Field Hockey Canada > BC Blue claims GOLD - Ontario takes SILVER at 2012 U18 National Championships in Calgary

British Columbia’s U18 Blue defeated Ontario 4 – 1 yesterday to claim GOLD at the 2012 Field Hockey Canada U18 National Championships!  Ontario took home SILVER while BC White finished with BRONZE.

Based on pool play and cross-over games, the final match was set to be a competitive match between Ontario and BC Blue.  BC Blue came out strong, with Samantha McComb scoring two early goals putting BC up 2 – 0.  Emma Stairs put Ontario on the scoreboard in the second half, but BC responded immediately.  BC’s Priya Randhawa scored 20 seconds later to regain a solid 2 point lead.  Sydney Veljacic sealed the deal with a field goal for BC Blue, putting BC up 4 – 1.  Ontario played a hard fought match, but was unable to recover from an early deficit.  BC Blue gave a solid performance, playing with confidence throughout the match, earning them a well-deserved 1st place finish.

BC White defeated BC Yellow 4 – 1 to take BRONZE.  

“Overall, this year’s U18 National Championships were a great success,” says Sharon Creelman, FHC Technical Director.  “We had good representation from provinces across the country.  It was a valuable learning experience for several provinces that hadn’t been to the Nationals in a few years.  They were able to experience the high calibre hockey being played at the U18 level.  For the returning provinces – this year provided strong competition.  The event certainly showcased the top U18 athletes in Canada.” 


GOLD – BC Blue
Sheridan Goodmanson(GK) Victoria, BC 
Krista Jensen Delta, BC 
Gillian Kirkpatrick Victoria, BC
4 Emily Bennett Knutsford, BC
Emma Mackie Delta, BC 
Priya Randhawa Surrey, BC 
Kristina Walters-Shumka Victoria, BC 
Jenna Dhillon Victoria, BC 
Stefanie Langkammer Duncan, BC 
10  Samantha McILwrick Coquitlam, BC 
11  Sydney Veljacic West Vancouver, BC 
12  Ashley Donaldson Coquitlam, BC 
13  Samanthan McComb Delta, BC 
14  Stephanie Norlander North Vancouver, BC 
15  Sophie Plasteras  North Vancouver, BC 
16 Annie Walters-Shumka Victoria, BC 


Head Coach Krista Thompson
Team Manager Theresa Dhillon

SILVER – Ontario
4 Halley Chopra Ottawa, ON
5 Alison Lee Mississauga, ON
6 Emma Stairs Kitchener, ON 
7 Daniela Jelec Mississauga, ON
8 Leah Burke Oakville, ON 
9 Madison Thompson Waterloo, ON
10 Ravneet Kalkat Mississauga, ON 
11 Emma Whitehall Cambridge, ON
14 Nicole Paola Waterloo, ON
16 Holly Scherer Belmont, ON
17 Ciara Condon London, ON
18 Alyssa Bull Oakville, ON
19 Shannon Eby Waterloo, ON
20 Hailey Karroum Scarborough, ON
21 Shanella Fernando Markham, ON
32 Emily Corbett (GK) Listowel, ON


Head Coach Louis Mendonca
Team Manager Azelia Liu
Assistant Coach Jamie McAuley

Shinai Sorensen (GK)  Victoria, BC 
Larissa Piva (GK)  Kamloops, BC 
4 Cassidy Bremner Tsawwassen, BC
5 Ellen Colbourne New Westminster
6 Stephanie Eggertson North Vancouver, BC
7 Leah Frome West Vancouver, BC
8 Mercedes Hamilton Coquitlam, BC
9 Paige Hamilton Coquitlam, BC
10 Sophie Jones New Westminster, BC
11 Taryn Mark West Vancouver, BC 
12  Kylie Nabata North Vancouver, BC 
13 Hailey Reeves West Vancouver, BC
14 Claire Seeliger Duncan, BC 
15  Nicola Small  North Vancouver, BC 
16 Bronwyn Walton North Vancouver, BC 
18 Alex Breukels Vancouver, BC


Head Coach Bubli Chohan
Team Manager Rebecca Sorensen
Assistant Coach Shiv Jagday