Canadian field hockey teams announced for Indoor World Cup

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(ISN) – Toronto, ON – With the Indoor World Cup of Hockey set to begin in only two weeks, Field Hockey Canada has named both the Men’s and Women’s Indoor National Teams which will travel to Leipzig, Germany to take part in the tournament from February 4th-8th, 2015.

Twenty-four athletes – twelve men and twelve women – have made the final rosters, with the majority hailing from Ontario, where the indoor programs train.

Leading the men’s side are Jeewanjot Bath (Brampton, ON) and Jonathan Roberts (Stoney Creek, ON), both of whom have played more than fifty international indoor matches each for Canada. Ken Pereira (Unionville, ON) who leads Canada in outdoor matches played with 348, is also a part of the team.

Goalkeeper Shankar Premakanthan (Ottawa, ON) will be taking part in his fourth Indoor World Cup for Canada.

On the women’s side, Kathryn Williams (Burlington, ON) will be the only goalkeeper headed to Leipzig, while Malinda Hapuarachchi (Ottawa, ON) and Kristen Shier (Toronto, ON) lead the team in indoor games played for Canada.

Also on the women’s team are Kaelan Watson (Richmond, BC) and Alison Lee (Toronto, ON) who are also a part of the outdoor Women’s National Team and Senior Development Squad respectively.

Both the men and women qualified for the World Cup by winning gold at the Indoor Pan American Cup in Uruguay in 2014.

The tournament opens on February 4. The Canadian women are in a group with Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Ukraine, while the men are grouped with Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa and Russia.

Canadian Men’s Indoor National Team

Name                          Hometown

Devohn Noronha-Teixeira Mississauga, ON

Gurtej Dhaliwal Ottawa, ON

Jeewanjot Singh Bath Brampton, ON

Jonathan Roberts Stoney Creek, ON

Kenneth Pereira Unionville, ON

Lyle Fernandes Mississauga, ON

Micah Teixeira Mississauga, ON

Pardeep Koonar Ottawa, ON

Scott Sandinson Toronto, ON

Sean Baretto Markham, ON

Shankar Premakanthan Ottawa, ON

Tyler Branco Toronto, ON

Canadian Women’s Indoor National Team

Name      Hometown

Alison Lee Toronto, ON

Angela Lancaster Burlington, ON

Anna Easty Toronto, ON

Erin Houle Burlington, ON

Jacqueline Trautman Delta, BC

Jocelyn Mitchell Ottawa, ON

Kaelan Watson Richmond, BC

Kathryn Williams Burlington, ON

Kristen Shier Toronto, ON

Kyesia O’Neale Mississauga, ON

Madison Thompson Waterloo, ON

Malinda Hapuarachchi Ottawa, ON