News and Announcements
2018 was a year where a major project to replace the turf at Hawkings Field lasted all of the outdoor season and teams had to adjust their skills and frustrations with playing on slower field turf, (vs. water-based turf).
Astros-A emerged victorious with a hard-fought 1 – 0 over Cougars-1 in the Gold Medal match and repeat as A-League Champions! This match followed another very competitive chess match over Phoenix Black in the semi-finals the previous week, one that required penalty stroked to decide the winner.
Astros-A were able to follow the lead of Astros-B who had won Gold in their league final the previous night!
BACK (left to right): Sabrina Wong, Verla Wong, Nicole White, Maddie Romeril, Brooke Van Oosten, Stef Wind, Melinda Bretzer
FRONT (left to right): Burgundy Biletski, Nadia Izzo, Jess Britton, Emilie Pianarosa, Marla Richardson, Peggy Seto
MISSING_: Jose Esposito-Festen (_tended to injured Cougars-1 player at end of 2nd half of Gold Medal match), Dee-Ann Evans, Jenny Johnson, Paige Koochin, Aidan Pattison, Maryanne Umbsaar, Michaela Walter
CLFHA will be having a casino on June 4th and 5th as part of the fundraising efforts for the turf replacement at U of C.
The document 2018_CLFHA_Casino_Volunteers_June_4_5_Final.xlsx was attached to this post.
Hawkings Field is being re-carpeted during the summer of 2018. We are now set up to take donations directly to this project, and U of C will provide you with a tax receipt . Please follow the link below to donate to this project!
This project is going to cost $1.4 million dollars, and is not possible without the support of all members of the Field Hockey Community. We are working closely with the University of Calgary during this project, and they have created an online donation link for us (which will also allow you to receive a tax receipt)!
For example, if 400 CLFHA players all donated $25 dollars, we would have an additional $10,000 to put towards the turf! Any and all donations will help us reach our funding goals and get our new turf! Please feel free to share this link with anyone who may like to make a donation (family, friends, past players, etc.).
If you have any questions regarding the turf, this project, or would like to help out in some way, please contact Debi Seaman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you in advance for your support for this project!
There were 6 returning players this year, but Spartans went young again this year with half of the team under the age of 16. The team had a great season, finishing the regular season with a 9 – 2 record. Spartans battled Thunder in the semi-finals and prevailed with a 3 – 0 win. In the Junior Division Gold Medal Match, it was a hard-fought match against Cubs. The teams were evenly matched and the winner would be determined by which team would make the fewest mistakes. Late in the second half, with the score knotted at 1 – 1, an opportunistic Cubs forward pounced on a passing error out of the defense to get the go ahead goal. This would be the deciding goal, even as Spartans pressed and generated some quality scoring opportunities at the end of the match. Nevertheless, it was an awesome season for the team with a silver finish!
BACK: Verla Wong (coach), Greta Mehrer, Avery Vadnai, Adelaide Sinclair, Beth Klassen, Melissa Lee, Aidan Pattison, Kristen Murray (coach)
FRONT: Alison Krupa, Jane White, Olivia Zaccagnini, Elena Esposito, Graycen Grimm, Tiana Carroll
SITTING: Kim Scott
It was a hard-fought tactical and physical battle, but TNT prevailed with a 1 – 0 win over Phoenix Black in the 2018 Indoor Division I Gold Medal Match. Despite a shortened roster from Fall to Winter (going from 11 team members to 8), the crew maintained a spotless record going 14 – 0 during the regular season. During semi-finals, action started out slow, but TNT picked up steam during the match enroute to a 7-2 win over Cougars-I. The “old gals” still had something in the tank!
BACK: Venus Kwan, Verla Wong, Dee-Ann Evans, Marla Richardson, Jenny Gobin
FRONT: Peggy Seto, Jose Esposito-Fesen, Burgundy Biletski
FALL TEAM MEMBERS: Laura Fairbairn, Rixt van de Wal, Brooke Van Oosten