News and Announcements


Vancouver, BC – With just over one month to go before the 2016 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey Junior Hockey World in Lucknow, India, Field Hockey Canada has named its 18-man Under-21 team slated to compete at the tournament from December 8-18, 2016.

Cracking the list is Victoria’s Harbir Sidhu, a midfielder who has spent time with both the University of VIctoria Vikes and the local Tigers field hockey club. Sidhu was a member of the Hockey 5s Canadian squad that won silver at the Youth Olympic Games in 2014. Victoria forward Josh Brown was named an alternate for the squad.

The roster features two players, defender Brandon Pereira and midfielder Balraj Panesar, who will be playing in their second Junior World Cup. Both competed in the 2013 Junior World Cup.

The team is comprised of 13 players, including Pereira and Panesar, who represented Canada at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in May in Toronto, where the Canadians captured silver and qualified for the Junior World Cup.

Five new players join the Canadian roster for the Junior World Cup. They include goalkeeper Angus Grauer, defender Gavin Bains, midfielders Parmeet Gill and Rowan Childs, and forward Michael Mackenzie.

The Junior World Cup consists of 16 teams in four pool. Canada has been drawn into Pool D, where it will compete with England, India, and South Africa.

For Canada’s competition schedule, which begins with a match against host India on December 8, click here. For full event details, click here.

2016 Canadian Men’s Junior World Cup Team
Amrit Sidhu – Abbotsford, BC (Forward)
Angus Grauer – Vancouver, BC (Goalkeeper)
Balraj Panesar – Surrey, BC (Midfielder)
Brandon Pereira – Surrey, BC (Defender)
Fin Boothroyd – West Vancouver, BC (Forward)
Floyd Mascarenhas – Mississauga, ON (Defender)
Ganga Singh – Toronto, ON (Defender)
Gavin Bains – Ladner, BC (Defender)
Harbir Sidhu – Victoria, BC (Midfielder)
Iqwinder Gill – Surrey, BC (Goalkeeper)
Jamie Wallace – Vancouver, BC (Midfielder)
Kabir Aujla – Surrey, BC (Forward)
Michael Mackenzie – White Rock, BC (Forward)
Parmeet Gill – Brampton, ON (Midfielder)
Rajan Kahlon – Vancouver, BC (Defender)
Rohan Chopra – Ottawa, ON (Forward)
Rowan Childs – Tsawwassen, BC (Midfielder)
Thomson Harris – Vancouver, BC (Forward)

Canada’s reserve athletes are: Josh Brown (Forward – Victoria, BC), Sahib Suri (Midfielder – Surrey, BC), Satbir Brar (Defender – Surrey, BC), and Tarjan Sandhu (Forward – Surrey, BC).

The Canadian coaching staff is as follows:
Inderpal Sehmbi – Head Coach
Geoff Matthews – Assistant Coach
Scott Sandison – Assistant Coach
Alicia Carey – Team Manager
Paul Bundy – Video Analyst

Photo: Yan Huckendubler


Two upper level umpire courses that will be hosted in Victoria are now available for registration.Course details and registration information can be found online here:

Regional Umpires Course (prerequisite – must hold minimum Provincial rating)
Saturday November 5, at the McKinnon building on UVic Campus. The course will take place from 10:30am-1:30pm and 3:00-6:00pm, with the exam taking place during the latter part of the course.

Assessors Course (prerequisite – must hold minimum Provincial rating, and been actively umpiring at that level for 4+ years)
Sunday November 6, at the McKinnon building on UVic Campus. The course will take place in Room 155 for 2-2.5 hours on Sunday morning and then candidates will head to the field for the practical portion. Exact times of the theory part will be confirmed once a playing schedule has come out.

The registration deadline for both courses is Friday October 28!

For questions or more information, please contact:
Kathryn Pohran
Events and Officials Program Coordinator, Field Hockey BC
Phone: (604) 737-3146 Fax: (604) 873-6488 Web:


The Annual Bridgman Cup is fast approaching and will feature several of the top high school girls field hockey team’s in British Columbia. Games run from Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9 with the final being held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The 16-team tournament is hosted across three fields at UVic and will feature Victoria teams Cowichan, SMUS, Oak Bay, Shawnigan Lake and Mount Doug.

The Bridgman Cup organizing committee is looking for volunteers to help sit at the technical table throughout the tournament’s many games. If you are interested, please contact Brenda Rushton at (no previous experience necessary).

Full tournament scheduled attached below.

Photo Credit: Heather Goodman


The 2016-17 Vancouver Island Men’s Field Hockey Association (VIFHA) gets underway starting Sunday, September 11, 2016. Full game schedules are now posted online at

The opening weekend will see the below teams face off on Sept. 11:
10:30 am – Marauders vs Mutineers
12:00 pm – Rebels 1 vs Rebels 2
1:30 pm – Hawks vs Tigers

All players MUST be registered and paid with Field Hockey BC and registered via their team representatives with VIFHA at 48 hours prior to their first game.

Please note the election of the VIFHA Executive for 2016-17:
President: Mark Baggott
Vice President: TJ Parhar
Treasurer: Jim Knight
Secretary: Don Descoteau

In addition, please see the below contact information:
Info/League Administrator:
Turf Bookings:


The University of Victoria Vikes women’s field hockey team will host the Calgary Dinos on October 15, 2016. VIFHA are pleased to show their support as UVic hosts a “MEN’S LEAGUE AND JUNIOR DAY” on the Sunday and a Women’s League Day on the Saturday. Tickets are just $5.00 for adults. See below for details and how to purchase online:

Saturday, October 15 – VIKES vs DINOS (11:00am at UVIC)
Women’s League Day
Code VFHLADIES for ADULT ticket for only $5 online
Code VFHLADIESYOUTH for free ticket (children 13 and under only)

Sunday, October 16 – VIKES vs DINOS (11:00am at UVIC)
Junior League and Men’s League Day
Code VFHMEN to get your ADULT ticket for only $5 online
Code VFHYOUTH to get free ticket (Ages 19 and under)

First 50 fans get a FREE Vikes Cowbell!

Purchase your ticket online and print from home:

Tickets are available for purchase online starting September 1.