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Photo by: Michael Caruth

Date of Birth: 11/01/69
Place of Birth: Sheffield, England
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Height: 5'11
Weight: 175 lbs
Years on National Team: 12
 Andrew Griffiths began playing field hockey at age 7 and has been on the national team since 1989. The Sheffield, England native is excited to be playing in his first season with the 'Old Loughtonians' club outside London, England. He got interested in the game while living in Bermuda where both of his parents played. After breaking his foot before the qualification for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, he spent the tournament on the sidelines. "I videotaped us not qualifying," he said. He was also injured for the infamous 1998 Commonwealth Games, but was healthy for the team's eighth place finish at the last World Cup. He says that one of the best things about going to Sydney is that the team is close and tightly-knit. After his playing career is over, Griffiths would like to stay involved with the sport, and do what he can to try and raise the profile of field hockey in Canada.

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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