Kirkpatrick James of Canada, right, collides with Krysiuk Illia of Belarus while reaching balL

James Kirkpatrick


James Kirkpatrick has more than 105 senior national caps since making his debut in 2010 in a match against the United States. He was a member of the Canadian team for the 2015 FIH World League, achieving a career highlight by defeating New Zealand in a shootout to clinch the team’s spot for the 2016 Olympic Games. He was back with the national team for the 2017 World League, helping Canada to a top-10 finish. Along the way they upset world number six India and earned spot in the 2018 FIH World Cup. 

In the 2018 season, Kirkpatrick represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games, where he led the team with two goals in five matches, and at the FIH World Cup. In 2019, he competed at the Pan Am Games in Lima, scoring once and winning a silver medal. A few months later he would help secure Canada’s spot at Tokyo 2020 as they defeated Ireland in a shootout in the qualification tournament in Vancouver.

A Little More About James

Outside Interests: Works at a web development agency… Odds and Ends: Always put his left shin guard on first … Sister, Gillian Kirkpatrick, played field hockey at Hofstra University…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020Field HockeyMen12

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 12th

Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER

Commonwealth Games: 2018 - 8th

FIH World Cup: 2018 - 11th

FIH World League: 2017 - 10th; 2015 - 8th

Pan American Championships (junior): 2012 - SILVER