Biography:

Since making his first international appearance in 2005 versus Scotland, Scott Tupper has played more than 225 games for Canada. He is one of two men on the 2015 national team who competed at Beijing 2008, the last time Canada qualified for the Olympic field hockey tournament. Just 21 at the time, Tupper was the second-youngest member of the squad. A three-time Pan American Games team member, Tupper helped Canada win gold at Rio 2007 and silver at Guadalajara 2011. Tupper ended the 2011 tournament tied for the scoring lead with nine goals. He served as captain of the Canadian team that won silver at Toronto 2015, scoring three goals in the tournament. Tupper’s multi-sport competition experience also includes the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Tupper has played club hockey in Germany and Belgium, winning the German Club Championship in 2011. Tupper was Canada’s leading scorer at Rio 2016, notching five of the team’s seven goals.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Lee and Colleen Tupper… Older sisters Brady and Kelly… Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey at age 6… Was introduced to it by Lee Wright, two-time Olympian and father of national team member Phil Wright, and liked that it was more active that baseball… By grade 12 he had made the junior national team and realized field hockey would be his career… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading and watching football and hockey… Earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Tupps… Inspired by ice hockey player Jarome Iginla for his skill, speed and toughness… Favourite motto: Good enough isn’t good enough…