Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the 14-man roster for this weekend’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in Ottawa, Ontario.
“After two weekends abroad, we are very excited to play in Canada in front of our home fans,” said head coach Stephane Antiga. “The players are looking forward to competing in Ottawa and are prepared to continue our strong Volleyball Nations League campaign.”
Canada began VNL in Poland, falling to Russia and Poland, but picking up a 3-0 win over Korea. Last weekend in Argentina, Canada had a stellar streak – beating Italy, Argentina and Iran.
This weekend, Canada plays Australia, Germany and the US at the Arena at TD Place in Lansdowne Park, Ottawa.
The Canadian roster features six 2016 Olympians, including new additions in Ottawa – Jay Blankenau and Gavin Schmitt.
1 – TJ Sanders, London, ON (setter)
4 – Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC (outside hitter)
5 – Lucas Van Berkel, Edmonton, AB (middle blocker)
7 – Stephen Maar, Aurora, ON (outside hitter)
8 – Jay Blankenau, Sherwood Park, AB (setter)
9 – Jason DeRocco, Winnipeg, MB (outside hitter)
12 – Gavin Schmitt, Saskatoon, SK (opposite)
13 – Ryley Barnes, Edmonton, AB (outside hitter)
15 – Bryan Duquette, St. Thomas, ON (libero)
16 – Ryan Sclater, Port Coquitlam, BC (opposite)
17 – Graham Vigrass, Calgary, AB (middle blocker)
18 – Bradley Gunter, Comox, BC (opposite)
19 – Blair Bann, Edmonton, AB (libero)
20 – Arthur Szwarc, Toronto, ON (middle blocker)