Roster Released for Canada vs Brazil International Matches and World Cup
Aug. 28, 2015: Volleyball Canada today released the men’s team roster for upcoming Canada vs Brazil matches; as well the FIVB World Cup in Japan (Sept. 08 to 23).
“We are looking forward to playing Brazil in Edmonton early next week – it will be an excellent tune-up for the World Cup, and Brazil is always exciting to watch for volleyball fans,” said Glenn Hoag, Canada’s head coach. “Brazil will be fresh from a series of matches with the U.S., so they will be in good form. We are anticipating two challenging matches.”
Canada’s roster includes three Albertans – Rudy Verhoeff and Graham Vigrass of Calgary; and Edmonton native Blair Bann. Eleven of the players were also part of the team that won a bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games earlier this summer.
Canada’s first match at the World Cup in Japan will be against Italy on Sept. 08. The World Cup also serves as an Olympic qualifier.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Athletes from both the Brazilian and Canadian squads will be available during an open practice session on Aug. 31 (approximately 5:30 pm) at the Saville Centre.
Webcast information to be announced.
#1 TJ Sanders, London, ON
#2 Gordon Perrin, Creston, BC
#3 Dan Lewis, Oakville, ON
#5 Rudy Verhoeff, Calgary, AB
#6 Justin Duff, Winnipeg, MB
#9 Dustin Schneider, Brandon, MB
#10 Toon Van Lankvelt, Rivers, MB
#11 Daniel Jansen Vandoorn, Langley, BC
#12 Gavin Schmitt, Saskatoon, SK
#15 Fred Winters, Victoria, BC
#17 Graham Vigrass, Calgary, AB
#18 Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC
#19 Blair Bann, Edmonton, AB
#22 Steven Marshall, Abbotsford, BC
Glenn Hoag, head coach,
Vincent Pichette, assistant coach
Julien Boucher, team manager
Jean-Sebastien Hartell, athletic therapist
Murat Haktanir, statistician