News and Announcements
Island Wildcats looking for funding!
In the fall of 2012, Vancouver Island will have a new team representing them. VILFHA is proud to announce the formation of a brand new Premier women’s field hockey team that will compete in the Vancouver Premier League, arugably one of the highest divisions of play in the country outside of the national team and university programs.
Kirby’s Source for Sports presents the “Island Wildcats” who will be traveling to and from the mainland to compete in a set amount of tournaments and regular season games this year as they build their staff structure and overall operation strategies.
The team will largely consist of former university and national team members, as well as developing high performance players from the B.C. Under-18 and Under 15 programs. Some of the members on the team will include UVic’s Katie Rushton, Natalie Wise and Ali Lee, as well as Alberta’s Bunny Hughes and UBC’s Kira Graham. Team B.C. Under-18 National gold medalists Claire Seeliger, of Duncan, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Kristina Walters-Shumka and Shinai Sorenson, of Victoria, will also be competing on the squad.
The team’s first home opener is on September 15th at 12:30 p.m. at UVic’s artificial turf field.
The Wildcats are on the hunt for YOUR support! The team will make their official announcement in a full page advertorial of the Times Colonist the week of their home opener and are looking to sell business card advertisements as part of their fundraising.
The cost is $175.00 for you or your business.
If you are interested, please make a cheque payable to “Island Premier Field Hockey”. You can mail the cheque along with your business card to :
Island Premier Field Hockey
c/o Ali Lee
4056 Valerie Place
Victoria BC V8X 2K9
You can also submit your business card electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more information don’t hesitate to e-mail!
Ali Lee: email@example.com
Summer Drop In
Summer Drop-In will be starting the first week of June! This is recreational mixed play – all levels are welcome. We just throw the sticks in a pile and divide them into teams. It’s a fun way to keep a stick in the game through the summer, get back into the sport, or give it a try for the first time.
WHAT: Drop In Field Hockey
WHEN: Monday Nights, June 4 to August 27 (no sessions on July 2 or August 6 long weekends)
TIME: 7:00 TO 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: UVIC Water based turf
COST: $5 per session or $40 for the whole summer
Questions? Contact Sharon White at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CANADA vs USA Series
A reminder that the Canada vs USA women’s field hockey series begins this weekend!
Saturday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May 22 @ 12:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23 @ 12:30 pm
Games are all at UVic’s water based turf!
For more information visit: www.fieldhockey.ca/CANvsUSA
Field Hockey Canada presents the USA - CANADA CHALLENGE
The Canadian Women’s Junior National Under-21 and Under-17 Teams will take on the USA National Under-19 and Under-17 Teams in an eight match test series beginning this week. This is an important tournament for the Junior National Team as they prepare for the upcoming Junior Pan American Championships in September.
Wednesday, April 4 (12:00pm & 2:00pm)
Thursday, April 5 (12:00pm & 2:00pm)
Saturday, April 7 (12:00pm & 2:00pm)
Sunday, April 8 (9:00am & 11:00am)
Marine Drive & 13th Drive
West Vancouver, BC
CANADIAN WOMEN’S JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM (U21)
Jessica Barnett (North Vancouver, BC): Amanda Bird (North Vancouver, BC): Jessica Buttinger (Kitchener, ON): Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver, BC): Shannon Elmitt (West Vancouver, BC): Bea Francisco (Richmond, BC): Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC): Erin Houle (Burlington, ON): Karli Johansen (North Vancouver, BC): Caashia Karringten (Vancouver, BC): Anna Kozniuk (North Vancouver, BC): Kathleen Leahy (Victoria, BC): Lauren Logush (Richmond Hill, ON): Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC): Mary Nielsen (Cowichan, BC): Paige Norris (Victoria, BC): Emma Plasteras (North Vancouver, BC): Abigail Raye (Kelowna, BC): Poonam Sandhu (Vancouver, BC): Kim Scraper (West Vancouver, BC): Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC): Natalie Sourisseau (Kelowna, BC): Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, BC): Amanda Woodcroft (Waterloo, ON)
CANADIAN WOMEN’S JUNIOR NATIONAL U17 TEAM
Danielle Aviani (Surrey, BC): Cassidy Bremner (Delta, BC): Emma Cochran (Surrey, BC): Ellie Cookson (Oakville, ON): Jenna Dhillon (Victoria, BC): Shannon Eby (Waterloo, ON): Leah Frome (West Vancouver, BC): Paige Hamilton (Coquitlam, BC): Krista Jensen (Delta, BC): Gillian Kirkpatrick (Victoria, BC): Ashley Kirsten (North Vancouver, BC): Stephanie Langkammer (Duncan, BC): Elspeth McGillivray (Victoria, BC): Samantha McILwrick (Coquitlam, BC): Cailean Meredith (Delta, BC): Stephanie Norlander (North Vancouver, BC): Taylor Pearson (North Vancouver, BC): Sophie Plasteras (North Vancouver, BC): Priya Randhawa (Surrey, BC): Claire Seeliger (Duncan, BC): Natalie Stewart (North Vancouver, BC): Sydney Veljacic (Coquitlam, BC): Sofia Walia (Surrey, BC): Kristina Walters-Shumka (Victoria, BC): Nikki Woodcroft (Waterloo, ON): Hailey Reeves (West Vancouver, BC)
Superleague Update for January 29th
I have attached the scored, standings and scorers table from our first weekend. So far it looks like the teams are evenly matched. You may notice that all the scorers have not been represented in the scorers table. This is because they either have not paid or they were not written down on the score sheets.
As the superbowl is this Sunday we will be accelerating the schedule in an attempt to accomodate NFL fans. I expect that we will finish a little after 3:00.
See you guys on Sunday,