Three Canadians headline strong Izmir, Turkey team for men’s volleyball Champions League action

OTTAWA (October 23, 2012) – Three Canadians are on the Arkas men’s professional volleyball squad from Izmir, Turkey that starts its 2013 Champions League tournament on Wednesday hosting Union-Ivkoni from Dupnitsa, Bulgaria.

Arkas is led by canadian men's national  team head coach Glenn Hoag of Gatineau, QC and includes two Canadian national team players Justin Duff of Winnipeg and Gord Perrin of Creston, B.C.

After making it to the final four last year, Arkas would like to go for more success this season. The Champions League determines the top pro team in Europe.

“The philosophy of this club is to go one step further each year and we will do our best to claim good results in this elite competition” said Hoag, Canada’s national team coach since 2006. “It is our first match and we want to play well to make our fans happy.”

The match will be carried live at noon  (EDT) Wednesday on: http://www.laola1.tv/en/int/volleyball/cev/arkas-izmir-marek-union-ivkoni-dupnitsa/video/484-989-99300.html

National team veteran Dan Lewis of Oakville, Ont.,  with ACH Volley in Ljubliana,  Slovenia takes on General UNTERHACHING from Germany also on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).  You can view this match at:http://www.laola1.tv/en/int/volleyball/cev/ach-volley-ljubljana-tsv-unterhaching/video/484-989-99308.htm

Canada’s Tasha Holness in action today

On the women’s side, Tasha Holness of Calgary leads the  Tomis team from Constanta, Romania against Robur  Tiboni in Urbino, Italy today at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).  The match will be carried live athttp://www.laola1.tv/en/int/volleyball/cev/robur-tiboni-urbino-2004-tomis-constanta/video/485-989-99296.htm

Please click on the following links  to see where other Canadians are playing volleyball around the world:

Men:http://www.volleyball.ca/sites/www.volleyball.ca/files/National%20Teams_Equipe%20Canada/IndoorMen_IntMasculin/ProteamsMEN12-13(3).pdf

Women: http://www.volleyball.ca/sites/www.volleyball.ca/files/National Teams_Equipe Canada/IndoorWomen_IntFeminin/ProteamsWOMEN12-13(1).pdf