Men’s Volleyball Team Dedicates Its Big Win to Victims of Recent Disasters

(July 19, 2013) Canadian coach Glenn Hoag would like to dedicate yesterday’s men’s team win at FIVB World League Finals in Mar del Plata, Argentina, to Canadians who have suffered in recent disasters in Alberta and Lac-Mégantic.
 
"We are proud of our historic performance beating the number-two ranked Russian team in our first World League final game. It was certainly exciting for us and I imagine for our fans watching at home,” said coach Hoag, of Sherbrooke, Que. “However, we are both inspired and humbled by what Canadians in Alberta and Lac-Mégantic have had to endure in recent weeks.  We dedicate yesterday's victory to those who continue to deal with these tragedies and our thoughts are with them, as we move forward and have the privilege of representing Canada on the world stage." 
 
Canada pulled off the upset over the 2012 Olympic champions in five sets 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-11).
 
Canada plays world number-one ranked Brazil today to attempt to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. The action begins at 3:30 p.m. (EDT Sportsnet One).
 
 Sportsnet will also carry the semis and championship match.  All matches will also be streamed on FIVB WEB TV http://www.laola1.tv/en/int/fivb-live/video/203-1922-.html
 
Source: Volleyball Canada