Field Hockey Canada > Field Hockey Canada Celebrates Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Another class of athletes, coaches and builders joins existing legacy in Field Hockey Canada’s Hall of Fame

The Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame recognizes community members that defined excellence both on and off the field. The Hall of Fame acknowledges the amazing athletic and administrative careers of the people who have continuously elevated and built the sport in Canada and this amazing hockey community.

The class of 2021 features incredible on and off-field careers of eight key builders, athletes, a coach and a pioneer team. Siblings Victor and Charlotte Warren headline this year’s class, with both Victor and Charlotte inducted in the Builder category. Sarah Forbes, long-standing goalkeeper goes into the hall in the athlete category. Tony Boyd, Bim Schrodt and Mary Cicinelli round out this year’s builder category. Long-tenured coach, John Sacre enters in the coaching category and the pioneer group of the 1956 Women’s National Team is inducted in the team category.


Athlete Category

Sarah Forbes was a wall in the Canadian net, as she backstopped Team Canada in the 1990s and 2000s. Forbes played in the 1994 World Cup, numerous Pan American Games and Olympic qualifying events. She set the example for Canadian goalkeeping for years to come and continues to give back to the community as a goalkeeper coach and mentor.

Builder Category

Tony Boyd was an elite international hockey player for Canada in the 1950s and 60s, but it was on the administrative side of the game that he had his biggest impact. He was a driving force, and a community leader at the club, provincial and national level including serving as secretary-treasurer and vice president of the Canadian Field Hockey Association. Boyd is truly “Mr. Pan Am Hockey” as his work to bring hockey into the Pan American Games is an ever lasting reminder of his legacy.

Mary Cicinelli is the former Chair of the Field Hockey Canada board of directors and currently the Treasurer at the Pan American Hockey Federation. Cicinelli is being recognized for her many years as an official, a team manager and builder in the administration of the sport. She was the Women’s National Team manager at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

For over 60 years, Barbara ‘Bim’ Schrodt was involved in the administration of Field Hockey in Canada and the growth of the sport at the local, university, provincial, and national levels. The late Bim Schrodt’s involvement in administration, coaching, and umpiring at all levels, provided the mentorship and vision for many young female players who had not previously thought of sport as an avenue for advancement.

Charlotte “Char” Warren was involved in the formation of the BC Women’s Field Hockey Federation, and was elected as the first Chair of the Canadian Field Hockey Council, which acted as the liaison between the CWFHA and the Men’s FHA. This Council eventually led to the formation of one group, Field Hockey Canada. Charlotte is also known as the first editor of the women’s section and circulation manager for the Canadian Field Hockey News.

Victor Warren saw success at all levels of the game including club, university and international as both a player and an administrator. Warren was a member of the 1964 Canadian Olympic Team but after retirement as a player, continued to give back to the game as VP National Teams for the CFHA and eventually its President. He was the longest serving president of the CFHA (10 years), and during his time as president, Canada’s Men’s team won back to back Pan Am Games gold medals and Canada hosted the Junior World Cup. In 1985, he was named Air Canada Executive of the Year.

Coach & Team Categories

John Sacre is a long-tenured national team coach. He has contributed at all levels of the sport, including coaching, and managing club, masters, provincial and national teams. His impact as a coach has touched thousands of athletes from grassroots to the international level. He continues to give back as a part of Field Hockey BC’s high-performance team.

The 1956 Women’s National Team was the first Canadian contingent to travel to an official international hockey tournament – the IFWHA Tournament in Australia. This team set the new objective for elite women’s hockey players and blazed a trail for what would become a formidable force on the international stage.


Athlete Category
Sarah Forbes

Builder Category
Barbara ‘Bim’ Schrodt
Charlotte Warren
Mary Cicinelli
Tony Boyd
Victor Warren

Coach Category
John Sacre

Team Category
1956 Women’s National Team