Canadian field hockey team named for Men’s Junior World Cup in December


    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