it to penalty strokes. The Masters Reunion won in strokes and went on to defeat the Furious Tango for first place in the Women’s Masters Division.

The Mixed Social Division saw a similar play-in take place between the Mutineers and Team PNW. Team PNW went ahead 1-0, but the Mutineers fought back and tied the game, sending it to penalty strokes. The Mutineers came out on top in the penalty stroke competition and went on to face Team Spoons in the Mixed Social final. The Spoons defeated the Mutineers in the final to take first place Mixed Social Division.

The Women’s Social Division was played in round robin format. Team #Island went undefeated throughout the tournament, winning first place in the Women’s Social Division. Team Mom & Me finished in second and the Tri-City Eagles followed in third place.

Field Hockey BC would like to thank all teams, umpires and volunteers who helped make this weekend a success! We’re excited to see you all again next year!

Vancouver International Tournament

The wait is over – the Vancouver International Tournament starts tomorrow! This year, we will be hosting 23 teams from across British Columbia and the United States for an exciting long weekend of field hockey. The tournament will take place May 18-20 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West, with teams competing in three divisions: Women’s Masters, Mixed, and Women’s Social. Don’t forget to come out to the Vancouver Rowing Club tonight to pick up your tournament package and claim your team’s free beer jug!

This year’s VIT will be complete with three field turfs, our legendary beer garden and a special walking hockey demonstration at 12pm on Sunday! For tournament information including the rules and regulations and the tournament schedule, visit the VIT Event Page. We’ll see you this weekend at the VIT!

Congratulations to our U18 Club Champions!

The U18 Boys and Girls Club Championships took place May 10 – 12, 2019 at Tamanawis Park and Cloverdale Athletic Park in Surrey, BC. The tournament saw 20 teams compete across three divisions (one boys, two girls) for the Club Championship title!

On the Girls side, the Polar Bears took the Tier 1 gold medal after a hard fought battle with WVFHC, who claimed silver. The Tri-City Venom took home bronze with a win over Surrey Elite. In Tier 2, the round robin format tournament ended with the Richmond Herons taking gold, Polar Bears 2 with the silver and Victoria earning bronze.

In the Boys division, Gobind Sarvar went undefeated to take the gold, while the Surinder Lions followed with the silver and the Surrey Panthers claimed bronze. For photos of the tournament medallists, visit the U18 Club Championship Page.

We would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to all athletes and teams who took part in the tournament. We would also like to thank India 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. We will be back with more Club Championship action as the U13 and U15 divisions go forward in June!