Field hockey: Culley continues to score

Rossland’s National field hockey team member, Thea Culley, received Goal Scorer of the Year honours last week.

Rossland’s National field hockey team member, Thea Culley, received Goal Scorer of the Year honours at a ceremony in Vancouver held by Field Hockey Canada last week.

Culley received the award along with Karli Johansen for their great play with Team Canada in 2013. It was a highlight year for the 28-year-old forward, not only did Culley play in her 100th CAP, but she also scored both goals in a 2-1 victory over Chile to give Canada the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup, the team’s first medal since 1999. The Rossland Secondary School graduate scored six goals in 11 matches in 2013, and tied for the lead in team scoring with Johansen.

Kate Gillis was named 2013 Player of the Year for the Women’s National Team and Scott Tuper was both Goal Scorer of the Year and Player of the Year for the Men’s National Team.