Volleyball Canada Announces Senior Men’s B Team
Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the names of the athletes selected to its 2014 B men’s team. During the selection camp held in Gatineau, Quebec, a total of 59 players battled hard for four days under the direction of Team Canada Head Coach Glenn Hoag. Five players from Volleyball Canada’s full-time training centre are part of the roster announced today.
"This was one of the larger selection camps we have had. It gave us an opportunity to identify and assess a lot of players," explained Hoag. "I was impressed with the level of intensity that our young athletes were able to sustain right through the camp."
The senior A and B group will be training together in Gatineau, with the B team heading to Mexico for the Pan-Am Cup from Aug. 9 to 17.
The next stop for senior A team is the World Championship Qualifier and then World League. Coaches Hoag and Georges Laplante will be adding players from the Senior A team to the Pan Am Cup roster as the season progresses.
The B team coaches are Laplante with assistants Ryan Ratushniak and Nathan Groenveld.
“I’m looking forward to working with this promising group of athletes this summer,” said B team Head Coach Laplante. "We had some talented athletes in the camp, and now the hard work begins!"
B team roster (as of May 2014) with hometowns:
Brad Gunter : Thompson Rivers University, Courtenay, BC
Nicholas Del Bianco : Trinity Western University, Surrey, BC
Chris Voth, FTC Canada, Winnipeg, MB
Casey Schouten, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
Felipe Humana-Paredes, FTC Canada, Toronto, ON
Dane Pischke, FTC Canada, Winnipeg, MB
Steven Marshall, FTC Canada, Abbotsford, BC
Justin Boudreault, FTC Canada, St-Joseph de Beauce, QC
Jérémie Lortie, FTC Canada, Ottawa, ON