November2012

Team Canada ready to compete at ISF IX Junior Men's World Championship

November 1, 2012

Parana, Argentina


                  

ISF IX Junior Men's World Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2012

Team Canada ready to compete at ISF IX Junior Men's World Championship

(Parana, Argentina) The Canadian Junior Men's National Team is ready to compete at the ISF IX Junior Men's World Championship from November 1-10 in Parana, Argentina. Team Canada will play its first game against the host team from Argentina on Friday, November 2 (7:30pm EDT) and will be looking to earn its eighth consecutive medal at the tournament.

At the previous ISF Junior Men's World Championship held in Whitehorse, Yukon in 2008, Team Canada defeated Japan 4-3 to advance to the Gold medal game, and later suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in eight innings against Australia to earn the Silver medal. Australia has won the Gold medal at the last four ISF Junior Men`s World Championships.

The athletes who will represent Canada at the ISF IX Junior Men's World Championship in Parana, Argentina from November 1-10, 2012 are:

Athletes
#42 Cody Anthony (Shubenacadie, NS)
#25 Cole Bolton (Flinton, ON)
#72 Taylor Brown (Centreville, ON)
#77 Ambrose Firkus (Irma, AB)
#59 Michael Lagace-Roote (New Hamburg, ON)
#7 Michael Lamontagne (St-Charles-de-Bellechasse, QC)
#24 Brett Larson (Irma, AB)
#9 Parker MacKay (Irma, AB)
#27 Steven Normand (Calgary, AB)
#16 Aidan Patrick (Prince Albert, SK)
#10 Brad Peck (Surrey, BC)
#79 Taylor Schubada (Irma, AB)
#8 Ty Sebastian (Brussels, ON)
#71 Carson Soucy (Irma, AB)
#12 Adam Stuck (Owen Sound, ON)
#15 Cody Werner (Baden, ON)
#20 Brett Young (Taymouth, NB)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: #11 Tom Doucette (Middle Musquodoboit, NS)
Assistant Coach: #3 Doug Chase (Port Alberni, BC)
Assistant Coach: #40 Jim Jones (Leduc, AB)
Assistant Coach: #14 George Ryder (Port Dover, ON)
Team Leader: #30 Duke Cormier (Summerside, PEI)
Athletic Therapist: #55 Mark Kiervin (Saint John, NB)

Umpires
George Findley (ON)
Aaron Poulin (BC)

A total of thirteen (13) teams will participate at the event, which will feature two pools. The top four teams from each pool will advance to the playoff round, while the top two teams from each division will earn double life.

Team Canada Schedule
November 2: Canada vs. Argentina (7:30pm EDT)
November 3: Canada vs. Czech Republic (2:30pm EDT)
November 4: Canada vs. Japan (8:30am EST)
November 4: Canada vs. Croatia (3:00pm EST)
November 7: Canada vs. Mexico (11:00am EST)
November 8: Playoff Round
November 9: Playoff Round
November 10: Medal Round

Live Pointstreak scoring and possible webstreaming will be available at the official website of the ISF IX Junior Men's World Championship: http://worldjuniormenfastpitch2012.com/.


For more information please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager: Marketing and Communications Services
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext 3105
gleblanc@softball.ca

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