If you've been around the UPEI Sports Centre recently, you've probably noticed some familiar field hockey faces. Congratulations to Sarah Sear, Katherine Koughan, and Emily Ross on their awards from the Atlantic University Field Hockey League!
ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE UPDATE
Atlantic University Field Hockey was unable to gain varsity status for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. An AUS motion was passed at the 2015 AGM that would require 3 AUS member schools to commit to participating in a sanctioned AUS Championship tournament; this did not happen. We required 3 of the 7 participating Atlantic Universities. Although Atlantic University Field Hockey had 3 CIS Varsity teams for the last 6 years we were unable to secure these 3 teams. UPEI coaching staff and players sincerely thank Athletic Director Chris Huggan for his support over the last year.
Players and head coach, Shelia Bell, recently had a meeting regarding the upcoming. The first event of the season will be a tournament hosted by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on September 9-11 2016. The tournamnet will be held at the Pan Am Turf with 8 OUA teams and SMU participating.
For Atlantic University Field Hockey League: a meeting will be held Thursday September 14 regarding gym/turf practices, team selections, and cost to participate. AUFH tournaments are scheduled for Sept 24-25 at SMU/DAL, Oct 15-16 (TBA), and Oct 29-30 at UPEI.
If interested in AUFH please contact Barb Carmichael to submit your name for the AUFH meeting.
Emily Ross, a 4th year nursing student and member of the Field Hockey Panters is currently on a clinical rotation in Kenya in combination with Farmers Helping Farmers.
Way to go Emily on setting a great example in our global community!
To keep up with Emily and what their group is up to, click HERE for their blog!