Field Hockey Canada > 2018 Masters World Cup - Men's Update

The FIH (International Hockey Federation) and IMHA (International Masters Hockey Association) have confirmed the next IMHA Masters World Cup will be played in Terrassa, Spain (approx. 35 km west of Barcelona) from July 27 – August 5, 2018.

The host will be the Spanish Club Egara ( They will be posting a tournament specific website in the next few weeks. It will include info on travel arrangements, negotiated special prices for accommodation, car rentals, etc. for participants and their families.



It is hoped that two Mens’ teams (age categories 45-50, 50-55) representing Canada at the Masters level (eligible ages 45-60) will participate at the World Cup 2018 in Terrassa.

For more information on the upcoming and past Masters World Cups see

Grand Masters

Please note that FHC is also supporting the formation of a Grand Masters (eligible ages 60+) team to participate at the International Grand Masters Hockey (IGMHA) World Cup at Real Club de Polo, Barcelona, June 20 – June 30, 2018.

If you’re interested in playing at the Grand Masters level, please email Don Paterson (Organiser) at

For more information on the upcoming and past Grand Masters World Cups see

There are some new and updated details from Newsletter #1. Please note change of dates.

Confirmation of interest by athletes to play at the 2018 World Cup to be received by July 1,2017

Summer 2017 Primers:

1. IMHA European Masters Hockey Championships (Tilburg, Netherlands) August 11-19, 2017

A Canadian Masters team will be participating in this event for the first time.

Preparations have gone well.

A big thanks be to Markus Krueger for all his hard work for coordination of the team and making this happen!

There might still be an opportunity to join the team.

Please contact Markus ( if you are interested in playing.

2. West Coast Kings Hockey Club Canada Cup Tournament

The 3-day tournament runs July 14-16, 2017

We’ll be playing in the Competitive Championship (Social Division) We’ll register up to 18 players.

Cost will be around $28-$30/player depending on numbers. Please let Shad Stevens ( know ASAP if you are interested in playing.

If you are, then please let me know if you’re available for all 3 days….or partial? This will be a good opportunity to meet other interested athletes and play some good hockey… sunshine!

Selection Trials:

Will be held at Eric Hamber Field, Vancouver for the FHC Canadian Masters Team 2018 and are scheduled for:

Selections Trial #1 September 9, 2017 (Saturday)

Selections Trial #2 October 8, 2017 (Sunday, Thanksgiving Weekend)

If you are unable to make either trial but are interested in selection please get in touch with me at

Payment Schedule:

1. $500.00 deposit by August 1, 2017 (refundable if not selected)

2. $500.00 by October 10, 2017 (after 2nd & final trials)

3. $500.00 by January 1, 2018

4. $500.00 & balance April 1, 2018

All payments to be made to Field Hockey Canada by e-transfer to Bill Sulis, FHC Financial Manager. Please contact Bill for banking details:

Athletes must be registered with their provincial association (this is your FHC membership), and if you have not already registered on the FHC website please do so with details at the


Estimated cost of this Masters World Cup tour (to include hotel, registration, uniform, turf costs, team gifts and coaching) will be $2000 -$2100 per person, depending upon what accommodation we are able to secure.

Hotel accommodation will likely be based on a room shared by two persons.

Players will need to confirm interest by July 1, 2017 and the scheduled payments are above. Athletes will be personally responsible for the additional costs to include your air fare, transport to-from airport and game venue plus incidental meal costs.

Selection and Trials for the Masters World Cup

All selection trials and practices will be held in the Vancouver area and team selection will be by a team of coaches/selectors.

For those new to the Masters World Cup, this is a highly competitive event of national teams. Fitness, endurance and skills are all important.

It is quite unlike the more social Golden Oldies with which some of you may be familiar. However, the Masters World Cup is a great deal of fun and a great experience.

That being noted, it would not be in the interests of hockey to send teams that are uncompetitive.

Bringing your partners to the event is encouraged.

It is being held in a wonderful city and there will be side trips and many good team dinners, as well as tournament hosted social events.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Shad Stephens c: 604-889-1967