The last time the Canadian women’s field hockey team qualified for the Olympics was 27 years ago.
Now, the only thing standing between them and Tokyo 2020 is a two-game series against the 2018 World Cup silver medalists, Ireland.
The team has made huge strides in the last year, moving up six
Captaining your country at a home games - it doesn’t get much better than that for an athlete.
In 2014, Scottish men’s hockey captain Chris Grassick did exactly that at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, an experience he still relishes to this day.
“It was really special,” he said. “It was a proud