Canada finishes sixth at men’s Pan Am CupSANTO DOMINGO (July 14, 2012) - Canada placed sixth at the Pan Am Cup men’s volleyball tournament falling 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13 to Mexico on Saturday in the fifth place match. Canada’s overall record at the tournament was two wins and three losses.
Dane Pischke of Winnipeg led all scorers in the two hour match with 27 points while Steven Marshall of Abbotsford, B.C., added 15.
Canada’s head coach Larry McKay said: “our reception was very poor and Mexico’s serve was very good which caused problems for us. But the sets we won were well deserved with few errors. Our rivals played better but my team battled until the end.”
Canada was represented by its national B team at the annual tournament.
Canadian team for the Pan American Cup men’s volleyball tournament July 9-14 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic (name, school or club, hometown)
Lucas Van Berkel, Trinity Western University, Edmonton
Ciaran McGovern, National Training Centre, Grande Prairie
Jay Blankeneau, University of Calgary, Calgary
Blair Bann, National Training Centre, Edmonton
Steven Marshall, Trinity Western University, Abbotsford
Dane Pischke, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Jacob Kilpatrick, National Training Centre, St. John
Newfoundland and Labrador
Max Burt, National Training Centre, Gander
Sander Ratsep, National Training Centre, London
Reid Halpeny, National Training Centre, Grand Bend
Chris Hoag, University of Calgary, Sherbrooke
Braden McLean, University of Saskatchewan, Birch Hills
Head coach: Lawrence McKay
Assistant coach: Stephen Michael Leknois assistant-coach
Assistant coach: Tilen Kozamernik
Athletic therapist: Luc Campbell
Team manager: Sophie Gadoury