Saanich’s Stefanie Sajko of the Vancouver Island Tide winds up during play in California with teammate Judy Cristante looking on.

Island Tide win gold at field hockey’s California Cup

The Vancouver Island Tide U16 girl’s field hockey team struck gold at a California tournament.

The Vancouver Island Tide U16 girl’s field hockey team – which consists of Greater Victoria players – recently struck gold at a California tournament.

The rep team travelled to Simi Valley in the Golden State from May 23 to 25 for the 2015 California Cup – an international field hockey tournament comprised of over 150 teams from around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia and more.

After played three days of intense field hockey, the Tide defeated the Vancouver-based Rob Short Academy team in the final 3-1 as the 2015 U16 girl’s California Cup champions.

Five of the Tide players are U15 BC Select team players and two are U18 BC Select team players.

Canadian Field Hockey Hall of Fame member Nancy Mollenhauer coached the team with Julie Williams.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

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