Hannah Hockey playerHi I’m Hannah!

  • Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.
  • Position: Forward/Midfield
  • Caps: 191
  • Lover of: hiking, camping, reading, dogs & sushi
  • Role Model: Clara Hughes

I’m a pint sized (~5’1″) blondie who grew up in the paradise of North Vancouver, B.C., 10 mins from the ski hill, 10 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the field hockey pitch. I told you it was paradise! I began playing field hockey at the age of 7 after watching a family friend play and I begged my parents to enrol me (“what the heck is field hockey?”) via the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club. From the first moment I picked up a stick, I was hooked, and there was no going back. I became the quintessential  “turf rat.”

Lucky for me, B.C. turned out to be one of the two “hot-beds” for field hockey in Canada and by the age of 12 I found myself playing on my first of several B.C. teams. At 16, I was scouted by the Canadian National team program, and to my surprise, made my debut for Canada a month later against the USA (I was so nervous I barely remember that game!). Needless to day, my last two years at Handsworth Secondary were a whirlwind of make-up tests, training sessions and tours to exotic countries.

In 2012, I joined the famed UBC Thunderbird field hockey program while studying Kinesiology and Psychology. At school, I helped the team to 5 CIS (U-Sports) titles, learned how to cook and unclog a toilet, and fell in love with coffee, while training and competing full time with the Women’s National Program.

In May 2017, I graduated from UBC and since then, have been busy continuing to work hard towards making my Olympic dreams a reality. I feel very blessed to have experienced so much in my short life and am passionate about giving back to the field hockey communities that have helped me achieve so many of my goals.

Thanks for following along, I can’t wait to connect with you!

Key Competitions:

  • Pan American Games 2011 – Guadelajara, Mexico
  • Junior World Cup 2013 Monchengladbach, Germany
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Pan American Games 2015 – Toronto, Canada (Bronze medal)
  • Commonwealth Games 2018- Gold Coast, Australia (5th)
  • Pan American Games 2019- Lima, Peru (Silver medal)
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