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2017 Men’s National Softball Team Selection Camp

February 7, 2017

Ottawa, ON - - 2017 Men’s National Softball Team Selection Camp

The following is a media release issued by Softball Canada.
February 7th, 2017

2017 Men’s National Softball Team Selection Camp

(Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Men’s National Team will hold a Selection Camp from June 8-11 in Kitchener, Ont. with twenty (20) players from the Men’s National Team Athlete Pool invited to compete for a spot on the 2017 roster. Team Canada will be looking to defend their 2015 World title on home soil once again with the 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship scheduled to take place July 7-16 in Whitehorse, Yuk.
The Selection Camp will include physical and positional testing at Conestoga College in Kitchener and intrasquad games the evening of Friday June 9 and the afternoon of Saturday June 10 in Innerkip, Ont. Intrasquad games are open to the public at no charge.
Twelve (12) athletes have already been named core players of the team, leaving competition for the five (5) remaining roster spots.
Following the Selection Camp, the final roster will be named by June 13 and the selected athletes will regroup in Vancouver, B.C. on June 26 for training and will compete in the Vancouver Challenge from June 30 to July 2 prior to travelling to Whitehorse for the World Championship.

The athletes who are invited to the Men’s National Team Selection Camp from June 8-11 in Kitchener, Ontario are:
First Name Last Name Hometown
Bryan Abrey Richmond, B.C.
Ryan Boland St. John's, N.L.
Shane Boland St. John's, N.L.
Sean Cleary Harbour Main, N.L.
Brad Ezekiel Harbour Main, N.L.
Kyle Ezekiel Holyrood, N.L.
Jason Hill St. John's, N.L.
Brandon Horn Waterloo, Ont.
Blake Hunter Nanaimo, B.C.
Mark Johnson Glencoe, Ont.
Derek Mayson North Vancouver, B.C.
Devon McCullough Saskatoon, Sask.
Steve Mullaley Freshwater, N.L.
Tyler Randerson New Hamburg, Ont.
Mathieu Roy Saint-Gervais, Que.
Kevin Schellenberg Squamish, B.C.
Justin Schofield Grand Pré, N.S.
Andy Skelton Scarborough, Ont.
Colin Walsh Petty Harbour, N.L.
Kris Walushka Victoria, B.C.

*Core players indicated in BOLD

Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach John Stuart Langley, B.C.
Assistant Coach John Hill St. John's, N.L.
Assistant Coach Dean Holoien Melfort, Sask.
Assistant Coach Les Howey Conception Bay, N.L.
Athletic Therapist Adam Davies Ottawa, Ont.
Manager - Men's NT Mike Branchaud Ottawa, Ont.


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager - Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
O: (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105
C: (613) 795-1996
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