Senior Men’s Team Heads to Argentina on the Road to the Worlds

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(ISN) – July 31, 2014: Canada’s men’s team is heading to Argentina for a trip that will be
all business in the lead up to the 2014 Worlds Championships, which begin in Poland
on Aug. 30.

Canada is travelling with 15 players and five staff, and its first game will be this
weekend against Argentina’s B squad. The full trip is July 31 to Aug. 10.

“It is a great opportunity for our team to accept the invitation from the Argentine
Volleyball Federation to play and train there over the next ten days,” said Canada’s
head coach Glenn Hoag.

“This will be a hard-working tour for our guys, as it’s the final push in the
preparation for the Men’s World Championships in Poland. We will be able to assess
our progress, and come back to Gatineau with good data and feedback for the
athletes.”

The Canadian men resumed their training at the Men’s National Training Centre in
Gatineau, Quebec, on July 28 after travelling extensively for 2014 FIVB World
League. The team will begin its final Worlds’ training phase on August 15.

Additionally, a different roster of players will be heading to Mexico next week for
the Pan Am Cup.

Schedule (subject to change):
Saturday Aug. 2 – Test match CAN vs ARG Team B
Sunday Aug. 3 – Travel to Mar Del Plata
Monday Aug. 4 – Test match CAN vs ARG Team
Tuesday Aug. 5 – Test match CAN vs ARG Team
Wednesday Aug. 6 – Test match CAN vs ARG Team
Thursday Aug. 7 – Canada returns to Buenos Aires
Friday Aug. 8 – Test match CAN vs ARG

Roster:

TJ Sanders – London, ON
Nicholas Hoag – Sherbrooke, QC
Daniel Lewis – Oakville, ON
Daniel Jansen VanDoorn – Langley, BC
Adam Kaminski – Chatham, ON
Justin Duff – Winnipeg, MB
Christopher Voth – Winnipeg, MB
Adam Simac – Ottawa, ON
Dustin Schneider – Brandon, MB
Casey Schouten – Winnipeg, MB
Gavin Schmitt – Saskatoon, SK
Fred Winters – Victoria, BC
Steve Brinkman – Bowmanville, ON
Gord Perrin – Creston, BC
Ciaran McGovern – Grande Prairie, AB

Staff: Glenn Hoag (coach), Vincent Pichette (assistant coach), Larry McKay
(assistant coach), Murat Haktanir (scout/stats), Caroline Pelletier
(physiotherapist).

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