Field Hockey Canada > Women’s Indoor National team earns bid to 2022 Indoor World Cup

FIH launches Indoor World Cup schedule — Canada looks forward to a February date in Liège

After a fantastic silver medal performance at the Indoor Pan American Cup in June, Field Hockey Canada’s Indoor Women’s National Team has been invited to participate in the 2022 Indoor World Cup.

The 12-team Indoor World Cup will take place February 2-6, 2022, in Liège, Belgium. Belgium’s Men’s National Team won the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, putting hockey in the national spotlight. For the Canadian Indoor Women, it will be an exciting opportunity to play in the World Cup in a global hockey-haven.

The tournament will feature two pools of six. Canada will be in a pool with Pan Am rival, USA, Kazakhstan, Germany, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Canada last qualified for the event in 2015, when they finished tenth place in Leipzig, Germany. The only other time Canada has qualified on the women’s side of the event was in 2007 in Vienna, Austria.

Canada earned their silver medal at the 2021 Indoor Pan American Championship by defeating Argentina 2-1 in their crucial final round-robin game, setting up a final against the hosts, USA. At the time, the second-place finish left them short of their World Cup aspirations. But with the New Zealand and Australia announcement, Canada gets the nod to join the event.

Canada finished second place at the 2021 Indoor Pan American Cup in Pennsylvania. Photos/Mark Palczewski (PAHF)

Under the guidance of high performance director Adam Janssen and in conjunction with his pool of national team staff, the national indoor team will now enter a training and selection period to prepare their team for their World Cup journey.


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