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Photo by: Michael Caruth

Date of Birth: 08/12/67
Place of Birth: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 158 lbs
Years on National Team: 12
 Rick Roberts got into field hockey when a friend from school was playing on a team. He went out to watch and they were short players, so he gave it a try. After years of ice hockey, it came naturally to him and he picked up the game quickly. He now plays professionally in Hamburg, Germany for Uhlenhorster A.C. Roberts is hopeful for a podium finish in Sydney, and sees it as a stepping stone to the 2002 World Cup which will be his 'swan song'. He says reluctantly that the unprecedented media coverage after the incident with Malaysia at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 was good for awareness of the sport, even if it was negative publicity. Outside of the game, Roberts has played guitar for the past 20 years and enjoys playing and writing music.

2000 Games
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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