Field Hockey Canada > Canadian field hockey community mourns loss of Graeme Carswell

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.

“Over the last month I have enjoyed watching Graeme come to our club and start loving hockey again,” says Rob Short, a former Canadian National Team player and captain and member of the West Vancouver Premier Men’s Team. “He was playing the best hockey of his life. Tonight I felt the true feeling of how important my club is to me.”
Athletes and staff at Field Hockey Canada offers our deepest condolences and prayers to the Carswell family during this difficult time.


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