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A special thanks to Lockhart Industries for their continued support of Dinos field hockey.

 

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Thank you for the two great years of support!!

Thursday
Sep122013

New-look field hockey squad opens at UBC

If you're in Vancouver, come cheer on your University of Calgary DINOS as they open their season Saturday & Sunday @1pm vs the UBC Thunderbirds. Both games will be played at Wright field.

The University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team is ready to turn over a new leaf for the 2013 season as the most important addition to the team is a new head coach.
Henré Meyer takes over the program after Jenn Swagar was at the helm for six seasons and hopes to make an impact in his first year with the Dinos. ...[Read more]

Sunday
Sep082013

Meyer takes over Dinos field hockey program

The DWFHAA and Dinos Athletics are excited to have Henré Meyer as the new head coach of the Dinos Women's Field Hockey program.

Meyer, 30, comes from Field Hockey Alberta where he was a high performance coach in 2011. During that time, the native of South Africa also attended national and junior national team camps. His time spent coaching, and playing will bring a new set of skills to the Dinos program in the fall....[Read more]

Wednesday
Jan112012

Best Ever Finish for DINOS

CALGARY – The UBC Thunderbirds claimed a record 13th McCrae Cup title with a 3-1 win over the host Calgary Dinos Sunday afternoon to wrap up the 2011 FHC-CIS field hockey championship at Hawkings Field.

Tournament all-star Poonam Sandhu netted the game-winner for UBC, while fellow all-Star, CIS MVP and championship MVP Robyn Pendleton added an insurance marker with her fourth goal of the tournament to lock up the title for the T-Birds.

Her goal came in the final minutes of the contest to put the game away. With her side up 2-1, Pendleton carried the ball into space in the circle and wired a high shot past Calgary goalkeeper Steph Petrowitsch to dash any hopes of a Dinos comeback.

Sandhu's game-winner was the key goal of the match, however, coming on the 44th minute off a penalty corner after the Dinos had tied the game up just before the half.

The T-Birds got on the board first with a goal from Sara McManus in the ninth minute on a penalty corner. Her shot from the top of the circle had eyes for the far corner of the net, sneaking through traffic to put UBC up 1-0.

But the Dinos responded just before the half with a penalty corner goal of their own. After a great individual effort by Lindsay Koch to win the corner, Kaitlyn Longworth scored her tournament-leading sixth goal with a blast to the far corner.

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Saturday
Nov052011

DINOS FIELD HOCKEY IN 2011 National FINAL

CALGARY – Kaitlyn Longworth scored a pair of goals to lift her University of Calgary Dinos to their first-ever national championship game following a 3-0 win over the Alberta Pandas Saturday morning at Hawkings Field.

Already assured of the best result in program history after a pair of fourth-place finishes in 1982 and 1987, the No. 3 seed Dinos (3-1) will face the second-seeded UBC Thunderbirds at 1 p.m. MT for the McCrae Cup at the FHC-CIS championship.

Alberta drops to 0-3 at the tournament and will need to beat top-seeded Toronto (1-2) in the final game of the round robin Saturday afternoon to qualify for the bronze medal game.

After the Pandas came out and held the territorial advantage for the first five minutes of the game, Longworth's first on the seventh minute fired up the partisan crowd and the Dinos began to establish their game plan from there.

“We're happy, we're enjoying the noise and enjoying the moment,” said Calgary head coach Jenn Swagar. “The players love it – my only problem is that I can't talk to them during the game because it's so loud!

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Tuesday
Nov012011

Calgary to Host CIS National Championships

A veteran Dino team attempts to win McCrae Cup for the first time in history on home turf

thumb Longworth1The last time the Calgary Dinos hosted the CIS Women's field hockey championship, Mariah Carey and Boys II Men ruled the radio waves, while Lion King made its first 2D appearance on the big screen.

 

1994 seems a long time ago for some, but for the past 35 odd years the Calgary Dinos have struggled with top universities in the Canada West conference, vying for the McCrae Cup — a championship never won by the U of C women's field hockey team.

It's a dream that head coach Jenn Swagar plans on making a reality when the Dinos host the championship again in early November.

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