News and Announcements
For the month of September we would like to award Tienna Northgraves as our Umpire of the Month!
Tienna has been with the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club for over 16 years as a player, umpire and coach. She is one of the club’s most senior umpires, and is a reliable umpire mentor. Tienna became an umpire over eight years ago to get more involved in the sport that she loves. In addition, field hockey runs within the family as her sister and mother also playe and umpire for the club!
“I like being able to use my umpire knowledge as an asset when playing and coaching,” said Tienna, “right now I continue to play on the TCE Women’s Division 2 team and coach the Spring U18 Venom.”
Outside of the field hockey world Tienna is completing a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology at Douglas College. In the future she hopes to work in the fields of harm reduction and counselling.
Tienna’s advice to younger umpires is to “ask questions! You will improve your umpiring skills with clarity and constructive criticism!” Thank you Tienna for all your hard work over the many years!
Umpire of the Month is a part of our new initiative to recognize our club’s amazing umpires. Georgia Lemaire is our umpire of the month for June!
Georgia started playing with the club 10 years ago. Since then she has joined the coaching and umpiring team, currently coaching with her younger brother Malcolm. Georgia is a keen young umpire that has stepped up many times. She umpired 13 games this spring season. Currently, she has a community umpiring rating and hopes to upgrade to a provincial. Georgia also plays for her High School field hockey team at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School. Next year she will be entering grade 12. She hopes to continue building her skills as a player, coach and umpire.
Thank you Georgia!
At this time, I would also like to thank our whole team of umpires this Spring season. This season we had a total of 27 active umpires, including 12 mentors. Without them our games would not be possible. Thank you to each and every one of you.
This season we also recruited two new umpires, and completed five community assessments this season. To these seven individuals, I would like to say welcome to the team, and congratulations!
Welcome to the Umpiring Team, New Umpires
Once again, a huge thank you to all our umpires. We look forward to working with you in the Fall and next Spring!
Umpire of the Month is a part of our new initiative to recognize our club’s amazing umpires. Shayla Turner is our umpire of the month for May!
Shayla has been playing field hockey with the Tri-City Eagles for 7 years, and has been part of the umpiring team since 2017. Shayla has been a great asset to the club, filling in for games when we desperately need someone. She has umpired the 2nd largest amount of games for our club this season, and she has become part of our umpire mentor squad, providing feedback to develop our next generation of upcoming umpires. This year Shayla is graduating from Dr. Charles Best Secondary school, with plans to go to Capilano University next year for her Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma. She is also interested in upgrading her umpire rating to Provincial.
Thank you Shayla for your amazing work!
It’s time to prepare for the 2018-19 Fall Women’s season. Here are assessment details and some necessary information. Please read as this year we are doing things differently.
1. All players who wish to play in Champions to Division 4 must attend assessments.
2. There are multiple time slots for each division (except Champions). It is in your best interest to attend multiple sessions in
order to allow coaches time to assess you.
3. You may sign up for any division you wish to be assessed for.
4. Goalies are encouraged to attend mini game assessments as goalies. Attending the Thursday night goalie session is very
5. Preregistration is required to attend assessments (link on the right).
6. There is no cost to attend assessments.
7. Format will be 20 minute mini games.
The document Assessment_Information.docx was attached to this post.
For the 2017-18 season Tienna Northgraves was recognized with the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey League WATSON TROPHY, in recognition of a team player exhibiting outstanding ability and sportsmanship. Tienna plays, coaches and umpires with our club. She is presently a player on our division 2 team where her consistent defensive skills is applauded by her teammates every game.
Tienna was unable to receive her trophy in person but her mom and teammate, Jenning, was on hand.