USA Women and Canada Men qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

  • USA women and Canada men confirmed their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016 at the Pan Am Games
  • Canada men won their semi-final match at the Pan Am Games and will meet Argentina in the final
  • USA women won their semi-final match at the Pan Am Games and will meet Argentina in the final
Adam Froese scored winning penalty shoot-out against Brazil to confirm a place for Canada in Rio 2016 Olympics

Adam Froese scored winning penalty shoot-out against Brazil to confirm a place for Canada in Rio 2016 Olympics

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed that USA Women and Canada men have qualified for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA women beat Canada and Canada men beat Brazil in their semi-final match, to confirm their place in the final of the Pan Am Games hockey event and ultimately their place in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Continue reading →

Canada’s up and comers sweep USA – Successful debut for Men’s Target 2017 Team

DECEMBER 4, 2012: The Canadian Men’s Junior National Target 2017 Team stormed back from a 0 – 1 deficit to score 9 unanswered goals in their final match against the USA’s U17 men on Sunday.  Canada remained undefeated throughout the series, securing three consecutive victories in the team’s international debut.

Field Hockey Canada LogoFuelled by a home crowd, Team USA had a strong start in Sunday’s match scoring within the first five minutes.  Canada’s Amrit Sidhu (Abbotsford, BC) responded quickly evening the score at the nine minute mark.  His enthusiasm sparked a strong offensive attack and Canada hit the US circle in waves.  Amrit Sidhu scored his second goal off a perfect tip from Harbir Sidhu’s (Victoria, BC) penalty corner shot to take the lead.  Continue reading →

Canada Men’s National Team to face Korea in first match of Champions Challenge I

On Saturday, the Canadian Men’s National Team will take the field for their first international competition since February.  Canada’s first match of the 2012 Champions Challenge I is against Korea at 10:00am local time in Quilmes, Argentina.  Korea will be a tough opponent – they are currently ranked seventh in the world.  But Team Canada is ready to compete.

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“The team is feeling good,” says Forward Matt Guest.  “We have shown steady improvement throughout our practice matches.  With several guys making their international debut in the first match – there are mixed feelings of nerves and excitement within the group.”

“We have two practice scrimmages under our belts, which has helped us get our legs under us and work out a few tactical adjustments,” says Defender Scott Tupper.  “It has been good to get used to the pace again and have a feel for competition before the tournament starts.” Continue reading →

Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team undefeated in FIH World League Round 1

Team Canada to take on Uruguay for top spot tomorrow

OTTAWA – The Women’s National Team remains undefeated after four matches at the FIH World League Round 1 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.  With only one match to go, Canada has secured a top two finish and qualified for the FIH World League Round 2 in 2013.  This is Canada’s first step toward qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

Field Hockey Canada Women's National Team

Field Hockey Canada Women’s National Team

Canada has had an incredible performance so far, posting four shutouts and scoring 37 goals.  Tomorrow, the women will face their most formidable opponent – Uruguay.  The two undefeated teams will compete for top spot in the final tournament standings at 10:30am local time.  Follow @World_League1 on Twitter for live results. Continue reading →

Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team ready for Champions Challenge 1

OTTAWA (FHC) – The Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team is ready to compete on the international stage once again.  From November 24th to December 2nd, our men will represent Canada at the 2012 Men’s Champions Challenge 1 in Quilmes, Argentina.

Field Hockey Canada LogoThis will be Team Canada’s first competition in the new quadrennial.  Since the Olympic Qualification Tournament in February, the Men’s National Team has been immersed in a revamped training regimen and professional environment at home in Vancouver.

“The training program has been quite intensive,” says Scott Tupper.  “We’ve made changes to how we train both on field and away from the field.  We’ve seen physiological improvements, and now we’ll get the opportunity to measure where we are in terms of our play.” Continue reading →

Canadian Women’s National Team to compete in FIH World Hockey League

OTTAWA – In less than a month, the Women’s National Team will represent Canada at the 2012 FIH World League Round 1 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.  From November 11th to 17th our women will compete against Barbados, Uruguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Venezuela.  This is Canada’s first step toward qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

Field Hockey Canada LogoField Hockey Canada is pleased to announce the eighteen athletes selected to Team Canada.  There has been a lot of change for the Women’s National Program over the past year.  With five recent retirements, this competition will give several new faces the opportunity to step onto the international stage.  The squad will be anchored by veterans Thea Culley, Kate Gillis and Abigail Raye. Continue reading →