News and Announcements

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Vancouver, BC – Canada’s men’s field hockey program has named an 87-player Junior Development Squad for the upcoming year as the junior men begin the journey to the 2020 Junior World Cup.

The athletes who make up the squad come from four provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. The roster includes eight athletes who represented Canada at the recent Junior World Cup in Lucknow, India. That list includes the likes of Jamie Wallace and Thomson Harris, who have also been named to the 2017 Senior Development Squad.

The squad has been selected after the completion of the Under-16 National Championships this past summer, and with input from provincial coaches.

“We’re working closer with our provincial partners to help grow the competitive depth of the program,” says Paul Bundy, who in addition to serving as the Assistant Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team, heads up the Junior National Program. “We’re sending a National Coach out to all the provincial trials to work with the coaches from the four respective provinces that contain our JDS athletes.”

The provincial alignment is part of a four-year strategy to grow the competitive depth within the country as Canada begins a new quadrennial leading up to the 2020 Junior World Cup.

There are plans to introduce Under-18 and Under-23 National Championships, as well as for Canada’s juniors to host international matches following the conclusion of National Championships. More information with regards to these plans will come at a later date.

2017 Men’s Junior Development Squad

Name
Province
Alex Darling
Quebec
Alexander Bird
Quebec
Amninder Atwal
Ontario
Amraaz Dhillon
British Columbia
Amritjot Toor
Ontario
Arjun Hothi
British Columbia
Arshjot Toor
Ontario
Avi Dhaliwal
Alberta
Brendan Guraliuk
British Columbia
Brien Murphy
Alberta
Casey Brennan
Quebec
Chris Tardif
Quebec
Christophe De Haas
British Columbia
Clovis Vandermeirsch
British Columbia
Connor Rutledge
British Columbia
Damandip Maangat
British Columbia
Daniel Nahir
Quebec
Dario Vaz
British Columbia
Dildeep Seehra
Alberta
Dilpreet Cheema
Ontario
Dwayne Rodricks
Ontario
Ethan Mctavish
British Columbia
Fin Boothroyd
British Columbia
Flynn Mcculloch
Quebec
Ganga Singh (Jr)
Ontario
Gaurav Agnihotri
British Columbia
Gavin Bains
British Columbia
Gurvansh Mann
British Columbia
Harbir Kamboj
Ontario
Harpreet Benipal
British Columbia
Harsimran Dhugga
Ontario
Harsohail Parmar
Alberta
Harvir Malhi
British Columbia
Isaac Farion
Quebec
Jackson Syrros
Quebec
Jagpreet Singh
Ontario
Jamie Wallace
British Columbia
Jarod Timmins
British Columbia
Jasmeet Biring
British Columbia
Jasmeet Gill
Ontario
Jason Dhaliwal
British Columbia
Jay Dhaliwal
Alberta
Jeevan Jammu
Ontario
Jesse Carvalho
Ontario
Joshua Kuempel
Ontario
Julius D’Souza
Ontario
Kevin Watson
Alberta
Kyle Bishop
British Columbia
Lyle Fernandes
Ontario
Mankirat Rai
Ontario
Manveer Jhamat
British Columbia
Manwinder Kailey
British Columbia
Marek Chopra
Ontario
Michael Brown
British Columbia
Michael Mackenzie
British Columbia
Muhammad Hamza Sohail
Alberta
Naman Sharma
British Columbia
Nicolas Syrros
Quebec
Nityanland Rewanker
Ontario
Noah Loomis
Quebec
Pascal Brisson
Ontario
Rajan Kahlon
British Columbia
Rajan Singh
Ontario
Ranbir Kalkat
Ontario
Robbie Bleich
Quebec
Robinpreet Virk
Alberta
Roopkanwar Dhillon
British Columbia
Rowan Childs
British Columbia
Sahib Suri
British Columbia
Sam Cabral
British Columbia
Sam Seaberry
British Columbia
Satbir Brar
British Columbia
Shahzad Shazab
Alberta
Sukhman Bajwa
British Columbia
Sumeetpal Dhaliwal
British Columbia
Tajveer Bisla
British Columbia
Tanveer Kullar
Alberta
Tanvir Kang
Alberta
Tarjan Sandhu
British Columbia
Tarnpreet Gill
Ontario
Thomson Harris
British Columbia
Trevor Lee Barrett-Lennard
British Columbia
Tristan Philippe
Ontario
Vincent De Waal
Alberta
Yuvraj Brar
British Columbia
Zachary Coombs
Quebec
Zaiq Rana
British Columbia

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It’s registration time. Online registration is now open for Spring Junior Season 2017.

Register early (before January 1st) and receive a 10% discount.!!!

Registration will be ongoing, however the deadline is January 31st so that we can submit teams to the league. Alathough we try our best to ensure all can play, we can’t guarantee that that there will be room on teams after January 31st, 2017.

So register today and avoid disappointment!!!
http://www.falcons.ca/forms/13275-Registration-Junior-Season-Spring-2017

Falcons Field Hockey

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Field hockey BC annual awards night spotlighted two special under 23 players from Tsawwassen naming Sara McManus Senior Player of the Year while recognizing Rowan Childs as Senior Maple Player of the year. Sara is just 23 but has racked up some amazing achievements since making the senior national team in 2011, including: silver medal at Junior Pan Am Games, qualifying for Junior World Cup, representation at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and over 111 International Caps. Rowan Childs on the other hand has made impressive strides this year being named to the Canadian Junior World team competing in Lucknow, India as the youngest player at only 16 after an impressive showing at the India Club tournament back in July. Both players have grown up with the Falcons for most of their Junior Careers and are great embassadors for the sport and the impressive development program The Delta Falcons has continued to nurture with their help. We wish them the best this year in their respective competitions and hope to see them on a streaming service very soon.

Junior World Cup will be streamed starting Dec. 9, 2016. Link with be send out shortly.

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Its that time of year again. Come join us for our Annual General Meeting and have your voice heard!

Date: Thursday December 8th, 2016
Time 7:30pm
Location: South Delta Rec Centre – Arctic Room

We are always looking for volunteers to help out on our Executive or in other capacities. In particular, we are looking for someone to coordinate our U11-18 girls. If you are interested, please respond to this email

Look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

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On Wednesday, the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees, hosted more than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches in Ottawa and Gatineau to celebrate their achievements at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (See Falcons Mark Pearson at back).

The day kicked off with sport fairs at the University of Ottawa and the Centre sportif de Gatineau, where Olympians and Paralympians engaged local elementary school students in various sport activities to encourage physical activity and sport participation. The morning also included Facebook Live sessions with athletes and students from across Canada.

The athletes and coaches then attended a luncheon hosted by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, where they received their Olympic and Paralympic rings, presented by Teck and Hillberg & Berk. Petro Canada representatives also made a special presentation of the James Worrall Flag Bearer Awards to Rosie MacLennan, David Eng and Penny Oleksiak (Aurélie Rivard was unable to attend the event).

Finally, the athletes and coaches were welcomed into the House of Commons to be honoured by all members of Parliament, who represent all Canadians across the country. The House rose in extended applause as each athlete paraded across the floor, an honour reserved for only very special guests.

Photo of the celebration taken by Canada’s 2016 Olympic Field Hockey Team: