News and Announcements


The Vancouver Island men’s and women’s leagues are all taking a break this weekend, Oct. 7-9, not only because of Thanksgiving but because one of the largest high school girls field hockey tournaments. The Bridgman Cup has been in operation since 1937 and will see 16 BC High School teams challenge each other for the prestigious title.

In addition, the Vikes women’s field hockey team will host the UBC Thunderbirds for their Canada West regular season match ups. The Vikes and T-Birds will battle it out on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 8-9) with both games at 11am. Spectators must have tickets (

Full Bridgman Info and Schedule:

Bridgman Cup Tournament Draw
Friday, October 7
Time Water Field 1
10:00 Cowichan vs Little Flower
11:00 West Vancouver vs South Delta
12:00 SMUS vs Charles Best
1:00 Handsworth vs Frances Kelsey
2:00 Kelowna vs Oak Bay
3:00 Collingwood vs Carson Graham
4:00 Shawnigan vs Mt Doug
5:00 Crofton House vs Argyle

Time Rubber Field 3
10:00 Collingwood vs Kelowna
11:00 Oak Bay vs Carson Graham
12:00 Crofton House vs Mt Doug
1:00 Argyle vs Shawnigan
2:00 West Vancouver vs Little Flower
3:00 Cowichan vs South Delta
4:00 Handsworth vs Charles Best

Time Rubber Field 2a
5:00 SMUS vs Frances Kelsey

Saturday, October 8
Time Water Field 1
8:00 Cowichan vs West Vancouver
9:00 Collingwood vs Oak Bay

Rubber Field 2a
8:00 South Delta vs Little Flower
9:00 Handsworth vs SMUS
10:00 Argyle vs Mt Doug

Time Rubber Field 2b
8:00 Kelowna vs Carson Graham
9:00 Frances Kelsey vs Charles Best
10:00 Crofton House vs Shawnigan

Past Tournament Winners
2015 Cowichan
2014 Handsworth
2013 Cowichan
2012 Handsworth
2011 Handsworth
2010 Carson Graham
2009 Carson Graham
2008 Handsworth
2007 West Vancouver
2006 West Vancouver
2005 No tournament held
2004 Handsworth
2003 Brentwood College
2002 Cowichan
2001 South Delta
2000 Lambrick Park
1999 Argyle
1998 Cowichan
1997 Collingwood
1996 Cowichan
1995 Cowichan
1994 Cowichan
1993 Brentwood College
1992 Brentwood College


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


On Tuesday, September 26 the University of Victoria’s largest athletic fundraising event will feature one of Vancouver Island’s best. Former national team member, Olympian, Vikes national champion and long-time VILFHA member Nancy Mollenhauer (Charlton) will keynote the event that typically has over 600 guests in attendance. Mollenhauer follows a list of iconic previous keynote speakers including Olympians Simon Whitfield, Darcy Marquardt and Adam Kreek, Paralympian Stephanie Dixon, author Dr. Paul Zehr and former Vikes basketball star Chris Hebb.

The announcement comes after Mollenhauer’s recent mention of being inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, while she is already a member of the Field Hockey Canada and University of Victoria Sports Hall of Fames. Having played on the Canadian national women’s field hockey team from 1982 to 1989, during which she attended two Olympic games, two World Cups and a Pan American Games, Nancy Mollenhauer can be best characterized by her incredible athleticism and unwavering love of the game.

Additionally, Mollenhauer had a successful varsity career with the University of Victoria Vikettes from 1980 to 1985, captaining the team in her final year to its first CIAU title and winning CIAU Athlete of the Year twice (1983-84, 1984-85) and All-Canadian twice (1983-84, 1984-85) along the way.

All money that is raised through this special event will be matched (doubled) by the University, up to $200,000; and will be used for scholarship money specifically for women’s field hockey (if you tick that box).

To purchase a ticket online visit:


The University of Victoria Vikes women’s field hockey team will host the Calgary Dinos on October 15, 2016. VILFHA are pleased to show their support as UVic hosts a “VILFHA DAY” on the Saturday and a Men’s League and Junior League Day on the Sunday. 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 free 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)

Purchase your ticket online and print from home:

Tickets are available for purchase online starting September 1.

The VILFHA General Meeting will be held:

Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (Camosun Interrurban Campus)
Please note it is Pay Parking. Room 329A

As per Regulations 4.1 c) Fines shall be imposed on any team: iv. For not having a Team Rep at Council meetings and/or General Meetings $25.00

Note the 2016 Fall schedule will be ratified at this meeting.

League games begin on Saturday, Sept. 10.