News and Announcements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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: www.govikesgo.com/breakfast
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.
July has been a busy month for many Field Hockey BC athletes who have been training throughout the summer in the lead up to the U16 or U18 FHC National Championships. Last week, July 20-24, was the Under 16 event hosted in Calgary. There were four U15 BC Teams that competed. The Boys BC Blue team won Gold after an undefeated tournament. The Girls BC Blue team won Silver, the Girls BC Yellow team finished 5th and the Girls BC White team finished 6th.
Island players included BC Blue’s Birkley Anderson, Jenna Buglioni, Janet Dawson, Chloe Langkammer and Ashlyn Toljander. BC White included Sophia Berk, Tennille Cole, Brecken Sales, Nora Struchtrup and Emma Whittaker, while BC Yellow included Jenna Goodman, Avery Nystedt and Cordel Tromp.
The U18 BC teams are set to head into their final playoff games of the U18 FHC National Championship, hosted Jul. 27-30 in Brampton, Ontario. All three BC teams made the semifinals including BC Blue playing BC Yellow and BC White playing Ontario Red to head into the medal rounds.
Island players for BC Blue include Cowichan’s Emma Dame and Robin Fleming, as well as Victoria’s Anna Mollenhauer. BC Yellow is predominantly made up of island players including being lead by head coach Krista Thompson. BC Yellow players include Victoria’s Natalie Boraston, Claire Church, Cara Butler, Judy Cristante, Nicole Gaul and Stef Sajko as well as Cowichan’s Ashton Aumen, Jenna Berard, Hannah Craig, Marina Ellison, Brittany Smith and Kyla Toljander.
To find out more about how the BC teams did at the national championships, visit: https://fhc.altiusrt.com/
Photo: Heather Goodman