News and Announcements
Nathalie McGee, Delta Falcons Community Club Recognition Award winner:
The Field Hockey BC Annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Dinner took place last Friday, November 15, at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver. The Field Hockey BC Annual Awards recognize both individual performance and voluntary contribution. In addition to this, Field Hockey BC is proud to manage a number of legacy awards aimed at assisting participation and professional development.
We are proud to have recognized 20 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their contributions and commitment to field hockey in British Columbia. Go to the FHBC Awards page to see the full list of the Field Hockey BC Annual Award winners and the Volunteer Recognition Awards.
Come out and have your voices heard at this year’s AGM and help shape YOUR club! We are looking for new ideas on the Executive and roles from Vice President to member at large are available.
Date: Wednesday December 11th
Location: South Delta Rec Centre – Arctic room.
All are welcome.
Canadian Men qualify for Tokyo in dramatic shootout!
Incredible finish to a two day World League series pitting the Irish and our Canadian caribou’s. After a 5-3 loss on day one Canada was behind two goals in the aggregate score and needed a win of two or more goal difference to win the test. With less than a second to go and only ahead by 2-1 Jamie Wallace
entered the D only to be fouled by an Irish defender. After a long video review it was deemed intentional and a penalty stroke was awarded to Vanada. Scott Tupper made short work of the stroke and forced an overtime shootout for the final
Decision. Ireland went up 3-1 and things looked over for Canada but Dave cartercame off the bench to make two saves while Canada buried their last two chances forcing a second round of shooters. Ireland went first and made a critical blunder kicking ball on his reverse approach. Adam Ferose rose to Canada’s challenge and out maneuvered the Irish goalie end the dramatic shootout and send Canada in to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Ireland contested the penalty stroke and were more than dissapointed in the decision of the video umpire. Next weekend Canadian women are in the hot seat with the same stakes. Let’s support our women. Check field hockey Canada website for streaming times.
There will be some speeches followed by a ribbon cutting and cake.
All Falcons are welcome.