As a part of its preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games, Canada’s men’s Olympic field hockey team will host the United States in four games in the Greater Vancouver area this July.
Games in the Summer Games Send-off Series presented by London Drugs will be played on July 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th, with matches alternating between Rutledge Field at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver and Tamanawis Park in Surrey.
The full series schedule is as follows:
The full schedule and game results can be found here. All games are free to attend and open to the public.
The sixteen men who will represent Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games will be selected and announced publicly in the days prior to the Canada-U.S. series.
The competition will be the first internationally sanctioned matches Canada’s men will play in Vancouver since 2013 when it hosted Chile and Trinidad and Tobago for a three-nations tournament.
It will also be the first and only time the hockey community will have a chance to see Canada’s Olympic field hockey team in action prior to the Games in Brazil.
The Summer Games Send-off Series is part of an Olympic-themed week which also includes the 2016 Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Olympic Sendoff Gala, which will be held at St. George’s Senior School on July 8.
The Olympic-themed event will feature the induction of Janet Ellis, Nick Sandhu, and the 1964 Men’s Olympic Field Hockey Team, and will commemorate the 2016 Olympic Team before it heads to Brazil.
Tickets for the gala are on sale now and available here.