Biography:

Gabriel Ho-Garcia has more than 75 senior national caps since making his debut at the 2011 Champions Challenge. He has since played for both the junior and senior national teams. In 2012 he helped Canada win silver at the junior Pan American Championship and then was part of the squad that competed at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup. He made his international multi-sport competition debut at the 2014 Commonwealth Games after being part of Canada’s second place finish at the 2014 Champions Challenge 1 in Malaysia,where he was named the best junior player in the tournament. In 2015, Ho-Garcia was part of the Canadian team that defeated New Zealand in a quarterfinal shootout at the FIH World League Semifinals. That win would eventually secure Canada’s qualification for Rio 2016. A few weeks later, Ho-Garcia was Canada’s leading scorer with five goals as the team won silver at the Pan American Games in Toronto. He made his Olympic debut at Rio 2016.

Getting to know…

Family: Mother Francisca Ho… Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey at age 8 after a friend told him about it and he was in need of a sport to replace soccer which ended in the spring… Outside Interests: Studying marketing and finance at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Gabe… Role model is Cristiano Ronaldo…