October2012

Softball Canada Announces Roster for 2013 ISF Men's World Softball Championship

October 15, 2012

Ottawa, ON


ISF XIII Men's World Championship - Team Canada Roster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2012

Softball Canada Announces Roster for 2013 ISF Men's World Softball Championship

(Ottawa, ON) Less than a month after qualifying for the event by winning the Gold medal at the Pan American Championship in Medellin, Colombia, Softball Canada is pleased to announce the list of players who will represent the Canadian Men's National Team at the ISF XIII Men's World Championship, which will take place from March 1-10, 2013in Auckland, New Zealand. The tournament will feature sixteen (16) countries that will be competing for the title of World Champions.

'The coaching staff is very excited about this team' said Men's National Team Head Coach Don Bates. 'We have plenty of pitching and hitting depth, very solid defence and great speed. Our goal is to be a very difficult team to play against at the World Championship and to force our opponents to make mistakes.'

Canada's roster features six players returning from the Bronze medal winning team at the 2009 ISF XII Men's World Championship held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as well as ten players who competed at the VIII Men's Pan American Championship last month.

The seventeen (17) athletes who will represent Team Canada at the ISF XIII Men's World Championship from March 1-10, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand are:

Athletes
Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC)
Ryan Boland (St. John's, NL)
Sean Cleary (Harbour Main, NL)
Jeff Ellsworth (St. Lawrence, PEI)
Brad Ezekiel (Harbour Main, NL)
Ian Fehrman (Townsend, ON)
Jason Hill (St. John's, NL)
Brandon Horn (Waterloo, ON)
Paul Koert (Brooklyn, ON)
Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater, NL)
Mathieu Roy (St. Gervais, QC)
Jason Sanford (Durham, NS)
Kevin Schellenberg (Squamish, BC)
Don Scott (Stratford, ON)
Andy Skelton (Scarborough, ON)
Sean Whitten (Calgary, AB)
Ryan Wolfe (Melbourne, ON)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Don Bates (Saskatoon, SK)
Assistant Coach: Les Howey (Conception Bay, NL)
Assistant Coach: John Stuart (Langley, BC)
Athletic Therapist: Adam Davies (Ottawa, ON)
Team Leader: Larry Gould (Burtts Corner, NB)
Operations Manager: Mike Branchaud (Ottawa, ON)

The tournament website for the ISF XIII Men's World Championship can be found at http://www.softball2013.com/.

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
613-523-3386 ext. 3105
gleblanc@softball.ca

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