Island well represented at National Championships
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