The Field Hockey Nova Scotia Outdoor Mixed League is played on the artificial turf at Saint Mary`s University's Huskies Stadium. The league has been in operation since 1975 and teams consist of men, women, junior and senior players. New players are always welcome, and although many players have in the league have field hockey experience, it is not necessary to join. The league runs on Sunday evenings throughout the summer - beginning in May with playoffs taking place in August. There is typically open pick-up time on Wednesday evenings at St. Mary's University.
- Open pickup/scrimmage time will be scheduled throughout the season, approximately one hour per week, dependent on facility availability. Pickup may occur at various facilities in HRM.
- Pickup is open to all league members, other members of FHNS, and non-members interested in trying out the sport. All participants of pickup night MUST sign the appropriate FHNS Indemnity/membership form and meet the minimum age requirement.
- The pickup schedule shall be posted on the league schedule and/or the league website.
- All pickup night participants should bring a LIGHT and DARK shirt, to allow for the random splitting of players during the scrimmage.
- Any member or participant under the age of eighteen (18) must wear a mouthguard while on the playing surface.
To ensure consistency in umpiring calls and to help players understand new rules and how / why calls are made, read the following documents:
- 2018 FHNS Outdoor League Rules
- 2017 FIH Rules of Outdoor Hockey
- Adjustments to Rule 13.2
- 2017 FIH Umpires Briefing
- Referral System for FHNS Summer League (revised: July 2, 2015)
The league runs on Sunday evenings throughout the summer. Beginning in May with playoffs taking place in August at the turf at St. Mary's University. The full schedule will be released in May once teams have confirmed registration.
There is typically open pick-up time on Wednesday evenings at St. Mary's University.
The league is open to new players and past field hockey is experience is not required, although it is recommended. Contact the League Coordinator to be assigned to a team.
Outdoor Mixed League Past Winners
|Year||Rick Hoos Trophy - League Winners||Bluenose Trophy - Playoff Winners||The Eric John Andrews Memorial Cup - Top Scorer|
|2017||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Shane Rajaraman|
|2016||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Ghassan Hamam|
|2015||Panthers FHC||Beavers FHC||Shane Rajaraman|
|2014||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Shane Rajaraman & Brittany Avery|
|2013||Panthers FHC||Ramblers FHC||Shane Rajaraman|
|2012||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Shane Rajaraman|
|2011||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Shane Rajaraman|
|2010||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Scott Read|
|2009||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||Shane Rajaraman|
|2008||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||Andy Townsend|
|2007||Cougars FHC||Panthers FHC||Mario DeMello|
|2006||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||Murali Rajaraman|
|2005||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||Robin Langille & Paul Taljaard|
|2004||Cougars FHC||Panthers FHC||Dan Pudwell|
|2003||Cats FHC||Panthers FHC||Dan Pudwell|
|2002||Hotspurs FHC||Hotspurs FHC||Jeff Norman|
|2001||Hotspurs FHC||Panthers FHC||Dan Pudwell|
|2000||Hotspurs FHC||Panthers FHC||Jeff Norman|
|1999||Cougars FHC||Panthers FHC||Mark Cluney|
|1998||Cougars FHC||Panthers FHC||Neil Ridgeway|
|1997||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||Jason Trentholm|
|1996||Cougars FHC||Hotspurs FHC||Kevin Peveril|
|1995||Cougars FHC||Panthers FHC||Mario DeMello & Kevin Peveril|
|1994||Cougars FHC||Hotspurs FHC||Mike Bonin|
|1993||Cats FHC||Cougars FHC||Brian Patterson|
|1992||Cougars FHC||Hotspurs FHC||Peter Andrews & Barry Callister|
|1991||Cougars FHC||Cats FHC||n/a|
|1990||Cougars FHC||Hotspurs FHC||n/a|
|1989||Cougars FHC||Panthers FHC||n/a|
|1988||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1987||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1986||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1985||Cats FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1984||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1983||Cougars FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1982||Hotspurs FHC||Cougars FHC||n/a|
|1981||Panthers FHC||Panthers FHC||n/a|
|1980||Armdale FHC||Armdale FHC||n/a|
|1979||Armdale FHC||M&S Sports Hawks||n/a|
|1978||Dartmouth FHC||Dartmouth FHC||n/a|
|1977||Dartmouth FHC||Halifax FHC||n/a|
|1976||Dalhousie FHC||Dalhousie FHC||n/a|
|1975||Halifax FHC||Bedford FHC||n/a|