U.S.A. tests Canadian girls on the field hockey pitch

Canada fielded a youthful squad against Olympic-bound U.S.A.

U.S.A.'s Paige Selenski checks Canada's Natalie Sourisseau during Tuesday's international friendly match at the University of Victoria. Team U.S.A. won 5-2.

– with files from Field Hockey Canada

The Canadian women’s national field hockey team faced a tough opponent with the Olympic-bound Team U.S.A. for four matches in four days earlier this week.

The Americans are currently ranked 10th in the world and won all four games.

Canada has shifted its focus from London 2012, which it did not qualify for, and is now campaigning for Rio de Janeiro 2016.

“I like what I’m seeing out here,” says Alan Brahmst, Director of National Teams. “We’re introducing a new style of play and it’s coming through in this series – our young Canadian team is holding their own.”

Canada’s junior women’s team travels to Argentina this week for a series of test matches against Chile and Argentina (May 24 to June 3), including Oak Bay’s Maddie Secco.

Canada’s roster against the U.S.A. carried many young players. Eleven of them are in fact part of the junior squad going to Argentina.

Just Posted

At the age of 95, local bowler shows no signs of slowing down

Olive Olmsted has bowled for more than 55 years

Colwood wins Victoria Flower Count for a five-peat

The 43rd annual Flower Count had over three billion blossoms counted in total

Royal Bay junior boys bring back lacrosse banner

The Ravens sent three teams to the provincial championships

Langford fundraiser for kidney disease is a success

Maureen Hobbs thinks B.C. Transplant says it best: “Live life. Pass it on.”

Preschool group helps release fish into Glen Lake

The number of fish released correlates to the number of fish caught per year

Celebrating our transit drivers on their day

March 18 is International Transit Driver Appreciation Day

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Women’s Expo seeks to empower women this weekend

Victoria Women’s Expo set for Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canada earns second Paralympic Games silver in 20 years

Held 1-0 lead in para hockey game from 12:06 of first to dying seconds of third and lost in overtime

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Canadian Paralympic team picked up record 28 medals

The 55 athletes strong had set a cautious goal of 17 medals for PyeongChang

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald dies at 63

Ottawa-born comedian had performed on David Letterman

Most Read