Top 10 Canadian field hockey stories of 2016

To close out 2016, which was as eventful as they come in Canadian field hockey, today we count down the top 10 hockey stories of the year.

Canadian women continue to make most of Olympic year

Canada’s women’s field hockey team faces Olympic-bound India and the U.S. in a four-game series beginning Friday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Senior and junior women each drop second match of respective tournaments

After opening with wins, Canada’s senior and junior Women’s National Teams both teams lost their second matches of their respective tournaments on the weekend.

Junior women form tight bond in short time leading up to World Cup qualifier

In the last year, the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team hasn’t competed internationally very often, but that hasn’t stopped the group of young athletes from uniting ahead of the most important competition to date in their international careers.

Canadian women drop first of four games with U.S.

In their first match since the 2015 Pan American Games last summer, the Canadian women’s field hockey team took to the field in Chula Vista, California Monday afternoon, dropping an 8-1 decision to the United States.

Woodcroft sisters set to represent Canada together for first time

When forward Nikki Woodcroft steps on to the field during the Canada-U.S. series this week, not only will it be her first time playing with the senior team, it will be the first time she dons the red-and-white on the same team as her older sister Amanda.

Canadian team named for Junior Women’s Pan American Championships

Eighteen athletes have been named to the Canadian Under-21 Women’s National Team set to compete in the Junior Women’s Pan American Championships – a 2016 Junior World Cup qualifier – from March 29th to April 10th in Trinidad and Tobago.

Women’s National Team roster named for February series with U.S.

Twenty-one athletes have been named to the Canadian women’s field hockey team set to play in a four-game series with the United States February 8th-12th in San Diego, California.

Seven junior athletes to centralize with Canada’s senior women in January

Seven athletes from the recently named 2016 Women’s National Team Junior Development Squad (JDS) have been chosen to centralize and train full-time with the senior athletes at the National Training Centre in Vancouver.