Field Hockey Canada > Men’s National Team named for Hockey World League Final

Canada’s Men’s National Program has named the roster of eighteen athletes who will compete at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League Final November 27–December 6 in Rajpur, India.

After a successful summer which saw the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games, Canada will close out 2015 in a tournament chock-full of Olympic teams.

The Canadian Men’s National Team features eleven athletes – including captain Scott Tupper (Vancouver, BC) and goalkeeper David Carter (Vancouver, BC) – who competed at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario and won silver, officially qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next August. 

The World League Final will also see the return of several veterans to Canada’s competition roster as Philip Wright (Vancouver, BC) and Richard Hildreth (Vancouver, BC) return to action. Ajax, Ontario’s Keegan Pereira also gets back to playing after sitting out a lengthy period of time due to injury. 

Canada will open the tournament on November 28 against Great Britain. It will then face Belgium (November 29) and Australia (December 1) to close out the round robin. 

The tournament consists of seven of the top eight ranked teams in the world and Canada, which is now ranked 13th.

Team Canada Roster – 2015 Hockey World League Final

Name Position Hometown Caps
Adam Froese Defender Abbotsford, BC 119
Antoni Kindler Goalkeeper Vancouver, BC 52
Brenden Bissett Forward New Westminster, BC 35
David Carter Goalkeeper Vancouver, BC 117
Devohn Noronha-Teixeira Forward Mississauga, ON 54
Gabriel Ho-Garcia Forward Burnaby, BC 62
Gordon Johnston Defender Vancouver, BC 73
Jagdish Gill Midfield Toronto, ON 41
James Kirkpatrick Forward Victoria, BC 28
John Smythe Forward Vancouver, BC 29
Keegan Pereira Forward Ajax, ON 83
Mark Pearson Midfield Tsawwassen, BC 182
Matthew Guest Forward Calgary, AB 102
Paul Wharton Midfield Vancouver, BC 53
Philip Wright Forward Vancouver, BC 143
Richard Hildreth Defender Vancouver, BC 132
Scott Tupper* Defender Vancouver, BC 215
Sukhi Panesar Midfield Surrey, BC 51


*Team Captain


Team Canada Staff –  2015 Hockey World League Final

Head Coach – Anthony Farry

Assistant Coach – Paul Bundy

Physiotherapist – Josh Ferguson

Video Analysts – Paul Mounter, Moabi Maleby

Team Manager – Celia Plottel