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Oliver Scholfield

Biography

Oliver Scholfield first joined the Canadian field hockey program as a member of the U21 team in 2012. After a dozen appearances, including at the 2013 Junior World Cup, he joined the senior national team in 2014. Since then he has more than 70 caps with the senior squad, which includes a silver medal at the 2017 Pan American Cup and competing at the 2018 FIH World Cup. 

In 2019, Scholfield scored three goals at the FIH Series Final, helping Canada to a gold medal over host nation Malaysia, which earned them a chance to qualify for Tokyo 2020. In the Olympic qualification tournament against Ireland, he scored a crucial goal in Canada’s second match, which helped force a winner-take-all shootout in which Canada came out victorious to earn a second consecutive Olympic spot. Earlier in 2019, he competed at the Pan Am Games in Lima where he finished third on the team in goals with five, highlighted by a hat trick against host Peru, to help Canada win the silver medal. 

A Little More About Oliver

Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey at age 9 during physical education class in school… Was nearly a member of the English U16 team before moving to Canada a few years later… Outside Interests: Completed a Masters in Business Management at UBC in 2017… Enjoys, hiking, running, walking his dog, skiing and surfing in his time off… Ambassador for KidSport BC… Odds and Ends: Born in Canada but grew up in the United Kingdom before moving back to Canada for university in 2011… Collects foreign currencies from countries he visits for competitions… Inspired by soccer star Thierry Henry who he grew up watching play for Arsenal… Favourite motto: “Always be the hardest worker on the field”…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER

FIH World Cup: 2018 - 11th

FIH World Cup (junior): 2013 - 16th

PAHF Pan American Cup: 2017 - SILVER