Men’s roster named for Olympic qualifier

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Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team has announced the roster of players that will compete for 2016 Olympic qualification at the World League Semi-Finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 3rd-14th, 2015.

Of the eighteen athletes named to the touring roster, seventeen were a part of the Men’s National Team that finished third at World League Round 2 in San Diego, California in March.

The World League Semi-Final is an Olympic qualifying event from which the top three finishers of ten teams earn spots at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With its win against Russia and the third place finish at World League 2, Canada ensured itself two opportunities to qualify for the 2016 Olympics; the first being a top three finish at the Semi-Finals, the second by winning the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this summer.

In Buenos Aires in June, Canada is grouped with Austria, Germany, Spain, and host Argentina in Pool B. Pool A consists of Egypt, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

Canada’s first match at the World League Semi-Finals is on June 3 against Spain at 6:00pm local time. Canada’s full schedule and results are available at the Field Hockey Canada website.

The World League team will be training in Toronto at the new Pan Am Fields May 27th-29th before heading to Argentina.

Also representing Canada in Argentina is Judge Tony Stewart.

Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team – World League Semi-Finals Roster

Name

Position

Hometown

Caps

Adam Froese

Defender

Abbotsford, BC

106

Antoni Kindler

Goalkeeper

Vancouver, BC

51

Ben Martin

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

70

Brenden Bissett

Forward

New Westminster, BC

22

David Carter

Goalkeeper

Vancouver, BC

104

David Jameson

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

218

Devohn Noronha-Teixeira

Forward

Mississauga, ON

41

Gabriel Ho-Garcia

Forward

Burnaby, BC

49

Gordon Johnston

Defender

Vancouver, BC

60

Iain Smythe

Forward

Vancouver, BC

97

James Kirkpatrick

Forward

Victoria, BC

21

Mark Pearson

Midfielder

Tsawwassen, BC

169

Matthew Guest

Forward

Calgary, AB

89

Matthew Sarmento

Forward

Vancouver, BC

31

Paul Wharton

Midfielder

Vancouver, BC

40

Scott Tupper*

Defender

Vancouver, BC

202

Sukhi Panesar

Midfielder

Surrey, BC

38

Taylor Curran

Midfielder

North Vancouver, BC

84

Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team – World League Semi-Finals Staff

Head Coach – Anthony Farry

Assistant Coach – Paul Bundy

Team Manager – Celia Plottel

Physiotherapist – Joshua Ferguson

Performance Analyst – Paul Mounter

Performance Analyst – Moabi Malebye

Nutritionist – Sandra Millward

World League Semi-Finals Canadian Officials

Judge – Tony Stewart

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