Gatineau, Kingston host World League tune-ups

OTTAWA (April 25, 2013) – Canada will face Turkey in three matches next month in Gatineau and Kingston, Ont., in an important tune-up for the World League men’s volleyball tournament which starts two weeks later.

The matches are scheduled for May 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. at the national training centre in Gatineau and Saturday May 18 at 4 p.m. at Queen’s University in Kingston.  The Canadian men’s team is hosting the Turkish national squad for training and the matches from May 13-19.

 “These matches will be a great preparation for the World League and an opportunity to fine-tune our team,” said Canada’s head coach Glenn Hoag.  “While Turkey is not in the World League they are preparing for the European Championships.  They have a young talented team.”

Canada ranked 18th in the world, will kick-off the World League tournament at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City with two matches against the Netherlands on May 31-June 1.  The Canadians play their four other home matches at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont.:  against Portugal June 7-8 and South Korea June 14-15.

Tickets for the Canada vs. Turkey series can be purchased at www.VolleyballCanada.EventBrite.ca.

For more information on World League and the Canada vs. Turkey series please visit: http://www.volleyball.ca

For World League ticket info visit:  http://www.volleyball.ca/content/world-league-2013