News and Announcements
This weekend, Oct. 5-7, will be action-packed for field hockey!
The Annual Bridgman Cup high school girls tournament will be on all day from Friday to Sunday. Local teams Oak Bay, GNS, Mount Douglas, Cowichan Secondary and SMUS will all be participating in the 16-team tournament. Friday games run from 10am-6pm, Saturday games are 8am-5pm and Sunday games start at 8am and end with the final at 2:00 pm.
A full Bridgman Cup schedule is attached to this notice.
In addition, the Vikes women’s field hockey team are hosting the Legends Cup match up against the UBC Thunderbirds. The Vikes and T-Birds will clash on both Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m. The Vikes and T-Birds are participating in a school rivalry series across several sports and at the end of the year a new trophy, the Legends Cup, will be presented to the winning school The series will run annually. For more information and a full schedule visit govikesgo.com/legendscup
Tickets for the Vikes games are available online at govikesgo.com/tickers or in person at the CARSA Membership Services Counter.
VENDORS IN VICTORIA
With the Bridgman Cup happening there will be lots of vendors on site on Friday, Saturday and some of Sunday. Be sure to come to UVic to shop this once-a-year opportunity to buy from vendors:
- Field Hockey Shack
- Hockey King Sports (AK Pro)
Field Hockey Canada is in need of our help to host a number of U21 and U18 kids for a Junior National camp at UVic from August 18-24.
We are looking for families to billet athletes for 6 nights. There will be a small contribution of $20 per kid per day to go to the families. Athletes will spend the majority of their day at UVic (8am-6pm) and might need a ride or if you live close to UVic you can lend them a bike or they can walk or bus – however you can help them!
Include in your response:
- How many kids you can take
- What area of town you live (or your address)
WE must come together to show how powerful our community is to hosting the development of our sport!
The Tigers Field Hockey Club are proud to host the 2018 Summer Field Hockey Camp.
Dates: July 10-August 14, 2018
Who: Boys and Girls ages 4-16
Cost: $50 per kid, includes t-shirt
Camp includes: Field Hockey Skills Development, Coordination Games and Activities, Lots of Fun
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see the attached document below.
VICTORIA, BC – Field Hockey Canada is pleased to host the U21 Chilean National team for six games in Victoria from June 29 to July 6. The Canadian Women’s Junior National Team (JWNT) is excited to have their first set of international competition after what will be a vigorous few weeks of camps and ahead of a busy summer competition schedule in the early build up to the 2022 Junior World Cup.
A 24-member roster was declared for the summer training that includes a two-week camp at the artificial pitch and grounds of Shawnigan Lake School in Shawnigan Lake, B.C., June 11-24, the Chile Series in Victoria, June 29-July 6 and a 6-Nations tournament in Antwerp, Belgium from July 9-22. A narrowed-down roster has been selected for both the Chile series and Belgium-hosted tournament.
“With UVic now the designated training centre for the Canadian field hockey program, it is exciting for the junior women’s national team to have their first international series in Victoria,” said Shiaz Virjee, head coach of the JWNT. “The JWNT had a hugely successful camp at UVIC and are excited to play and host the series against Chile. The new JWNT group is excited and wants to follow the successful trail blazing by the WNT this year.”
Virjee led the UBC Thunderbirds men’s field hockey program for 13 seasons and prior to that was the Canadian men’s national team coach for seven years. He led Canada during the 1998 World Cup and helped the Canadians win gold at the 1999 Pan American Games, which garnered the team their spot at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Three juniors named to the team will get a rare opportunity to play on home turf during the Chile series including Cowichan defender Sara Goodman and Victoria defenders Alexis DeArmond and Anna Mollenhauer.
Goodman, alongside Ontario’s Samantha McCrory will be fresh off senior international competition as they were named to the senior list that competed and won the Hockey Series Open in Mexico on June 5-10. McCrory scored six goals in her debut for Canada and was the team’s top goal scorer in her first international tournament.
Hannah Eborall, Margaret Pham, Jordyn Faiczak and Thora Rae, as well as Goodman, are all current UBC Thunderbirds players who will provide a lot of the experience to the squad. The team is a good blend from West to East as Ontario is well represented with the talents of Anna Constanzo, Dani Husar, Katie Lynes, Mackenzie Janzen and Frankie St. Louis being named.
Canadian fans can have the opportunity to watch and cheer on the Canadian juniors in Victoria with game dates set for the below dates, all with start times 4:00 p.m. pacific time.
Match 1 – Friday 29 June
Match 2 – Saturday 30 June
Match 3 – Monday 2 July
Match 4 – Tuesday 3 July
Match 5 – Thursday 5 July
Match 6 – Friday 6 July
Admission is by donation. Minimum suggested donation is $5-10 per person. All proceeds support the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team and Junior National Team. Fans are encouraged to wear their Canadian colours and can meet the players after each match.
CHILE SERIES ROSTER
Nora Goddard Despot
Camilla MacGillivray (GK)
Aerin Park (GK)
Congratulations to the U18 Victoria team who earned bronze at the U18 Club Championships this past weekend, Jun. 9-10 in West Vancouver.
A special thank you to coaches Jim Knight and Lindsay Cole.