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Team Canada Ready to Compete at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship

June 13, 2019

Ottawa, ON - - Team Canada Ready to Compete at WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship



The following is a media release issued by Softball Canada.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13th, 2019
 

Team Canada Ready to Compete at 2019
WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship

2019 Men's Worlds

Prague/Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic – The Canadian Men’s National Team is set to compete at the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship being held in Prague and Havlíčkův Brod in the Czech Republic from June 13 to 23.
 
Team Canada is coming into the World Championship after winning Gold at the Kelowna May Days tournament last month. At the previous WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship held in Whitehorse, Yuk. in 2017, Canada earned the Bronze medal.
 
The WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship will feature sixteen (16) teams split into two groups with the top four teams from each group advancing to the single elimination playoff round. The semi-finals will take place on June 22 nd while the Bronze and Gold medal games are scheduled to be played on June 23 rd.
 
Team Canada, who is currently ranked #2 in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings, will compete in Group B along with #4 Australia, #6 United States of America, #8 Venezuela, #11 Denmark, #12 South Africa, #19 Netherlands, and #22 Singapore.
 
Team Canada’s first game will be on Friday, June 14 th at 1:30pm CEST (7:30am EDT) against Denmark.
 
The athletes who will represent Canada at the 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship from June 13-23 are:


ATHLETES

 
FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Bryan Abrey Richmond, B.C.
Ryan Boland St. John's, N.L.
Shane Boland St. John's, N.L.
Patrick Burns Saskatoon, Sask.
Sean Cleary Harbour Main, N.L.
Jeff Ellsworth St. Lawrence, P.E.I.
Bradley Ezekiel Harbour Main, N.L.
Kyle Ezekiel Holyrood, N.L.
Jason Hill St. John's, N.L.
Blake Hunter Nanaimo, B.C.
Scott Lieph Sooke, B.C.
Derek Mayson North Vancouver, B.C.
Devon McCullough Saskatoon, Sask.
Steve Mullaley Freshwater, N.L.
Tyler Pauli Mitchell, Ont.
Mathieu Roy St-Gervais, Que.
Kris Walushka Victoria, B.C.


COACHING STAFF

 
POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Head Coach John Stuart Merritt, B.C.
Assistant Coach Doug Allin Peachland, B.C.
Assistant Coach John Hill St. John's, N.L.
Assistant Coach Les Howey Conception Bay, N.L.
Video Coach Kalen Kovitch Prince Albert, Sask.
Athletic Therapist Adam Davies Ottawa, Ont.
Manager - MNT Mike Branchaud Ottawa, Ont.


UMPIRES

 
FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Andrew Gallant Moncton, N.B.
Darren Gerrior  


TEAM CANADA SCHEDULE

 
DATE GAME TIME
June 14 Canada vs. Denmark 7:30am EDT
June 15 Canada vs. Netherlands 10:30am EDT
June 16 Canada vs. Australia 1:30pm EDT
June 17 Canada vs. United States 1:30pm EDT
June 18 Canada vs. Venezuela 7:30am EDT
June 19 Canada vs. Singapore 7:30am EDT
June 20 Canada vs. South Africa 7:30am EDT
June 21 Playoff Round TBD
June 22 Playoff Round TBD
June 23 Medal Round TBD

Live scoring will be available through the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship website, with live streaming available at FloSoftball.com (paid subscription required).

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager - Marketing & Communications
Softball Canada
p: (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 | m: (613) 795-1996
w: www.softball.ca | e: gleblanc@softball.ca
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