Men’s Field Hockey
Olympic Endowment Fund
Field Hockey Nova Scotia recently hosted an umpiring course instructed by International Umpires Tony and Wendy Steward. This was an extremely exciting and educational opportunity for Field Hockey in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.
From Left to Right: Wendy Steward, Tony Steward, Jean-Pierre Brien, Paul Whatling, Hillary Tobin, Colin Macdonald, Mario DeMello, Ann-Marie
missing from photo: Shane Rajaraman, Sharon Rajaraman
The 2015 Atlantic University Field Hockey Championships took place Oct. 24 and 25 at Dalhousie and Saint Mary's Universities. For a second year in a row Dalhousie captured the Atlantic University Championship in an exciting gold medal game versus UPEI. The championship game needed overtime to decide a winner. UPEI's goal was scored by Alyssa Ferguson while Jaclyn Sanderson scored both regulation and the overtime winner for Dal.
In the bronze medal game, SMU defeated UNB 2-1 in a shoot out. The SMU goal was scored by Alyssa Walthers while the lone UNB goal was scored by Nathalie LaPlante. In the shootout, SMU won 3 goals to 1 to earn the bronze medal.
After the championship weekend, league all stars were announced: Hailee Cook - UNB, Ashley Maynard - ACA, Alyssa Ferguson, Katherine Koughan, Sarah Sear - UPEI, Danica Jamye, Maya Palacio, Samantha Spooner - DAL, Lauren Perry, Alyssa Walthers - SMU.
Major award winners were awarded to:
Rookie of the Year - Maya Palacio Dal, Goalie of the Year - Ashley Maynard ACA, Outstanding Contributor Award - Emily Ross UPEI, League MVP - Alyssa Walthers SMU, Coach of the Year - Shona Bowes UNB, Umpire of the Year - Mario DeMello
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 @ DAL (Home/Away)
1:00 pm Pool A SMU vs UPEI (1 vs 3)
6:00 pm Pool B STFX vs DAL (5 vs 2)
Awards Presentation Immediately following Final
There is NO charge for this clinic.
This not a rules clinic but an umpiring clinic so attendees are expected to know the rules. However, she may cover interpretations.
Dates and Times:
Wednesday Oct 21 from 6pm - 9.30/10pm - theory/question sessions
Thursday Oct 22 from 6pm - 9.30/10pm - theory/question sessions
Saturday and Sunday Oct 24 & 25 approx - 9am - 5pm for practical Umpire coaching/ assessing at the University match umpires.
Candidates are expected to attend ALL sessions.
Please contact Mario DeMello immediately if you are interested in this clinic.
The 2015 Atlantic Cup Field Hockey Tournament was held this weekend at Saint Mary’s Turf in Halifax.
The finals saw the Andrews Team from Halifax defeat the Outaouais Club from Ottawa 1-0. The game winning goal from Clive Wheatley came in the final minute of the game to clinch the victory. Andrews defeated the Privateers 3-1 to reach the finals, while Outaouais defeated the Panthers 1-0 in the other semi final.
FHNS would like to congratulate The Andrews Team for winning the tournament as well as all the other players, umpires, and volunteers who helped out this weekend. Hope to see you all next year!
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