Sixteen of the top high school girls field hockey teams will compete in this weekend’s 2015 Bridgman Cup Tournament on the turfs of the University of Victoria..
The tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday, is known as the most prestigious for high school field hockey in B.C.
From Saanich, the Mount Douglas Rams and St. Michaels Blue Jaguars will join Oak Bay and the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons as the local squads in the tourney. Visiting from the Cowichan Valley are Cowichan secondary, Frances Kelsey and Shawnigan Lake.
Games kickoff today at 10 a.m. with the final set for Sunday, at 2 p.m.
The Bridgman Cup Tournament was played for the first time during a cold November weekend in 1937 and until 1974, Mrs. Bridgman kept the tournament steeped in old country tradition by providing a ‘tea’ for the finalists at her home on Christmas Hill.
The trophy disappeared from 1975 to 1991 when the prized silver cup resurfaced and bought the tourney back to life. Cowichan has won the cup six times, Handsworth five times, and Brentwood three times.