News and Announcements

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This weekend, Oct. 5-7, will be action-packed for field hockey!

BRIDGMAN CUP

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.

LEGENDS CUP

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)

The document Bridgman_Cup_Turf_Schedule_2018_V1.pdf was attached to this post.

Please find attached a job posting for the Umpire Coordinator position. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 31, 7:00 pm.

There will be additional duties to this position this season as it will integrate the men’s premier game appointments. The pay reflects these extra duties.

Thank you to Julie Williams who previously held this position and to Chris Wilson, who retires from organizing the Premier men’s umpires, which will now fall to the umpire coordinator.

For questions, please contact Denise McGeachy (denise.mcgeachy@gmail.com)

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BILLETS NEEDED IN VICTORIA
The Women’s Junior National Team camp is now running in two groups:

Group #1 — Saturday, August 18th – Tuesday, August 21st (some athletes from out of province arriving on Friday, August 17th)

Group #2 — Tuesday, August 21st – Friday, August 24th (some athletes from out of town leaving on Saturday, August 25th)

Some billets are still needed for these athletes if you are able to help on either or both of the date ranges above, please respond to Diane Gillis by e-mail (dcgillis3@gmail.com) by Sunday, August 12th.

Families will be asked to help transport players to/from the field and will receive a $60 stipend for food for the players.

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2018 Summer Drop-In Hockey information:

The below dates are club-run drop-in sessions of pick-up hockey. Both session are co-ed and players should be registered with Field Hockey BC for insurance purposes. Depending on numbers, players will be split by an appropriate experience level. Beginners are welcome.

SAILORS FHC SUMMER DROP IN
Dates: Tuesdays (July 3 – Aug 28)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per player (must pay before playing)
Age: 14 and up
Contact: Ronnie Lee ( 250-727-6033 or leeronnie19@gmail.com)

REBELS FHC SUMMER DROP IN
Dates: Thursdays (July 5-August 30)
Time : 7-8:30 pm
Cost: $5/session or $30 for the whole summer (9 sessions total)
Contact: rebelsfieldhockey@gmail.com

For general questions, please e-mail vifhainfo@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Jim Knight

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The Canadian women’s national senior squad will wrap up their two-week training camp in Victoria with their second and last scrimmage of the month. This won’t be the last of international level competition you will be able to see in Victoria as the team hopes to have a Chile development team and Scotland here before the Fall.

You can come watch the intra-squad game with the below details:

TIME CHANGE
Date: Saturday, June 2
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm (including warm-up)

Come cheer on the Vancouver Island athletes!

Island Athletes on the Senior squad include:
Defender Anna Mollenhauer (Victoria – St. Michael’s)
Defender Sara Goodman (Duncan – Cowichan Secondary)
Defender Alexis DeArmond (Victoria – Mount Douglas Secondary)
Midfielder Kathleen Leahy (Victoria – Oak Bay Secondary)
Forward Maddie Secco (Victoria – Oak Ba Secondary)

Former Vikes on the squad:
Defender Danielle Hennig (Kelowna)
Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Williams (White Rock)