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Brenden Bissett


Brenden Bissett made his senior national team debut in 2011 and has collected more than 145 caps since. Before joining the senior team, Bissett had extensive international experience 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 represented Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the 2018 FIH World Cup, helping the team finish 11th at both. He also competed in his first Commonwealth Games in 2018, helping Canada to top-10 finish. In 2019, he would help Canada repeat as Pan Am Games silver medallists in Lima, again scoring one goal along the way. Later that year he was with Canada as they defeated Ireland in an Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver, securing their ticket to Tokyo 2020 in a shootout.  

A Little More About Brenden

Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey at age 10, following family members into the sport… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Victoria in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics… Enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding… 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… Uncle David Bissett represented Canada in field hockey at Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioField HockeyMen11
2020 TokyoField HockeyMen12

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 12th; 2016 - 11th

Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER; 2015 - SILVER

Commonwealth Games: 2018 - 8th

FIH World Cup: 2018 - 11th

FIH World Cup (junior): 2013 - 16th

FIH World League: 2017 - 10th; 2015 - 8th

PAHF Pan American Cup: 2017 - SILVER

Pan American Championships (junior): 2012 - SILVER