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Team Canada Ready to Compete at IX Men’s Pan American Softball Championship

October 24, 2014

Ottawa, ON


 

Team Canada Ready to Compete at IX Men’s Pan American Softball Championship

The following is a media release issued by Softball Canada.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23rd, 2014
 

Team Canada Ready to Compete at IX Men’s
Pan American Softball Championship


(Parana, Argentina) The Canadian Senior Men’s National Team is ready to compete at the IX Men’s Pan American Softball Championship from October 24 to November 1 in Parana, Argentina. Team Canada will play its first game against Guatemala on Friday, October 24 at 11:30am EDT.
 
The event serves as a qualifier for both the 2015 ISF Men’s World Championship scheduled for June 26 to July 5, 2015 in Saskatoon, SK and the 2015 Pan American Games that will take place July 11-18, 2015 in Ajax, ON. As the host country, Canada is assured of a spot at both events, with five other teams competing for berths for both those events at the Pan American Championship.

The Canadian Men’s National Team last competed at the 2013 ISF Men’s World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, where they finished fifth. At the previous Men’s Pan American Softball Championship held in Medellin, Colombia in 2012, Canada came home with the gold medal with Venezuela earning silver and Argentina taking bronze.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the IX Men’s Pan American Softball Championship in Parana, Argentina are:
 

Athletes

# Name Hometown
42 Bryan Abrey Richmond, BC
44 Sean Cleary Harbour Main, NL
19 Jeff Ellsworth St. Lawrence, PEI
51 Gregg Garrity Courtice, ON
10 Jason Hill St. John's, NL
17 Brandon Horn Waterloo, ON
22 Mark Johnson Glencoe, ON
30 Paul Koert Brooklin, ON
14 Rowan Lam Glencoe, ON
24 Joel Langford Orleans, ON
29 Derek Mayson North Vancouver, BC
77 Devon McCullough Saskatoon, SK
12 Brennan Pokoyoway Saskatoon, SK
15 Mathieu Roy St. Gervais, QC
8 Jason Sanford Durham, NS
9 Andy Skelton Scarborough, ON
11 Kris Walushka Victoria, BC


Coaching Staff

Position Name Hometown
Head Coach Don Bates Saskatoon, SK
Assistant Coach Les Howey Conception Bay, NL
Assistant Coach Bryan Sosnowski Leduc, AB
Assistant Coach John Stuart Langley, BC
Athletic Therapist Brandon Thome Cochrane, AB
Team Leader Larry Gould Burtts Corner, NB
Manager - National Teams Mike Branchaud Ottawa, ON


Umpire

Name Province
Gary Skjerven Saskatchewan

A total of eight teams will participate at the event, competing in a single round robin. The top four teams will advance to the playoff round.
 

Team Canada Schedule

Date Game Time Media
October 24 Canada vs. Guatemala 11:30pm EDT Web Stream
October 25 Canada vs. Mexico 3:00pm EDT Web Stream
October 26 Canada vs. Venezuela 5:30pm EDT Web Stream
October 27 Canada vs. Cuba 3:00pm EDT Web Stream
October 28 Canada vs. United States 3:00pm EDT Web Stream
October 29 Canada vs. Dominican Republic 3:00pm EDT Web Stream
October 30 Canada vs. Argentina 8:00pm EDT Web Stream
October 31 Playoff Round TBD Web Stream
November 1 Medal Round TBD Web Stream

Click here for the full tournament schedule

The event website can be found at http://9panamericanosoftbol2014.com/eng/, with webstreaming available at http://9panamericanosoftbol2014.com/eng/index.php/on-line. The event can also be followed on Facebook (IX Panamericano de Softbol Masculino Conpasa Parana Argentina 2014) and Softball Argentina’s Twitter account (@SoftbolARG).
 
How to Follow Team Canada
Softball Canada Website: http://www.softball.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SoftballCanada
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SoftballCanadaNSO

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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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