Volleyball Canada’s Men's Junior Team Announced
July 21, 2014, GATINEAU, QC: Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the roster for the U21 NORCECA Continental Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador, July 27 to Aug. 4, 2014.
The players (listed below) were selected to the junior team program following the National Team Challenge Cup, which was held July 15 to 20 at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau in Gatineau, QC.
"We are very excited about the new crop of athletes chosen this weekend," said Volleyball Canada High Performance Director, Julien Boucher. "Even though the program for this summer will be short, we have confidence in this group and we are entering the tournament with the goal of qualifying for next year’s U21 World Championship."
Fourteen athletes are currently participating in a five-day training camp at Algonquin College in Ottawa, and 12 will be travelling to El Salvador for the tournament. Montreal’s Gabriel Chancy is the only returning athlete from last year’s junior team that finished 12th at the FIVB U21 World Championship in Turkey.
The top two teams from this tournament will earn a berth at the 2015 FIVB U21 World Championship. At the last U21 qualifier event in Colorado Springs, US, Canada finished second to the Americans to claim a spot at the 2013 U21 World Championship.
2014 Canadian Junior Men’s Team
Jonathon Phillips (Saskatchewan), Libero
Adam DeJonckheere (Manitoba), Left Side
Ryan Colpitts (New Brunswick), Left Side
Brandon Koppers (Ontario), Left Side
Lucas Coleman (Ontario), Left Side
Andrew Richards (Ontario), Left Side
George Hobern (Alberta), Middle
Joel Regehr (British-Columbia), Middle
Jeff Ardron (Ontario), Middle
James Jackson (Ontario), Middle
Ryan Nickifor (Alberta), Right Side
Blake Sheerhoorn (Ontario), Right Side
Adam Schriemer (Manitoba), Setter
Gabriel Chancy (Quebec), Setter
Head Coach - John Barrett (Toronto)
Assistant coaches - Mark Dodds (Saskatoon) - Brock Davidiuk (Edmonton) Statistician - Vincenzo Mallia (Toronto) Therapist - Jean-Sébastien Hartell (Gatineau) Team Manager - Joanie Beauregard-Veillette (Ottawa)
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