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Photo by: Michael Caruth

Date of Birth: 27/09/65
Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Years on National Team: 15
 Alan Brahmst would like to cap off a long field hockey career with a medal in Sydney. His career highlights include a silver medal at the 1995 Pan Am Games, gold at the 1999 Pan Ams in Winnipeg, and a second place finish at the recent 2000 America's Cup in Cuba. Brahmst had a goal on a corner penalty in a 4-0 win over the U.S A. in that tournament.

 Still recognized as one of the premier defenders in the international game, Brahmst works in marketing when not on the field hockey pitch. Together with teammates Hari Kant and Andrew Griffiths, Brahmst has started 'Off the Crossbar', an informative website for field hockey players that includes game tips, profiles, videos, and live clinics.

 Finding time for field hockey with his busy corporate life has not been easy. "The reality is that I don't see a choice," Brahmst said. "When you move into your 30s, a serious job is what you need and I have one and all the nightmares that come with it. I have been lucky in my ability to commit to both the national team and my employer, who has been fantastic and very supportive."

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Canada lost 3-0 to Spain, finished in 10th place overall.
Sept. 28: Men: Canada def. Poland 3-2 in classification game, advancing to ninth-place playoff against Spain.
Sept. 26: Men: Canada tied Malaysia 1-1 to finish with 0-2-3 record in Pool A round-robin play.
Sept. 24: Canada tied Britain 1-1, putting the Canadians at 0-2-2 in Pool A.
Sept. 20: Canada lost 5-2 to the Netherlands, dropping to 0-2-1 in Pool A round-robin play.
Sept. 20: Canada lost 2-1 to Germany, dropping to 0-1-1 in Pool A round-robin play.
Sept. 16: Canada tied Pakistan 2-2 in preliminary round game.

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