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On Thursday the 42nd annual Canadian Inter-university Sport (now known at USports) Field Hockey Canada Women’s Field Hockey Championships kick off at the University of Toronto.
The four-team tournament consists of the same four teams as last year’s Championship: the top-ranked University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (Canada West Champion), second-ranked University of Toronto (OUA Champion/host), third ranked University of Victoria Vikes (Canada West runners-up), and the fourth-ranked University of Guelph Gryphons (OUA runners-up).
UBC is looking to retain the title for the 6th straight year and the 17th in program history.
Each team will play each other once in the preliminary round beginning Thursday. The full schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Nov. 2
9:30 All-Canadian Awards Brunch (Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel)
Thursday, Nov. 3
16:00 Game 1: Victoria vs. Guelph
18:30 Game 2: UBC vs. Toronto
Friday, Nov. 4
16:00 Game 3: UBC vs. Victoria
18:30 Game 4: Toronto vs. Guelph
Saturday, Nov. 5
12:30 Game 5: UBC vs. Guelph
15:00 Game 6: Toronto vs. Victoria
Sunday, Nov. 6
12:30 Bronze medal
15:00 Championship final
Full coverage including scores, schedules, and streaming information will be available at the tournament website.
The 2016 USports Women’s Field Hockey Awards were handed out in Toronto on Wednesday.
Canadian National Players Hannah Haughn (UBC), Stephanie Norlander (UBC), Kathleen Leahy (UVic), and Rosie Beale.(UVic) were named to the All-Canadian team.
The full list of award winners can be seen here.