The Canadian Women’s National Team (WNT) trains and headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia and is led by head coach Rob Short. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team trained in Belgium as a group and within their respective clubs. They are currently ranked 14th in the world by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). They are commonly referred to as the Canadian Wolf Pack.
The women’s team made its first World Cup appearance at the 1978 Women’s Hockey World Cup in Madrid, Spain, finishing in fifth place. They were the runner-up at the 1983 World Cup, followed by a best-finish fifth at the 1984 Olympic Games and won a bronze medal at the 1986 World Cup. Recently, the team won a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru and placed second at the 2019 FIH Hockey Series Finals. The Wolf Pack lost in a dramatic fashion in a shootout in a two-legged Olympic qualifier against Ireland. The team now has its sights set on qualifying for the 2022 FIH World Cup.
Field Hockey Canada is grateful for the support of the Government of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee as well as our valued sponsors and donors. Our national team programs are funded through the Government of Canada, with identified national team athletes fortunate enough to receive APP Athlete Carding from Sport Canada. Our coaching positions are funded in part by Sport Canada.