Men's national B team selected
The selections were made following a 44-player camp which was held at the National Training Centre in
The team was chosen primarily for the Pan Am Cup set for July 7-15 in the
Returnees from last year’s squad which helped Canada to a fourth place finish at the World University Games are Ciaran McGovern of Grande Prairie, Alta., (in photo) Jay Blankeneau of Calgary, Jacob Kilpatrick of St. John, N.B., Chris Voth of Winnipeg, Sander Ratsep of London, Ont., and Blair Bann of Edmonton.
Graduating from the 2011 national junior team which placed 11th at the world junior championships are Tommy Belisle of Pierreville, Que., Lucas VanBerkel of Edmonton and Braden McLean of Birch Hills, Sask.
A couple of great Canadian family volleyball traditions are also being continued on the team with Chris Hoag of Sherbrooke, Que., the son of men’s national team head coach Glenn Hoag and Dane Pischke of Winnipeg, son of Garth Pischke the legendary head coach of the University of Manitoba Bisons.
Other team members are: Jason DeRocco of Winnipeg, Kevin Miller of Brandon, Man., Reid Halpeny of Grand Bend, Ont., Andre Brown and Terrel Bramwell of Mississauga, Ont., Nate Speijer of Penticton, B.C., Devon Parkinson of Victoria, Steven Marshall of Abbotsford, B.C., Daniel JansenVanDoom of Langley, B.C., and Max Burt of Gander, N.L.
The selection and training camps are held under the supervision of National B Team head coach Larry McKay of
The 21 players selected to
Lucas Van Berkel,
Ciaran McGovern, National Training Centre,
Blair Bann, National Training Centre,
Nate Speijer, UBC Okanagan,
Kevin Miller, National Training Centre,
Jacob Kilpatrick, National Training Centre,
Max Burt, National Training Centre,
Sander Ratsep, National Training Centre,
Reid Halpeny, National Training Centre, Grand
Terrel Bramwell, Humber College, Mississauga
Tommy Belisle, Université Laval, Pierreville
For more information:
Men's Developmental National Teams Coordinator
Coordonnatrice des Programmes Masculins Nationaux de Développement