Vancouver, BC – With just over one month to go before the 2016 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey Junior Hockey World in Lucknow, India, Field Hockey Canada has named its 18-man Under-21 team slated to compete at the tournament from December 8-18, 2016.

The roster features two players, defender Brandon Pereira and midfielder Balraj Panesar, who will be playing in their second Junior World Cup. Both competed in the 2013 Junior World Cup.

The team is comprised of 13 players, including Pereira and Panesar, who represented Canada at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in May in Toronto, where the Canadians captured silver and qualified for the Junior World Cup.

Five new players join the Canadian roster for the Junior World Cup. They include goalkeeper Angus Grauer, defender Gavin Bains, midfielders Parmeet Gill and Rowan Childs, and forward Michael Mackenzie.

The Junior World Cup consists of 16 teams in four pool. Canada has been drawn into Pool D, where it will compete with England, India, and South Africa.

For Canada’s competition schedule, which begins with a match against host India on December 8click here. For full event details, click here.

2016 Canadian Men’s Junior World Cup Team

Name Hometown Position
Amrit Sidhu Abbotsford, BC Forward
Angus Grauer Vancouver, BC Goalkeeper
Balraj Panesar Surrey, BC Midfielder
Brandon Pereira Surrey, BC Defender
Fin Boothroyd West Vancouver, BC Forward
Floyd Mascarenhas Mississauga, ON Defender
Ganga Singh Toronto, ON Defender
Gavin Bains Ladner, BC Defender
Harbir Sidhu Victoria, BC Midfielder
Iqwinder Gill Surrey, BC Goalkeeper
Jamie Wallace Vancouver, BC Midfielder
Kabir Aujla Surrey, BC Forward
Michael Mackenzie White Rock, BC Forward
Parmeet Gill Brampton, ON Midfielder
Rajan Kahlon Vancouver, BC Defender
Rohan Chopra Ottawa, ON Forward
Rowan Childs Tsawwassen, BC Midfielder
Thomson Harris Vancouver, BC Forward

Canada’s reserve athletes are:
 Josh Brown (Forward – Victoria, BC), Sahib Suri (Midfielder – Surrey, BC), Satbir Brar (Defender – Surrey, BC), and Tarjan Sandhu (Forward – Surrey, BC).

The Canadian coaching staff is as follows:

Inderpal Sehmbi – Head Coach
Geoff Matthews – Assistant Coach
Scott Sandison – Assistant Coach
Alicia Carey – Team Manager
Paul Bundy – Video Analyst