The road to Italy goes through Australia for Canadian men’s volleyball team
The Canadians leave their training base in
The 14-member Canadian team, lead by head coach Glenn Hoag of Gatineau, Que., is comprised of Louis-Pierre Mainville of Notre-Dame-de-l’Isle, Que., Steve Brinkman of Bowmanville, Ont., Adam Kaminski of Chatham, Ont., Justin Duff of Winnipeg, Dustin Schneider of Brandon, Man., Joshua Howatson of Victoria, Jeremy Wilcox of Calgary, Fred Winters of Victoria, Steve Gotch of Okotoks, Alta., Toon Van Lankvelt of Rivers, Man., Nicholas Cundy of Edmonton, Dallas Soonias of Red Deer, Alta., Gavin Schmitt of Saskatoon and Benoit Raymond of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.
“The team is very excited about this opportunity to go to
Last month, the Canadians opened their international season at the Pan Am Cup in
‘’There are a lot of areas we need to focus on particularly at the physical and technical level,’’ said Hoag. ‘’We shown strength in many areas while in other areas, such as offence, we are putting more emphasis because that’s where we struggled a bit at the Pan Am Cup.’’
Most of the Canadian players spent their winters playing overseas in pro leagues in
‘’It’s still early in our preparations so it is important we allow our players to properly recover from the winter seasons so they can be at the top of their game in September,’’ said Hoag.