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Field Hockey Canada – Vancouver, BC – Field Hockey Canada’s Men’s National Program has named the Senior Men’s National Team and Development Squad rosters for the 2017 year.

Thirty-six athletes have been named to the two squads, with the National Team consisting of 24 players who have an average of 88 senior international games played.

The National Team features 14 of the 16 players who represented Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The remaining two – Benjamin Martin and Jagdish Gill – have since retired from international competition.

New additions to the Men’s National Team include a handful of athletes who make the jump from the junior level and recently competed at the 2016 Junior World Cup in India: Balraj Panesar, Brandon Pereira, Harbir Sidhu. Oliver Scholfield joins threein making the jump from last year’s Senior Development Squad, up to the National Team.

Floris van Son also joins the National Team after having been a part of the squad that prepared for the Olympic Games.

The Senior Development Squad also features young blood, many of whom competed at this year’s Junior World Cup including Amrit Sidhu, Fin Boothroyd, Iqwinder Gill, Jamie Wallace, Rohan Chopra, and Thomson Harris.

Midfielder Paul Wharton bring his 60 games of senior international experience to the roster which is largely filled with players who will be looking to earn their first senior caps.

The Men’s National Team is now centralized in Vancouver preparing for World League Round 2 in Bangladesh this March.

2017 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

 

Name

Position

Hometown

Current/Last Club

Adam Froese

Defender

Abbotsford, BC

India Club FHC

Antoni Kindler

Goalkeeper

Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver FHC

Balraj Panesar

Midfielder

Surrey, BC

United Brothers FHC

Brandon Pereira

Defender

Surrey, BC

United Brothers FHC

Brenden Bissett

Midfielder

New Westminster, BC

UVIC

David Carter

Goalkeeper

Vancouver, BC

United Brothers FHC

Devohn Noronha-Teixeira

Forward

Mississauga, ON

Toronto Lions

Floris Van Son

Forward

Apeldoorn, Netherlands

HIC (Netherlands)

Gabriel Ho-Garcia

Forward

Burnaby, BC

Burnaby Lakers

Gordon Johnston

Defender

Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

Habir Sidhu

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

India Club FHC

Hudson Stewart

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hawks

Iain Smythe

Forward

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hawks

James Kirkpatrick

Forward

Victoria, BC

Racing Club of Paris

John Smythe

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hawks

Keegan Pereira

Forward

Ajax, ON

HTC Uhlenhorst Mülheim

Mark Pearson

Midfielder

Tsawwassen, BC

West Vancouver FHC

Matthew Guest

Forward

Calgary, BC

Altona Hockey Club

Matthew Sarmento

Forward

Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

Oliver Scholfield

Forward

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hawks

Richard Hildreth

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Hawks

Scott Tupper

Defender

Vancouver, BC

Schaerweijde (Netherlands)

Sukhi Panesar

Midfielder

Surrey, BC

United Brothers FHC

Taylor Curran

Midfielder

North Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver FHC

2016 SENIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

 

Name

Position

Hometown

Adrien d’Andrade

Defender

Coquitlam, BC

Amrit Sidhu

Forward

Abbotsford, BC

Arif Virjee

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

Campbell Munsie

Goalkeeper

Vancouver, BC

Fin Boothroyd

Forward

Vancouver, BC

Iqwinder Gill

Goalkeeper

Surrey, BC

Jamie Wallace

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

Pardeep Koonar

Goalkeeper

Ottawa, ON

Paul Wharton

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

Rohan Chopra

Forward

Ottawa, ON

Thomson Harris

Forward

Vancouver, BC

Vikram Sandhu

Forward

Vancouver, BC

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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