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Softball Canada Names Senior Men's Roster for 3-Nations Ch

June 13, 2008

Ottawa, ON


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12th, 2008

 

Softball Canada Names Senior Men’s Roster for 3 NationsChallenge

 

(Ottawa, ON) – Softball Canada is pleased to announce theplayers who have been selected to the Senior Men's National Team roster for the3 Nations Challenge. The tournament will be held from July 3-6, 2008 inSaskatoon, SK, when both the United States and Japan will be in town for theevent. All tournament games will be held at Bob Van Impe Stadium. Prior to theevent, surrounding communities will also be treated to a series of exhibitiongames, including a doubleheader between Canada and the United States inMelfort, SK on July 2nd.

 

Following is thelist of athletes who have been chosen to compete at the 3 Nations Challenge:

 

Frank Cox (Elliot Lake, ON)

Craig Crawford (Kitchener, ON)

Jody Eidt (Mitchell, ON)

Jeff Ellsworth (St. Lawrence, PEI)

Trevor Ethier (Saskatoon, SK)

Blair Ezekiel (Harbour main, NL)

Ian Fehrman (Townsend, ON)

Chad Ghostkeeper (Prince George, BC)

Rob Giesbrecht (Landmark, MB)

Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL)

Dean Holoien (Melfort, SK)

Keith Mackintosh (Melfort, SK)

Derek Mayson (North Vancouver, BC)

Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater, NL)

Grant Patterson (Penetanguishene, ON)

Jason Sanford (Durham, NS)

Kevin Schellenberg (Squamish, BC)

Nick Underhill (Kamloops, BC)

Ryan Wolfe (Melburne, ON)

 

Coaching Staff

 

Head Coach:             Mark Smith (Cambridge, NS)

AssistantCoach:         Don Bates (Saskatoon,SK)

AssistantCoach:         Marty Kernaghan (Grafton,ON)

Assistant Coach:        Ray Tilley (Woodstock, ON)

 

Schedule:

 

July 2nd: Exhibition - Canada vs. United States(6:30pm & 8:30pm CST) – Melfort, SK

July 3rd: 3 Nations Challenge - Canada vs. UnitedStates (6:30pm CST) – Saskatoon, SK

July 4th: 3 Nations Challenge - Canada vs. Japan(6:30pm CST) – Saskatoon, SK

July 4th: 3 Nations Challenge - Canada vs. UnitedStates (8:30pm CST) – Saskatoon, SK

July 5th: 3 Nations Challenge - Canada vs. Japan(6:30pm CST) – Saskatoon, SK

July 6th: 3 Nations Challenge - Semi Final (2 vs.3) (1:00pm CST) – Saskatoon, SK

July 6th: 3 Nations Challenge - Final (W vs. 1)(3:30pm CST) – Saskatoon, SK

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Gilles LeBlanc

Manager: Marketing and CommunicationsServices

Softball Canada

(613) 523-3386 ext 3105

gleblanc@softball.ca

 

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