Volleyball Canada Names Men’s B Team for Pan American Cup

Volleyball Canada has announced its roster for the Canadian B team program that will culminate this summer in an appearance in the 2017 Senior Pan American Cup in Gatenau, Quebec.

Canada’s A team will begin their World League quest in Serbia next weekend in a pool with Serbia, the United States, and Belgium. That tournament continues through the championship game on July 8th, at which point they’ll pass the national torch to the B team, who will represent the country in the annual Pan American Cup that Canada will host for the 3rd time this year in its 11-year history this summer.

While FIVB has not announced its formula for the 2018 World League, the tournament has served as a qualifier for the next year’s World League in recent summers – making it a still-significant tournament.

“We have a good mix of experienced National Team athletes and those newer to the program,” said ’s B team Head Coach Larry McKay.”These players are an important part of the development and growth of the National Team program and we’re looking forward to working with them this season.”

Athletes

Irvan Brar; Surrey, BC (University of British Columbia) – Left Side
Max Burt; Gander, NL (Lyon (FRA)) – Middle
Gabriel Chancy; Montreal, QC (Université de Montréal) – Setter
Danny Demyanenko; Toronto, ON (McMaster University) – Middle
Bryan Duquette; St. Thomas, ON (CV Mitteldeutschland (GER)) – Libero
Tyler Epp; Saskatoon, SK (University of Saskatchewan) – Middle
Byron Keturakis; Surrey, BC (UBC) – Setter                        
Brandon Koppers; Georgetown, ON (McMaster University) – Left Side
Tyler Koslowsky; Abbotsford, BC (FTC ) – Libero
Jordan McConkey; Stratford, ON (University of Waterloo) – Middle
Olivier Riopel; Gatineau QC (Université de Montréal) – Libero
Blake Scheerhoorn; Belleville, ON (Trinity Western University) – Left Side
Casey Schouten; Winnipeg, MB (University of Winnipeg) – Right Side
Ryan Sclater; Port Coquitlam, BC (Trinity Western University) – Left Side
Robert Wojcik; Oshawa, ON (CV Mitteldeutschland (GER)) – Right Side

Staff

Head Coach: Larry McKay
University of Winnipeg
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Assistant Coach : Jason Haldane
Hometown: Terrace, BC

Assistant Coach : Phil Dixon
Head Coach – The King’s University
Hometown: Edmonton, AB

Athletic therapist: Melissa Healy
Hometown: Owen Sound, ON

 

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