Team Canada to host Open Practice and Media Availability March 28 in West Vancouver

March 20, 2017

Field Hockey Canada - Vancouver, BC – Fans, friends, family, and the media are invited to get a final glimpse of Canada’s women’s field hockey team before it hosts the 2017 Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 at an open practice March 28, 2017 at Rutledge Field in West Vancouver.

At the end of the training session, a select group of young, local field hockey players will get a chance to take to the field with Canada’s Women’s National Team.

After the session, Canada’s women and the coaching staff will be available for comments with the media.

Details of the session are as follows:

WHAT: Open Practice and Media Availability

WHO: Canada’s Women’s Field Hockey Team

WHY: Meet Canada’s women’s field hockey team before its hosts a 7-team international tournament in West Vancouver from April 1-9

WHEN: March 28, 2017- 3:30-5:00pm; rain or shine (youth on field from 4:30-5:00pm, media availability at 5:00pm)

WHERE: Rutledge Field, Ambleside Park (1243 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC)

The Canadian women will be competing the 2017 Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 in West Vancouver from April 1-9, when they host six other nations from around the world.

The top two finishers at the competition move on to the World League Semi-final later this year, where spots for the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup will be awarded.

Gryphon Hockey World League Round 2 in West Vancouver has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Additionally, we would like to thank the Province of British Columbia and viaSport for their generous support of this project.

The West Vancouver Field Hockey Club is also proud partner of this event.

About Field Hockey Canada

From grass roots to high performance, Field Hockey Canada is committed to developing and strengthening field hockey across the country, and to position our National Teams for podium contention at the 2018 World Cup, 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

Media Contact:

Shaheed Devji

Communications Manager

Field Hockey Canada

sdevji@fieldhockey.ca

778-847-7424