James Wallace controls ball

Jamie Wallace


Jamie Wallace was just 18 when he made his debut with the senior national team at the 2018 FIH World Cup, starting three of Canada’s four matches. He had previously joined the junior national program in 2014 and was one of the youngest players on the Canadian teams that played two Under-21 series against the United States in 2015 and 2016. He would go on to win silver with the U21 team at the 2016 Junior Pan American Championship. 

In 2019 he scored two goals at the FIH Series Final in Malaysia, helping Canada to a first-place finish over the host country and earning a chance at Olympic qualifying. Canada had to play Ireland to secure their spot for Tokyo 2020 and Wallace was one of the scorers in the tournament-deciding shootout as Canada won to book their Olympic berth. He scored one goal during his Olympic debut. 

Wallace joined his first pro team, Dutch club Almere, for the 2020-21 season.

A Little More About Jamie

Getting into the Sport: Introduced to field hockey by his friends at age 13… Had played competitive ice hockey before making the switch over to field hockey… Drawn to field hockey because of the combined aspects of ice hockey and soccer, as well as the community atmosphere… Has wanted to compete at the Olympics since watching the men’s team at Rio 2016… Outside Interests: Studying Business at the University of British Columbia… Enjoys hiking and rock climbing in his time off…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020Field HockeyMen12

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 12th

Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER

FIH World Cup: 2018 - 11th

FIH World Cup (junior): 2016 - 16th

Pan American Championships (junior): 2016 - SILVER