Biography:

Brenden Bissett is one of the newest additions to the senior national team, having earned more than 45 caps since making his international debut in 2011. Most of Bissett’s international experience has come at the junior level, including a silver medal at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship and an appearance at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup. Bissett was part of the senior squad that won silver at the 2015 Pan Am Games, scoring one goal in the tournament. A few weeks earlier he was on the team that defeated New Zealand in a shootout in the quarterfinals of the FIH World League Semifinals, a win that would eventually secure Canada’s qualification for Rio 2016. He also participated in the World League Final later in the year. He made his Olympic debut at Rio 2016.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Alvin and Laurelle… Uncle David Bissett represented Canada in field hockey at Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984… Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey at age 10, following family members into the sport… Outside Interests: Fourth year student at the University of Victoria pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics… Enjoys playing soccer and pick-up sports… Works at a bakery/deli on Granville Island… Participated in the Peru Challenge; he and 12 high school students raised money to help build a community school in a small village outside Cusco… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “You can’t win unless you learn how to lose” – Kareem Abdul Jabbar… Nickname: Shamu…