Mens Team to PAN AM CUP

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  1. HAWKS-PREM-FOREVER

    HAWKS-PREM-FOREVER FHF Newbie

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    So here is the team for the pan am cup


    Any comments?

    A couple suprises I think






    The following 18 athletes will travel to Sanitago, Chile:

    1. Paul Wettlaufer (D)

    2. Rob Short (M)

    3. Ken Pereira (M)

    4. Antoni Kindler (G)

    5. Dave Carter (G)

    6. Mark Pearson (F)

    7. Connor Grimes (F)

    8. Scott Tupper (D/M)

    9. Peter Short (M/F)

    10. Scott Sandison (D)

    11. Hudson Stewart (D)

    12. Ben Martin (F)

    13. Ranjeev Deol (F)

    14. Gabbar Singh (M/F)

    15. Wayne Fernandes (D/M)

    16. Mark Erickson (D)

    17. Richard Hildreth (D/M)

    18. Connor Meakin (M/F)

    They will also be joined by the following support staff:

    Alan Brahmst (Coach)

    Hari Kant (Assistant Coach & Manager)

    Kristy Franzen (Team Coordinator)

    Peter Milkovich (Tactical Consultant)

    Dr Saul Miller (Team Consultant)

    Sean Campbell (Physiotherapist)
     
  2. wolfman

    wolfman FHF Regular Player

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    I love it - a lot of "new" blood... good to see some of the young guys getting an opportunity. Glad to see Bennie make it, I remember playing with him when he was still in high school down at cal cup and then seeing him come along at UBC... stoked for him. Happy to see Rich get a shot on tour again, never understood why he didn't get more selections the guy is underrated and always showed up for big games when I played with him. Erickson, Stewart & Meakin are good young players, nice to see them getting the call.

    The rest is pretty standard I think... Carter is going to kill it down there I have no doubt, continuing on the Canadian legacy of having a stupid good goalie. Good luck down there guys, kick the shit out of the Argies.
     
  3. AndyGaut

    AndyGaut FHF All Time Great

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    Where the hell is Mahood?

    He is one of the worlds best he ain't retired has he?
     
  4. keely

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    I guess you mean Mike Mahood? Yes, my understanding is that one of the world's best goalkeepers has retired as planned to after Beijing in order to move on to the next phase of his life (and pursue a career in clothing design, I hope - he's very talented).
     
  5. AndyGaut

    AndyGaut FHF All Time Great

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    Ahh my bad a major spelling mistake!

    I didn't think it'd be so soon tho, I think he was very under rated by some people and think he proved them wrong.

    Well good luck to him in his career.

    Tho who ever is number one now has some massive shoes to fill!
     
  6. wolfman

    wolfman FHF Regular Player

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    3-3 against Chile... I'm putting it down to early game jitters. Having 5 guys with no caps, 4 on the bench has got to be a bit tough at first... a lot of nervous excitement out there I'm sure. We're still in the driver's seat to finish #1 in our pool and get the US side in the semis. C'mon boys... I want to go to the WC and cheer you on.
     
  7. dipset

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    where are the baath brothers?
     
  8. BlackCat

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    Victory!!! New Dehli, here we come! :yes:

    Would love to see some video of the final. The still shots look like it was a battle from the start!

    Still in shock but so proud of the boys!
     
  9. wolfman

    wolfman FHF Regular Player

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    Dipset - you're kidding me right? What is this 2005 and we're on Planet Field Hockey?!

    Going to be doing my best to get organized and go to Delhi!
     
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    dilip-tirkey FHF Newbie

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    I agree with Dipset- where were the Baath brothers?? Although we won, I feel if we had these magicians on the field we would have won our ppool, and avoided Argentina in the semi's , therefor beating them in the final as we did for Pan Am Games. Would have been much more enjoyable. :yes:
     
  11. Alexei

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    Only got access to internet today....
    To be honest, was surprised to see the results!!! :eek:

    Congrats to Canada :)
     
  12. keely

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    Hey Wolfman - ssshh. Don't feed the trolls!

    Well done boys. How they keep doing it against unbelievable odds is quite beyond me, I have nothing but respect for the team.

    I think one important lesson I take away from their story is how important it is to get outside of Canada and expose yourself to other levels and cultures of hockey on a regular basis. Many of the players have done this on their own volition and at their own expense - and to be honest, they've partly inspired my own adventures in England. We just can't stay at home and think we're going to improve in our tiny, stagnant hockey community.

    They key then is for the wanderers to return and be placed in leadership positions in our sport so that we can take advantage of what they've learned from highly-developed hockey nations in everything from administration, coaching, umpiring and playing.

    These guys are the path to our survival.
     
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    Congrats Canada.

    Also, big congrats to Brazil.... Hopefully we can get more Brazillian playing Hockey :yes: :yes:
     

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