Sukhi Panesar of Surrey will play for Canada at the World League Semifinals field hockey tournament in Argentina.

Sukhi Panesar of Surrey will play for Canada at the World League Semifinals field hockey tournament in Argentina.

Surrey’s Sukhi Panesar cracks national team lineup

Field hockey player to play for Canada in Argentina

Sukhi Panesar is among 18 players named to the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team which will compete at the World League Semi-Finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 3-14.

Panesar, a midfielder from Surrey, has 38 caps with the national team. He played his first international match in 2010 in Vancouver against the United States.

The World League Semi-Finals is the first of two opportunities for Canada to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A top three finish in Argentina will secure a place at the Olympics, as will a gold medal at the 2015 Pan-Am Games in in Toronto later this summer.

Surrey North Delta Leader