News and Announcements


Canada’s men’s national field hockey team is hosting a two-game Olympic qualifier on October 26-27 in West Vancouver. The aggregate winner (most goals) will book their ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. There are six of these two-game series world wide for the last six spots to the Olympics.

Support Team Canada by being there in person!


The Men’s National Team earned their spot in the Olympic Qualifier series by winning the Hockey Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur in April. Their opponent, Ireland booked their spot in the qualifiers by coming second at their respective Hockey Series Final tournament in France in June.

The teams will play a two-game aggregate series over two days to determine who advances to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Come cheer on Canada as they push for Olympic qualification.

The venue, Rutledge Field in West Vancouver, is a world class turf in a truly remarkable setting. Shadowed by the Coast Mountains and looking out over Howe Sound, Rutledge Field is a breathtaking location for the upcoming drama.

General Pass
Adult: $20 + fees
Teen 13-18: $10
Child 12 and under: Free (Must be accompanied by adult)

Buy your tickets at the door (cash only)
Adult: $25
Teen 13-18: $10

The games will also be streamed live via c

The women’s national team will be playing in their two-game qualifier Nov. 2-3 in Ireland. Those games will also be broadcast live on


Please note the below schedule that is now reflected on the league website:

September 29 – previous schedule
9:30 am – Vikes vs Mutineers
12:30 pm – Tigers vs Rebels 1
2:00 pm – Hawks vs Marauders
(BYE – Rebels 2)

September 29 – NEW schedule:
9:30 am – Mutineers vs Marauders
12:30 pm – Tigers vs Rebels 1
2:00 pm – Rebels 2 vs Hawks

Impacted teams are underlined above.

If you have any questions please reach out to

Photo Credit: Island Wave Photography


Field Hockey Victoria are working closely with the University of Victoria to be proactive in communicating field closures due to weather or other issues.

As a reminder, UVic has a field status page that they will update. Note that the status updated on the page is FOR THE DAY posted .

We will endeavor to also communicate to the team reps and umpires as well but the field status page is the priority for communication from UVic.

View Field Status:



The Vancouver Island Men’s Field Hockey Association is looking to hire a new League Administrator to start immediately.

Please find attached a Roles & Responsibilities document outlining the duties of the VIFHA League Administrator. We are looking to hire a new administrator to take over for the 2019-20 season. Most of the leg work for the Fall schedule and registration has been completed. Training and transition support will be provided.

A committee led by the VIFHA President, Rajiv Dillon, and the league executive will conduct the hiring process.
An honorarium of $1000 will be provided for the year. This will be pro-rated depending on the successful candidate’s start date.

Please circulate to those hockey friends and families who might be interested.

Please apply by Friday, September 20 to

The document VIFHA_Administrator_R_R_2019-20.pdf was attached to this post.


The 2019-20 Men’s League schedule is now online!

The league will feature competitive games that include the UVic Vikes men, the recreation division as well as inter-club exhibition matches.

Visit the below link to see the full schedule:

Questions? E-mail