With roots in two powerhouse countries in international hockey, Floris van Son’s field hockey fluency comes as no surprise. Floris Van Son was born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and raised in Ghent, Belgium. He has played club hockey in both countries, where the senior Men’s National Teams are ranked consistently in the top-5 of the world rankings.
Van Son’s father Bert – also a hockey player, who represented Hong Kong internationally, but was born in Calgary after his parents (Floris’ grandparents) relocated to Canada after the second World War – is a Canadian citizen.
Van Son represented Canada at the 2018 World Cup and at the 2019 Olympic Qualifier.