Men’s national volleyball team camp gets underway in Gatineau, Que.

GATINEAU, Que. – Canada’s national men’s volleyball teams will begin to take shape this month beginning with this week’s camp to determine the squad for this August’s World University Games in China.

Forty-three players are currently at a Canadian men’s national volleyball team training camp being held at the squad’s training base at the Centre Sportif in Gatineau. The camp officially started on Sunday and will continue until Thursday.

The main objective of this week`s camp is to select the national B team / World University Games team that will train throughout the summer and eventually compete at the Universiade. This camp is also an opportunity for athletes to be evaluated for consideration for the Senior A Team as well.

Practices are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 pm., to 8 p.m. on Monday, all day Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday.

Here are the players at the camp sorted by province:

Alberta: Curtis James, Calgary; Graeme Vigrass, Calgary; Allan Meek, Calgary; Spencer Leiske, Lacombe; Jay Blankenau, Sherwood Park; Tanner Nault, Sherwood Park; Ciaran McGovern, Grande Prairie; Thomas Jarnoc, Calgary; Jonathan Whitton, Edmonton; Blair Bann, Edmonton

B.C.: Rudy Verhoeff, Victoria; Marc Howatson, Victoria; Mark Broome, Kelowna; John Galloway, Victoria; : Devon Parkinson, Victoria;

Manitoba: Chris Voth, Winnipeg; Kevin Miller Russell; Dane Pischke, Winnipeg; Mike DeRocco, Winnipeg; Andrew Town, Winnipeg; Jason DeRocco, Winnipeg; Jean-Paul Carriere, St.Laurent;

New Brunswick: Jacob Kilpatrick,St. John.

Ontario: Joshua Neadow, Parkham; Niko Rukavina, Mississauga; Bryan Fautley, Huttonville; Reid Halpeny, Exeter; Kyle Williamson, Essex; Andre Brown, Mississauga, Ont; Tyler Santoni, Kingston; Mike Amoroso, Toronto; Joren Zeeman, Cambridge; Rosser Winston, Whitby; Bryan Davidson, Sudbury, Ont., Sander Ratsep, London; Erik Mattson, Toronto; Graeme Higgins, Scarborough; Jonathan Sloane, Winchester; Joseph Brooks, Toronto;

Quebec: Pierre-Alexis Lapointe, la Malbaie; Karl De Granpre, Pierreville;; Justin Boudreault, St-Joseph-de-Beauce; Chris Hoag, Sherbrooke;