TUPPER Scott < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 16 Dec 1986 in Vancouver, CAN
Height1.80 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Languages English
Higher education History, Political Science - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age six.
Why this sport? He was introduced to the sport by a friend of the family: Lee Wright, a former Canada hockey player and father of Canada international Phil Wright.
Club / Team West Vancouver: Canada
Name of coach Paul Bundy [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Canada
Opponent Scotland
Tournament Friendly Match
Location Vancouver, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames Tupps (olympic.ca, 25 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey. (olympic.ca, 11 May 2016)
Injuries In 2007 he broke the orbital part of the frontal bone in his skull. (fieldhockey.ca, 04 Feb 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Good enough isn't good enough." (fieldhockey.ca, 04 May 2014)
Awards and honours He was the Canadian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (thespec.com, 23 Jul 2019

He was named as Field Hockey Canada's Player of the Year for 2013. (LinkedIn profile, 21 Mar 2016)

He was named in the Pan American Elite Team in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. (fieldhockey.ca, 24 Feb 2016; LinkedIn profile, 21 Mar 2016)
Other information OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE
He spent around five years playing for clubs in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands after he turned professional and says the experience of competing in European hockey leagues benefited him. "As a Canadian who has gone over there, you're taking the spot of someone in that club's youth system or maybe a local player. You have to show your value and you have a little extra pressure. That's good. It hardens you as a player. In the end it becomes a good thing for Canada. We get players who spend their time there and come back a stronger player because of it." (torontosun.com, 23 Jul 2019; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)

COACHING
He has worked as a hockey coach at the West Vancouver club. (LinkedIn profile, 21 Mar 2016)

EDUCATION
After earning a degree in history and political science from the University of British Columbia, he achieved a graduate diploma in business administration from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 21 Mar 2016)