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Alberta men’s team to compete at U16s

July 13, 2009 | Field Hockey Canada |

Alberta men’s team to compete in U16 Nationals

July 13, 2009

Field Hockey Alberta has notified FHC they will be sending an eligible men’s team to compete in the 2009 FHC U16 National Championship.  The team was previously scheduled to compete in five exhibition contests against tournament teams

As a result Thursday’s games have been slightly adjusted.  FHC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  To view the most recently updated schedule please click here .

Both the men’s and women’s tournaments will take place at the two-pitch Iceland Fields venue in Mississauga, Ontario.

Saskatchewan’s women’s team will still be competing as an exhibition team.  Their scheduled matches will not count towards tournament standings.

The eight-team women’s tournament will begin on Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 AM (all times Eastern Standard) with Ontario Red versus BC U14 White and Alberta versus BC White.  The six-team men’s tournament will start at 10:45 AM with Saskatchewan versus BC Blue and BC White versus BC U14.  Classification and playoff matches will begin on the weekend with the gold medal finals scheduled for Monday, August 3rd at 10:00 AM (men) and 12:00 PM (women).

This year’s tournaments include elite-level teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.  The winning province of each tournament will be awarded the right to send a team to the Pan American Qualifier for the 1st Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

The Iceland Fields have been home to four field hockey tournaments since September 2007 and were also used as a training ground for the 2007 FIFA U20 World Championships.

The age-group National Championships over the previous two years has been for the Under-19 category.  The 2008 U19 events were swept by teams from British Columbia.

For information on the tournament hotel or social activities planned during the event please visit the Field Hockey Canada website at