News and Announcements
Starting this Friday, June 1, Canada’s women’s national team, better known as “The WolfPack” will compete the FIH Women’s World Cup. This is Canada’s first appearance since 1994 and the team features five Vancouver island players including Victoria’s Anna Mollenhauer, Lexi De Armond, Maddie Secco, Kathleen Leahy and Duncan’s Sara Goodman.
Field Hockey Canada event page: https://fieldhockey.ca/womens-world-cup-2022/
FIH World Cup page: https://www.fih.hockey/events/world-cup/women/fih-hockey-womens-world-cup-spain-and-netherlands-2022-1388
Whether you’re a hockey fanatic or just a supporter of sport, this is a rare opportunity to watch the best in the world compete. Here’s how you can follow along and show your support:
Follow Team Canada
July 1 – Canada vs Spain (12:30 pm Pacific) – Pool C play
July 3 – Canada vs Korea (9:00 am Pacific) – Pool C play
July 7 – Canada vs Argentina (8:00 am Pacific) – Pool C play
Watch Live or on replay for Free
Visit http://watch.hockey to watch in your browser or download the Watch.Hockey app to watch replays, highlights, interviews and full games live and on replay.
Join the Watch Party and conversation on Discord during games
Join here: https://discord.com/invite/bv5uMmvXbB
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Send in your virtual Fan Mail to team Canada
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Good luck to our island athletes and all of Team Canada!
On June 11-12, members of the Canadian women’s national field hockey team will be on the island. This is also the weekend of the U14 FHBC Club Championship tournament, hosted at UVic. The tournament will take a break on both Saturday and Sunday for a special fundraising camp for the Canadian women.
Who: all ages, genders and skill levels are welcome
What: Skills, drills, games and meet the team
When: Saturday June 11 (12:30-1:30pm) and Sunday June 12 (2:50-3:50pm)
Where: University of Victoria (Field 2)
Cost: by donation (recommended $20) online: https://fieldhockey.ca/wnt-back-the-pack/
Bring: Sticks, shin guards, mouth guards and GK gear (if applicable)
Register for the camp Online: https://forms.gle/dQzhtUf3Vc3AsbNy5
Come to one session or both sessions! If you can’t make the sessions, please consider donating to the program anyway. You can donate online at: https://fieldhockey.ca/wnt-back-the-pack/
In January 2022, the women’s national team, ranked 13th in the world, won bronze at the Pan American Cup and booked their ticket to the 2022 FIH World Cup in Spain this July. This will be the first time in 28 years that the Canadian women have qualified but they need the community’s help to get there.
The team features island players:
• Sara Goodman (Duncan, BC) – Cowichan Field Hockey Club, UBC Thunderbirds alumna
• Kathleen Leahy (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club, UVic Vikes alumna
• Lexi DeArmond (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club
• Anna Mollenhauer (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club, UVic Vikes
• Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC) – Lynx Field Hockey Club, Stanford field hockey alumna
The Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team will be hosting a camp in Victoria for any interested players. In addition to promoting the women’s program, the team is looking to raise money and a sense of excitement as the World Cup quickly approaches. As an amateur sport in Canada, the program has received no “Own the Podium” government funding since 2015 and largely relies on donations, sponsorships & athlete levies to continue. With the financial support the team can focus attention on training, competing and making Canada proud at the World Cup.
Come meet the team, learn some new skills and support Canada’s women at the World Cup!
There will also be a camp in Duncan, BC – details to come!
For more information or questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria players Julia Berk, Julia Boraston, Shyana Ringma, Maddie Hunter, Maeve Connorton and Anais Chace have been selected to represent Canada’s Under 18 squad. The team is heading to Conshohocken, Pennysylvania for a four-game test series, May 11-14, against the United States RISE Women’s Under 18 national team. Victoria coach Krista Thompson is among the staff roster headed down with the team.
Several of these players are coaches in our Victoria Junior League:
Julia Berk: U8 Girls Royal Blue, U12 Girls Purple
Shyana Ringma: U12 Girls Purple
Maddie Hunter: Kindies, U8 Girls Red
Maeve Connorton: U12 Girls Pink
Julia Boraston: U10 Girls Orange, U10 Girls Sapphire Blue
The series will take place at The Proving Grounds with games at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 12, 13 and 14.
All six players are no stranger to top-level hockey and will all represent Team BC this summer as members of the top “BC Blue” squad at the Under 18 National Championships this summer in Surrey. The team is also coached by Thompson.
Berk, Hunter and Chace have all been part of the Oak Bay High School field hockey team that won the 2021 AAA Field Hockey Championships, the first title in BC since 1993. The team also won the Island AAA senior girls championship. Boraston and Ringma have been the stand outs for the Mount Doug side, while Connorton has headed the Lambrick Park team. All six have suited up for the Lynx 1 team in the VILFHA league and four have played for the Island Wildcats.
The trip will be self-funded and each of the girls are looking to fundraise to help them pay their way for this international experience.
Click the links below to support their individual campaigns:
Julia Berk: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/julia-berk-usa-tour-fund/?fbclid=IwAR24Hn6mxGofDDLA4nAOHQ9Fsz6XVwx-3doDofrsEYacxXaZximsmmVNtqk
The VJFHA is excited to be hosting the 2022 Under 14 Girls Club Championships in Victoria on June 10-12, 2022.
In addition we are fielding teams for Girls (U14, U16 and U18 Tier 1) and U18 Boys.
For more information on trials, team lists and training visit:
Under 12: Festival (non-outcome related), 8-aside with shortened games with running time (ex. 26 minute games / 4-min break / 10-min between games). As many games as possible will be scheduled based on teams and field availability. Recognition ‘fun gift’ will be given to all participants
Under 14: Championship (Intro to competition); 11-aside on a full field. There will be a pool-play and playoffs with tiering introduced according to league standards and anticipated need. Games are 40-50min (likely in quarters) and medals will be awarded per tier.
Under 16 and 18: Championship, 11-aside on a full field. There will be a pool-play and playoffs with tiering introduced according to league standards and anticipated need. Games are 40-50min (likely in quarters) and medals will be awarded per tier.
For more on the event format and programming:
All 2022 Dates:
Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) – May 21-23
U18 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – Surrey) – May 27-29
U18 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – Surrey) – May 27-29
U18 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 3-5
U12 Female and Male BC Club Festival (Burnaby) – June 4-5
U16 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 11-12
U14 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – Victoria) – June 10-12
U14 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – Victoria) – June 10-12
U14 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 18-19
U16 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – UBC) – June 17-19
U16 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – UBC) – June 17-19
U18 Female National Championship (Surrey) – July 29-August 3
U18 Male National Championship (Surrey) – July 29-August 3
U16 Female National Championship (Surrey) – August 9-14
U16 Male National Championship (Surrey) – August 9-14
VJFHA are pleased to announce the launch of our online store!
You can buy an official VJFHA Hoodie sweatshirt and customize your name or any text on the back.
Hoodies come in 9 different colours and in youth and adult sizes.
Add: $8.00 for name on back
Deadline for ordering April 29, 2022