News and Announcements
As of Jan. 1, 2015, the newly-announced changes and additions to the rules as outlined by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will be in effect.
An OPEN rules briefing and education session will be held on both Jan. 5 and 8. All umpires must attend one of the sessions, while it also strongly encouraged for team captains and any VILFHA members to also attend. This will be a gradual learning process for everyone involved and the more people that attend a briefing, the quicker the education process.
WHAT: 2015 Rules Briefing
WHEN: January 5 and 8, 2015 from 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), Room 329A (4371 Interurban Road)
WHO: Lead by Chris Wilson
Please review the latest rule change publication PRIOR to attending the session here:
Please direct any questions prior to the session to Denise McGeachy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Island is home to three premier level field hockey teams including the University of Victoria Vikes men and women, as well as the Kirby’s Island Wildcats women. All three teams host games throughout the year at the University of Victoria water-based turf. Admission to the UVIC women’s games can be found at govikesgo.com/tickets while the Vikes men and Island Wildcats women’s games are free.
Premier action kicks off this weekend, Sept. 20, with a double header! The Wildcats host the Jokers at 12:30 p.m. followed by the Vikes men hosting Burnaby! Get your fill of the island’s best hockey!
Sept. 20: 2:00 p.m. – Vikes vs. Burnaby Lakers (Premier)
Nov. 8: 2:00 p.m. – Vikes vs. TBD (Premier)
Nov. 29: 2:00 p.m. – Vikes vs. TBD (Premier)
Sept. 3: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 10: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 17: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 20: 12:30 pm – Wildcats vs. Jokers (Premier)
Sept. 24: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Sept. 27: 12:30 pm – Vikes vs. India Club (Premier)
Oct. 1: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 4: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. Calgary (Canada West)
Oct. 5: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. Calgary (Canada West)
Oct. 8: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 11: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. UBC (Canada West)
Oct. 12: 11:00 am – Vikes vs. UBC (Canada West)
Oct. 15: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 18: 12:30 pm – Vikes vs. TBD (Premier)
Oct. 22: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Oct. 29: 6:30 pm – Vikes vs. Wildcats (Exhibition)
Nov. 22: 12:30 pm – Wildcats vs. TBD (Premier)
For more information on the Vikes visit govikesgo.com and for the Kirby’s Island Wildcats visit facebook.com/islandwildcats
Photo: Last year’s winners of the 2013-14 Intramural 7-Aside (Team Brown Sugar)
If you are looking for recreational, casual, lots of touches hockey then you need to play 7-aside half field hockey! Last year this league moved to join up with the University of Victoria Vikes Intramurals program because the cost is significant lower and UVic helps maintain the administration and manages officials. If you are interested in playing or officiating please read below!
7-ASIDE CO-ED INTRAMURALS
MONDAYS: 6:30-7:30 pm (Sept. 15 – Nov. 24)
This league will also continue Jan-Apr but you will have to register again in Dec.
(a) AS A TEAM (suggested minimum of 10 players)
Register at vikesrec.ca using the barcode: 35723
- Members (If all players are Vikes students/faculty)* $179.00* per team
- Non-members $243.00 per team (less than $25 per person if you have 10 people!!)
(b) AS AN INDIVIDUAL (you can request to play with someone if needed)
Register at vikesrec.ca using the barcode: 35722
- non member – $42.00 per person
- member $36.00 per person
Mark your calendars! The Canadian Junior National Development Squad is coming to Victoria to run a mini-camp for field hockey players aged 8 – 15, and will also put on an inter-squad exhibition game.
Come and learn some new skills from up-and-coming Canadian players (including Victoria players Josh Brown and Michael Brown), and watch those skills in action on the field!
When: Saturday, August 16
Where: UVIC’s Field Hockey Turf
Who: Camp is for players aged 8 – 15, game is open to all spectators
Details: 12:45 – 1:30 – Mini skills camp hosted by Junior National Development Squad
1:30 – 2:00 – Game warm up
2:00 – 3:30 – Junior National Development squad inter-squad exhibition game
No need to pre-register – looking forward to seeing you there!
VANCOUVER – Field Hockey Canada today confirmed the roster of nine athletes and three staff members nominated to represent Canada as part of Under-18 Field Hockey Team set to compete in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games from August 16 to 28.
Among this roster is Victoria’s Harbir Sidhu, a youngster who has made quite an impact in the Victoria men’s league with the Tigers and in the Vancouver Premier League with the Victoria Selects. Sidhu is the lone island player to crack the squad.
“Above all else, Canadian International field hockey athletes aspire to compete successfully for Canada at the Olympic Games,” says Jeff Sauvé, CEO of Field Hockey Canada. “The opportunity for these nine athletes to compete in a major Youth Games, organized by the International Olympic Committee, will serve Canada well in the future. In the short term, this will be an amazing opportunity for these hard-working and talented young men.”
The team will compete in a new adaptation of field hockey, called Hockey 5s, which is meant to be a high-scoring, fast and physical form of field hockey. It is played outdoors, on a smaller pitch enclosed by small shin-high boards.
“We want to be skillful, hardworking and we want to do whatever it takes to win,” says head coach Inderpal Sehmbi. “We have picked nine good players who all have different elements they bring to the table.”
“In this game, because you can score from everywhere, everyone has to be a threat.”
Canada qualified for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games by winning a silver medal at the 2014 Youth Pan American Games in February, and was then selected by the Canadian Olympic Committee as the lone men’s team sport to represent Canada at the Games.
“We have our Canadian Olympic Committee to thank for making this opportunity come to fruition,” adds Sauvé. “It is a great source of pride that we are the team sport of choice representing Canada at the Youth Olympics.”
Canadian Under-18 Youth Olympic Field Hockey Team
Name / Hometown
Arshjit (Amrit) Sidhu / Abbotsford, BC
Balraj Panesar / Surrey, BC
Braedon Muldoon / Ottawa, ON
Brandon Pereira (Captain) / Surrey, BC
Floyd Mascarenhas / Mississauga, ON
Harbir Sidhu / Victoria, BC
Parmeet Gill / Brampton, ON
Vikram Sandhu / Vancouver, BC
William (Liam) Manning (GK) / Ottawa, ON
Head Coach – Inderpal Sehmbi
Team Manager – Scott Sandison
Athletic Therapist – Elwin Lau
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