Canada Looks Strong Heading into Saskatoon

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Canadian Men’s Volleyball Team Ready for World League at Home! 

Coming off three wins this past weekend, the Canadian men’s team now heads to Saskatoon for its next three FIVB World League matches.

“The team is looking forward to playing at home after being on the road in Japan, for the Olympic Qualifier, and opening World League in the Czech Republic this past weekend,” said Canada’s head coach Glenn Hoag. “Saskatoon will do a great job hosting World League and I’m sure there will be some exciting matches.”

Canada, ranked 10th in the world, will face Korea (23rd ranked) on Friday event, China (19th ranked) on Saturday afternoon (1:30 pm local time) and will close out the weekend against Portugal (30th ranked) on Sunday. The China vs Canada match will televised live on CBC. Earlier this month, Canada helped eliminate China from Olympic contention.  

This past weekend Canada won all its matches to lead Group 2, along with Turkey, who is also undefeated.

June 24, 2016
5.35pm – China vs. Portugal
8:05pm – Canada vs. Korea

June 25, 2016
1:30pm – Canada vs. China*
4:00pm – Korea vs. Portugal

June 26, 2016
3:35pm – Korea vs. China
6:05pm – Canada vs. Portugal

Canadian Roster for Saskatoon:
#1  TJ Sanders, London, ON
#2  Gordon Perrin, Creston, BC
#3  Dan Lewis, Oakville, ON
#4  Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC|
#5  Rudy Verhoeff, Calgary, AB
#6  Justin Duff, Winnipeg, MB
#8  Adam Simac, Ottawa, ON
#10 Toon Van Lankvelt, Rivers, MB
#11 Daniel Jansen Van Doorn, Langley, BC
#12 Gavin Schmitt, Saskatoon, SK 
#15 Fred Winters, Victoria, BC
#19 Blair Bann, Edmonton, AB
#21 Jay Blankenau, Sherwood Park, AB
#22 Steven Marshall, Abbotsford, BC
 
Staff:
Julien Boucher – Team Manager
Glenn Hoag – Head Coach
Larry McKay – Asst. Coach 
Vincent Pichette – Asst. Coach 
Murat Haktanir – Statistician 
Jean-Sebastien Hartell – Therapist 

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