It is with great sadness that Field Hockey Canada joins the Canadian field hockey community in mourning the loss of former Men’s National Program athlete Graeme Carswell.
The 21 year-old native of Tsawwassen, British Columbia lost his life on Sunday after a fishing accident at the Chilliwack River.
A former member of the Canadian Under-21 Junior National Team, Carswell had also played local club hockey for Detla and West Vancouver with many athletes who have played and currently play for Canada’s National Teams.
He recently returned from playing club hockey in the Netherlands. Carswell was also a member of the University of Victoria Vikes field hockey team.
The Canadian hockey community lost a legendary person, and the @wvfhc #Millionaires lost an even better teammate this week. Gone way too soon. Senseless accident. You will be missed bro, it was fun playing beside you. The Millionaires boys will be playing the rest of this season out with you on our shoulders. Our sincerest condolences to your family and friends. Rest easy. #hockeycommunity #legend #gteam #falcons ・・・ #latergram Looking forward to a good season in #holland with the twig from @fieldhockeyshack #gryphon #1stklasse @gryphonlife
Dark few days for the hockey community in Canada. Rest in peace Graeme. fieldhockeyshack's photo https://t.co/FHFxwK6LDR
— Scott Tupper (@tups4) February 17, 2016
In memory of Graeme Carswell
(10-03-1994 / 14-02-2016)
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you… https://t.co/nX8KOxI60E
— MHC Amstelveen (@mhc_amstelveen) February 16, 2016
It's always the ones with the greatest hearts that pass. RIP Graeme Carswell
— Brendan Waterman (@brendanw7) February 16, 2016