News and Announcements
Lynx Blue, Lynx 2, Demons take Playoffs
The final day of the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA) wrapped in fine form with fantastic weather and great action. Lynx Blue came out on top for Division 1 to take the Boudreau Trophy as the Playoff winners, while Patriots were named the league winners (Penn Trophy) after total points in the first half of the season (before UVic players joined and the Lynx club split into two teams). The Mariners beat the Patriots in a high-scoring 6-5 victory on March 15 for third place in the playoff run in Division 1.
In Division 2, after a scoreless four quarters the Rogues downed the Sailors in a shootout to take third place in the playoff set. Lynx 2 beat the Cardinals in the final to hoist both the Al Chedd Memorial Trophy as Div 2 Playoff Champions as well as the Kelman Trophy for winning the league.
Another double winner came in Division 3 as the Demons downed Lynx 3 by 2-0 to hoist the Anne Bridge Memorial Trophy as the Division 3 playoff champions as well as the Jenny John Trophy as the league winners. The Renegades beat the Pirates 4-2 for third spot, while the Stellers forfeited the 5/6th placed game to the Devils for their game originally scheduled for Mar. 12.
Division 1: 1. Lynx Blue, 2. Lynx White, 3. Mariners, 4. Patriots
Division 2: 1. Lynx 2, 2. Cardinals, 3. Rogues, 4. Sailors
Division 3: 1. Demons, 2. Lynx 3, 3. Renegades, 4. Pirates 5. Devils 6. Stellers
For photos from the semifinals and finals weekend please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/vancouverislandladiesfieldhockey
Congratulations to all the teams! Thank you to the officials who helped make the games run this season.
The Spring General Meeting and Annual Awards night will be on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Details: https://vilfha.teampages.com/leagues/1279/announcements/2339155-Spring-General-Meeting-notice
Photo Credit: Chris Wilson (Island Wave Photography)
Spring General Meeting notice
The VILFHA Spring General Meeting is set for April 4 and will include the annual major awards and all-star presentations. The meeting is open for all and award winners will be sent an invitation to attend.
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Cordova Bay Beach Estates (5110 Cordova Bay Road)
Parking Note: There is limited visitor parking in the Estates, some right in front of the guest house, which is the first building on the left you enter the driveway and some a bit further down. There is parking on the road, and by the Beach House Restaurant (the restaurant is closed on Tuesday), and plenty of parking in the restaurant parking lot, (ignore the sign), and in the Haro complex.
As per the VILFHA Rules & Regulations 4.1 c) iv. Fines will be imposed for not having a Team Rep at Council Meetings and/or General Meetings.
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Playoff schedule set
The regular season standings are final and the playoff schedule is for the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association 2022-23 season.
1. Lynx Blue (23 pts)
2. Lynx White (22 pts)
3. Patriots (18 pts)
4. Mariners (17 pts)
1. Lynx 2 (36 pts)
2. Cardinals (35 pts)
3. Sailors (24 pts)
4. Rogues (15 pts)
1. Demons (34 pts)
2. Lynx 3 (32 pts)
3. Pirates (31 pts)
4. Renegades (30 pts)
5. Stellers (27 pts)
6. Devils (13 pts)
Playoff schedule: https://vilfha.teampages.com/leagues/1279/events
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6:30 pm – Lynx White vs Patriots (Div 1 Semifinals)
Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:30 am – Cardinals vs Sailors (Div 2 Semifinals)
11:00 am – Lynx 2 vs Rogues (Div 2 Semifinals)
12:30 pm – Lynx 3 vs Pirates (Div 3 Semifinals)
2:00 pm – Demons vs Renegades (Div 3 Semifinals)
3:30 pm – Lynx Blue vs Mariners (Div 1 Semifinals)
Sunday, March 12, 2023
9:00 am – Stellers vs Devils (Div 3 – 5/6th Place)
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:30 pm – 3/4th Place (Div 1)
Saturday, March 18, 2023
9:30 am – 3/4th Place (Div 2)
11:00 am – 3/4th Place (Div 3)
12:30 pm – Final (Div 3)
2:00 pm – Final (Div 2)
3:30 pm – Final (Div 1)
**Note: In Division 1 the Lynx Club went from one team (Lynx 1) to two teams (Lynx Blue and Lynx White) after the December break due to the addition of the UVic players in the division. As such, for playoffs, Lynx 1’s first half points (7 points) were added to each of the Lynx Blue and Lynx White points in the second half for playoff standings. For league standings only the first half standings (Sept-Dec 2022) were used for all three teams to award the league winner.
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March 4 Bottle Drive
Support Victoria’s Junior national team athletes who will represent Canada this year at the Junior Pan American Championship, a qualifier for the Junior World Cup.
Julia Boraston, Nora Struchtrup and Libby Hogg will be representing Canada
A bottle drive has been set up this Saturday, March 4 from 10am to 2pm at the Glanford Bottle Depot at 4261 Glanford Avenue. Bring your empties and all funds will support these three Victoria athletes who have to pay most of their way to represent their country.
Thank you Cheryl McCreary for organizing a BOTTLE DRIVE this Saturday to help Julia Boraston Nora Struchtrup and Libby Hogg fundraise for their upcoming trip to the Junior Pan Am’s! If you have any bottles lying around, please bring to the Glanford Bottle Depot this Saturday from 10-2!
If you need anymore information you can contact Cheryl at 250-888-4454 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LETS GO CANADA!!!!
Over 35 FHC Masters Call
Field Hockey Canada is putting out the call for players to sign up for the Canadian Women’s Masters teams. Players must be aged 35+ (born 1988 or prior) to complete the Expression of Interest Survey for the Pan Am Continental Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Dec 6-17.
Submit expression of interest by Tuesday, March 7.
This is a wonderful opportunity to play competitive hockey in an international arena. We encourage all players who are keen to develop their skills to complete this survey.
SAVE THE DATES:
Training Camp #1: March 30th, 7-9pm: Eric Hamber, Vancouver
Training Camp #2: March 31st, 5-6:30pm: Eric Hamber, Vancouver
Training Camp #3: April 7th, 4-6pm: Cowichan Sports Complex, Duncan
Women’s Masters Tournament #1: April 8-9, Shawnigan Lake School
Vancouver International Tournament #2: May 20-22, Burnaby Sports Complex
Out of province players are encouraged to complete the survey. The appropriate age-based coach will get back to players about assessment. Teams will be selected shortly after the VIT tournament in May.
Express your interest by registering here: https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=7aa122cc