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Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce dates for the upcoming 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID
and National Championship Team Trials. FHBC is pleased to announce that the 2022 Provincial Talent ID
Program will be a joint venture with Field Hockey Canada in being both a Talent Identification point for
the FHC NextGen Program, as well as a Talent Identification point for FHBC National Championship Team
participation.

Following FHBC’s Provincial Athlete Pathway Review in 2020, FHBC Provincial Teams at National
Championships will now be selected through a series of regional and centralized trials. For more
information on the general concept of this staged trial program, please see the review committee’s final
report here: https://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Final-Report-FHBC-Provincial-Athlete-Pathway-Review-Project.pdf

Both Team BC Provincial (Tier 1) and BC Regional teams (Tier 2) will compete at the FHC National
Championships being hosted by FHBC in the Summer of 2022. The National Championship Tournament
information is as follows:

2022 U18 National Championships

  • Year of Birth: 2004 and 2005
  • July 29th – August 3rd @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
  • Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1

2022 U16 National Championships

  • Year of Birth: 2006 and 2007
  • August 9th – 14th @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
  • Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1

Stage 1: FHBC Regional Trials (Female)
For any athlete nominated by a club, PSO, NSO, high school and/or private academy coach. NextGen
athletes and CSI Provincial Targeted athletes* are exempt from Stage 1 trials.

From Stage 1 Trials, there are 3 outcomes for athletes:
1) Top athletes will be invited to attend centralized Stage 2 Trials.
2) Athletes will be selected for BC Regional teams that will compete in Tier 2 at the National
Championships.
3) All other athletes will be provided with feedback on areas of emphasis for a potential return to
this program in future seasons.

Island trials:
 U18 Female: March 1st & 4th in Victoria
 U16 Female: March 8th & 11th in Victoria

Stage 2: FHBC Provincial Trials & FHC Talent Identification (Female)
For previously identified athletes (NextGen or CSI Targeted athletes) as well as those athletes promoted
from Stage 1 trials.

 U18 Female: April 15th – 18th in the Lower Mainland
 U16 Female: May 20th – 23rd in the Lower Mainland

These trials will also serve as a talent identification event for Field Hockey Canada coaches and staff.

FHBC Provincial Team Trials & FHC Talent Identification (Male)
Due to the estimated number of male U16 & U18 athletes, there will only be a single, centralized
Provincial team trial per age group. These trials will be for all nominated athletes, as well as all
previously identified athletes (NextGen & CSI Targeted athletes).

 U18 Male: April 15th – 18th in the Lower Mainland
 U16 Male: May 20th – 23rd in the Lower Mainland

These trials will also serve as a talent identification event for Field Hockey Canada coaches and staff.

Full details: https://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Provincial-Program-Trial-Information-Final-2.pdf

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The Canadian senior women’s and men’s national teams are currently in Santiago, Chile set to begin their campaigns to qualify for the 2022 World Cups held in Spain and the Netherlands. The Pan American Cup, Jan. 19-30 is the continental qualifier where the Top 3 teams for the women and Top 2 teams for the men will advance to the World Cup. All games will be streamed live at a cost at www.cdomas.cl or www.canalcdo.cl

The Canadian Women’s National Team last qualified for the Hockey World Cup in 1994, when the event was played in Dublin, Ireland. In their last Pan American Cup performance, in 2017, Team Canada finished 4th. They will need to up that finish by at least one spot to secure a World Cup bid. With a top three finish, Canada will succeed in its qualification goal, and after winning a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, this team expects to be back in the title match competing for that gold.

The team is fresh off a successful November training tour that saw them defeat Pan Am rival USA in a five-game series, outscoring their neighbours to the south 9-2 in the process. The tour was great for developing team chemistry and Wong said it was key in building confidence heading into the major games.

The women’s team will feature Vancouver Island’s Kathleen Leahy, Maddie Secco, Anna Mollenhauer and Sara Goodman. Victoria’s Lexi De Armond was named to the reserve squad.

The personnel-makeup of the team will look a little different than years past, notably missing Kate Wright, Dani Hennig, Holly Stewart and goalkeeper Kaitlyn Williams. Former captain and long-time leader of the team, Wright, announced her retirement late last year. More on the women’s tournament: https://fieldhockey.ca/event/2022-pan-american-cup-women/

With two bids on the line for the 2023 Hockey World Cup, the Red Caribou must make the finals to secure their spot.

Since the adoption of the Pan American Cup in 2000, Canada’s Men’s Team has yet to finish worse than second. But historical records don’t guarantee anything, and the team is taking nothing for granted, with perennial favourite Argentina in attendance and USA, Mexico, and Chile lurking. Every team will be going all out for the coveted World Cup bids.

Canada is coming off a second-place finish at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games and 12th place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

The bulk of the Canadian squad has been training in the domestic environment, in Vancouver, working with coaching staff in preparation for the Pan American Cup.

The men’s team features Victoria’s James Kirkpatrick and Harbir Sidhu, as well as former UVic Vikes players Keegan Pereira , Brenden Bissett and Matthew Sarmento. Notably, the team will be without long time leaders Scott Tupper and Mark Pearson, both announcing their retirements late last year. Despite losing some critical leadership pieces, the team remains largely unchanged, returning 14 players from their extended Olympic roster. More on the men’s tournament: https://fieldhockey.ca/event/2022-pan-american-cup-men/

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to the second half of the season starting with games this week on Wednesday Jan 12, Saturday Jan 15 and Sunday Jan 16

Please know we continue to follow the guidance of Provincial Health Office, ViaSport, FHBC….
https://fieldhockeybc.com/covid-19-response/

Let’s hope no snow…no flooding…no whatever else might happen….Game On!

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On May 8th the Board of the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame announced the names of the athletes and builders who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. She was finally honoured in person in October 2021.

In addition to four athletes – Bobby Ross (Rugby), Bob McLaren (Athletics), Joanne Mick (Softball) and Donnie Orr (Boxing) – our very own Pat Hall will be inducted as a Builder for Multi-Sports, along with the Vancouver Island Soccer League.

By Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame:

“For over 50 years, Pat has been involved with Field Hockey locally, provincially and nationally at all levels of the game from junior to senior. From 1961 to 1988, she was an active player with the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFA). She began coaching in 1970 and umpiring in 1973, co-founding the South Island Field Hockey Umpires Association in 1988.

Although retiring as an umpire in 2000, Pat continues to coach teams in various divisions. Pat served on the executive of the VILFHA for over 40 years and has held many positions on the Boards of the BC and Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Associations.

She has received numerous awards over the years including Victoria Sports Person of the Year, Sport BC President’s Award, VILFHA Life Membership and, in 2013, the VILFA introduced the Pat Hall Officials Development Award.

Her contributions to Softball are almost as numerous. She became involved with the Stuffy McGinnis Softball League in 1960 and served as President from 1975-1993. From 1987 to 1999, Pat was Softball BC Senior District Coordinator and in 1996, led the restructuring of junior softball into three levels.”

Click here to read the full article: https://www.gvshof.ca/news/330-2020-hall-of-fame-inductees-announced-2.html

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Ahead of the 2021 U SPORTS National Championship, two University of Victoria Vikes field hockey players took home national honours. Fourth-year defender Anna Mollenhauer (Lynx FHC) took home U SPORTS Player of the Year honours for the second time in her career, last in 2018, while first-year forward Chloe Langkammer (Cowichan FHC) was named U SPORTS Rookie of the Year. Both were named All-Canadians along side UBC Thunderbirds fifth-year defender Sara Goodman (Cowichan FHC).

In addition, long-time Victoria based umpire Tyler Klenk was named U SPORTS Umpire of the Year.

The U SPORTS National Championship is a best-of-three series between Victoria and the University of Toronto, hosted at Back Campus fields in Toronto, Ont. Games will take place on Nov. 12 (3 p.m. Pacific), Nov. 13 (12 p.m. Pacific) and, if needed, Nov. 14 (11 a.m. Pacific). Games will be streamed live on cbcsports.ca or the CBC Sports GEM App. The Vikes will be vying for their third-straight U SPORTS National title and 14th banner overall.

LIZ HOFFMAN AWARD (Player of the Year): Anna Mollenhauer
A fourth-year defender, Mollenhauer helped guide the Vikes to an undefeated record in Canada West play in the 2021 season, tallying four goals on the season in addition to helping UVic secure five shutout wins. Adding to her accolades, Mollenhauer was the Canada West Rookie of the Year in 2017, and 2018 Player of the Year, also being named a Canada West All-Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In addition, the Victoria, B.C. native was selected as the 2019 U SPORTS national championship MVP and a two-time All-Canadian and Top 8 Academic All-Canadian.

A member of Team Canada Junior Women’s Field Hockey team, Mollenhauer won gold at the 2021 Pan American games, including scoring the winning goal in Canada’s game against Uruguay, prior to starting the U SPORTS season.

JOYCE SLIPP AWARD (Rookie of the Year): Chloe Langkammer, Victoria
Vikes forward/midfield Chloe Langkammer led the offensive effort for Victoria with nine goals on the season en route to an undefeated season and Canada West Rookie of the Year honours.

An eight-game starter for the Vikes in 2021, Langkammer was a consistent presence in the Vikes’ attacking 23, maneuvering her way around defenders tactfully to become a top offensive producer for Victoria. Lankgammer finished the conference season with eight goals as the Vikes out-scored their opponents 32-3 across all eight conference games.

Six of those goals came in the Vikes’ home-opening tournament and all came from field goals The sister of former Vikes U SPORTS national champion and team captain Stefanie Langkammer, Chloe looks to help the Vikes earn their third-straight U SPORTS championship this season.

UMPIRE OF THE YEAR: Tyler Klenk, Canada West
Tyler Klenk, whose hometown is Saskatchewan but has spent most of his hockey career in Victoria, has had a fast-tracked route to now becoming Canada’s highest-ranked international umpire. Klenk’s talents as an umpire stem from him being a high-level player himself, previously competing for the Vikes men’s field hockey team and the Canadian junior national squad. Klenk brings a unique sense of calm to his level of umpiring while he truly is a “players’ official.”

Klenk has given up a lot to pursue his umpiring goals, moving to Vancouver to be a regular official in the Vancouver Men’s Premier League – the top club level hockey in Canada. Klenk will continue to grow his skills in Vancouver working with local leagues at the club and national level, while his contributions to Canada West field hockey have also been important parts of his pathway.

Klenk’s major international appointments included the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia, the 2019 FIH Series Finals in Paris and the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.

FULL LIST OF 2021 AWARD WINNERS:

2021 U SPORTS Field Hockey Major Award Winners
Liz Hoffman Award (Player of the Year): Anna Mollenhauer, University of Victoria
Marina Van Der Merwe Award (Coach of the Year): Jeff Pacheco – Western
Joyce Slipp Award (Rookie of the Year): Chloe Langkammer, University of Victoria
Gail Wilson Award (Student-Athlete Community Service Award): Kira Atkinson – Queen’s
Umpire of the Year: Tyler Klenk, Canada West

2021 U SPORTS Field Hockey All-Canadians
Sidney Evans, University of Guelph
Jordyn Faiczak, University of British Columbia
Arden Goddard-Despot, University of Guelph
Sara Goodman, University of British Columbia
Miranda Hunter , University of Waterloo
Chloe Langkammer, University of Victoria
Payten Lang, Western University
Katie Lynes, University of Toronto
Isabelle Mastantuono, Queen’s University
Anna Mollenhauer, University of Victoria
Melanie Scholz, University of Calgary

Full release: https://usports.ca/en/awards/news/2021/10/3009923434/athletes-of-the-week-mount-royal-s-el-gandour-calgary-s-leonard-honoured